What to Watch: This Weekend

August 30, 2008

It's a beautiful holiday weekend. Why aren't you watching TV?


> 9:00 PM Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW
Out interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces.

> 9:00 PM The Starter Wife, USA (6 hrs) REPEAT
In anticipation of the new series starring Debra Messing, USA airs a marathon of the 2007 miniseries on which it is based. Chris Diamantopoulos plays out interior designer Rodney.

> 10:00 PM The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW
Out Irish comedian Graham Norton presents a comedy chat show carried by BBC America every Saturday night.


> 9:00 PM Shameless, Sundance (1 hr) SEASON FINALE
The UK comedy-drama is back with season three, and includes the gay character Ian, one of the six children of a working-class alcoholic.

> 9:00 PM Skins, BBC America (1 hr) NEW
The teenagers coming of age in this award-winning import include Maxxie, played by Mitch Hewer. The show's press materials state that Maxxie is "magic on his feet, a whiz with his hands and can have any boy he wants." The show moves to its regular timeslot this week.

> 10:00 PM Brooke Knows Best, VH1 (30 min) NEW
The 20-year-old daughter of Hulk Hogan has her own reality show, which follows her living on her own in Miami. One of her two roommates is Glenn, a gay choreographer.
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> 10:00 PM Mad Men, AMC (1 hr) NEW
The second season is underway. Keep your eyes on the ad agency's closeted art director, Salvatore Romano, played by openly gay actor Bryan Batt.