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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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I hope you've got a bunch of stuff Tivo'd because there's nothing on until Sunday. You tell me that there is stuff on tonight? What, you mean Friday Night Lights, NUMB3RS, or Las Vegas? Please. Tomorrow, there's no reason to turn on prime time TV unless it's for Citizen Kane on TCM at 8:30. The Big Story is Sunday, check it:


8:00pm Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project HBO - Special. Don Rickles is amazing and has been the most consistently controversial comedian on the planet. While Lenny Bruce devolved into reading his courtroom transcripts on stage, Rickles kept telling jokes. Steve Martin, Robin Williams, and Eddie Murphy all went off to become dramatic actors and Rckles kept telling jokes. This documentary is the TV Junkie Pick O' The Night.

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8:00pm Battle of the Nutcrackers: Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! OVATION - The Nutcracker has been made over many times, in December Ovation pits the best/most outlandish productions against each other - 4 versions of The Nutcracker will be shown on consecutive nights starting on 12/2, the versions are: Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker! (gimme The Bourne Identity Nutcracker and now you're talking), Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker, Mark Morris' The Hard Nut (this is the best one, hint hint), and George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Viewers get to vote for their favorite at with the winner being shown on Xmas Eve.

9:00pm Tin Man SCIFI - Premiere. This much anticipated mini-series (3-parts) debuts. TV Junkie 9:00pm Pick

10:00pm Brotherhood SHOWTIME - Season Finale. I never really got into this. I think there's some great performances in it but it just seems like "Southie: The Series" to me.

10:00pm Last Laugh '07 Starring Lewis Black COMEDYCENTRAL - Special. Features comedians Black, Dave Attell and DL Hughley going over how badly we effed up this year. TV Junkie 10:00pm Pick.