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TV Junkie: 'Battlestar Galactica' - Vaya Con Dios

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The series finale of "Battlestar Galactica" - tonight @ 9pm on Sci Fi (SyFy?)


The series finale of "Battlestar Galactica" - tonight @ 9pm on Sci Fi (SyFy?)
Tonight marks the end of "Battlestar Galactica", for about 20 years until the geeks of the future resurrect it like they did the now-campy 1970s version. Some have complained that this final season swung the show onto a science-fiction track that was too science-fiction-y but the show had to return to its roots, its core, before wandering off into the cosmos.As "Battlestar Galactica" has been the Sci Fi Channel's biggest draw, its demise begs the question: what next? One would have to argue that the channel now lamely monickered, SyFy, had better get something decent lined up and soon.

Today marks the launch of a complete half-hour version of Current's animated news-satire program "SuperNews". "SuperNews" was already off to a great start with "Twouble with Twitters", we hope to see a lot more from "SuperNews" and hope to give you an interview or report directly from their studios. "SuperNews" will air every Friday at 10pm on Current.

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In the streamy world, “Charlie Murphy’s Crash Comedy” is now live at Crackle.com. We know Charlie Murphy from his work on "Chappelle's Show" and he's been touring with his stand-up act (totally worth checking out). If you’re a Lil Wayne fan, you’ve got to see this first episode.“Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice”.

Other than BSG and tonight's late night TV, the weekend is kind of dead until Sunday's season finale of "Big Love" on HBO, followed by the next gut-wrenching episode of "Breaking Bad" on AMC.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Real Time With Bill Maher", "Terminator", "Battlestar Galactica", Leno, Fallon. Saturday - "Ashes to Ashes". Sunday - "Big Love", "Breaking Bad"

[check out the full weekend listings after the jump]

Tonight

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6:30pm NCAA Basketball Championship CBS - First Round

7:00pm Real Time With Bill Maher HBO - Sen. Bernie Sanders (Ind.-Vt.); journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin; actress Kerry Washington; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; TV host Keith Olbermann

8:00pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX - Jesse's submarine mission in the future takes a fatal turn with unforeseen consequences

8:00pm WWE Smackdown MNT - 500th Episode

9:00pm Mistresses BBC America - Katie worries how her confession affected Sam; Jessica is hurt when Alex rejects her; Trudi makes an appalling discovery.

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9:00pm Battlestar Galactica Sci Fi - Two-Hour Series Finale

9:00pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cartoon Network - Season Finale

10:00pm The Soup E! -

10:00pm Head Case Starz - Season Premiere

10:30pm The Unsellables HGTV - Season Finale

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10:30pm Party Down Starz - Series Premiere

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Seth Rogen; chef Guy Fieri; Chris Cornell performs.

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Portia de Rossi; TV personality Melissa Rycroft; Motley Crue performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Jason Segel; astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson, founders of the Universal Records database.

Saturday

9:00pm The Locator WE - Season Premiere.

9:00pm Ashes to Ashes BBC America - When a prostitute alleges rape, Gene cannot take her case seriously.

Sunday

8:00pm The Simpsons FOX - The entire Simpsons clan goes on a trip to visit Ireland.

9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - Lynette feels threatened by her new boss.

9:00pm Big Love HBO - Season Finale

10:00pm Breaking Bad AMC - Walt and Jesse's financial situations suffer when they try to cover their tracks

10:00pm Flight of the Conchords HBO - Bret and Jemaine are forced to move in with Mel and Doug when they are unable to pay their rent

10:00pm United States of Tara Showtime - Tara goes into a meltdown

10:30pm Eastbound & Down HBO - After scoring a big-league job offer, Kenny says goodbye to Dustin and his family and to his life as a teacher