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TV Junkie: 'Stand Up To Cancer' Tonight; 'True Blood' Finale on Sunday

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What's in store for Rutina Wesley aka Tara Thornton in Sunday's season final of "True Blood" on HBO? [Photo of Wesley at the 2010 Primetime Emmys by Thomas Attila Lewis]

What's in store for Rutina Wesley aka Tara Thornton in Sunday's season final of "True Blood" on HBO? [Photo of Wesley at the 2010 Primetime Emmys by Thomas Attila Lewis]
Weekend EditionSure we're excited about the "True Blood" season finale on Sunday as well as how "Mad Men" will follow up to last week's fantastic episode, we also want to see what Chelsea Handler will do with MTV's Video Music Awards (but not enough for it to interfere with our viewing of either "True Blood" or "Mad Men") but what we're going to spend time with tonight is the broadcast of "Stand Up to Cancer" which will be on most networks.

There will be interesting personalities bringing their stories and star power to the show (including stars of "True Blood", "Mad Men", "Dexter", and more) and it's a worthy cause to be committed to. It's something we personally raised over $6000 for in order to ride 300 miles in 3 days across the state of Massachusetts this Summer. Watch the show, enjoy the personalities, but reach into your pockets to throw some scratch at the problem via the research portals we've linked to above.
Fans of comedy will rejoice at Showtime's renewal of Paul Provenza's "Green Room". Season one saw some spectacular discussions with Roseanne Barr, Tommy Smothers, Jonathan Winters, and many others. Can't wait to find out who is scheduled for season two.
Jon Hamm fans should check out his cover article in Details. Lots of background and humor.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Stand Up To Cancer", "The Soup", "Fashion Police", Ferguson (Katey Sagal!!). Saturday - "Being Human", "Broken Lizard Stand-Up". Sunday - "MTV VMAs", "True Blood Finale Countdown", "True Blood", "Mad Men".


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8:00pm Stand Up to Cancer Most Networks - Celebrities support research into the disease.

9:00pm Need to Know PBS/KCET - Plot to kill U.S. soldiers; fighting terrorism in America; rebuilding at the site of the World Trade Center; documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney

10:00pm The Soup E! - Joel McHale and Co. rock the week of pop culture

10:00pm Flashpoint CBS - When a girl calls 911, the dispatcher does not believe that an intruder has entered her house until gunshots are heard

10:00pm Death Comes to Town IFC - This is the new venture of "The Kids In The Hall", what do you think of it?

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Series Premiere.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Hugh Laurie; actress Emma Stone; Sarah McLachlan performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Former NFL player Terry Bradshaw; actress Jessica Stroup; Shontelle performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - E-mails with actor Donald Glover; actress Katey Sagal; Norah Jones performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Nathan Lane; TV personalities Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner

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8:00pm Cops Fox - Season Premiere.

9:00pm Being Human BBC America - Mitchell wants revenge after he learns the truth about Lucy and the vampire massacre; Nina presents George with the most difficult decision of his life; Annie considers passing on.

9:00pm America's Most Wanted Fox - Season Premiere.

12:00am Broken Lizard Stands Up Comedy Central - World Premiere of stand up comedy set.


6:00pm 2010 MTV Video Music Awards MTV2 - Performances include Eminem, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber and Paramore; presenters include Ashley Greene, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, Penn Badgley and Selena Gomez.

8:30pm Countdown to True Blood Finale HBO - A countdown for the season finale to work everyone up into a bloody froth.

9:00pm Masterpiece Mystery! PBS/KCET - Inspector Lewis, Series III: Dark Matter Lewis uncovers a blackmail plot following the death of Andrew Crompton, master of Gresham College.

9:00pm True Blood HBO - Eric plots his revenge against Russell; Sookie considers a new life without Bill; Tara discovers some surprising news about Sam; Jason finds a new calling; Lafayette turns to Jesus for help; Hoyt hopes for a future with Jessica.

9:00pm Rubicon AMC - The CIA asks Miles and Tanya to oversee the interrogation of a captured Al Queda member; Will looks into Atlas MacDowell

10:00pm Hung HBO - Ray considers leaving the business; Tanya is emotionally frayed after encounters with Damon and Vera-Joan; Jessica makes a decision about the future.

10:00pm The Gates ABC - Nick's past comes back to haunt him with demons that are more real than he could fathom; Claire fears her family is in jeopardy

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Joan and Peggy deal with a high-jinx in the office.

10:00pm My Boys TBS - Crowley's is being taken over by college graduates and the gang decides to find a new bar.

10:00pm Iron Chef America Food - Chef Naomi Pomeroy goes up against the newest Iron Chef, Jose Garces; Naomi's secret ingredient.

10:30pm Entourage HBO - Ari tries to keep his wife's surprise party on track; the guys attempt to stage an intervention for Vince; Turtle scrambles to find investors to save the tequila business.


"True Blood"'s Sam Trammell will be on "Stand Up To Cancer" tonight at 8pm. [Photo of Trammell at the 2010 Primetime Emmys by Thomas Attila Lewis]