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Weekend TV Picks: 'Portlandia' Brunch Special, 'The Bachelorette' Season Finale Sunday

News specials devoted to the Aurora, CO tragedy air Friday night. Sunday has 'The Bachelorette' season finale.

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"The Bachelorette" Emily Maynard

Tonight: Note that broadcast networks are dispatching anchors to Aurora, Colorado to cover the tragic movie theatre shooting so news specials may pre-empt regularly scheduled programming. 

NBC: 9p.m. Dateline

Ann Curry will anchor a special edition of the show from Aurora, Colorado. 

IFC: 10p.m. Comedy Bang Bang with guest Ed Helms, 11p.m. Portlandia Brunch Special - a supersized cut of the show's second season finale, with added bits and pieces. 

Sunday July 22:

ABC: 8p.m. The Bachelorette season finale

Emily is in Curacao and finally chooses between her two remaining suitors, Jef and Arie. 

CBS: 8p.m. Big Brother

Fox: 8p.m. Teen Choice Awards

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, No Doubt and Flo Rida are just a few of the scheduled performers.  

AMC: 10p.m. Breaking Bad, 11p.m. Small Town Security

This week's Breaking Bad episode is titled "Madrigal" and introduces a new person into the mix as Walt and Jesse start to think about business again.

Bravo: 10p.m. Real Housewives of New Jersey, 11p.m. Watch What Happens Live

WWHL: Andy welcomes Meghan McCain and Caroline Manzo

Food: 9p.m. Food Network Star season finale

The season 8 winner is announced. 

HBO: 9p.m. True Blood, 10p.m. The Newsroom

True Blood: Was it really the true death for Roman last week?  Say it ain't so and give us more Meloni.  Though it's hard to complain now that King Russell Edgington is back.

The Newsroom: This week's episode deals with 2011 crises in Egypt and Wisconsin. 

Lifetime: 9p.m. Drop Dead Diva, 10p.m. Army Wives

On Drop Dead Diva: Jane and Grayson take a road trip to Stanford and I'm betting there's romance on the road.  

Showtime: 10p.m. Weeds, 10:30p.m. Episodes

Weeds: Nancy throws a  family dinner. Silas works to expand the family business. 

Episodes: Though Pucks is taking a ratings hit, the young cast is popular so Beverly and Sean do some rewrites to accomodate the kids.

TNT: 8p.m. Leverage, 9p.m. Falling Skies

On Leverage: the team tries to keep a tough hockey goon from getting severely injured during the playoffs and they discover someone is plotting against the team.

USA: 10p.m. Political Animals

Elaine sends Bud to negotiate for the release of the Iranian hostages. Douglas' engagement party doesn't go as planned.  T.J. hits a new low.

VH1: 8p.m. Mob Wives: Chicago, 9p.m. Big Ang 

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