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What to Watch on Saturday: Will Ferrell and Usher on SNL

Shark Men (8pm, NGC) - The crew hope to catch one more tiger shark and three more silvertip sharks before pulling anchor and leaving the Revillagigedos Archipelago. 

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's (9pm, OWN) - Robbie must run the business by herself because Tim is distracted by his show-business endeavors. But she does persuade him to help judge auditions for the Upper Crust, and he finds one performance surprisingly charming. 

Tanked (9pm, Animal Planet) - The crew discuss their favorite tanks and pranks from Season 1 in an episode that features unseen footage. 

Lockup: Santa Rosa - Extended Stay (10pm, MSNBC) - An inmate dies; a murderer explains prison life, which a young inmate learns about firsthand; and another inmate mails a death threat to the White House. 

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Will Ferrell is the guest host with musical guest Usher

What to Watch on Monday: Ferrell's Twain Prize, BriWi's 'Rock Center'

How I Met Yor Mother (8pm, CBS) - The Slutty Pumpkin, played by Katie Holmes, returns, after Ted has searched for her every year at the same costume party since the Halloween they met and he lost her phone number.

Dancing with the Stars (8:30pm, ABC) - Tonight's 90-minute episode airs at a different time (8:30 instead of 8) and features couples performing dances with Halloween themes.

Will Ferrell: The Mark Twain Prize (9pm, UNC-TV) - Will Ferrell is honored with the 14th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The program features Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Ed Asner, Jack Black, Conan O'Brien, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, and others.

Rock Center with Brian Williams (10pm, NBC) - The premiere episode of a new weekly newsmagazine show hosted by Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Tonight we get an exploration of a new industry that grants U.S. citizenship to women who arrive from China, antigovernment activists in Syria, and an area in America with a negative unemployment rate. Harry Smith, Kate Snow, and Richard Engel report.

Castle (10pm, ABC) - Castle and his mom become hostages in a bank robbery executed by thieves wearing hospital scrubs, and Beckett's rescue plans are hampered by a rigid hostage negotiator.

Hawaii Five-0 (10pm, CBS) - A young couple filming a scary documentary about a traditional Hawaiian burial site are murdered. Five-0's investigation leads the team to a drifter (Robert Englund, aka "Freddie Krueger") who puts a curse on Danny.

American Horror Story (10pm, FX) - A marathon of the first 4 episodes begins at 10 p.m. Part 2 of last week's two-part Halloween episode airs Wednesday night.

The Office: Farewell to the World's Greatest Boss

Many of us continue watching "The Office" out of some misplaced sense of obligation.

Limping through its seventh season, the gang at Dunder-Mifflin has grown stale, leaving you to wonder what the heck is Will Ferrell doing sleepwalking through his string of appearances as the supposed new boss of the Scranton branch.

But when it came time to say farewell to Michael Scott in Steve Carell's final episode Thursday night, the show managed to pluck the proper bittersweet notes in sending him off in an unexpectedly low-key goodbye.

Second season of "Funny or Die Presents" begins on HBO

The second season of "Funny or Die Presents" premieres Friday on HBO, right after the season premiere of "Real Time with Bill Maher."

The show is based on the popular comedy website, funnyordie.com, and features sketches, animated shorts, music videos, and more. They have some great guests this year: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rachel Dratch, Kristin Wiig, Warren Sapp, and more.

"Funny or Die Presents" airs on HBO at midnight on Fridays.

Click below for a funny clip called "Terrible Decisions" starring Gary Cole and Ben Schwartz.

Free Bird! A recap of Conan's final "Tonight Show"

The long goodbye is over. Conan O'Brien's final "Tonight Show" aired on NBC last night, and Conan proved this once and for all: The man is a class act all the way.

Conan was greeted by a tremendous ovation from his fans, who chanted, "Co-nan! Co-nan!" He settled the crowd and said, "Thank you, that's gonna have to last me awhile."

It'll have to last him for seven months, anyway.

It was a great farewell show, with Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Neil Young, Steve Carell and an awesomely spectacular show-ending musical number with surprise guests.

At the beginning of Conan's monologue he announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, we have exactly one hour to steal every single item in this studio," but the show was not filled with bitterness at all. It was bittersweet, for sure, but Conan was effortlessly gracious throughout.

HBO Renews "Eastbound & Down"


The show that gave us former WRAL traffic guy Mark Robert's comedy series debut, and was created and populated by the NC School of the Arts mafia is getting a second season from HBO, it was announced today.

The new episodes will begin filming later this year and debut in 2010.

That's not only good news for the actors involved, but for North Carolina's film and TV industry. The show is filmed in Wilmington.

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