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Sarah Silverman's Thanksgiving Special (VIDEO)

Sadly, 'The Sarah Silverman Program' is no long with us. That does not mean Silverman will stop delighting, shocking and occasionally disgusting us with her endearingly foul wit. Her latest holiday video on Funny Or Die is a perfect example of just that. The stand-up comic/actress/writer recalls a Thanksgiving when she was six years old and her well-intentioned father took her to their neighbor's farm to choose a turkey. (A similar version of the story appears in her recent book 'The Bedwetter.') As adults, it's easy to predict the future of whichever turkey young Sarah chose. However, to a child that outcome was not immediately apparent. To Read More Click Here.

Sarah Silverman Program' canceled: A sad day for poop-joke comedy

Poor Sarah Silverman. As first reported in Deadline, the pigtailed, foul-mouth comic's comedy series, The Sarah Silverman Program, has been canceled. (Comedy Central confirmed to EW: 'We will not be renewing it for a fourth season.') Somehow, I blame God. (Or Ben Affleck.) Because, as we know, Sarah rejected the needy King of Kings. So I imagine his hands are all over this. Either way, I'll miss Silverman's irreverent brand of comedy on television, and plan on growing a mustache while in mourning. But who am I kidding? I could never pull it off like she does. PopWatchers, will you miss The Sarah Silverman Program? And are you, like me, hoping Brian Posehn finds another gig very, very soon? Here

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, March 25, 2010

* Grey's Anatomy (9/8c ABC) Things ended on an up note for the hot docs last week, both professionally and romantically (although Lexie might beg to differ), but Teddy won't be able to concentrate too much on "responsible adult" Mark tonight because she has pressing work problems (about a patient who wants to die). They're so pressing, in fact, that she must ask Owen for help, and that opens a floodgate of wartime memories for him. They won't be pleasant. Look, too, for signs of trouble between Callie and Arizona. Sara Gilbert guest stars. * NCAA Basketball Tournament (7/6c CBS) So that's why this is one of the world's top sporting events. Last weekend's slate of thrillers, upsets and buzzer beaters leaves a motley group of 16 teams (representing 11 different conferences) to battle it out over the next two nights. Games of note this evening include Wes Johnson and the Orange of Syracuse trying to put an end to the Butler Bulldogs (with the nation's longest winning streak at 22 games), and top seed Kentucky looking to halt the remarkable run of the Big Red of Cornell. * Vampire Diaries (8/7c The CW ) It's been six weeks since the last original episode aired way back on Feb. 11, but the wait appears to be worth it. Tonight, Damon is selected to be one of Mystic Falls few good men to take part in a bachelor raffle to raise money for the town. "A room full of women clamoring to win a date with me," Damon says, "sounds tasty." Of course, with bloodthirsty Damon as the prize, the winner is likely to end up the biggest loser of the night. * 30 Rock (9:30/8:30c NBC) Jason Sudeikis, former Saturday Night Live cast mate of series headliner Tina Fey, returns as Liz's ex-flame. It's a flood of Floyd when he arrives and breaks big news, prompting Mizz Liz to reassess her dormant feelings for him. Meanwhile, after getting punk'd by the writing team, newest TGS player Danny (Cheyenne Jackson) learns the fine art of pulling pranks, courtesy of Jack. And Kenneth sheds light on his oddball childhood, thoroughly disturbing Jenna and Tracy in the process. * Sarah Silverman Program (Midnight/11c Comedy Central ) Jam bands usually inspire fierce loyalty from their fans, who are known for traveling as one community from venue to venue in search of the eternal groove and ever-evolving musical improvisation. But what if it's all in their heads? Sarah has news for these zealots when she attends a freewheeling concert with Steve. Meanwhile, Jay's uncontrollable laughter in the bedroom isn't very funny to Laura. Source Here

Sarah Silverman Program Season 3, Episode 7 Preview: "Jam Band Favor"

In this Thursday's new episode of Sarah Silverman Program , Sarah feels that Steve's request to see a jam band puts a strain on their friendship, but he says she owes him a favor. Click the link below for an exclusive preview of what's to come this week (more hilarity to ensue, I'm sure), then tune in Thursday on Comedy Central at 12am/11c to see for yourself! Preview

Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 - Featured

* Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (8/7c CBS) The granddaddy of reality shows, which debuted on May 31, 2000, celebrates its 20th edition with 20 former players who became famous either for their heroic efforts or villainous ways. They first arrive in Samoa via helicopters and are divided into their respective "good" and "evil" tribes before taking part in the initial immunity challenge and attending the first tribal council, where one player's attempt at revenge or redemption will come to an abrupt end. Among the castaways are previous game winners Tom Westman, Parvati Shallow and J.T. Thomas, and last season's breakout personality and runner-up to the title, Russell Hantz. * Grey's Anatomy (9/8c ABC) It's Valentine's Day, but love isn't exactly what's in the air around the hospital after a restaurant roof collapses, and the hot docs have lots of work to do. Still, this is Grey's Anatomy and, sure enough, something might be stirring between Bailey and Ben (Jason George), the anesthesiologist she sparred with last week. As for Mark and Lexie, it looks bad (and he's preoccupied with daughter Sloan). But there was that elevator scene last week, so the final word on Mexie has yet to be written. * The Office (9/8c NBC) A rattling Sabre has teeth in the wake of the mysterious company's strategic acquisition of Dunder Mifflin. The corporate curtain rises for new CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates), who arrives in Scranton and awes the staffers with her magnetic swagger and charismatic Southern style. But this belle rings loudly: She resists the Dunder Mifflin notion of having two branch managers, a policy shift that sorely impacts Michael and Jim. One remains captain; one must step down and return to salesman duty. Meanwhile, a Valentine's Day plan blows up on Andy. * In Performance at the White House (8/7c PBS) President and Mrs. Obama host a White House celebration of the civil-rights movement that features renditions of the era's memorable songs and readings from important speeches and writings. Among the artists taking part: Yolanda Adams, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Sweet Honey in the Rock founder Bernice Johnson Reagon, Smokey Robinson and Seal. Speakers include Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah. * Sarah Silverman Program (10:30/9:30c Comedy Central ) For a series that shamelessly traffics in potty humor, it's not too surprising that Sarah would finally get her own show for the toilet-training set. It comes about after her craving for a pancake brunch is spoiled by a kiddie-lit reading, and just like child's play, Sarah's on the air with a new target audience of wee ones. Of course, her chief antagonist, Jay, joins a group opposed to her brand of entertainment, which leads to a debate on Real Time with Bill Maher (who appears as himself). Source Here

