What to Watch: This Weekend

October 17, 2008

Friday, October 17

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. Next week is the season finale.

8:00 pm Degrassi: The Next Generation, The N (30 min) NEW - Though gay faves Marco, Dylan, Alex and Paige have graduated, it doesn’t mean there aren’t new gay high school students to love! Check out this teen hit and meet the new characters.

8:30 pm South of Nowhere, The N (1 hr) NEW - Catch the last part of season three, and all the romance and drama of Spencer and Ashley! 

9:00 pm Starter Wife, USA (2 hrs) NEW - 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?

Saturday, October 18        

9:00 pm Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEWOut interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. This week it's time for a basketball-themed family room!

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

Peggy and Kurt

Peggy and Kurt on AMC's Mad Men

Sunday, October 19

9:00 pm Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW - Last week, Andrew sold Gabby his old lemon of a car to make way for his new sports car. Looks like someone is moving up in the world…

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 - Last week, Kevin encountered homophobia in the workplace, but let it slide in his quest to make partner at his law firm. 

10:00 pm Entourage, HBO (30 min) NEW - Rex Lee plays Lloyd, Ari's assistant. [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. Last week, new employee Kurt casually outed himself to the office to clarify that he and Peggy are just friends. 

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 - Tune into this new LGBT-inclusive sketch comedy show. Warning: if you are seeking political correctness, look elsewhere.