What to Watch: This Weekend

March 20, 2009
So many shows wrap up this weekend, it's hard to contain our excitement over what is sure to be primo television. Our picks? Big Love, The United States of Tara and Eastbound and Down, because yes, we have a (raunchy) sense of humor. FRIDAY > 9:00 PM Friday Night Lights, NBC (1 hr) NEW Landry takes his lesbian friend Devin to the dance, but he’s not even a good date because he keeps staring at Tyra. (But let’s be honest here: Devin is doing her fair share of staring at Tyra, too.)

Tell us what you really think, Bill

> 10:00 PM Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO (1 hr) NEW This no-holds barred news show is broadcast live, so you never know what to expect. Bill regularly discusses LGBT issues and features gay panelists and commentators, so check it out! SATURDAY > 9:00 PM Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he redesigns a living room, fusing African and contemporary styles together to form one magical space. > 10:00 PM The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW Openly gay talk show host Graham Norton has actor Greg Kinnear on his couch tonight. SUNDAY > 8:00 PM Kings, NBC (1 hr) NEW Silas Benjamin is the king of a war-torn country stuck in a marriage of convenience and worried about his legacy because his son is gay. And you thought you had a lot on your mind.

Go, Mel and Mike!

> 8:00 PM The Amazing Race 14, CBS (1 hr) NEW Six teams are still competing to win the ultimate prize, and the father/son duo of gay activist Mel White and his bi son Mike White are still hanging in there! > 8:00 PM Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (1 hr) NEW The team heads to Tucson to build a new home for American Red Cross hero Lizzie Bell and her family. Gay designer Eduardo Xol lends a hand. > 9:00 PM Big Love, HBO (1 hr) SEASON FINALE All signs point to Roman being killed, but who is the killer? His closeted son Alby, who wants the compound for himself? His sociopath daughter Nicki, who seeks revenge for being sealed at such a young age? Or is it Wanda, who can’t seem to stop poisoning people? > 9:00 PM Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW Bree considers selling her business to save her marriage. And to think all this started because Orson was bummed Bree’s son, Andrew, was making more money than him. > 9:30 PM American Dad!, Fox (30 min) NEW To win back his girlfriend, Steve sabotages a Bar Mitzvah, with the help of Roger the Alien’s many disguises. > 10:00 PM Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW To avoid jail time, Tommy has fled the country, throwing the Walkers into chaos. Kevin, we need your legal expertise now!

Tara sure loves her kid

> 10:00 PM The United States of Tara, Showtime (30 min) SEASON FINALE In this comedy about a woman with multiple personalities, Marshall is her sweet, sensitive son who has a crush on a cute boy from class. > 10:30 PM Eastbound and Down, HBO (30 min) SEASON FINALE Stevie Janowski is the music teacher at the local high school. He has a serious crush on former baseball great Kenny Powers, but instead of acting on his feelings, he settles for being Kenny’s unpaid assistant.