What to Watch: This Weekend

A very gay Sunday line-up gets a little bit thinner this week as Brothers & Sisters ends its third season and gay contestant Luke and his mom race for the million dollar prize on the season finale of The Amazing Race.

Friday, May 8

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!


The host with the most

The host with the most

Saturday, May 9

9:00 pm Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) REPEAT
Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he gives a very Zen make over to a seaside cottage’s master bedroom.

9:00 pm Groomer Has It, Animal Planet (1 hr) NEW
Jai Rodriguez hosts this campy fave, with Huber and Bill as gay contestants.

10:00 pm The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW
Openly gay talk show host Graham Norton sits down with the hilarious (and out!) star of Little Britain, Matt Lucas, along with Anna Friel the star of the sadly cancelled Pushing Daisies, created by openly gay writer/producer Bryan Fuller. 


Sunday, May 10 

7:00 pm Sit Down, Shut Up, Fox (30 min) NEW
Andrew is a bisexual drama teacher at Knob Haven High.

8:00 pm Any Dream Will Do, BBC America (1 hr) NEW
Contestants compete for the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in a production on London’s West End. One of the judges is openly gay actor/singer John Barrowman, with host Graham Norton. Only six boys remain as the competition grows fierce. 

8:00 pm The Amazing Race 14, CBS (1 hr) SEASON FINALE
Lesbian contestant Kisha was eliminated last week but gay racer Luke and his mom secured their pace in the final. Tune in to watch them race for the million dollar prize in Hawaii!

Will Luke and his mom win the million?

Will Luke and his mom win the million?

8:00 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Gay designer Eduardo Xol helps out this week when the team heads to Las Vegas to build a new home for the Cerda family. 

8:00 pm The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, HBO (1 hr) NEW
Precious is Botswana’s first female private investigator. She has a gay hairdresser named BK who acts as a crucial means of emotional support. 

9:00 pm Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Dave’s plan for revenge starts to unravel just in time for next week’s two-hour season finale. Will any of the gay Wisteria Lane residents have a hand in taking him down? 

9:30 pm American Dad!, Fox (30 min) NEW
Greg and Terry share a home, a child and a bed. Too bad Terry’s ex-NFL dad doesn’t know his son is gay. When he comes for a visit, Lois and Stan try to convince Terry to come out, but Terry is scared his dad will reject him. Though this sounds all very serious, trust us: hilarity ensues (as does a message of acceptance – but not from who you think.) 

10:00 pm Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) SEASON FINALE
Kevin and his dysfunctionally functional family head south of the border to try to bring home their troubled sibling Tommy…but does Tommy even want their help?