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TV Junkie: Weekend Highlights; 'Men of a Certain Age' Mid-Season Finale

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One of the highlights of Jim Carrey's hosting of "SNL" was the hilariously creepy amusement park sketch - it's embedded at the end of this post, check it out. If you didn't get enough Jim Carrey last week and this weekend, he is the subject of tonight's "Inside the Actors Studio" on Bravo at 8pm.

We can't deny we're in the throes of peak NFL-ish-ness so check out the above clip of the "Pro Bowl Shuffle" by the crew from "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" featuring special guests Will Arnett and Horatio Sanz, get the full lyrics here although we've watched this enough to have them partially memorized already. Check out the original tune Fallon & Co. is spoofing: "The Super Bowl Shuffle" by the Chicago Bears.

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Tonight's "Men of a Certain Age" mid-season finale is a road trip focused exclusively on our 3 protagonists and it's _great_!
Tonight at 10pm on TNT will feature the mid-season finale of "Men of a Certain Age" which returns in June for six more episodes. This is a smart move as last year's broadcasts were constantly getting rearranged because of NBA finals on TNT - the show would be there one week, then it would be gone, resulting in confusion for viewers. We'll keep you posted on the exact return date of the show but in the meantime we'll urge you to check out tonight's excellent episode. Our three protagonists, played by Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher, remain together for the entire episode with many high points and some great moments of introspection. Great performances abound during this mini-road trip which culminates in an intense, yet, very funny altercation. We'll miss this show over the next 5 months!If you want to hear more about the show,comedian and show host Greg Fitzsimmons had show creators Ray Romano and Mike Royce on one of his most recent podcasts, definitely worth the listen. Also, interestingly, "Men of a Certain Age" is a sponsor of another great podcast, the "WTF with Marc Maron" - Maron has been enjoying some amazing attention lately, including a piece in the New York Times among others.

Speaking of podcasts, our friend, the comedian, TV star and show host Greg Proops will be hosting his free proopcast, "The Smartest Man in the World" at Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood this Wednesday at 6:30pm. Proops' recent shows in San Francisco garnered rave reviews as did his fabulous hair. We will be there on Wednesday in the hopes that some of his knowledge rubs off on us.
Tomorrow we begin reporting live from the Television Critics Association Winter Sessions - be sure to follow our Tweets as well as those of LAist.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Inside the Actors Studio" (Jim Carrey), "American Experience," "Men of a Certain Age," Conan (Adam Sandler, Donald Glover, Guster performs), Fallon (Winona Ryder, Regina King, Okkervil River performs)

8:00pm Inside the Actors Studio Bravo - Actor Jim Carrey discusses his life and career.

8:00pm Lie to Me Fox - Rebound Cal Lightman questions his own sanity while he tries to get a patient released from a mental hospital; a wealthy woman asks Lightman to look into her new boyfriend's background.

9:00pm American Experience PBS/KOCE - U.S. Grant: Warrior Civil War Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was a military strategist who became president of the United States in 1868.

10:00pm Men of a Certain Age TNT - When Terry announces that he is going to get a colonoscopy, the guys all decide to get them and make a weekend in Palm Springs out of it; Terry can not stop thinking about Erin; Owen opens up about the financial situation at the dealership.

10:00pm Castle ABC - The owner of a historic magic shop is found dead in Houdini's water torture tank

11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Adam Sandler; actor Donald Glover; Guster performs.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Comic Bill Cosby; reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi presents the top 10 list; the Black Keys perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV personalities Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest and Steven Tyler; comic Dan Ahdoot; Diane Birch performs.

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12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actress Lauren Graham; comic Will Sasso; Plain White T's performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Cameron Diaz; actor Scott Foley; The Wombats perform.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Roseanne Barr; former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Winona Ryder; actress Regina King; Okkervil River performs.

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