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By GLAAD |
January 9, 2009

Lots of fun TV this weekend, including Neil Patrick Harris hosting Saturday Night Live, and the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards airing on Sunday. So stay in and enjoy some great television in the new year!

Friday, January 9

10:00 pm Friends with Money, Sundance Channel (2 hrs) REPEAT
As part of its “31 Days of Sundance” program, the network will be airing a new indie film every night. Tonight it’s a dramedy from 2007, involving four close friends who have lived on the Westside of Los Angeles for years. One of them (Frances McDormand) starts questioning her marriage, and ultimately, her husband's sexuality.

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Saturday, January 10

9:00 pm Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW
Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he redesigns a dining room.

10:00 pm The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW
Out Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts Jessica Biel and Mickey Rourke in his weekly chatfest.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live, NBC (1 hr, 30 min) NEW
Dr. Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris, hosts tonight.

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Sunday, January 11

8:00 pm Golden Globe Awards, NBC (3 hrs) NEW
Though it’s not a particularly gay year for the Globes, Sean Penn seems a shoo-in for Best Actor for his work in Milk. Tune in to find out! Red carpet coverage begins at 7:00 pm.

8:00 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (1 hr) NEW
The team builds a home for a family whose son has Brittle Bone Disease. Gay designer Michael Moloney appears in this very special episode.

9:00 pm Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr, 1 min) NEW
Bree continues to deviously plot against Andrew's future mother-in-law in an attempt to keep her gay son close.

10:00 pm Art School Confidential, Sundance Channel (2 hrs) REPEAT
In this 2006 comedy, a talentless art student (Max Minghella) will do everything he can to become the world's greatest artist. The movie features tongue-in-cheek representations of gay characters. Airing as part of Sundance Channel’s “31 Days of Sundance” program.

10:01 pm Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Tensions mount as Tommy allies with Saul to push Holly out of the family business.