What to Watch: This Weekend, February 4-6

This Friday, all new episodes of Spartacus and Portlandia air, and will out contestant Ryan make it through the next challenge on Your OWN Show?  On Saturday, catch award-winning film A Single Man, and Sunday night tune in for new episodes of Episodes, Shameless, and Big Love, plus the post-Super Bowl return of Glee!

Friday, February 4

9:00pm: Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star, OWN (1 hr) NEW
After surviving the cut last week, out contestant Ryan O’Connor tests his skills as a director in this week’s challenge of shooting a commercial with the help of Daisy Fuentes.

10:00pm: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena , Starz (1 hr) NEW
Last week, Batiatus  celebrated the success of his scheming with a “ménage a tertia” with wife Lucretia (Lucy Lawless) and her lover Gaia, but the revelry is cut short tonight when Batiatus is stunned by the return of his father.

10:30pm: Portlandia, IFC (30 min) NEW
This week, Fred and Carrie (played by bisexual rocker and actor Carrie Brownstein) discover that their maid is none other than their favorite musician Aimee Mann!

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Saturday, February 5

9:00pm: A Single Man, Showtime (2 hrs)
The critically acclaimed winner of Outstanding Film –Wide Release at last year’s GLAAD Media Awards airs tonight. The film stars Colin Firth as a gay professor reeling from the loss of his longtime partner.

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Sunday, February 6
7:30pm: Glee, Fox (1 hr) NEW
Immediately after the Super Bowl tonight is Glee’s new episode “The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle,” where Will and Coach Beiste try to bring the warring Glee Club and football team together to end their conflicts and Sue pushes the Cheerios to dangerous limits in an effort to win the regional championship. Here's look at what's in store:
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9:00pm: Big Love, HBO (1 hr) NEW
Bill’s inauguration nears, but will closeted rival Alby Grant find a way to bring Bill down before he takes the oath? Tune in and find out!

9:30pm: Episodes, Showtime (30 min) NEW
Sean's infatuation with Morning Randolph (who plays the maybe maybe-not lesbian librarian on the show within the show) may be mutual when Matt invites the two of them to a charity benefit.

10:00pm: Shameless, Showtime (1 hr) NEW
In this week’s episode entitled “Three Boys, the Gallaghers try to pull off a fake wedding after learning that Veronica’s family is rich (since Kevin’s already married to someone else). Will one of the titular three boys be Ian and his secret relationship with Kash?

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