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TV Junkie: No 'Pro Bowl Shuffle' for Pro Bowl Weekend; Nick Kroll Special Tomorrow

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On this Pro Bowl Weekend we were going to share the "Pro Bowl Shuffle" that the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" crew came up with at the beginning of January. The video, which is referenced all over the web has mysteriously been pulled from all outlets in including NBC's website (where even the blog post with the lyrics has been removed). We wonder if it's related to the owner of the original "Super Bowl Shuffle" suing Viacom in December. Surely Fallon's version would be protected by the law as a parody? One of our friends at the show stated "it's a long story." It's a shame as the piece was very funny and we wanted to share it again before this joke of a game on Sunday. Review the lyrics here.
Yesterday we bitched about the new NBCUniversal logo, the gang at "30 Rock" was way ahead of us, as evidenced in the above video.
A big weekend of comedy awaits us: Tonight Bill Maher celebrates the 200th episode of "Real Time" with guest former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele which will result in high comedy. Saturday has the premiere of Nick Kroll's Comedy Central special "Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool," we love Kroll on "The League" so this will be a treat; Saturday will also feature a new "SNL" with Jesse Eisenberg hosting; and Sunday will feature the Showtime block of "Californication," "Episodes" (there's an "Episodes" marathon on Showtime tonight in order for you to catch up) and "Shameless." Our dance card is full.

Veteran comedian and fixture on "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson" and countless celebrity roasts, Charlie Callas passed away in Las Vegas yesterday at the age of 83.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - Bill Maher (Will Cain; former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), D.L. Hughley, Michael Steele), "Funny Or Die," "The Ricky Gervais Show," "The Soup," "Fashion Police," "Comedy Central Presents" (Chelsea Peretti, Sheng Wang), Ferguson (Helena Bonham Carter). Saturday - The Dirty Dozen, "Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool," "Saturday Night Live" (Jesse Eisenberg, Nicki Minaj). Sunday - "Brick City," "Californication," "Episodes," "Shameless"


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8:00pm Real Time with Bill Maher HBO - 200th Episode Commentator Will Cain; former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell; Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.); actor/comic D.L. Hughley; former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele.

8:00pm Working Class CMT - Series Premiere

9:00pm Funny or Die Presents HBO - "Do You Want to See a Dead Body?"; "Brick Novax's Diary"; "Adam West Hits on You ... Hard"; "John and Will's Animal Choices"; "Amazing Adventures of David & Jennie"

9:00pm Fringe Fox - Walter worries about Peter after observing Massive Dynamic's assembly of the doomsday device; an intense investigation begins after a dead body is discovered

9:30pm The Ricky Gervais Show HBO - Ricky reads little-known facts to Karl; Karl recounts medical news; entries from Karl's diary including his observations on the Congo, mishaps when ordering takeout and his visit to a gadget shop.

10:00pm The Soup E! - Joel McHale and gang _destroy_ pop culture

10:00pm Onion News Network IFC - Snowlocaust Brooke Alvarez oversees reporters from her vantage point in the FactZone.

10:30pm Portlandia IFC - A Song For Portland Kyle MacLachlan guest stars. Fred and Carrie meet the Mayor of Portland who gives them a special assignment.

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers skewers the fashion that celebs choose to prance around in

11:00pm Comedy Central Presents Comedy Central - Tonight features Chelsea Peretti and Sheng Wang

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Singer Justin Bieber; actor Jay Mohr; The Band Perry performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Helena Bonham Carter; Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers perform.


6:30pm The Dirty Dozen TCM - (1967) A U.S. Army major selects and trains 12 hard-core criminals for a daring raid on an impregnable Nazi chateau.

9:00pm Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Syfy - Special Presentation

9:00pm US Figure Skating Championships NBC - Special Presentation

10:00pm Boomtown Planet Green - Series Premiere

We love Nick Kroll on FX's "The League" and we can't wait for his stand-up special on Comedy Central this Saturday night at 10pm: "Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool"
10:00pm Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool Comedy Central - Special Presentation Kroll's first one-hour special covers everything from the Cheesecake Factory to dating advice.10:00pm Kidnap & Rescue Discovery - Series Premiere

10:00pm Pit Boss Animal Planet - Season Premiere

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Jesse Eisenberg; Nicki Minaj performs.


7:00pm NFC Pro Bowl Fox - Special Presentation

8:00pm Cameramen Who Dare National Geographic Wild - Series Premiere

8:00pm Brick City Sundance - To Plea or Not to Plea A gang member accused of murder must make a difficult choice.

8:00pm Jerseylicious Style - Season Finale

8:00pm 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards TBS/TNT - Special Presentation

8:30pm Good Luck Charlie Disney - Season Finale

9:00pm Californication Showtime - A meeting ends with a billionaire, dead in the bathroom; Marcy suspects she is pregnant; Karen meets a potential new boyfriend.

9:00pm Big Love HBO - The Henricksons' holiday cheer is tested by family revelations; Lura takes drastic measures in response to Alby's purification of the compound

9:30pm Episodes Showtime - Sean and Beverly rescue a drunken Matt from a seedy bar, and take him to his ex-wife's house.

9:00pm Masterpiece Classic PBS/KOCE - Downton Abbey Rumors abound about Mary's virtue; Sybil takes a risk in her secret political life; Anna reveals Bates' mysterious past.

9:00pm The Lost Valentine CBS - Special Presentation

10:00pm Shameless Showtime - Debbie steals a little boy from a birthday party; a web of lies results in a marriage proposition.

10:00pm Iron Chef America Food - Garces vs. Solomonov Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov takes on Iron Chef, Jose Garces.

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