What to Watch: This Weekend

By GLAAD |
March 6, 2009
You'd better go ahead and cancel all your plans this weekend, because we've got fourteen reasons for you to stay home and watch the tube, ranging from a 20/20 special to the series finale of The L Word. FRIDAY > 9:00 PM 20/20, ABC (1 hr) NEW This special edition of 20/20 highlights Siegfried & Roy, whom no one expected to ever see onstage again, as they come back one last time for a night of magic at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. > 10:00 PM Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO (1 hr) NEW This no-holds barred news show is broadcast live, so you never know what to expect. Bill regularly discusses LGBT issues and features gay panelists and commentators, so check it out! SATURDAY
Matthew Rhys as Kevin Walker on Brothers & Sisters

Warning: This man cries. And it will make you cry, too.

> 9:00 PM Brothers & Sisters, ABC (2 hrs) REPEAT If you missed it when it aired on Sunday, get your hankies ready, because this two-hour movie event features not only extreme joy but also intense sorrow – and an unexpected turn in the never-ending Walker drama. > 9:00 PM Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he gives a seaside feel to a bedroom. SUNDAY > 8:00 PM Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (1 hr) NEW The team, including gay designer Eduardo Xol, helps build a home for a woman born without legs. > 8:00 PM The Amazing Race 14, CBS (1 hr) NEW Eight teams are still competing to win the ultimate prize. Last week, gay activist Mel White and his bi son Mike White finished first! Will they continue in their winning streak? > 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.

Who'd want to kill her?

> 9:00 PM The L Word, Showtime (1 hr) SEASON FINALE Who killed Jenny? So far our suspects are, well, everyone. Tonight we find out (and celebrate this groundbreaking series)! A special look back at all six seasons airs at 8:00. > 9:00 PM Family Guy, Fox (30 min) NEW To help pay off his incredible debt, Peter participates in medical experiments to make some extra cash. He is injected with a gene that leads him to a new (male) mate, leaving a broken-hearted Lois behind. > 9:00 PM Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW Bree’s typically tumultuous life has been on the upswing: her son is marrying a great guy, her business is a success, but when she learns a secret about Orson, her perfect world is in danger of crumbling. > 9:30 PM American Dad!, Fox (30 min) NEW When Stan forgets to pick up grenadine at the grocery store, omnisexual alien Roger goes ballistic and vows to get him back by taking over a project close to Stan’s heart – the Homeowner’s Association. > 10:00 PM Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW Robert consistently puts his career before Kitty and the baby, making Kevin stress out: does he support his sister, or strive to keep his job? > 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. > 10:30 PM Eastbound and Down, HBO (30 min) NEW Stevie Janowski is the music teacher at the local high school. He has a serious crush on former baseball great Kenny Powers, but instead of acting on his feelings, he settles for being Kenny’s unpaid assistant.