What to Watch: This Weekend

October 10, 2008

Friday, October 10

8:00 pm America's Toughest Jobs, NBC (1 hr) NEW - Lesbian contestant Sandy Gabriel is among the group of men and women attempting dangerous and difficult jobs. She was in the bottom two last week but escaped elimination.

Sandy Gabriel

Sandy Gabriel

9:00 pm Starter Wife, USA (2 hrs) SERIES PREMIERE - The series, based on the miniseries special, brings back Chris Diamantopoulos as Rodney, Molly's best friend. This season, he’ll become obsessed with an A-list action star, but the question is: is he gay or straight?

9:00 pm South of Nowhere, The N (1 hr) NEW - Season 3 picks back up where it left off, following the romance and drama of Spencer and Ashley!

Saturday, October 11        

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 12

9:00 am The Matthew Shepard Story, Lifetime Movie Network (2 hrs) REPEAT - The Emmy-winning TV film, originally made for NBC, airs in honor of the ten year anniversary of the murder of Matthew Shepard. 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET [read more]

7:15 pm The Laramie Project, HBO Signature East (1 hr 45 min) REPEAT - Adapted from the play of the same name, this HBO film also seeks to honor the memory of Matthew Shepard. 7:15 PM HBO Signature East / 10:15 PM HBO Signature West [read more]

9:00 pm Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW - Andrew's sister Danielle returns to Wisteria Lane. 

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. [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. 

10:00 pm Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW - Kevin encounters homophobia in the work place for the first time. 

10:00 pm Entourage, HBO (30 min) NEWRex Lee plays Lloyd, Ari's assistant. This week, Ari wagers on a role for Vince over a game of golf. [read more

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. This week, while Don and Peter are away in California, Salvatore, Peggy and Ken (Sal’s secret crush) prepare for a meeting with Right Guard. 

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. This week, he confesses to Tony that he wants to leave school to become a dancer, but how will Tony react? [read more]

10:30 pm Little Britain USA, HBO (30 min) NEW - “Homosexualist” Dafyyd Thomas starts up a gays-only club on campus, and cross-dresser Emily Howard models for an art class.