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Friday/weekend: Donnie and Marie Osmond host the "Miss USA" pageant. Plus: What did you think of "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans Vs. Favorites" on Thursday?

By Salon Staff

Published April 11, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Weekend Pick

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Donnie and Marie Osmond are hosting the "Miss USA" pageant (Friday at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC)? Are we reading that right, or did we get beamed back to the '70s? That sounds like the TV event of our dreams... when we were 8 years old, that is. But yes, there are still swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions, the abs are just firmer than they used to be. What we really want to know is, what do these women spend the rest of the year doing, besides Pilates? Here's hoping that Donnie wears his purple socks, and Marie comes out in an elaborate wooden dress. (Does anyone else remember her wooden dress, or are we creating false memories again?)


On Friday, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" airs 8 p.m. EDT on AMC, a new episode of "Canterbury's Law" airs at 9 p.m. on Fox, and "Battlestar Galactica" airs at 10 p.m. on Sci Fi. On Saturday, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" airs at 8 p.m. on AMC and "Torchwood" airs at 11 p.m. on BBC America. On Sunday, celebrity poker reigns on the "National Heads-Up Poker Championship" (begins at 12 noon on NBC). Later, the "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education" airs at 8 p.m. on Comedy Central, followed by "John Adams" (9 p.m. on HBO), "Masterpiece's" "A Room With a View" (9 p.m. on PBS, check listings) and "The Tudors" (9 p.m. on Showtime).

Thursday night

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

David Boreanaz, guest co-host Bryant Gumbel

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Sarah Jessica Parker, Rose Rock

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Marcia Cross, Leona Lewis

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Gay around the world (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Steve Martin, hand shadows performer Raymond Crowe (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

William Shatner, Tricia Helfer, Ryan Bingham

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Aaron David Miller, John Larroquette

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Christina Applegate, Leona Lewis

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Oliver Hudson, AA Bondy

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Christina Applegate, Brittany Snow, Gene Pompa

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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