Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
Jennette McCurdy and Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
8 pm/ET Nickelodeon
In a special 90-minute episode, Carly and her friends go on a trip to Japan when her show is nominated for a Web award, and it turns out to be quite an adventure! Their travels include sharing a ride with live possums and arriving at their destination via parachutes. Once at the competition, they must deal with teen rivals who have sabotage on their minds. Then talk about a tough act to follow: The band Good Charlotte perform at the competition. But Carly and her pals are quite impressive, and they just might have what it takes to win. — Jennifer Sankowski
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Austin City Limits
9 pm/ET PBS
Even if you haven't heard of the retro-soul act Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, odds are you've heard the band (sans Jones) in action: The group backed Amy Winehouse on much of Back to Black, including the hit "Rehab." Here, Jones and band display their soul chops with selections from their 2007 CD 100 Days, 100 Nights. Then, Carolyn Wonderland demonstrates her blues-rock prowess with songs from her 2007 album, Miss Understood. — Jeff Gemmill
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Mail Order Bride
9 pm/ET Hallmark
Hallmark kicks off an 11-week run of Saturday-night original movie premieres tonight with this period piece about love and lies in the Old West. Daphne Zuniga stars as a con woman who, after tiring of her life of crime, decides to make a fresh start by posing as a recently deceased friend who was engaged to a Wyoming rancher (Cameron Bancroft) she'd never met. Sure, it's not the most conventional start to a marriage, but it sure beats the dating scene. — Brie Hearn
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True Jackson, VP
9:30 pm/ET Nickelodeon
The series opener of this new comedy follows the career of True Jackson, a fashion-loving teenager who gets hired to head the youth division of a major NYC fashion label. She gets all the perks that come with being a vice president, such as an assistant and a fancy office, and all the drawbacks as well, such as the envy and cattiness of some of her new coworkers. Soon she realizes that if she can deal with mean girls and cliques in high school, she can deal with them in the corporate world, too. — Jennifer Sankowski
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Taxicab Confessions: New York, New York 3
11 pm/ET HBO
It's been nearly three years since the last confession (the most recent one was in January 2006), so don't miss any of the juicy details when the hidden-camera-on-wheels show returns to New York City for another round of unsuspecting passengers who say the darnedest things. Tonight's guinea pigs include a lovesick police officer who's been out drowning his sorrows, a woman who recalls the 9/11 attacks and an older prostitute with decades of experience. — Joe Friedrich
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