What to Watch: This Weekend (January 29-31)

Zoe has an existential crisis this week on Caprica, Bill's dreams of a political career may not come true on Big Love, and Rosie O'Donnell's new documentary premieres on HBO!

Friday, January 29

9:00 pm Caprica, SyFy (1 hr) NEW
Zoe’s avatar has trouble with a new existence inside a robot’s body, while the Graystones and the Adamas try to deal with their recent loss. Lacy has dinner with Sister Clarice, and Will hangs out with his uncle.

Spartacus is enslaved this week on Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

10:00 pm Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Starz (1 hr) NEW
An enslaved Spartacus is sent to gladiator school, where he butts heads with Crixus and gets whipped into shape (literally) by Doctore. Meanwhile, Spartacus’ owner Batiatus makes him an interesting offer.

10:00 pm Shameless, Sundance (1 hr) NEW
Jamie’s old cellmate pays him a visit, and Karen does her best to keep him out of trouble.

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Saturday, January 30

11:00 pm The Wanda Sykes Show, Fox (1 hr) NEW
Move over Leno! The queen of funny is taking over with her own late night talk show! Don’t miss Wanda comment on everything from news, politics, sports, and pop culture mixed with field pieces, comedy segments, and panel discussions.

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Rosie's new documentary about LGBT families premieres Sunday on HBO

Sunday, January 31

7:00 pm A Family is a Family is a Family: A Rosie O’Donnell Celebration, HBO (1 hr) NEW
What is a family? This documentary is a portrait of diverse, stereotype-challenging families, from same-sex parents to adoptive families.

9:00 pm Big Love, HBO (1 hr) NEW
An audit of Home Plus threatens Bill’s career in politics, while J.J. offers Alby a solution. Lois, Frank, and Jodean experience something unexpected while searching for exotic birds, and Bill thinks Ben needs a change.