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TV Junkie: Weekend Edition

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OK so the Oscars are this weekend. Even though the writers' strike is over, the prediction is that this will be a ho-hum (excuse me?) Oscars. First of all, the majority of the films presented for consideration are real downers, secondly, because of the strike, many potential presenters thought that the awards ceremony would be canceled or drastically cut back so they made other plans and are now not available to present at the show. I'm sure they will have enough presenters but perhaps there won't be as many "mega-stars", thus leaving room for more indie-types.


8:00pm Tour of California: Stage 5 Solvang Time Trial VERSUS - Levi Leipheimer started the day with a 13 second lead, will he still be the leader after the race against the clock?

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8:45pm Manhattan TCM - Woody Allen's love song to NYC. Mariel Hemingway I lurve you.

9:00pm Monk USA - Season Finale.

9:00pm 20/20 ABC - Extraordinary congenital disorders and diseases, including fatal familial insomnia, persistent sexual arousal syndrome and sirenomelia sequence.