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What to Watch: This Weekend

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By GLAAD |
February 6, 2009

So much fun television this weekend -- how can you possibly decide? There are the BAFTAs, where Milk is nominated for four awards, as well as a ton of new episodes of GLAAD Media Award-nominated shows, like Desperate Housewives and The L Word. Decisions, decisions...

FRIDAY

> 12:00 AM Sugar Rush, here! (1 hr) SEASON PREMIERE
This British import stars Kim, an out-and-proud 17-year-old lesbian living life to the full on the Brighton LGBT scene... in her dreams. With the help of her friends, she will learn to navigate what it means to be a gay woman in England. Available On Demand.

> 9:00 PM Friday Night Lights, NBC (1 hr) NEW
No appearance from lesbian Mayor Rodell tonight, but stay tuned, because another lesbian will be coming out of the woodwork all in good time. (And sorry, ladies, it’s not Tyra.)

SATURDAY

> 9:00 PM Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW
Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he features a rustic bedroom.

> 10:00 PM Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) REPEAT
ABC is re-airing the 100th episode of the GLAAD Media Award-nominated comedy. In the hour, we are treated to many flashbacks, including the time when Edie was married to a gay man!

SUNDAY

> 8:00 PM British Academy Film Awards, BBC America (2 hrs) NEW
Milk is nominated for Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Leading Actor (Sean Penn) and Best Makeup & Hair. Watch to see the awards rush in! Airs at 5 PM PST.

> 8:00 PM Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Gay designer Michael Moloney joins the home improvement gang to rebuild a house for a family in need.

> 9:00 PM Big Love, HBO (1 hr) NEW
Everyone has something to hide. Alby is married to several women and yet cruises for sex in men’s bathrooms, while Heather pines away for her best friend Sarah.

> 9:00 PM The L Word, Showtime (1 hr) NEW
Pregnant transman Max has a tough time adopting. And yet Bette and Tina wish to adopt a baby… Dare we connect the dots, people?

> 9:00 PM Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Surprising no one, Bree’s cookbook is a smash success, so she treats herself to a new car. Gosh, she must be doing really well, because she just bought a new house for Andrew and his fiancé.

> 9:30 PM American Dad!, Fox (30 min) NEW
Stan gets addicted to caffeine pills. Roger the Alien talks him off the ledge, while wearing one of his famous wigs, no doubt.

> 10:00 PM Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW
It’s Scotty’s birthday, so the family gathers at Nora’s to celebrate their newest family member’s big day. But is he the newest? A mysterious phone call may reveal the identity of the missing Walker brother…

> 10:00 PM The United States of Tara, Showtime (30 min) NEW
In this new comedy about a woman with multiple personalities, Marshall is her sweet, sensitive son who has a crush on a cute boy from class.