Sarah Silverman Talks Season Three and More

It may not have seemed that Sarah Silverman was busy in 2009, especially since the last time we saw 'The Sarah Silverman Program' on Comedy Central was December of 2008. But she was busy behind the scenes. Silverman filmed 'Saint John of Las Vegas' with Steve Buscemi, which played the festival circuit last year and gets a wider release this year, 'Peep World' with Michael C. Hall and Rainn Wilson, and wrote her memoir, 'The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee,' which is due in April. Silverman was also negotiating with Comedy Central for 'The Sarah Silverman Program.' Comedy Central wanted to cut her budget from $1.1 million per episode to $850,000, which was a non-starter for Silverman and her partners. To Read more Click Here .

Plenty of new Sarah Silverman on the way

You can be forgiven if you thought The Sarah Silverman Program was done. The last time new episodes aired on Comedy Central was December of 2008, and in an era where some shows clock two seasons a year, that's an eternity. Take heart, Silverman fans, the show returns for a third season on February 4, paired with last year's surprise hit, Important Things with Demetri Martin. And if you miss the season premiere, you can catch it again on the LOGO network on February 9, the day The Sarah Silverman Program: Season Two, Volume Two comes out on DVD. And if that's still not enough Silverman for you, she has a new book coming out April 20, called The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee. Oh, and also, she has a new film called Peep World with Michael C. Hall and Rainn Wilson in the can, to be released later this year. To Read More Click Here .

Comedy Central Announces Return of Two Series - Featured

From TV Week: Comedy Central announced today that The Sarah Silverman Program and Important Things with Demetri Martin will be returning for new seasons on Feb. 4. Season 2 of "Demetri" returns at 10 p.m., followed at 10:30 p.m. by the third-season premiere of "Sarah Silverman." In addition, the 14th edition of Comedy Central Presents returns Feb. 19, featuring new comics from clubs around the country. Source

News Briefs: Darth Vader, Van Halen, and Paris

... The Daily Show's John Oliver will appear in at least two of the first 12 episodes of Community, NBC's forthcoming comedy about community college. We're still on the fence about the show, which comes from a Sarah Silverman Program vet and stars Joel McHale and Chevy Chase -- the world does not need another National Lampoon. ... Legendary Darth Vader voicer James Earl Jones will guest-star in the upcoming fourth season of House. Jones will play President Antipas Dibala, and African dictator who comes to the hospital as a patient. [via The Ausiello Files] ... Legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen will make a cameo appearance on the September 21 season premiere of CBS's Two and a Half Men. [via Hollywood Insider] ... Semi-legendary Tom Arnold is returning to TV. The actor has signed a blind script deal with Universal Media Studios to write and produce a half-hour comedy for NBC. [via Variety] ... And finally, legendary airhead Paris Hilton will guest-star in episode five of the new season of Supernatural. Alas, there's no word yet on who the heiress will play. Source: E! Online

Sarah Silverman Saved, Returning For Season 3

"The Sarah Silverman Program " will be back for a third season on Comedy Central, following the resolution of four-day day standoff over planned budget cuts. The cable channel has ordered a 10-episode season of its signature live-action series, which will now be co-financed with gay-oriented sister cable network Logo. "We're happy," Silverman said. "All we ever wanted was just to make our show. Nothing fancy -- just our show." It's a happy ending to a drama that threatened to make "Sarah Silverman" the first major primetime casualty of the economic crisis after the cable network was forced to slash the budget of the series by more that 20% and its executive producers refused to continue at those terms. "Things were tough on Friday and over the weekend," said Comedy Central's president of original programing Lauren Corrao, who headed the network's efforts to keep "Sarah Silverman" on the air. "We very much wanted the show, we just couldn't come to an agreement for a budget that was acceptable and uncompromising to the producers and that we could afford." Like every other entertainment company, Comedy Central's Viacom parent has imposed companywide belt-tightening measures. As a result, Comedy central proposed picking up "Sarah Silverman" at an $850,000-per-episode budget for Season 3, down from $1.1 million for Season 2. Concerned that the drastic reduction won't allow them to keep the integrity of the single-camera comedy, which incorporates animation and musical numbers, Silverman and her fellow executive producers Dan Sterling, Ron Schrab and Heidi Herzon declined the offer. In a surprising twist, Corrao came up with the idea early on Monday to share "Sarah Silverman" with another Logo, which caters to gay, lesbian and transgender viewers. She called former Comedy Central executive Marc Leonard, now a senior exec at Logo. After discussing the idea for several hours, Logo's brass called up their Comedy Central counterparts to tell them they wanted to be part of the show. Details on how the financial responsibility and the window sharing will be divided between the two partners are still being worked out, but sources said with the combined financing, "Sarah Silverman" will have a budget a tad higher than last season's $1.1 million per episode. Logo has run Comedy Central shows before, including animated series "Drawn Together," but this the first time the two networks are involved in co-financing a series together. Source here