What to Watch: This Weekend

While last week suggested some significant character development for closeted art director Salvatore Ramano on Mad Men. I think the sixties can handle a fabulous out art director, but can Sterling Cooper? Also on Sunday, be sure to vote for Vogue Evolution on America's Best Dance Crew!

Friday, August 21

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!

Splash the color Mr. Bromstad!

Splash the color Mr. Bromstad!

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Saturday, August 22

9:00 pm Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW
Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he spices up a dining-living room in a beach cottage style.

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Sunday, August 23

8:00 pm Big Brother, CBS (1 hr) NEW
The game is constantly changing so gay housemate Kevin and bisexual Lydia better be on their game if they want to stay off the chopping block when eviction nominations are announced tonight.

9:00 pm There Goes the Neighborhood, CBS (1 hr) NEW
Be sure to watch the Mullennix-Goff-Hatcher family: Clarissa “Chris”, her partner Renee, and sons kids Nathanael and Keith compete against seven other families in this family and social experiment. Surrounded by a 20-foot-wall, the families are cut off to the world as they compete in challenges in hopes not being voted off and winning $250,000.

9:00 pm Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew, MTV (1 hr) NEW
ABDC is back and better then ever! Watch as the remaining seven crews compete for the $100,000 grand prize and title of America’s Best Dance Crew. One of the hot new crews competing, Vogue Evolution, is the first on ABDC to feature openly gay and transgender dancers. Let’s see if the fabulous five can keep looking fly as they incorporate martial arts into this week’s routine!

9:00 pm True Blood, HBO (1 hr) NEW
Clearly Lafayette is only sane one left in Bon Temps, which the Stackhouses discover upon their return. Bill does his best to wrangle Maryann, Sookie works on Tara, and Jason goes to the mattresses for Sam. War is coming…and it looks like it wont just be between humans and vampires!

Fab Art Director Bryan Batt as Salvatore Romano

Bryan Batt as Fab Art Director Salvatore Romano on Mad Men

10:00pm Mad Men, AMC (1 hr) NEW
While on a business trip last week, Don inadvertently caught Sal in a compromising position with a frisky bellboy. All seems well this week, but who can really tell with shady Don Draper? Meanwhile the firm contemplates an unusual request from a client, Roger arranges a wedding, and Peggy get personal with a campaign.

10:00pm Design Star, HGTV (1 hr) NEW
After last weeks devastating end with both designing gays on the chopping block, Nathan was sent home. Jason better work it as the remaining out designer. This week its all about kids rooms. Plus out designer David Bromstad stops by to help contestants with on-camera hosting.

10:30 pm Entourage, HBO (30 min) NEW
Hopefully barely-there Lloyd will make more of an appearance this week seeing as he is still undergoing his 100-day hazing. Turtle and Vince take drastic measures after a break-in, Eric clashes with a co-worker on day one of his new job and Drama tries to clean up his mess with the network boss.