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TV Junkie: Bridges Hosts 'SNL' & Gervais Has HBO Special

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Weekend Edition


Jeff Bridges hosts "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. Eminem is the musical guest.q
We're heading into the Holiday doldrums - very few new episodes so we're going to take what we can get. The big highlights for the weekend are Ricky Gervais HBO special and Jeff Bridges hosting "Saturday Night Live," both of which occur on Saturday. Please check out the TCM, IFC, Sundance, HBO, and Showtime schedules for movies to DVR to watch over the next couple weeks because your TV viewing options are going to diminish in quality and volume very rapidly.
Milestones and Calls-To-Action: Larry King signed off after 25 years on CNN, late night comics cried out in pain as they lost a handy punchline. Syfy cancelld "SGU" yesterday, less than 2 months after giving "Caprica" the ax - and we had only interviewed Alaina Huffman in late May. It's been a week and a day since "The League" season finale and there's no word from the FX network about renewing this great show - send email to and tell them to renew. On a similar note, let Fox Home Video know you want "Terriers" released on DVD or Blu-Ray - call toll-free 888-223-4369.
TCM will honor the late Blake Edwards with five-film tribute Monday, December 27, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, starting at 5pm Pacific.
Watch for our 10 best Comedies and 10 best Dramas of 2010 post and podcast on Monday.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "The Soup," "Fashion Police," Letterman (Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Hannibal Buress), Fallon (Jeff Bridges, Blythe Danner, Robert Plant). Saturday - "Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2,"SNL" (Jeff Bridges, Eminem). Sunday - "Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan," "Top Gear"