What to Watch: This Weekend

September 12, 2008
Friday, September 12

Judge Karen, syndicated (30 min) NEWIn her first week on the job, Judge Karen tries a case of a mother “gambling with her lesbian daughter’s credit.” Now the daughter wants what’s rightfully hers. Whose side will Judge Karen choose? Saturday, September 13

9:00 pm Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEWOut interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces.

David Bromstad

David Bromstad

10:00 pm The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) REPEATOut Irish comedian Graham Norton presents a comedy chat show carried by BBC America every Saturday night. 

Sunday, September 14

9:00 pm Desperate Housewives, ABC (2 hrs) REPEAT - If you didn't catch it in May, this is last season's two-hour finale, in which Bob and Lee have a commitment ceremony. 

9:00 pm The Life and Times of Vivian Vyle, Sundance (30 min) NEW - In this British comedy import, Vivian Vyle is a talkshow host with big ambitions. She has a gay husband named Jared and a transgender assistant named Miriam.

9:00 pm True Blood, HBO (1 hr) NEWThe new series by Alan Ball includes pansexual vampires and gay chef Lafayette. [read more]

10:00 pm Entourage, HBO (1 hr) NEW - The question is not how will Vince get his career back; the question is how does Lloyd deal with Ari, week after week?

10:00 pm Mad Men, AMC (1 hr) NEW - Last week, Salvatore invited single guy Kenneth over for dinner, in the hopes that Ken might be a “confirmed bachelor” (as Salvatore wishes he himself were). Instead of leaving his heart, however, all Ken left was his cigarette lighter. Will Salvatore act on his feelings this week?

10:00 pm Skins, BBC America (1 hr) NEW - In this teen drama, Maxxie is the cute blondie that can get any boy he wants. [read more]