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TV Junkie: Scott Thompson & Kevin McDonald of 'The Kids In The Hall' in Town?

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Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald of "The Kids In The Hall" will be playing at the Irvine Improv through Sunday
It's the weekend which means it's time to bitch again about how vacant Saturday night programming is compared to Sunday's overstacked embarrassment of riches. This weekend is a little different, however, as over at the Irvine Improv, a couple of people who helped re-establish sketch comedy as a television art form will be performing "Two Kids One Hall with Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald" all weekend long with multiple shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

We spoke with Kevin McDonald yesterday to find out what the show is like and he told us that he and Scott definitely spend some time together on the stage but the purpose of the Irvine series of shows is to help migrate their alt-com act over to true stand-up comedy venues, making Irvine the official premiere of their stand-up show. Things have been going very well so far but if you want to be able to say that you were there when Kevin and Scott began the US tour of their stand-up show, go to Irvine to confirm the success of the experiment.

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Looking at the wasteland of Friday and Saturday nights, "Two Kids One Hall with Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald" is definitely your best bet of the weekend. If you want even more of Kevin McDonald, just wait until you see him in Canada's first 3D movie Dead Before Dawn 3D which is filming now and will be out early next year - McDonald said the filming was a lot of fun, particularly working with the legendary Christopher Lloyd is starring in the film.
Looking at Sunday's trainwreck of a night, we're staying steady with our formula of "True Blood"/"Breaking Bad"/"Curb Your Enthusiasm" - we can't wait to see more of Bill Burr in "Breaking Bad" and who knows who will be guest starring on "Curb" this time around?
The TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan: Tonight - "Real Time With Bill Maher," "How Sharks Hunt," "The Soup," "Fashion Police," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon " (Actor Horatio Sanz; professional wrestler Triple H; The Voca People perform). Saturday - "When Fish Attack 3." Sunday - "Curiosity," "True Blood," "Breaking Bad," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (on late repeat), "Whisker Wars" (on repeat)


8:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Film producer Stephen K. Bannon; astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; editor Joan Walsh; chef Anthony Bourdain; economist Christina Romer.

8:00pm Friends With Benefits NBC - Series Premiere. Two best friends, Sara and Ben, carry on a casual physical relationship as they search for love; when Ben needs a date to his sister's wedding, Sara worries the arrangement is too serious.

9:00pm How Sharks Hunt Discovery - Shark Week. Sharks' unique ferocity and specialized methods of hunting make the animals perfect killing machines.

10:00pm Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings IFC - Town of Tonopah Rhett & Link create a commercial for Tonopah, a small haunted town between Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.

10:00pm Jaws Comes Home Discovery - Shark Week. Shark researcher Greg Skomal goes on alert when a white shark is sighted off beaches at Chatham, Mass.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Dennis Miller; former professional basketball player Dennis Rodman; Rye Rye performs with Robyn.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Craig performs at the Moulin Rouge.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Horatio Sanz; professional wrestler Triple H; The Voca People perform.

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8:00pm When Fish Attack 3 Discovery - Shark Week. A baby white shark bites the hand that tries to feed it; a diver learns a lesson when he gets between a shark and its dinner.


8:00pm Curiosity Discovery - Did God Create the Universe? Professor Stephen Hawking poses the questions: how was the world created and can the laws of nature co-exist equally with a belief in God

9:00pm True Blood HBO - Cold Grey Light of Dawn Bill issues an unpopular order; Eric embraces his amnesia; Luna makes a discovery about Sam; Lafayette expands his consciousness

9:00pm The Marriage Ref NBC - Cedric the Entertainer, Rachel Dratch, Joel McHale

9:00pm Food Network Star Food - Iron Chef The ultimate challenge is faced by the finalists in the Iron Chef Kitchen Arena.

9:00pm Falling Skies TNT - Mutiny Tension between Weaver and Tom threatens to tear the group apart on the eve of their attack on the alien base structure.

10:00pm Breaking Bad AMC - Bullet Points The Cartel gain the upper hand; Walt and Skyler share a secret with the family; Jesse's activities draw unwanted attention.

10:00pm Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO - Vow of Silence A failed alibi has consequences; a family dog is denied a last meal; Larry has a confrontation in a buffet line.

10:00pm In Plain Sight USA - Season Finale. Something Borrowed, Something Blew Up Mary must protect her least favorite witnesses on the day of her sister's wedding.

10:00pm Iron Chef America Food - Morimoto vs. Tila Chef Jet Tila holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest stir fry.

10:00pm The Marriage Ref NBC - Judah Friedlander, Ali Wentworth, A woman redecorates while her husband is out; a woman doesn't support her husband's dream of buying a vineyard

10:00pm Falling Skies TNT - Eight Hours Hal, Weaver, Pope and others embark on an ambitious assault; Tom must defend the civilian camp again

10:30pm Entourage HBO - One Last Shot Vince bumps into an old foe; Andrew Dice Clay convinces Drama that they should renegotiate their contracts; Lloyd sets Ari up on a date; Turtle gets news about Alex.

11:00pm Whisker Wars IFC - Series Premiere. America's Beardsman The bearding season begins.