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Recession? What recession? NBC reportedly has almost sold out of ad spots for the 2009 Super Bowl and are selling the spots at prices at least 11% higher than last year.

This weekend it's all about Barack Obama appearing on Saturday Night Live with Michael Phelps hosting the season premiere, then Sunday with "True Blood" (which is excellent!!), and another great episode of "Men Men".


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8:00pm The 2008 Alma Awards ABC - Eva Longoria Parker hosts the celebration of Latino artistic achievement in American film, TV and music.

9:00pm Don't Forget the Lyrics! FOX - Season Premiere

9:00pm Gangland History - Season Premiere

9:00pm Monk USA - Season Finale

9:20pm Star Stories BBC America - Hilarious comedic version of Tom Cruise's introduction to Scientology and the romantic moment when he first met Nicole Kidman.

10:00pm 20/20 ABC - Sarah Palin interviewed by Charles Gibson

10:00pm Discovery Project Earth Discovery - Solar cells just outside Earth's atmosphere create five times more electricity than conventional solar panels

10:00pm Psych USA - Season finale.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Meg Ryan; Actor Ricky Gervais


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8:00pm Coco Chanel Lifetime - Coco Chanel, played by Shirley MacLaine, rises from humble beginnings to become a famous fashion designer.

9:00pm Primeval BBC America - Season Finale.

11:30pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Season Premiere. Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps hosts, Barack Obama guests; Lil Wayne performs.


8:00pm Big Brother CBS - Two more are evicted.

9:00pm The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou IFC - (2004) A journalist follows an oceanographer (Bill Murray), his son (Owen Wilson) and his crew as they hunt the shark that ate the man's partner

9:00pm Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy Discovery - There's a mummy, it's millions of years old, and it's a dinosaur.

9:00pm True Blood HBO - Bill returns Sookie's favor by rescuing her from the Rattrays' revenge; Bill fights off his primal vampire urges.

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Peggy contributes on a church project; Duck and Don try to create market appeal for a foreign beer brand

10:00pm Skins BBC America - Tensions bubble to the surface during a school trip to Russia

10:00pm Entourage HBO - A former flame makes Vince feel insecure; Eric takes two screenwriters as clients

Pic of "True Blood" from HBO