TV Junkie: Weekend Picks; Juan Williams Axed Because of Comments on O'Reilly's Show
This weekend will again be a tussle between sports programming and other TV, particularly the baseball division championship games which have been in the top 5 in terms o ratings. Saturday is again a wasteland with merely Sundance's "Iconoclasts" and NBC's "SNL" (Emma Stone (who?), Kings of Leon) making it onto our radar. We feel like there is more wriggle room on Sundays now that AMC's "Mad Men" and "Rubicon" have completed their seasons but we're forever presented with the dilemma of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" vs Showtime's "Dexter" and we realize that this isn't a coincidence. Thankfully both of these excellent programs have their episodes repeatedly aired during the week so there is ample opportunity to watch them if you didn't catch them "live". ["Dexter" fans, please note that Showtime has just launched a new "Crime Scene Page" to keep up to date with the program and community.] "Bored To Death" (Sunday, HBO, 10pm) promises to be great and we've been told that there are hints of Mark Twain and other surprises in store for us in this collision of comedy, literature, and insanity.