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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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It's a Jon Hamm/"Mad Men" weekend: on Saturday, the man who plays Don Draper will be hosting "Saturday Night Live" and Sunday brings us the season finale of the mult-Emmy-winning show from AMC. Both are a must watch.

TV icons Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, and Henry Winkler recreated their roles in a pro-Obama piece on Funny or Die, that's right, Opie opines.

Also, Comedy Central bailed on their German channel after it's high profile debut just two years ago. Evidently German-translated versions of shows like "The Sarah Silverman Program", etc. killed the jokes.

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The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Newsnight", "Crash", Kimmel (Smashing Punkins!); Saturday - "Peeping Tom", "SNL"; Sunday - "True Blood", "Mad Men"


7:00pm Newsnight BBC America - On climate change and oil, the economy and diplomacy - what would a U.S. led by John McCain or Barack Obama look like?

9:00pm The Ex List CBS - Bella dates a surfer she dumped years ago for his immaturity.

10:00pm Life NBC - Crews and Reese track a killer who escaped from prison after an earthquake hit Los Angeles.

10:00pm The Starter Wife USA - Molly's nemesis apologizes for revealing her secret identity; a Hollywood agent wants to meet with Molly.

10:00pm Crash Starz - Peter and Christine remodel the bathroom; Lou complains about his nurse

10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - Don and the team assist a veteran FBI agent (Henry Winkler) in his search for a con man

12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actor Tom Arnold; actor Shea Whigham; Smashing Pumpkins perform.


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7:00pm Peeping Tom TCM - (1960) A cameraman films fear on the faces of models he stabs with his tripod. It's got my name written all over it.

8:00pm America's Toughest Jobs NBC - Season Finale

8:00pm Sex and Lies in Sin City Lifetime - A stripper (Mena Suvari) and her boyfriend stand trial for the murder of a Las Vegas casino mogul.

9:00pm Primeval BBC America - A mammoth rampages on a busy road in broad daylight and the team must hide it until they get it back to the past. The mammoth is Palin, and "the team" are the Republican party.

10:00pm Trading Spaces TLC - Halloween-obsessed neighbors transform a room in each other's homes.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - Goldie Hawn, Sandy Toksvig, and Alphabeat

11:25pm Saturday Night Live NBC - Host Jon Hamm (aka Don Draper from "Mad Men"); Coldplay performs.


8:00pm Food Network Challenge Food - Four amateur pumpkin carvers compete in this Halloween-themed contest.

9:00pm True Blood HBO - Sookie tries to hold herself together in the wake of another possible tragedy

9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - Dave convinces Susan (Teri Hatcher) to throw Mrs. McCluskey a surprise birthday party.

9:00pm Dexter Showtime - Dexter tracks a murderous husband to Bimini; Rita has a medical emergency.

10:00pm Entourage HBO - Turtle wins a seat next to Jamie-Lynn Sigler; Josh Weinstein courts Vince while Ari is distracted.

10:00pm Mad Men AMC - Season Finale.

10:00pm Californication Showtime - Hank moves into Lew's mansion; Charlie becomes a major investor in his newest client's upcoming adult film.

10:30pm Little Britain USA HBO - Emily Howard is arrested; Linda insults a graduate student; Vicky is silenced after a failed escape from boot camp; Lou and Andy go to the zoo; Bubbles flirts with an heir.

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in "Mad Men" via AMC

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