More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
What to Watch: This Weekend, February 18-20
Friday night marks new episodes of Degrassi, Spartacus, and a music and film festival on Portlandia, and don't miss Sigourney Weaver on Graham Norton this Saturday! Then on Sunday, get the DVR ready: brand new episodes of American Dad!, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Episodes, Shameless and Brothers & Sisters air, plus the return of Amazing Race and Justin Timberlake guest stars as Terry's boyfriend on The Cleveland Show!
Friday, February 18
9:00pm: Degrassi, TeenNick (1 hr) NEW
Out quarterback Riley is still in the closet at home, and when he and his boyfriend Zane have a study date, Riley’s mom catches them doing more than studying. How will Riley handle coming out to his mom? Check out tonight’s sneak peek:
10:00pm: Spartacus: Gods of the Arena , Starz (1 hr) NEW
Lucretia’s lover Gaia was murdered during last week’s night of debauchery, and gay gladiator Barca reenters the ring when Batiatus’ father announces a tournament to determine the worth of the combatants.
10:30pm: Portlandia, IFC (30 min) NEW
This week, all of Portlandia is swept up in the excitement of a new music and film festival! The band Echo Echo runs into trouble when they try to check into The Deuce Hotel, with SNL’s Fred Armisen and bisexual rocker Carrie Brownstein playing the incompetent hipster concierge staff.
Saturday, February 19
10:00pm: The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW
Tonight, out host Graham’s guests include Paul star Sigourney Weaver, who starred in and accepted the GLAAD Media Award for Prayers for Bobby last year, as well as physicist Professor Brian Cox and lesbian comedian Sandi Toksvig!
Sunday, February 20
7:30pm: American Dad!, Fox (30 min) NEW
This week, omnisexual alien Roger moves out on his own after a disagreement with Stan and is quickly replaced by a new housemate.
8:00pm: Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, CBS (1 hr) NEW
Gay activist Reverend Dr. Mel White and his bisexual son/teammate writer Mike White return to the Amazing Race for this season of "Unfinished Business," as do mother/son duo Margie and Luke! Here’s a look at their return to the competition:
9:00pm: Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Last week we missed out on partners Bob and Lee; hopefully tonight we’ll see them working towards adopting their daughter while the drama continues on Wisteria Lane with Susan's failing kidney and Gaby's revelation about her childhood abuse.
9:00pm: Big Love, HBO (1 hr) NEW
Bill’s closeted rival Alby Grant vows to combat Bill’s Safety Net policy with a purification program of his own. Last week, Alby paid Vernon to kill Bill’s best friend Don, and they both believe Don to be dead. Will the fact that he survived come back to haunt them in tonight’s episode?
9:30pm: The Cleveland Show, Fox (30 min) NEW
In tonight’s episode, Cleveland finds out that his best friend Terry is gay, and Justin Timberlake guest stars as the voice of Terry’s new boyfriend. How will Cleveland take the news? Tune in to find out!
9:30pm: Episodes, Showtime (30 min) NEW
The Pucks pilot wraps tonight, and the mismatched couples of Matt/Beverly and Sean/Morning(who plays the maybe/maybe-not lesbian librarian in the pilot) deal with the sparks that have been flying around the set.
10:00pm: Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW
Kevin returned home from his business trip to Scotty while Uncle Saul and Jonathan finally came clean about their feelings for each other! How will these two gay couples deal when Nora’s former flame Brody (who is possibly Sarah’s biological father) comes to town?
10:00pm: Shameless, Showtime (1 hr) NEW
Kash’s wife Linda installs security cameras throughout the shop after they’re robbed, which means Ian and Kash will have to keep their secret relationship even more quiet. Take a look at Linda’s takeover below:
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