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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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Evanglelical totem, Sarah Palin, drew over 37 million viewers on Wednesday night, according to a report in the New York Times. This number is just shy of Obama’s record-setting 38.4 million viewers from last week's acceptance speech, dwarfed Joseph Biden's 13 million, and probably eclipsed John S. McCain's as well. Superstar or freakshow?

This weekend HBO takes back Sunday nights with "True Blood" and "Entourage" - "Mad Men" we will always love ye.

Tonight

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8:00pm Stand Up to Cancer CBS, NBC, ABC - Major celebrities including Christina Applegate and Jennifer Aniston show support for cancer research.

8:00pm Samurai Girl ABC Family - Series Premiere

8:00pm Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? FOX - Season Premiere.

9:00pm Discovery Project Earth Discovery - A scientist envisions a revolutionary turbine powered by winds from 1,000 feet above sea level.

10:00pm Swingtown CBS - Season Finale.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Malkovich! Malkovich! Malkovich! actress Hayden Panettiere; Steve Earle performs.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Jerry O'Connell; blogger Christian Lander.

Saturday

8:00pm Cops FOX - Season Premiere.

8:00pm Samurai Girl ABC Family - Part II

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9:00pm Long Way Down Fox Reality - Series Finale.

9:00pm America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back FOX - Season Premiere

9:00pm The Locator We - Series Premiere. Bring a hankie.

Sunday

8:00pm Hole in the Wall FOX - Players must contort into odd shapes to win a cash prize. Brooke Burns hosts.

8:00pm Samurai Girl ABC Family - Part III. Finale.

9:00pm MTV Video Music Awards MTV - To be opened by Britney and closed by Kanye.

9:00pm True Blood HBO - Series Premiere.

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Don buys a new car; Pete, Harry and Ken strategize to attract new business; Don's new secretary makes a grave error

10:00pm Entourage HBO - Season Premiere

10:00pm Skins BBC America - Tony proves how good he is at manipulating people; Cassie's attempts to gain Sid's affections have tragic consequences.

"Entourage" pic via HBO