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TV Junkie: 'SNL' Scores Big With McCain

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John McCain's appearance on "Saturday Night Live" pushed the show to it's second best rated night of the past decade, only topped by Sarah Palin's appearance a couple weeks ago. "SNL" has garnered a lot of attention for it's meteoric ratings recovery this season but has still been criticized by some, likeThe New Yorker, for not being as good as it could be. While we understand that for some people, "SNL" will never top it's 1970s incarnation but times are very different now and expectations should be adjusted.

The TV Junkie Plan: "Inside the Actors Studio" (Goldie Hawn!), "SNL Presidential Bash '08", Kimmel (Eagles of Death Metal!!)

8:00pm Gossip Girl The CW - Serena discovers that Aaron has been keeping a secret from her; hoping it will help her get into Yale

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8:00pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX - The Connors are on high alert after their house is robbed

8:00pm Inside the Actors Studio: Goldie Hawn Bravo - All about Goldie

8:30pm How I Met Your Mother CBS - A serendipitous meeting with someone from his past has Ted thinking about how he would handle running into someone he would prefer to forget.

9:00pm Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 NBC - The best political sketches from the current and previous elections.

9:00pm First Class All the Way Bravo - Series Premiere

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10:00pm Raising the Bar TNT - Season Finale.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Ricky Gervais presents the Top Ten List; reality TV star Paris Hilton; Elvis Costello and Jenny Lewis perform.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Peter Krause; actress Jordana Brewster; Eagles of Death Metal perform.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Journalist Brian Williams; comic Bill Bellamy; the Decemberists perform.

Eagles of Death Metal Pic off of their MySpace