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TV Junkie: Boston NBC Affiliate Says 'No' to New Leno Show

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AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sunday at 10pm


AMC's "Breaking Bad" on Sunday at 10pm
Is a Boston affiliate's refusal to carry Jay Leno's 10pm talk show the first chink in NBC's plans to keep Leno out of the marketplace? NBC immediately began saber-rattling but is that enough to keep everyone in line? WHDH Channel 7 in Boston is electing to broadcast an hour of in-depth local news as a substitute for Leno in a bet that neighborhood interests will trump even more celebrity interviews from LA. There is some research on viewing habits, as well as increased revenues for local broadcasters that may well support WHDH's gamble. The questions is, will they still be an NBC affiliate when this is over.
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Slumdog Millionaire star, Anil Kapoor, will join FOX's "24" in the upcoming 8th season.
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News from Renewaland: Showtime is continuing with "United States of Tara", "Weeds", "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", "Californication," "Dexter" and "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union."
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MyDamnChannel.com is bringing back the underground "mockumentary" "Pilot Season". The original stars, Sarah Silverman and Sam Seder (lots of Ss!), will be returning along with David Cross, Isla Fisher, and Andy Dick. For an preview check this out, and stay tuned for the airings starting on April 20th.
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Unless you are a basketball or baseball fan, this weekend's options are kind of slim - feel free to sift through our picks - what are you going to watch? If it's not on our list, let us know and we'll talk about it.The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - This Sporting Life, "The Soup", Fallon. Saturday - NCAA Basketball Championships, Graham Norton. Sunday - "Who Was Jesus?", "Nature", "Breaking Bad"

Tonight

8:00pm Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX - John closes in on Weaver while on a trek to save Skynet's latest target.

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8:00pm Animal Planet Dog Championships Animal Planet - Dogs from around the country compete for the title of Best in Show in Portland, Ore.

8:30pm This Sporting Life TCM - (1963) A Yorkshire coal miner (Richard Harris) lets rugby fame go to his head and realizes too late he has ruined his life.

9:00pm Friday Night Lights NBC - The McCoys' and Taylors' friendship is on thin ice after Joe and J.D.'s scuffle

9:00pm Mistresses BBC America - Katie brings a new man to Jessica's wedding; Trudi's relationship with Richard takes a big step

9:00pm Bill Moyers Journal PBS/KCET - Bill Black analyzes corruption in America's banks; Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman discuss what can and can not be addressed in big corporate media.

10:00pm SuperNews Current - Facebook and friends delete Mr. Furley, Larry King interviews a spicy guest, Glenn Beck predicts the apocalypse

10:00pm The Soup E! - Anil Kapoor from Slumdog Millionaire visits

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Paul Walker; Lily Allen performs.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Lauren Graham; actor Judah Friedlander; Cold War Kids perform.

Saturday

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5:00pm NCAA Basketball Championship CBS - Second round quadruple header

5:00pm Baby Mama HBO - A successful businesswoman (Tina Fey) hires a working class woman to be the surrogate mother.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Zac Efron; David Williams; Pet Shop Boys

Sunday

8:00pm The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards CBS - Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts are among the night's performers. Reba McEntire hosts.

8:00pm Who Was Jesus? Discovery - Premiere.

9:00pm The Tudors HBO - Season Premiere

9:00pm Nature - Frogs: The Thin Green Line PBS/KCET - Scientists try to save populations of frogs as large-scale die-offs of the amphibian continue around the world.

10:00pm In Treatment HBO - Season Premiere

10:00pm Breaking Bad AMC - Tensions mount at the White household; Hank suffers from the aftermath of his encounter with Tuco

10:00pm United States of Tara Showtime - Season Finale

10:00pm 1,000 Ways to Die Spike - Season Finale