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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition - "Generation Kill" Premieres Sunday

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The studios say that the SAG rejected their latest offer but the SAG says that isn't true. Still no word of a strike vote from SAG - if this SAG stuff is of particular interest to you, be sure to check out The Hollywood Reporter's SAG/AFTRA "Strike Zone".

The big deal this weekend is HBO's Sunday premiere of "Generation Kill". The show will be dramatic and there will definitely be some "humanizing" of the members of a Marine special ops unit, but the overall reminder is that we've been at war in Iraq for over 6 years. Marines have done their tours of duty as well as entered and left the service during this period of time. It's history for these guys but it's still going on. The show features at least one _real_ Marine, Sgt. Rudy Reyes, from the unit who looks like he came from Central Casting. The show is the TV Junkie Pick O' The Weekend.

Tonight

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8:00mp FNMTV MTV - Special performance by Katy Perry in a sea of red balloons. Also, special guest LL Cool J, Daughtry and She & Him stop by to show their new videos. This week special guest commentator: The Game

9:00pm NUMB3RS CBS - On at a new time

9:00pm Coffy IFC - (1973) A nurse (Pam Grier) seeks revenge on those she holds responsible for her 11-year-old sister's drug addiction

10:00pm Flashpoint CBS - Series Premiere. We've heard good things about this - if you like your basic action series, this might do it for you.

10:00pm Stargate Atlantis SciFi - Season Premiere.

10:00pm Koppel: People's Republic of Capitalism DISCOVERY - The void left by communism and Confuscianism.

10:00pm Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust TLC - Season Premiere. Swimsuit designer Ashley Paige finds her dream of business ownership harder than expected.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Sean Hayes; actor Ed Helms; comic Tom Papa.

Saturday

9:00pm Robin Hood BBCA - Prince John's private army believes the Sheriff has been killed and plans to raze Nottingham

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10:00pm Koppel: People's Republic of Capitalism DISCOVERY - Series Finale. It's the Economy, Stupid: Chongqing's exploding population.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBCA - Catherine Tate; the Kooks

Sunday

8:00pm Big Brother CBS - Season Premiere

9:00pm Miss Universe 2008 NBC - Women from more than 80 countries vie for the crown in the annual pageant; Lady GaGa performs; Jerry Springer and Mel B. host.

9:00pm Generation Kill HBO - Series Premiere. U.S. First Recon Marines prepare to invade Iraq; soldiers pass time while awaiting orders; a writer from ``Rolling Stone'' magazine becomes embedded with the unit.

10:00pm Brooke Knows Best VH1 - Series Premiere

"Generation Kill" pic from HBO