Friday night marks the return of Degrassi, plus new episodes of Spartacus, Portlandia, and Your OWN Show and an appearance by Kathy Griffin on Leno. Don't miss a new episode of The Graham Norton Show on Saturday, and Sunday promises to be a glitzy night of galas with both the Grammy Awards and the BAFTAs airing, along with all-new episodes of American Dad!, Big Love, Shameless, Episodes, and the return of both Brothers & Sisters and Desperate Housewives!
What to Watch: Friday, February 4
9:00pm: Degrassi, TeenNick (1 hr) NEW
The newest chapter at Degrassi starts tonight! Transgender teen Adam and his crush Fiona grow closer during Sweetheart Week, but he starts to blame himself for Fiona’s out of control drinking. Here’s a sneak peek at tonight’s premiere:
9:00pm: Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star, OWN (1 hr) NEW
Out contestant Ryan O’Connor was on the winning team during last week’s style commercial challenge, and tonight he and the remaining contenders are assisted by out financial expert Suze Orman in producing a “Can I Afford It” finance segment.
10:00pm: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena , Starz (1 hr) NEW
Last week, Barca’s fellow gladiator and lover Auctus died in the ring at the hands of Crixus; how will the doomed warrior deal with the grief this week? Also, Batiatus continues to clash with his father, and his wife Lucretia and her lover Gaia agree to help him with a plan to regain control over the ludus.
10:30pm: Portlandia, IFC (30 min) NEW
Tonight, Fred and Carrie create a search party when the mayor of Portland goes missing! The offbeat comedy stars SNL’s Fred Armisen and bisexual rocker/actor Carrie Brownstein.
11:35pm: The Tonight Show, NBC (1 hr) NEW
Hilarious LGBT ally Kathy Griffin is Leno’s guest tonight! She’s nominated for Best Comedy Album at the Grammys this Sunday, and she’ll be making her Broadway debut this March with Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony.
Saturday, February 5
10:00pm: The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW
Out host Graham Norton sits down tonight with Kate Hudson, comedian Russell Kane and rapper Tinie Tempah. Take a look at a clip from their interview:
Sunday, February 6
5:00pm: British Academy Film Awards, BBC America, (3 hrs)
Hollywood's biggest stars come out for Britain's most glamorous night at the BAFTAs, honoring the best of the year in film. The Kids Are All Right is nominated for original screenplay, along with leading actress nods to both Julianne Moore and Annette Bening and a supporting actor nomination for Mark Ruffalo for their roles in the film about the emotional ramifications of a lesbian couple’s children meeting the man who served as their parents’ donor .
7:30pm: American Dad!, Fox (30 min) NEW
In tonight’s episode “A Piñata Named Desire,” omnisexual alien Roger asks Stan to attend an acting class with him, but tempers flare when they audition for the same role.
8:00pm: The Grammy Awards, CBS (3 hrs)
Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, and the cast of Glee are among the many LGBT-inclusive nominees at tonight’s 53rd annual Grammys. Tune in to see who takes home the awards!
9:00pm: Big Love, HBO (1 hr) NEW
This week, Bill’s closeted rival Alby Grant approaches Verlan Walker with a proposition to help with his financial burdens if Verlan agrees to lend his talents to Alby’s command. Will he take the offer? Check out tonight’s episode to find out!
9:00pm: Desperate Housewives, ABC (1hr)
The drama is back on Wisteria Lane tonight! How will reunited partners Lee and Bob celebrate Valentine’s Day this year now that they’ve decided to adopt young Liza?
9:30pm: Episodes, Showtime (30 min) NEW
After getting into a car accident with Matt, Beverly drops another bomb on him: the reason their new show is terrible is because of his insistence on changing his character as well as Morning’s supposed-to-be-lesbian librarian.
10:00pm: Shameless, Showtime (1 hr) NEW
Last week, when Kash’s wife was out of town, Ian came over for the first time only to be skeeved out by the reality of Kash’s married lifestyle. How will their relationship be affected? Tune in for tonight’s episode!
10:00pm: Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW
The Walkers are finally back with a new episode! This Valentine's Day, Saul’s plans for a romantic evening with Jonathan are ruined when a high profile food critic visits in this Sunday’s episode. In the meantime, take a look at the cast and crew’s touching It Gets Better message for The Trevor Project:
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