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TV Junkie: Comedian Jim Norton Featured in Sunday's 'Bored To Death'

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Comedian Jim Norton (featured in the above video interview we did) will be a guest star in this Sunday's episode of HBO's "Bored To Death" in a part written specifically for him by series creator Jonathan Ames. Check it out, his appearance is very funny - Sunday, 10pm, HBO.
The end of the world as we know it? 1. First it was Oprah, now Ryan Seacrest is looking at launching his own cable network. 2. First it was Dr. Oz, now it's Dr. Oz's wife who's (potentially) getting a talk show. 3. First it was Dr. Phil, now it's Dr. Phil's son who's interviewing disgraced people (Rick Sanchez). 4. First it was Meg Whitman (and just about every Republican candidate), now it's Lou Dobbs who's been caught hiring undocumented/illegal workers while speaking out against them.
If only Bill Maher wasn't on or the back up shows of "The Soup" and "Fashion Police" (see clip below) because at 10:15pm tonight TCM will be playing the horror movie, The Gorgon (1964). I saw this movie on KTVU's "Creature Features" when I was a kid of 9 or 10 years old and it freaked me out. To this day, I still remember specific scenes even though I haven't seen the film in over 30 years. Watching it now as an adult will probably result in disappointment so we're going to watch current television rather than walk an old path but in case you are up for a film instead of TV, pop some corn and settle in for a great Peter Cushing film.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - The Reptile, Bill Maher, Letterman, Fallon (Nick Swardson). Saturday - "Iconoclasts", "SNL" (Jane Lynch). Sunday - Tony Curtis Marathon, "Boardwalk Empire", "Bored To Death", "Eastbound & Down"


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8:30pm The Reptile TCM - (1966) A Malayan curse turns the daughter (Jacqueline Pearce) of a 19th-century English doctor (Noel Willman) into a snake woman.

9:00pm The Good Guys Fox - While investigating a tip from a neighborhood kid, Jack and Dan encounter two identity thieves forging documents for Mexican drug dealers

10:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - S.E. Cupp, P.J. O'Rourke, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Richard Dawkins and Markos Moulitsas

10:00pm Blue Bloods CBS - Danny, Erin and Frank work together to seek justice when the main suspect in a rape case is protected by diplomatic immunity.

10:00pm Todd Margaret IFC - Todd's boss turns up the heat to sell Thunder Muscle; Todd hatches a plan to crack the British retail market.

10:00pm The Soup E! - Joel McHale and the crew on Wilshire bring it!

10:00pm Haven Syfy - Spiral

10:15pm The Gorgon TCM - (1964) A 19th-century professor's (Peter Cushing) assistant (Barbara Shelley) has snakes for hair and turns her victims into stone.

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers rips Hollywood dress-ups a new one

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - TV host Rachael Ray; comic Allan Havey; Antony and the Johnsons perform.

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actress Kristen Stewart; OneRepublic performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub; NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Naomi Watts; actor Nick Swardson; chef Alton Brown.


9:00pm Iconoclasts Sundance - Lenny Kravtiz & Lee Daniels

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Jane Lynch; Bruno Mars performs.


*** Tony Curtis Marathon *** TCM - Tune into TCM all day for classic films from the late great Tony Curtis

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Dexter hires a nanny; Debra is annoyed with her new partner; Quinn continues to investigate Rita's murder.

9:00pm Rubicon AMC - API joins forces with the FBI and CIA to locate a terrorist before he strikes; Ingram uses an unlikely source to keep Katherine safe.

9:00pm Boardwalk Empire HBO - Jimmy forms new relationships in Chicago; Nucky celebrates a U.S. Senator; Chalky identifies a lynching suspect; Margaret and Lucy clash.

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Blowing Smoke

10:00pm Bored to Death HBO - The Gowanas Canal Has Gonorrhea! George receives some sobering news from his new urologist; Jonathan is kidnapped by a pair of henchmen.

10:30pm Eastbound & Down HBO - Kenny starts a grassroots PR campaign to burnish his image; Kenny invites Vida to Sebastian's yacht party.

Comedian Jim Norton at the "Bored To Death" season 2 premiere in NYC. Norton will be featured in Sunday's episode of the show [Photo by Thomas Attila Lewis]

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