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To Catch a Predator Catches up to Roman Polanski

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 13th 2009 9:02AM
Chris Hansen meets Roman Polanski on a fictional version of To Catch a Predator.Before it got self-referential and started playing up its own celebrity, NBC Dateline's "To Catch a Predator" series was a distinct guilty pleasure. It did the heart good to see some genuinely depraved lowlifes humiliated on nationwide TV before heading off to prison where they'd no doubt meet predators more adept than themselves.

Meanwhile, with so many in Hollywood reaching out to defend confessed child rapist Roman Polanski, It was inevitable that some clever video editor would bring "Predator" host Chris Hansen and moviedom's most prominent pedophile together for a brief interview on YouTube (video after the jump).

The exchange hits all of the "Predator" chestnuts as, whenever Hansen ambushed one of these depraved disasters, there'd be excuses and denials galore. Sadly, Polanski outlived the real "To Catch a Predator" as lame lawsuits involving tired notions of due process and entrapment ruined the fun for everyone.

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What's On Tonight: Brothers, Law and Order, Medium, Smallville

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 25th 2009 12:04PM
  • DollhouseIFC has a marathon of The Prisoner all night.
  • At 8, CBS has the season premiere of Ghost Whisperer, followed by the season premieres of Medium and Numb3rs.
  • NBC has the season premiere of Law and Order at 8, then new episodes of Dateline and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has the series premiere of Brothers at 8, the the season premiere of Dollhouse.
  • There's a new Smallville on The CW at 8.
  • PBS has new episodes of Washington Week, NOW, and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • MyNetwork TV has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new episode of The Troop at 8.
  • Also at 8: Disney has a new Phineas and Ferb, followed by a new Suite Life on Deck.
  • At 8:30, Cartoon Network has a new Ben 10: Alien Force.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, then a new Psych.
  • BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross at 9.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • History Channel has a new Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: ALMA Awards, The Troop, Ben 10, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 18th 2009 4:07PM
  • Bill MaherAt 8, ABC has the ALMA Awards, followed by a new 20/20.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour Dateline at 8, then a new Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Nickelodeon has the series premiere of The Troop (three episodes) starting at 8.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Suite Life on Deck.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Ben 10: Alien Force at 8:30.
  • There's a new Smackdown! on MyNetwork TV at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, then a new Psych.
  • Syfy has a new Eureka at 9.
  • National Geographic Channel has a new Dog Whisperer at 9.
  • Also at 9: BBC America has a new Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Chefs vs. the City at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Jonas, Masterpiece Mystery, Robot Chicken

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 6th 2009 4:07PM
  • Design StarAt 5, TV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon.
  • At 7, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • At 7:30, ESPN has the Sprint Cup: Labor Day Classic 500 race.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother, followed by a new There Goes The Neighborhood.
  • CNBC has the NBC Prime Time Preview Show at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new Nick News at 8.
  • CMTV has the original The Longest Yard at 8.
  • Also at 8: Style Network has a new Ruby.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Jonas.
  • At 9, various stations have The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (check local listings).
  • PBS has a new Masterpiece Mystery! at 9.
  • WE has a new Bridezillas at 9.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • There's a new Design Star on HGTV at 10.
  • History Channel has a new Pawn Stars at 10.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: U.S. Open, CMA Music Festival, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 31st 2009 4:04PM
Greek
  • At 7, ESPN2 has U.S. Open Tennis.
  • At 8, ABC has the CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock.
  • ABC Family has a new Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, followed by the season premiere of Greek.
  • ESPN has Pre-Season Football at 8, the Vikings vs. the Texans.
  • BBC America has a new Top Gear at 8.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • TLC has a new Jon & Kate Plus 8 at 9, then a new Ultimate Cake-Off.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • Showtime has the season finale of Weeds at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.
  • E! has a new The Soup Presents at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Daytime Emmys, Futurama, True Blood, Design Star

