Enough With The Celebrity Deaths

Boy, it's been a depressing couple of weeks...

R.I.P. KARL MALDEN: The Oscar winning actor, who starred in such films as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "On The Waterfront," died Wednesday at age 97.

From the TV side of things, Malden was best known for starring in "The Streets of San Francisco" in the '70s, alongside a young Michael Douglas, and for his American Express commercials.

Also, R.I.P. Harve Presnell, who also died Wednesday at age 75. Presnell was a familiar face on a variety of TV shows over the years and a star for many years on Broadway. For film fans, he might be best known for playing Bill Macy's father in law in the movie "Fargo." Presnell died from pancreatic cancer.

Despite the holiday weekend, there will be a posting tomorrow.

THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: Almost nothing is new tonight, except for ABC burning off more episodes of "Samantha Who?" and "In The Motherhood" from 8-9 p.m. NBC offers a new "The Listener" at 10 p.m.

Unfortunately, "Burn Notice" is in reruns this week, but USA is running a marathon of them today if you have heard about this series and never had a chance to see it. USA is also re-airing the pilot for "Royal Pains" tonight at 10 p.m.

Finally, on pay cable, Showtime begins another season of "Penn & Teller: BS" at 10 p.m.