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TV Junkie: Easter Weekend Viewing Options

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Sarah Colona and Brad Wollack talk about the "After Lately" season finale:

What we're looking forward to this weekend:

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OK, so there won't be a new edition of "Real Time With Bill Maher" tonight but HBO is offering Ricky Gervais' remarkable project, "Talking Funny," which will feature a conversation between Gervais, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock. Gervais made the talk show circuit this week and is looking to put together another edition of the show but composed of late night hosts - he had buy-in from Jimmy Fallon but not so much from David Letterman, you can tell who is more engaged with their careers based on that alone.

On late night tonight you Karen Gillan from "Doctor Who" on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" - we talked with Gillan almost exactly a year ago, see our video with her at the end of this post. The new season of "Doctor Who" will premiere tomorrow (Saturday) at 9pm on BBC America.

Also premiering on Saturday at 10pm on Planet Green is Isabella Rossellini's "Animals Distract Me" documentary. We posted our interview with Rossellini earlier this week and you can hear her talk with us on the Channel Zero podcast.

On Sunday, we know that HBO will be premiering "Treme" at 10pm but we're kind of committed to AMC's "The Killing" (catch up on all episodes here) but thank goodness HBO repeats the heck out of their shows so we will catch it later.

Later on Sunday is the season finale of "After Lately." This season was too short! This was a fun show that was just hitting its stride so we hope to hear about a renewal and a longer season from E! Over the past couple months we interviewed series comics Chris Franjola and Josh Wolf, both very funny guys who will play a big part in the upcoming season - hey, we'd like to talk to some of the women in the show at some point as well, another reason why we'd like to hear about the show's renewal. There won't be a better way to end a long Easter weekend than with some chilled premium vodka and "After Lately" on E! at 11pm.
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Friday Night Lights," "Talking Funny," "The Soup," "Fashion Police," "Democracy Now!," "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Actress Diane Lane; actress Karen Gillan). Saturday - "Doctor Who," "Animals Distract Me." Sunday - "Game of Thrones," "The Killing," "After Lately"

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8:00pm Friday Night Lights NBC - Not everyone is happy with how the team played in the season's first game; Vince discovers stardom comes with benefits

9:00pm Fringe Fox - 6:02 AM EST Walternate finds a way to wreak havoc "over here."

9:00pm Talking Funny HBO - Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. discuss comedy.

10:00pm The Soup E! - Joel McHale and the crew throw this week's pop culture under the bus

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10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy - Magnus finds the building's defense protocols disabled; Henry is attacked.

10:30pm Fashion Police E! - Joan Rivers and Co. throw a week's worth of fashion and the snobs that wear it under the bus

10:30pm The Whitest Kids U'Know IFC - Slo-mo squirrel; wedding flip flop; ocean 2.0; first date.

12:00am Democracy Now! PBS/KLCS - Independent news featuring international journalists, grassroots leaders, independent analysts, as well as ordinary people directly affected by world events

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actress Diane Lane; actress Karen Gillan.

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9:00pm Doctor Who BBC America - Season Premiere. The Doctor, Amy and Rory respond to a summons that leads them to the Oval Office in 1969; the Doctor promises to assist the president.

9:00pm Cinema Verite HBO - (2011) Premiere. In the 1970s Bill Loud (Tim Robbins) and his wife, Pat (Diane Lane), allow cameras to film their personal lives for the PBS series "An American Family."

9:00pm Jon Lovitz Presents Showtime - A comedy showcase presented by Jon Lovitz

10:00pm Animals Distract Me Planet Green - Premiere. Features the animals that distract Isabella Rossellini as she goes through a day in her life.


9:00pm Game of Thrones HBO - Bran's fate remains in doubt; Ned leaves Westeros with his daughters; Jon Snow heads north to join the Night's Watch; Daenerys tries to learn how to please her new husband.

9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - After learning the truth about his mother's death, Carlos forbids Gaby and Bree's friendship; Susan has inappropriate dreams

9:00pm Masterpiece Classic PBS/KCAL - Upstairs Downstairs. The house is in turmoil as 1936 winds down -- Agnes is about to give birth, Persie toys with fascism, and Sir Hallam discovers something from his past.

10:00pm Treme HBO - Season Premiere. Antoine contemplates a move; Davis moves in new directions; Toni worries about Sofia's emotional distance; Colson contends with the return of crime; Annie returns from a tour; Delmond debuts his new album; Janette deals with a demanding boss.

10:00pm The Killing AMC - Rosie's teacher provides a new piece of evidence; Richmond's team plans an anti-crime television commercial; Stan asks his colleague for help to find Rosie's killer.

10:00pm Human Planet Discovery - Life at the Extremes Human survival across the globe.

10:00pm The Borgias Showtime - Lucrezia has an affair with a stable boy; Cesare strikes a bargain with Machiavelli and takes action to rid Ursula of her husband.

11:00pm After Lately E! - Season Finale. The Intervention. Roy considers a job offer from Tori Spelling; Jiffy and Heather stage an intervention..