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TV Junkie: Weekend Wrap-Up; THR Comedy Actor Panel; Joplin Charity Auction

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With virtually no new (watchable) TV before 10pm it looks like Major League Basebal and the Stanley Cup finals are winning out but check out the listings below for some alternatives. What we can do is look at what happened this weekend in TV-related news.

Check out Conan O'Brien's commencement speech at Dartmouth College (above) and his rehearsal (at the end of this post). A great speech with plenty of humor and genuine feeling.

Last night there was some epic TV that had nothing to do with basketball, we're talking about HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "The Killing." Don't worry, we don't want to utter any spoilers but both of these shows had major plot developments and twists in the final moments of last night's episodes. These shows have been the highlight of Sunday nights and it will be a shame to see them wrap up up. They haven't been perfect (pointlessly gratuitous/unnecessary sex in "Thrones" and some overly plodding threads in "The Killing") but they stand head and shoulders above anything else on the weekends and they're providing us with a good segue into the higher quality Summer series like "Breaking Bad," and "True Blood."
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The Hollywood Reporter has another in their series of "Emmy Countdown" video panels up. This time it's comedic actors including Danny DeVito, Joel McHale, Ed O'Neill, Jon Cryer, Rob Lowe, Chris Colfer and Neil Patrick Harris. Unfortunately this time around there is very little video and it's a bit of a disappointment - you virtually hear nothing from Rob Lowe, Ed O'Neill, Chris Colfer and Neal Patrick Harris - WTF THR?
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If you were looking for a way to contribute to tornado recovery efforts in Joplin, Missouri, and you wanted to get some cool Hollywood schwag or unique experience, there is an eBay charity auction offering cool collectibles as well as meet-and-greets with the likes of Coldplay, Maroon 5, Eminem, Chelsea Handler, "The Office," "FOX NFL Sunday Football," etc.
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The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: "Nurse Jackie," "James May's Road Trip," "Chelsea Lately" (Actress Jada Pinkett Smith; comic Margaret Cho; comic Jo Koy; TV personality Ross Mathews), "The Colbert Report" (Henry Kissinger), "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (Actress Jada Pinkett Smith; actor Simon Pegg; Givers performs; Ledisi performs with the Roots)

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10:00pm Sanctuary Syfy - Suburban neighbors experience similar oddities that bring them together.

10:00pm Nurse Jackie Showtime - O'Hara agrees to help Jackie; Kevin is evasive with Jackie and Eddie; Zoey throws a party; Kelly makes a confession.

10:20pm James May's Road Trip BBC America - James and Oz search for sparkling wine in Napa Valley while traveling in a Shelby Mustang.

10:30pm United States of Tara Showtime - All alters but one disappear; Marshall moves in with his grandmother; Kate spends time with Evan; Neil asks Charmaine to move.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - Actress Jada Pinkett Smith; comic Margaret Cho; comic Jo Koy; TV personality Ross Mathews.

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11:00pm Conan TBS - Actor Noah Wyle; actor Riley Griffiths; Anthony Jeselnik performs.

11:30pm The Colbert Report Comedy Central - Henry Kissinger guests

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Adm. Michael Mullen; actress Betty White presents the Top Ten; Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears perform.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Jason Sudeikis; singer Adam Levine; Ziggy Marley performs.

12:00am Lopez Tonight TBS - Actor Adam Carolla; Mary Murphy; candle maker Hart Main; Marc Broussard performs.

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12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Jada Pinkett Smith; actor Simon Pegg; Givers performs; Ledisi performs with the Roots.