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Friday/weekend: Oprah, Oprah, Oprah and a million dollars in cash. Plus: What did you think of "30 Rock" on Thursday?

By Salon Staff

Published April 18, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Weekend Pick

ABC/Adam Larkey

The show itself got a little bit tedious -- maybe all giving and no taking make Jack a dull boy. But the finale of "Oprah's Big Give" (Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC) will not only feature lots and lots of Oprah, Oprah, Oprah, but it'll include the big revelation: The winner takes home a million dollars! Who will be the lucky guy or girl? The pageant queen, or one of those two yuppie guys, a dot-com millionaire and a contractor who lives in a jaw-droppingly huge house in Westchester County, N.Y.? Seeing a rich guy get a little richer has got to be the biggest give of all!


On Friday, "Doctor Who" airs at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Sci Fi, "Battlestar Galactica" airs at 10 p.m. on Sci Fi, a chronicle of Darfur called "The Devil Came on Horseback" airs at 10 p.m. National Geographic, and the documentary "Return of the Cuyahoga" premieres at 10 p.m. PBS (check listings). On Saturday, "Torchwood" airs at 9 p.m. on BBC America, while "Austin City Limits" features Ray Davies (9 p.m. on PBS, check listings). On Sunday, "Wire in the Blood" airs at 8 p.m. BBC America, "Masterpiece" features "My Boy Jack" (9 p.m. on PBS, check listings), "The Tudors" airs at 9 p.m. Showtime, "Brothers and Sisters" airs at 10 p.m. on ABC, and the finale of "John Adams" airs at 9 p.m. on HBO.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Willem Dafoe, Katie Lee Joel, guest co-host Kyle Maclachlan

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Laurence Fishburne, Elizabeth Berkley

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

"The Biggest Loser" winner, "American Idol" castoff Michael Johns, Lady Antebellum

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"I Hate My Job" interventions

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Amy Poehler, Jason Segel, Jordan Zevon

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Jason Taylor, Flogging Molly

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Steve Coll, Jessica Quellar

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Charles Barkley, Judd Apatow, Lyrics Born

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Martin Short, Boston Celtic Ray Allen, the Kooks (Repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Kristen Bell, Oliver Hudson, Liam Finn

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

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