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TV Junkie: DVD Sales Drop; Sunday Season Premiere of '24'
Like it or not, this weekend is all about Part I of the season premiere of "24" (FOX, Sunday @ 8pm). Kiefer did a good job on today's "Morning Edition" on NPR and will be on Letterman tonight. As far as we're concerned there ain't jack but Jack on this Sunday. This doesn't mean we won't be keeping an eye on the Golden Globes, but all reports have it that the awards ceremony will be "subdued".
DVD sales dropped by 5.5% in '08 according to Digital Media Wire, which is no surprise as there are now so many venues and devices to watch programming on (and yet there are still certain movies available only on VHS???). We will have some DVD reviews for you coming soon, that may or may not pique your interest. Web and DVR downloads sometimes don't include the many "extras" available on DVDs - is this enough for you to buy something physical? You tell us.
The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Crash", Leno (Eagles of Death Metal baby!!); Saturday - "The Graham Norton Show", "SNL"; Sunday - "24"
8:00pm Howie Do It NBC - Series Premiere
9:00pm Flashpoint CBS - Season Premiere
9:00pm Monk USA - Season Premiere
9:00pm Lipstick Jungle NBC - Series Finale
9:00pm Stargate Atlantis Sci Fi - Series Finale
10:00pm Psych USA - Season Premiere
10:00pm Crash Starz - Season Finale
10:00pm Sanctuary Sci Fi - Season Finale
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Kiefer Sutherland; comic Wendy Liebman.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Daniel Craig; actress Taraji P. Henson; Eagles of Death Metal performs.
10:00pm True Beauty ABC - Ten attractive contestants are judged by Cheryl Tiegs for both inner and outer beauty.
10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Season Finale with guests Mickey Rourke and Jessica Biel
11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Neil Patrick Harris; Taylor Swift performs.
8:00pm The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC - Film and TV achievements are honored; Steven Spielberg receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
8:00pm 24 FOX - Two-Hour Season Premiere
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