What to Watch: This Weekend

March 27, 2009
Last weekend's offerings were wrought with season finales, which means this weekend, we're treated to some great new shows! Our picks? The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Any Dream Will Do and a BBC News special called The Making of Me: John Barrowman. FRIDAY > 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 creates an Italian-style kitchen. > 10:00 PM The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW Openly gay talk show host Graham Norton welcomes actor/comedian Ricky Gervais and British TV legend Ronnie Corbett. SUNDAY > 8:00 PM Kings, NBC (1 hr) NEW Tonight we learn just what King Silas’ rebellious gay son has been up to all these nights.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

> 8:00 PM The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, HBO (2 hrs) SEASON PREMIERE Precious is Botswana’s first female private investigator. She has a gay hairdresser named BK who acts as a crucial means of emotional support. > 8:00 PM Any Dream Will Do, BBC America (1 hr) SEASON PREMIERE Contestants compete for the lead in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in a production on London’s West End. One of the judges is openly gay actor/singer John Barrowman, with host Graham Norton. > 8:00 PM The Amazing Race 14, CBS (1 hr) NEW Five teams are still competing to win the ultimate prize. The father/son duo of gay activist Mel White and his bi son Mike White finished second last week, while gay contestant Luke finished fourth with his mom. Go gays, go! > 8:00 PM Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (2 hrs) NEW The team helps a family that lives in a run-down trailer by building a new home with an animal sanctuary for their many rescues. Gay designer Michael Moloney lends a hand. > 9:30 PM American Dad!, Fox (30 min) NEW Steve and Roger the Alien play detective duo “Wheels and the Legman.” Something tells us that many disguises will be employed.

John Barrowman

> 10:00 PM The Making of Me: John Barrowman, BBC America (1 hr) NEW In this one-hour BBC special, openly gay actor/singer John Barrowman sets out to unearth what the latest scientific research can tell him about the origins of his orientation. > 10:00 PM The United States of Tara, Showtime (30 min) NEW 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.