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TV Junkie: Genndy's New Cartoon Network Show; 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Mad Men' Sunday

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We may have already told you about Sunday's premiere of "Boardwalk Empire" on HBO. Steve Buscemi stars as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, Treasurer of Atlantic City in the Roaring '20s.

We may have already told you about Sunday's premiere of "Boardwalk Empire" on HBO. Steve Buscemi stars as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, Treasurer of Atlantic City in the Roaring '20s.
Weekend EditionOk, so yeah, "Boardwalk Empire" premieres this Sunday on HBO. Even though Sunday evening is a crowded slot, this show should percolate to the top of your viewing options (if you have HBO). Be sure to check out the plethora of interviews and photographs we obtained when we went to the premiere in New York this Wednesday. We followed up several of the attendees on Twitter and all seemed genuinely blown away. If you don't have HBO (and won't be going to a friend's house to watch) you've got Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder on TCM, "Rubicon" on AMC, and "The Gates" on ABC as options.
Other TV stuff we're excited about: Tonight at 8pm on the Cartoon Network is the premiere of "Sym-Bionic Titan" a new series from Genndy Tartakovsky whose brain has brought us many animated pleasures, including the iconic "Samurai Jack". We'll also see the return of Joel McHale to his home studio for "The Soup" (and an appearance on Leno) as well as the second installment of Joan Rivers' "Fashion Police" - last week was pretty awesome, I hope she can follow it up.

We also think that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's respective marches on Washington D.C. will be hilarious, although, we think, it would have been funnier if they had marched on Washington, Maine, or some other Washington.
Upcoming coverage: Next week's premiere event for HBO's "Bored to Death". We hope to inundate you as we did today. We also think we'll be going to Comedy Central's "Night of too Many Stars" on the first weekend of October. Have a great weekend.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Real Time With Bill Maher", "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", "The Soup", "Fashion Police", Leno (Joel McHale, Arianna Huffington), Fallon (Will Arnett). Saturday - Love in the Afternoon, "Being Human". Sunday - "Boardwalk Empire", "Mad Men"


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8:00pm Sym-Bionic Titan Cartoon Network - Series Premiere. New series from Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack".

8:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Season Premiere. Actor Jon Hamm; political strategist Mark McKinnon; journalist Martha Raddatz; filmmaker Michael Moore; economist Robert Reich.

8:00pm Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup Starz - Featuring Leon Rogers; Melanie Comarcho; Gary Owe

9:00pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cartoon Network - Season Premiere.

10:00pm Haven Syfy - Duke helps Audrey look into the mystery behind the Colorado kid

10:00pm The Soup E! - Joel McHale, back home and poppin' it?!

10:00pm Flashpoint CBS - The team's actions, particularly Sgt. Parker's, are called into question after a shooting at a museum gala.

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Hopefully Joan Rivers can keep the momentum going from last week.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Joel McHale; journalist Arianna Huffington.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Tim Gunn; actress Jennifer Finnigan

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actors Will Arnett; actor Jason Ritter; Patti LuPone performs.


7:15pm Love in the Afternoon TCM - (1957) An older American playboy (Gary Cooper) loves a private eye's (Maurice Chevalier) young daughter (Audrey Hepburn) in Paris

9:00pm Being Human BBC America - The final showdown occurs at Kemp and Jaggat's facility; Mitchell tries to save his friends.


7:00pm Dial M for Murder TCM - (1954) A husband's plot to murder his unfaithful wife goes awry in Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the Frederick Knott play.

8:00 or 9:00pm Boardwalk Empire HBO - Series Premiere. Atlantic City's treasurer condemns alcohol; a housewife approaches Nucky about getting her husband a job; Nucky tells his ward bosses about the opportunity to profit from selling booze.

9:00pm Masterpiece Mystery! PBS/KCET - Inspector Lewis, Series III: Your Sudden Death Question Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the death of a competitor at a professional quiz contest.

9:00pm Rubicon AMC - Will decides to move out of his apartment; a new analyst joins the team; Katherine reaches out to Tom's ex-wife for answers about his past.

9:00pm The Gates ABC - A controversial decision threatens to tear the neighborhood apart; Sarah makes a discovery about Devon

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Peggy receives a romantic gift that could compromise her career.