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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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DirecTV has finally come to the on-demand tablebut is it too late? Supposedly it's at least as bad as the Dish Network's offering - very limited functionality, automatically sending content to a set top box with limited storage and potential delays in viewing.

Friday

8:00pm The Return of Jezebel James FOX - Series Premiere. Parker Posey in a sitcom? WTF? Fox is really planning for success with this one by putting it on a Friday night.

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9:00pm Vertigo TCM - (1958) Hitchcock at his best.

9:20pm That Mitchell and Webb Look BBCA - One word: Wordwang

11:00pm Tommy Tiernan: Something Mental COMEDYCENTRAL - The Irish comedian interviewed by LAist has his special broadcast TV Junkie Pick O' The Night

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Cheryl Hines

[click to see the rest of the weekend's best offerings]

Saturday

8:00pm The Court Jester TCM - (1956) Danny Kaye stars in probably his most popular movie.

9:00pm Torchwood BBCA - So is Owen dead or not??

9:00pm Trading Spaces TLC - This time it's a Cher impersonator vs an Elvis impersonator

11:30pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Jonah Hill hosts

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Sunday

7:55pm Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part CBS - 7:55pm?? C'mon CBS! Nomination ceremony and food competition.

9:00pm Oprah's Big Give ABC - Andre Agassi and Tony Hawk make an appearance

9:00pm I Can Make You Thin With Paul McKenna TLC - Series Premiere. Really?? Can you help me Paul, with your at-home techniques to control appetite? I'm watching, I swear. Oprah should actually cancel her show and watch this one.

9:15pm Metropolis TCM - (1926) Fritz Lang is frickin' awesome.

8:00pm John Adams HBO - Mini-Series Premiere, Episode 1. This thing is getting hyped to hell. Paul Giamatti as John Adams? Any why the heck isn't this about the beer guy?

9:10pm John Adams HBO - Episode 2.

10:00pm Dumped BBCA - This eco-contest by the BBC is pretty cool.