What to Watch: This Weekend

Ms. Beyoncé better watch out because Jaila Simms is on the rise! Be sure to catch this sassy transgender diva sing for Diddy as he chooses his band in the finale of Making His Band. Plus, Wanda Sykes brings the funny in her new comedy special I'ma Be Me.

Friday, October 9

9:00 pm Stargate Universe, SyFy (1 hrs) NEW
With carbon dioxide gathering on the ship, the crew must locate a mineral on a desert planet to counteract the chemical growth. Plus, Chole tries to reach her mother via communication stones.

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!

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wanda Sykes returns to HBO with <i>I'ma Be Me</i>

Wanda Sykes returns to HBO with I'ma Be Me

Saturday, October 10

9:00 pm Color Splash, HGTV (1 hr) NEW
Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he makes over a loft in true West Coast style.

9:00 pm Making His Band, MTV (1 hr) SEASON FINALE
Be sure to watch tonight as Diddy chooses who will make up his touring band. Will transgender backup singer Jaila make the cut after barely hanging on last week? Watch and find out!

10:00 pm I’ma Be Me, HBO (1 hr 30 min) NEW
Wanda Sykes is back with a new comedy special and she has a lot to say! Addressing such topics as our “cool” black President, being gay, the fabulous first lady, being a mom, bikini waxes, health care, and gay cruises, don’t miss Ms. Sykes just being herself!

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sunday, October 11

8:00 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ABC (1 hr) NEW
Ty and the team head to Connecticut to redo a musical family of thirteen’s fire-damaged house.  Xzibit helps with the build. The show features openly gay designer Michael Moloney.

8:00 pm The Amazing Race, CBS (1 hrs) NEW
The brothers McMillen race off to Cambodia for country number 3 in this 21-day, eight-country race around the globe! But one team loses their passports and the promo makes it look like it’s the gay brothers. Here’s hoping that was just some clever editing!

8:00 pm The Simpsons, Fox (30 min) NEW
The impressionable young minds of Springfield’s boys are at risk as The Ultimate Punch, Kick, and Choke Championship comes to town. Marge of course sets out to ban the sport and the founder decides to take her on! What will her sisters Patty and Selma think? Maybe they can be her tag team!

<i>Mad Men</i>'s Bryan Batt participated this past week in the GLAAD/SAG "Out In Hollywood" panel

Mad Men's Bryan Batt participated this past week in the GLAAD/SAG "Out In Hollywood" panel

9:00 pm Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW
It’s funny how the past always comes back to haunt the women of Wisteria Lane. Tonight is no exception as Gaby runs into her old gardener/lover John Rowland (Jesse Metcalfe). Meanwhile Bree thinks about a secret weekend with Karl, Lynette and Tom finally tell the kids about their incoming twins, and Susan grows distrustful of Angie’s son Danny.

9:30 pm Bored to Death, HBO (30 min) NEW
Ray agrees to help a lesbian couple start a family and, surprise; Jonathan falls for his new client played by the fabulous Parker Posey. Bebe Neuwirth also guest stars.

9:30 pm American Dad, Fox (30 min) NEW
Did omnisexual alien Roger phone home? He very well may have seeing as the flight taking the Smiths on college visits for Hayley is delayed due to a UFO sighting. Steve is left behind to mind the house, which he does with the help of all his friends.

10:00 pm Brothers and Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW
With the help of Nora and Robert, Kitty will find a way to break her health news to the rest of the family. Plus a surprise visitor comes to the Walkers. Out actor Dennis O’Hare guest stars.

10:00 pm Mad Men, AMC (1 hr) NEW
Sal is Don’s right hand man as they attempt to satisfy an unhappy client. Plus, Betty hosts a fund-raiser.