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 30th 2009 4:00PM
  • Army WivesA 7, NBC has a new Dateline, then Pre-Season Football, the Bears vs. the Broncos.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother, followed by a new There Goes The Neighborhood.
  • The CW has the Daytime Emmy Awards at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, followed by a new Iron Chef America.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Shark Tank, then a new Defying Gravity.
  • PBS has a new Masterpiece Mystery! at 9.
  • Comedy Central has Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder at 9.
  • There's a new Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime at 8, then a new Army Wives.
  • National Geographic Channel has the series premiere of The Human Family Tree at 9.
  • HBO has a new True Blood at 9, followed by new episodes of Hung and Entourage.
  • Also at 9: Syfy has the movie High Plains Invaders.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • HGTV has a new Design Star at 10.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of Pawn Stars at 10.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Millionaire, Glenn Martin, DDS, Top Gear, Dating in the Dark

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 17th 2009 4:01PM
  • Guy FieriAt 7:30, Nickelodeon has two new episodes of Penguins of Madagascar, then the series premiere of Glenn Martin, DDS.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, followed by a new Dating in the Dark.
  • NBC has a new Great American Road Trip at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, then a new Make It or Break It.
  • ESPN has Pre-Season Football at 8, the Giants vs. the Panthers.
  • ESPN2 has Little League Baseball at 8.
  • BBC America has a new Top Gear at 8.
  • At 9, TLC has a new Jon & Kate Plus 8.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, then a new Raising the Bar.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, followed by a new Nurse Jackie.
  • TLC has a new Cake Boss at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Neil Diamond, Degrassi, Woodstock, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 14th 2009 4:03PM
  • MentalAt 8, CBS has Neil Diamond: Hot August Night: NYC.
  • FOX has the two-hour season finale of Mental at 8.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, then new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • ESPN has Little League Baseball at 8.
  • The N has the movie Degrassi Goes Hollywood at 8.
  • At 9, NBC has a new, two-hour Dateline.
  • USA has a new Monk at 9, followed by a new Psych.
  • Syfy has a new Eureka at 9.
  • History Channel has a new Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey at 9.
  • Travel Channel has a new Whale Wars at 9.
  • Also at 9: VH-1 has Woodstock: Now & Then.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.
  • HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Chefs vs. City at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10, then Comedians of Chelsea Lately.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Teen Choice Awards, The Closer, Anthony Bourdain

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 10th 2009 4:04PM
  • WeedsAt 8, ABC has a new Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, followed by a new Dating in the Dark.
  • FOX has the 2009 Teen Choice Awards at 8.
  • NBC has a new Great American Road Trip at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has two new episodes of History Detectives.
  • TLC has a new Jon & Kate Plus 8 at 9.
  • There's a new episode of The Closer on TNT at 9, then a new Raising the Bar.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • Also at 9: Travel Channel has Confessions of a Travel Writer, followed by a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, then a new Nurse Jackie.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Shark Tank, Neighborhood, Joan Rivers Roast

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 9th 2009 4:00PM
  • Law and Order: CIAt 7, NBC has a new Dateline, followed by Pre-Season Football, Bills vs. Titans.
  • At 7:30, Disney has a new Hannah Montana.
  • At 8, ABC has the premiere of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, then the series premiere of Shark Tank and a new Defying Gravity.
  • CBS has a new Big Brother at 8, then the series premiere of There Goes The Neighborhood.
  • Retro TV has two episodes of the original Mike Hammer at 8, then The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
  • ESPN has the Red Sox/Yankees game at 8.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Jonas.
  • At 9, Lifetime has a new Drop Dead Diva, followed by a new Army Wives.
  • USA has the season finale of Law and Order: CI at 9, then the season finale of In Plain Sight.
  • HBO has a new True Blood at 9, followed by new episodes of Hung and Entourage.
  • A&E has two new episodes of Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, then Animal House: The Inside Story.
  • History Channel has a new Ice Road Truckers at 9, followed by two new episodes of Pawn Stars.
  • There's a new Web Soup on G4 at 9.
  • Also at 9: Food Network has a new Iron Chef America.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has the Joan Rivers Roast.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken.
  • At 1am, Cartoon Network has a new Mighty Boosh.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Road Trip, Kathy Griffin, Raising The Bar

