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Salon's guide to what to watch on Friday and this weekend: This may be the perfect time to watch "Snakes on a Plane."

Published August 31, 2007 10:00AM (EDT)

Friday/Weekend Pick

Photo: New Line Cinema

If you were ever curious about that provocatively titled "Snakes on a Plane" (Friday at 8 p.m. EDT on HBO), this may be the perfect night to watch it. Go get a cold six-pack, make a big bowl of buttery popcorn and turn your brain to "low expectations" mode. Then bask in the glory of Samuel L. Jackson, a bunch of motherfucking snakes, a motherfucking plane and lots of people saying "motherfucker" over and over again. How was this movie not a hit?


On Friday, PBS's "Exposé: America's Investigative Reports" airs "A Sea of Trouble" (check local listings), which follows a Seattle Post-Intelligencer investigation into oil-tanker safety in the Pacific Northwest indicating that another Exxon Valdez is not out of the question. On Saturday and Sunday nights, tennis lovers will be glued to the third and fourth rounds of the Men's and Women's U.S. Open, which airs at 7 p.m. EDT both nights on USA. On Sunday night, the fourth season finale of "Entourage" airs at 10 p.m. EDT, while "Flight of the Conchords" wraps up its first season at 10:30 p.m. EDT, both on HBO.

On the talk shows -- Friday

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Relly Nominees: Best Host Chat, Favorite Real Person: Female, Favorite Real Person: Male, Most Touching Moment, Best Winning Reality Guest, Best Dressed, Celebrity Hidden Talents

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Marc Anthony, guest co-host Susie Essman (repeat)

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Jeff Corwin, Faith Hill (repeat)

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"Headline-Making Survivors" (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Tina Brown, Ted Sorensen, Jonathan Tisch

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

"Remembering Princess Diana"

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Amy Sedaris, Will Arnett

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Seth Green, Mike Rowe, Collective Soul

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Buzz Aldrin

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Dan Fogler

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Nealon, Michael Strahan

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Dennis Hopper, Eddie Pence, Darryl Worley (repeat)

Contributors: Matthew Fishbane, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter

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