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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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Variety is reporting that the upcoming NBC "The Office" spinoff has made its first hire: Aziz Ansari from MTV's "Human Giant" whom LAist interviewed a couple months ago and whom the TV Junkie met at the Ashton Kutcher SNL post-party in April). While the show title, other cast members, and method of launch is unknown to the general public, it is known that the show will debut this winter in the 9:30pm timeslot, right after it's progenitor.

In other notes:

Stuart Scott was wearing possibly the worst glasses ever on last night's NBA finals game - is there no voice of reason on that set? Other than that, even the most hardcore Lakers fan will have to admit that the Celtics were pretty amazing.

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I was pretty disappointed by the "My Boys" season premiere last night. "Reno 911!" was fantastic though, with a cameo by one of our favorite comedians, Michael Ian Black.

Weekend TV Listings & Picks after the jump.


8:00pm F'n MTV MTV - Series Premiere. Fall Out Boy Pete Wentz hosts this new summer music series featuring videos and live performances.

10:00pm Battlestar Galactica SCIFI -Season Finale. Will the identity of the final Cylon be revealed?

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Jason Bateman (Hancock); actor Masi Oka (Get Smart); Alejandro Escovedo performs.


8:45pm The Professionals TCM - (I1966) Great Western (not the old bank chain) starring Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster as mercenaries who are paid to rescue a rancher's kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale) from a Mexican bandit.

9:00pm Robin Hood BBCA - Robin (Jonas Armstrong) is determined to get hold of the Great Pact of Nottingham.

10:00pm Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies HBO - Dana Carvey's new special (looks terrible).

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6:00pm Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals Game 5 ABC - Is this where the Celtics put an end to it all? Jack will be so pissed as this will totally fuck up his bucket list.

8:00pm The 62nd Annual Tony Awards CBS - Whoopi Goldberg hosts. Don't tell me that enough people give enough of a crap about this for it to still be on network TV.

9:00mp Gene Simmons Family Jewels A&E - Season Premiere. It still amazes me that this is on the "arts and entertainment" network.

9:30pm Death and the Maiden IFC - (1994) An armed ex-political prisoner (Sigourney Weaver) puts her presumed torturer (Ben Kingsley) on trial at her home in South America

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