What to Watch: This Weekend

October 3, 2008

Friday, October 3

On demand Holding Trevor, here! (2 hrs) NEW - here! premieres the film festival favorite about a group of twentysomething friends and lovers trying to navigate their complicated lives.

Saturday, October 4

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

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, October 5

9:00 pm Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW - Bree struggles to maintain her relationship with Orson while trying to be the next Martha Stewart. Luckily, her gay son Andrew is around to crack the whip at detractors, but what can he do with the needling neighbor Katherine? Only time will tell…

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

9:00 pm True Blood, HBO (1 hr) NEWThe new series by Alan Ball includes pansexual vampires and gay chef Lafayette, who dabbles in both drug dealing and a private escort service for closeted politicians. Looks like everyone has a secret in Bon Temps. [read more]

9:30 pm American Dad, Fox (30 min) NEW - Omnisexual alien Roger is a series regular, and gay couple Terry and Greg are recurring characters. Tonight, Roger takes on the role of detective. 

10:00 pm Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW - The two-time GLAAD Media Award winner is back for a third season. This week, Kitty tries to publish a tell-all about her husband’s failed road to the White House. Unfortunately, this also means digging up the dirt on her siblings, including Kevin’s checkered past with many different men, and Uncle Saul’s recent revelations that he, too, is gay. 

10:00 pm Entourage, HBO (30 min) NEW - Lloyd helps Ari get through a trip into the desert. 

10:00 pm Mad Men, AMC (1 hr) NEWThis recent Emmy Award winner features Bryan Batt as Salvatore, a closeted art director at the ad agency. 

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

10:30 pm Little Britain USA, HBO (30 min) NEW - HBO airs the American version of the LGBT-inclusive sketch show. Characters include Daffyd Thomas, the “only gay” in his small town, as well as homoerotic gym buddies Mark and Tom.

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