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Roasting The Hoff

Here's my question for the Comedy Central producers of Sunday night's "Roast of David Hasselhoff" -- how can you limit the skewering to just 90 minutes?



When one thinks of all things that you can poke fun at the Hoff for -- his "singing" career, his inexplicable popularity in Germany, his infamous drunken video, "Knight Rider," "Baywatch," -- oh, I could go on and on and on, but you get the idea, one wonders how you can squeeze all of that into an hour and a half.



The special, hosted by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, airs at 10 p.m. Sunday night. Hasselhoff follows such other roastees as Jerry Stiller, William Shatner, Hugh Hefner and Pamela Anderson, who will be among the roasters this Sunday.



One thing you can say about these gatherings, there's very little PG-rated material. When these guys roast, they ROAST. And it's not just the guest of honor who gets his shots, as many of the roasters take jabs at each other as well.



Anyway, these roasts are usually good for some great laughs, and when the subject is the Hoff, the material seems to write itself.



WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: The only thing more depressing than no more "Friday Night Lights" this season is the news that DirecTV made the rumors official yesterday, announcing the upcoming season would be the show's last.



With no more "FNL" running during the summer, the pickings are slim on Friday, with "Flashpoint" (CBS, 10 p.m.) the lone new drama among the networks. SyFy has new episodes of "Eureka" and "Haven" beginning at 9 p.m. for those so inclined.



On Saturday, one of TV's most unsung but fun shows, "Being Human" (BBC America, 9 p.m.) is brand new.



On Sunday, there's no shortage of choices. The top picks go to AMC with new episodes of "Rubicon" and "Mad Men," beginning at 9 p.m.



Also new are "Leverage," (TNT, 9 p.m.) and "My Boys," (TBS, 10 p.m.), while HBO has a brand new night of "True Blood," "Hung" and "Entourage," beginning at 9 p.m.



On the networks, ABC has new episodes of "Scoundrels" and "The Gates."

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