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Tonight's TV Hot List for Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009

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NBA All-Star Saturday Night
8:30 pm/ET TNT
Before you see the fan-selected, all-around best of the best in tomorrow's All-Star Game, check out some of the best of various aspects of the game. Individual and team events include the skills challenge and shooting stars competition. Also, Toronto's Jason Kapono looks to three-peat in the three-point shootout against such long-shot specialists as Rashard Lewis of the Magic and Roger Mason of the Spurs. And Dwight Howard, take note: the slam dunk title has not been successfully defended since Jason Richardson won back-to-back in 2002-03. And he was the first since some guy named Jordan did it in 1987-88.

Read on for previews of Christopher Titus: Love Is Evol, Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits and Before You Say 'I Do'. read more

VIDEO: SNL's Andy Samberg and T-Pain Go On a "Boat" Trip

Days before Andy Samberg's Lonely Island debut album, Incredibad, hits shelves on Tuesday, the boys behind SNL 's digital shorts released their new single "I'm On a Boat" as a digital short on Saturday Night Live. The clip features Samberg and pal Akiva Schaffer as they hit the open waters for a nautical joyride alongside hip-hop artist T-Pain. Brace yourselves, because they've  brought their swim trunks and "flippy-floppies." Oh, the things you find in the bottom of a cereal box.

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SNL's Valentine to You: Alec Baldwin and the Jonas Brothers

Alec Baldwin, Joe Jonas

You've gotta love this one-two punch.

The Feb. 14 edition of Saturday Night Live will welcome 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin back to Studio 8H for a 14th time, while serving as musical guest will be those supremely coiffed teen heartthrobs, the Jonas Brothers.

Baldwin last hosted SNL in November 2006, with Christina Aguilera's considerable pipes as back-up. At this time, if it unclear if he will be lugging his Schwetty Balls ... read more

NBC Boss: SNL-Pepsi Deal Is a Taste of Things to Come

MacGruber/Pepsi Ad

NBC entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman is pursuing other partnerships like the one that turned a recurring Saturday Night Live character into a Super Bowl pitchman for Pepsi.

Of detractors who claim the Peacock blurred the line between programming and advertising with such a deal, Silverman contends, "Those are the same people who will be out of business" if they do not adapt during this difficult economy. He also tells TVGuide.com that NBC is in talks with other potential partners about "finding [similar] ways to use our entertainment vehicles to help their brands."

The spots, which premiered on the eve of the Super Bowl (during SNL commercial breaks), show Will Forte's MacGruber ... read more

Mega Buzz on House, Heroes, 24, 90210 & More

Olivia Wilde (House), Ali Larter (Heroes), Kiefer Sutherland (24

Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Drop us a line at mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

House is my favorite show, but I am getting sick of this season's Thirteen-centered storylines. When will we see more of Wilson, who has been woefully underused? —  Gillian
MATT: Personally, I'm (Olivia) Wilde for Thirteen, partly because her portrayer gives great quotes on the red carpet (and, ahem, is definitely not chilly). But I hear your woe, and can promise that Robert Sean Leonard has meaty stuff coming up later this season, only some of which has to do with Wilson's long-lost brother. Also, for what it's worth (and as hinted at this week), we'll also be spending a bit more time with Peter Jacobson's Taub. 

I hear that either Hayden Panettiere or Ali Larter wants to be released from her Heroes contract. Is this true? — Brian
TIM:
One of the key Heroes dies at the end of this volume, so that would be an easy out. But Larter ... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

Nathan Kress, Miranda Cosgrove and Jeanette McCurdy, iCarly

iCarly
9 pm/ET Nickelodeon
Carly's Web show features a contest with a truly awesome prize: a new car!

Read on for previews of Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, Solitary and H2O. read more

Lost in New York? Buh-bye Grissom, a Bare Ass and More Top Moments!

CSI, 24, American Idol

TV came roaring back this week, with a brand-new American Idol and the start of 24. They were both entertaining and everything, but did everybody catch that flat-out miracle in New York City? Or two rather high-profile goodbyes? Relive and discuss them all in our Top Moments. Plus, look out next week for our special presidential inauguration coverage on Tuesday: Watch a live video stream of Obama's swearing-in on TVGuide.com, follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/tvguide) and submit your Top Moments for inclusion in our special edition.

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Saturday Night Live Episode Recap: Neil Patrick Harris Hosts, Taylor Swift Performs

Saturday Night Live is back after the holidays with How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris as host, and the hugely popular Taylor Swift as musical guest. Did Neil's first time hosting fall flat or was it awe — wait for it — some? Read more and watch videos after the jump! read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009

Tom Arnold, My Big Redneck Wedding

My Big Redneck Wedding
9 pm/ET CMT
Sandra has loved David since he was the neighborhood paperboy. Now he's an avid duck hunter, and that's the theme of their wedding, which opens the third season of Redneck Wedding.

Read on for previews of Saturday Night Live, NFL Playoff, Expecting a Miracle and Smile...You're Under Arrest. read more

Live from New York, It's Neil Patrick Harris!

Neil Patrick Harris

Looking to continue the funny in the new year (Tina Fey is so 2008), Saturday Night Live has tapped the one and only Neil Patrick Harris as host for its first 2009 broadcast.

The How I Met Your Mother star will make his debut on the late-night sketch series this Saturday, Jan. 10, with musical guest ...
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