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 3rd 2009 4:03PM
  • Nurse JackieDiscovery's Shark Week continues all night.
  • At 8, ABC has Sugarland: Live on the Inside.
  • NBC has a new Great American Road Trip at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, followed by a new Make It or Break It.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW (with Jeremy Piven).
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, then a new Raising the Bar.
  • TLC has the return of Jon & Kate Plus 8 at 9 (two episodes).
  • At 10, ABC has a new Dating in the Dark.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, then a new Nurse Jackie.
  • TLC has a new Ultimate Cake-Off at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List at 10.
  • IFC has the movie I, The Jury at 10.
  • Also at 10: Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Shark Week, Defying Gravity, Next Food Network Star

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 2nd 2009 4:00PM
  • EntourageShark Week stars on Discovery Channel today.
  • Travel Channel has a Man vs. Food marathon all night.
  • At 7, NBC has a new Dateline, followed by a new Merlin and the conclusion of The Storm.
  • At 8, ABC has Ty's British Adventure, then the series premiere of Defying Gravity.
  • CBS has a new Big Brother at 8.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Jonas.
  • At 9, USA has a new Law and Order: CI, then a new In Plain Sight.
  • Food Network has the season finale of Next Food Network Star at 9, followed by a new The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
  • Lifetime has a new Drop Dead Diva at 9, then a new Army Wives.
  • A&E has two new episodes of Gene Simmons' Family Jewels at 9.
  • There's a new Ice Road Truckers on History Channel at 9, followed by two new episodes of Pawn Stars.
  • G4 has a new Web Soup at 9.
  • Also at 9: HBO has a new True Blood, then new episodes of Hung and Entourage.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new Squidbillies.
  • At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has a new Mighty Boosh.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Wizards of Waverly Place, Lock 'N Load, Eureka

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 31st 2009 4:05PM
Goode Family

  • At 8, ABC has a new Surviving Suburbia, followed by a new Goode Family.
  • PBS has a new Washington Week at 8, the new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • Disney has a new Wizards of Waverly Place at 8.
  • ESPN has more X Games coverage at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Mental.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 9.
  • History Channel has a new Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey at 9.
  • Animal Planet has a new Whale Wars at 9.
  • Also at 9: Syfy has a new Eureka.
  • At 10, HBO has a new Real Time with Bill Maher.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • At 11, ESPN2 has coverage of the Los Angeles Open tennis tournament.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Bachelorette, Unwrapped, Nurse Jackie, Cake Boss

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 27th 2009 4:05PM
  • The CloserAt 7, Bravo has a new Inside The Actors Studio, with Judd Apatow.
  • At 8, ABC has the two-hour season finale of The Bachelorette, followed by a new Dating in the Dark.
  • NBC has a new Great American Road Trip at 8, then new episodes of The Wanted and Dateline.
  • ABC Family has a new Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, then a new Make It Or Break It.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, followed by a new Raising the Bar.
  • History Channel has Sex in 69: Sexual Revolution in America at 9.
  • Also at 9: Food Network has a new Unwrapped.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, then a new Nurse Jackie.
  • Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
  • Bravo has a new Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List at 10.
  • TLC has a new Cake Boss at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Cronkite Remembers, Hannah Montana, Army Wives

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 26th 2009 4:04PM
Robot Chicken

  • Discovery has a Cronkite Remembers marathon all night.
  • At 7, NBC has a new Dateline, followed by a new Merlin and the miniseries The Storm.
  • The CW has a new Easy Money at 7.
  • At 7:30, Disney has a new Hannah Montana.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • TCM has High Noon at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, then new episodes of Next Food Network Star and Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Mystery!
  • USA has a new Law and Order: CI at 9, then a new In Plain Sight.
  • HBO has a new True Blood at 9, then new episodes of Hung and Entourage.
  • There's a new Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime at 9, followed by a new Army Wives.
  • A&E has two new episodes of Gene Simmons' Family Jewels at 9, then two new episodes of Hammertime.
  • History Channel has a new Ice Road Truckers at 9, followed by two new episodes of Pawn Stars.
  • Also at 9: G4 has a new Web Soup.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken.
  • At 12:30, Cartoon Network has a new Mighty Boosh.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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