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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition - HBO Buys Obama Documentary

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Looks like HBO will buy a documentary on president-elect Barack Obama and will air it in 2009. The documentary was produced by actor Edward Norton's production company, Class 5 Films, and was bought "in the seven-figure range". A nice bet by Norton paid off evidently.

A whole bunch of premieres air tonight and late night TV looks pretty good too.

The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - "Whale Wars" (pictured right), "The Soup", Leno, Conan; Saturday - "Sweeney Todd", "The Graham Norton Show"; Sunday - "Nevada Smith", "True Blood", "Entourage"

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8:00pm Deal or No Deal NBC - A man from Folsom, Calif., plays the game with an additional case on the board worth $2 million.

9:00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent USA - Season Premiere

9:00pm Survivorman Discovery - Season Premiere

9:00pm Whale Wars Animal Planet - Series Premiere

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10:00pm The Soup E! - Seth Green makes an appearance!!!

10:00pm Crash Starz - So what would you do if you came in to work, and found a dead guy in your boss' bed?

10:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - Don and the team investigate when a magician mysteriously vanishes during an illusion. For Zach.

11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - TV show host Joy Behar; singer Lance Bass; TV on the Radio performs.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Natalie Portman; comic Artie Lange.

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12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Ricky Gervais; actress Vera Farmiga; Chromeo performs.


8:00pm Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street HBO - (2007) After serving time for a crime he did not commit, a vengeful barber and his accomplice carve up unlucky customers and bake them in meat pies.

9:00pm My Bare Lady Fox Reality - Season Premiere

10:00pm Trading Spaces TLC - Two formerly friendly sisters-in-law try to come to terms with their differences for the sake of the family.

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10:30pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - A 'Doctor Who'-themed special!

7:15pm Nevada Smith TCM - (1966) The part-Indian character (Steve McQueen) from Harold Robbins' ``The Carpetbaggers'' hunts down his parents' killers.

8:00pm Ruby Style - Series Premiere.

8:00pm Brotherhood Showtime - Tommy strong-arms the mayor for his support; Michael's business dealings slow things down

9:00pm True Blood HBO - Sam shares a secret with Sookie; Lettie Mae and Tara celebrate; Jason and Amy debate what to do with Eddie

9:00pm Dexter HBO - Dexter and Miguel have differences in selecting a new victim; Rita discovers that Miguel's wife has suspicions

9:00pm Desperate Housewives ABC - Lynette and Tom find that one of their worst fears has come true.

10:00pm Entourage HBO - Seth Green guests!

10:00pm Californication Showtime - Hank becomes interested in Becca's teacher; Charlie discovers that Marcy has been hiding a secret.

10:00pm The Unit CBS - The team travels to Iraq to save Jonas' daughter, who has been kidnapped.

10:30 Summer Heights High HBO - Series Premiere.

Pic of Sea Shepherd crew outrunning Japanese whaler via Animal Planet/Discovery