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

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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"


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8:00pm The Hollywood Christmas Parade The CW - The holiday parade features marching bands, live performances, character balloons and Hollywood celebrities.

10:00pm The Soup E! - Joel McHale and friends skewer Hollywood, the World

10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy - Hollow Men

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers, thanks for ripping Hollywood fashion a new one

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actors Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro; comic Hannibal Buress.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Owen Wilson; actress Elle Fanning; Lyle Lovett and Kat Edmonson perform

12:00am The Benson Interruption Comedy Central - Benson interrupts his friends TJ Miller, Adam Carolla and Graham Elwood as they do their sets in front of an audience.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comics Billy Connolly and Maria Bamford.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Jeff Bridges; actress Blythe Danner; Robert Plant performs.


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10:00pm Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up HBO - The comic performs at the Chicago Theatre.

10:30pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Jackie Chan, Dawn French and Duffy

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Jeff Bridges; Eminem performs.


8:00pm Survivor: Nicaragua CBS - Castaways compete for cash.

9:00pm Leverage TNT - The Big Bang Job The team infiltrates a government research lab to stop Damien Moreau from auctioning information to international terrorists.

9:00pm Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan Showtime - The comic performs stand-up

10:00pm Leverage TNT - The San Lorenzo Job After following Moreau to San Lorenzo, the team discovers that he is chief advisor to the current President.

10:00pm Top Gear HIstory - Tanner, Adam and Rutledge head to Detroit to choose their favorite old GM cars and put them through a series of crazy challenges to decide which one should be brought back into production. Skateboard legend and game designer Tony Hawk gets on the Top Gear test track.

Thanks Larry King, for priceless moments like these: