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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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The Screen Actors Guild has officially rejected the June 30th offer from the studios. Cited among the reasons for the rejection was the fact that the major studios and networks have invested large amounts of money and/or have inked deals to distribute their content online or via video-on-demand but the contract offered actors does not account for this increased distribution. Considering that the contract would be for four years, to be locked out of that revenue was considered unreasonable.

Have a great weekend!

Tonight

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8:00pm FNMTV MTV - Performance by The Jonas Brothers, video Premieres by Shwayze, Lesley Roy, Slipknot and Nelly plus a big VMA announcement.

8:00pm X-Play Best of E3 Awards G4 - Did you make it to E3? If not, this will provide a great summary.

9:00pm What Not to Wear TLC - Kandiss A 33-year-old hairdresser needs some help with her wardrobe.

9:00pm Monk USA - Season Premiere

9:00pm Duel ABC - Contestants challenge each other's intellect and skill. Mike Greenberg hosts.

10:00pm Psych USA - Season Premiere.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actress Rosie Perez; and Michael Ian Black nemesis: author David Sedaris.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); the SteelDrivers perform.

Saturday

5:00pm-2:00am You Can't Take It With You (1938); You Can't Run Away From It (1956); You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940); You Can't Get Away With Murder(1939); You Can't Win 'Em All (1970) TCM - Turner Classic Movies does another one of their crazy marathons, this one is movies with "You Can't...." titles (the first one is the best though)

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9:00pm It's Me or the Dog ANIMAL PLANET - Victoria Stillwell revisits Bumble and Doogle, a pair of out-of-control Old English sheepdogs.

10:00pm The Graham Norton Show BBC America - John Malkovich, Alan Davies and Sharleen Spiteri

10:00pm Trading Spaces TLC - Paige's Perfect 10: Ep. 2

Sunday

12:00pm Mad Men Marathon AMC - Get caught up on the Emmy nominated series before the season premiere in a week

8:00pm Big Brother 10 CBS - Contestants nominate housemates for eviction.

8:00pm High School Musical: Get in the Picture ABC - Series Premiere.

9:00pm The 2008 ESPYs ESPN - Justin Timberlake hosts this years' sports awards.

9:00pm The Singing Office TLC - Melanie Brown hosts as animal shelter workers and bus drivers compete in a singing challenge.

9:00pm Generation Kill HBO - Bravo company heads toward Nasiriyah, where Alpha company is involved in a skirmish; a wrong turn causes Bravo to lag behind other companies.

"Mad Men" pic via AMC