What to Watch: This Weekend

February 27, 2009
Happy Friday, everyone! Start the weekend off right with an hour of Oprah, followed by a Rosie O'Donnell Lifetime Original Movie on Saturday, finishing with the penultimate episode of The L Word on Sunday. Pretty nice little weekend, huh? FRIDAY > 3:00 PM Oprah, syndicated (1 hr) NEW Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) is a guest! Times vary; Check listings for airtimes. > 8:00 PM The Amazing Race 14, Travel Channel (1 hr) REPEAT For those who missed The Amazing Race on Sunday because of the Oscars, the Travel Channel is re-airing episodes each Friday. Cheer on Mel and Mike White! > 9:00 PM Friday Night Lights, NBC (1 hr) NEW Landry is crushing hard on his new bandmate, Devin. Unfortunately, let’s just say that Landry doesn’t have what she’s looking for. > 10:00 PM Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO (1 hr) NEW This week, Alan Cumming is a scheduled guest. SATURDAY > 9:00 PM America, Lifetime (2 hrs) NEW Though this Lifetime Original Movie about foster care has no gay content per se, the wonderful Rosie O’Donnell stars in this emotional film. > 9:00 PM Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he overhauls a home office. > 11:30 PM Saturday Night Live, NBC (1 hr, 30 min) REPEAT If you missed it the first time around, this SNL, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris is a must-see. Gay jokes abound! SUNDAY > 8:00 PM The Amazing Race 14, CBS (1 hr) NEW Nine teams are still competing to win the ultimate prize. One team is made up of gay activist Mel White and his bi son Mike White. > 8:00 PM Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (1 hr) NEW A Texas family lost their home in a flood, so the team, including gay designer Eduardo Xol, goes to rebuild their house in seven days. > 9:00 PM Big Love, HBO (1 hr) NEW Everyone has something to hide. Alby is married to several women and yet cruises for sex in men’s bathrooms, while Heather pines away for her best friend Sarah. > 9:00 PM The L Word, Showtime (1 hr) NEW We knew it was only a matter of time until Alice and Tasha’s “third wheel crush” on Jamie would take a turn, especially since Jamie’s started taking her clothes off in front of both women at regular intervals. > 10:00 PM Brothers & Sisters, ABC (2 hrs) NEW Get your hankies ready, because this two-hour movie event promises extreme joy and sorrow, when an unexpected death takes place as Kitty and Robert welcome the birth of their child. > 10:00 PM The United States of Tara, Showtime (30 min) NEW In this new comedy about a woman with multiple personalities, Marshall is her sweet, sensitive son who has a crush on a cute boy from class.