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On TV this weekend, Dec. 17-19

On TV this weekend


Top 40 Videos of 2010, 9 p.m., VH1 Wait, someone besides Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift made music videos this year?

I Get That a Lot, 9:30 p.m., CBS If we went to a pizzeria and Heidi Klum was working behind the counter, you'd have to wheel us out to keep us from staring. If Paris Hilton was pumping our gas at a filling station, you'd have to wheel us out to keep us from laughing.

Gold Rush: Alaska, 10 p.m., Discovery What happens if, at the end of the season, they don't find any gold? Would they have to change the name of the show for next season?


Guy's Big Bite, 8 p.m., Food Matthew McConaughey drops by to cook up pork and oysters, but for some reason he keeps asking for some salad. Strange, why would he be saying that?

WWE Tribute to the Troops, 9 p.m., NBC What could be more American than sweaty guys in tights rolling around on the floor, punctuated by moments of voluptuous women in bikinis bashing each other? It's what makes the USA great!

Ricky Gervais, Out of England 2 The Stand-Up Special, 10 p.m., HBO Proof that English humor isn't always subtle, and can elicit belly laughs instead of smirks and chuckles.

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m. NBC Which will Jeff Bridges be pitching, True Grit or Tron: Legacy? Getting a computer-generated, 35-year-old Jeff to host would be a real trick.


SEASON FINALE Survivor: Nicaragua, 8 p.m., CBS The one guy at tbt* who watched this show quit two years ago, so we have no idea who's going to win. These capsules are just to remind you to set your DVRs, anyway.

SEASON FINALE Leverage, 9 p.m., TNT A revolution in a nondescript foreign country is the perfect way to end a nondescript, foreign season.

SEASON FINALE Bama Belles, 10 p.m., TLC Amie takes the girls on a road trip. We can only hope it's to Fort Deposit to eat lunch at Bates Turkey Farm.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III, 11:30 p.m., Adult Swim Somehow Seth Green & Co. keep coming up with jokes about the legendary series. Of course, half these jokes would end up as Internet parodies somehow anyway, so how impressed should we be?

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this weekend, Dec. 17-19 12/16/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 16, 2010 5:53pm]
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