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TV Junkie: Late Night Options - Conan vs Total Lunar Eclipse?

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In an act of desperation, will Oprah offer Tom Cruise a show on her network? She seems to have asked everybody

In an act of desperation, will Oprah offer Tom Cruise a show on her network? She seems to have asked everybody
We hope you took our advice and have loaded up your DVR with shows and movies to watch over the next 2 weeks because other than PBS, "Men of a Certain Age," and a couple late night talk shows, there is very little new programming worth watching starting from tonight. For late late late viewing, hopefully the sky will clear up enough to watch the total eclipse of the moon - the first time this has occurred on the solstice in almost 400 years.
Will common sense prevail? Oprah Winfrey offered U2's Bono a show on her OWN network - no word as to whether or not he will accept. The former Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson will have her own show, the quality of which we can only imagine, on the network. Winfrey must be desperate to fill the many hours that are currently vacant on her network but quantity not quality seems to be the emphasis.
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Antiques Roadshow," "Independent Lens," "Men of a Certain Age," "Conan" (Aaron Eckhart, Mary Lynn Rajskub), Ferguson (Kristin Davis; talk show host Dick Cavett)

7:00pm Martha and the Christmas Tree Hallmark - Premiere. Animated. A holiday-themed primetime special for kids that inspires creativity and goodwill

8:00pm The Sing Off NBC - Season Finale.

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8:00pm Antiques Roadshow PBS/KCET - Naughty or Nice Highlights from past seasons include an 1863 Temperance lithograph, a letter from Gerald Ford to his kindergarten teacher, and more.

9:00pm The Closer TNT - The squad's holiday plans are jeopardized when a feud leads to a stabbing on Christmas Eve and the accidental death of a patriarch

9:00pm Independent Lens PBS/KCET - The Calling A new generation of students prepare to become ordained religious professionals.

10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - Joe dates two women at the same time; Terry makes a bet with a fellow car salesman; Owen wants his father to stop undermining his authority

10:00pm Perfect Couples NBC - Series Premiere. Dave and Julia decide to dress up for a night on the town; a bed bug infestation leads to a misunderstanding between Amy and Vance; Rex and Leigh plan a trip.

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Aaron Eckhart; actor Mary Lynn Rajskub; Beach House performs.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Jack Black; sportscaster Marv Albert.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Talk-show host Larry King; actor Garrett Hedlund; Pink Martini performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Xzibit; Cirque du Soleil performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Kristin Davis; talk show host Dick Cavett.

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Jason Segel; actress Hailee Steinfeld; Engadget Editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky.