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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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OK so the Oscars a week from Sunday are what we're building up to but as an enthusiastic follower of Dexter on Showtime, I'm intrigued to see how it will translate to its network debut on CBS at 10:00pm this Sunday. At first I was concerned that the end result would be a heavily edited, several minutes shorter, vapid and empty shell of its former glory. Not so according to my Showtime contact. Evidently when they were shooting Dexter, for scenes that were gory, had nudity, or strong language, they shot alternate footage meant for broadcast TV. On Sunday we'll see if the result is a dumbed down and boring version of our favorite serial killer.

Tonight

8:45pm Manhattan TCM - (1979) Woody Allen's love poem to NYC. I always give Mariel Hemingway a chance because of what she did in this movie.

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9:00pm Monk USA - Part One of a two-part finale.

9:00pm How to Look Good Naked LIFETIME - Carson Kressley brings his series to a season finale (already?)

Saturday

9:00pm Trading Spaces TLC - Saucy MILF Paige Davis makes her triumphant return to the show.

9:00pm Torchwood BBCA - More campy kinky Brit sci fi

9:15pm Raging Bull TCM - (1980) De Niro and Scorcese's best. If you're pregnant, be careful, since watching it has purportedly caused expecting mothers togo into labour.

Sunday

10:00pm Breaking Bad AMC - The black comedy continues its downward spiral - by the end of each episode, you wonder, how can this go on?

10:00pm Dexter CBS - Network Premiere. TV Junkie Pick O' the Night.