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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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This weekend it's all about BBC America's programming with new seasons of "Robin Hood", "The Graham Norton Show", and "Wire In The Blood". I've seen previews of "Robin Hood" and it's a more than worthy replacement for "Torchwood" whose season (dramatically) ended last Saturday with the (supposed) deaths of at least two main characters. Of course, you'll have to be able to emotionally handle the incredible switch from science fiction to fantasy in order to enjoy "Robin Hood" but just give it a try. [Don't forget the finale of "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" on Sunday @ 10:00pm on Showtime].

Also, tomorrow is the 2008 NFL Draft and coverage starts at 11:30am Pacific on the NFL Network. Supposedly you'll be able to follow along on your cell phone at either or


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10:00pm Battlestar Galactica SCIFI - Hunker down with some Oreos and Kahlua and enjoy deep dark space.

11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Craig Ferguson, Ira Glass!!!, the Black Crowes perform

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Hugh Laurie, Doug Fine, Prince performs


7:00pm Huckleberry Finn TCM - (1974) One of the best film versions of this story.

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9:00pm Robin Hood BBCA - Season Premiere.. TV Junkie Pick O' The Day

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBCA - Season Premiere. Kevin Bacon, Swedish pop sensation Robyn performs, Tony Curtis hangs out.


[Hey gamers: sometime today G4 will interrupt programming for a 15 minute first hands-on look at "Grant Theft Auto IV" with a "X-Play Special: GTA IV First Look." This 15-minute special report will air live at the very moment the "GTA IV" media embargo is lifted.]

8:00pm Wire In The Blood BBCA - New! It's back!!

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9:00pm The Tudors SHOWTIME - Keep watching folks because this show has been signed for another season so Henry's escapade will go well beyond his current Anne.

10:00pm Tracey Ullman's State of the Union SHOWTIME - Season Finale. I can't believe it's happening already! TV Junkie Pick O' The Day. This slot will be occupied by "This American Life" next week.