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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition
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.
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.
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
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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
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.
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