What to Watch: This Weekend

April 10, 2009
Great TV awaits you all weekend long. Our picks? Kings on Sunday (with guest star Macaulay Culkin) and The Amazing Race 14, where Luke is still hanging in the competition! 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 Southland, NBC (1 hr) REPEAT If you missed the season premiere on Thursday, don’t fret: there’s an encore presentation of this brand-new cop show, featuring gay police officer John Cooper, a 20-year veteran on the force. > 9:00 PM Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he incorporates elements of nature to revamp a dining room. > 10:00 PM The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW Openly gay talk show host Graham Norton hosts Oscar-winning actor/writer/director Roberto Benigni and actress Patsy Kensit.

Oh, Macaulay, you troublemaker

SUNDAY > 8:00 PM Kings, NBC (1 hr) NEW Macaulay Culkin guest stars as King Silas’ banished nephew. And we thought Silas’ gay son Jack had problems… > 8:00 PM The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, HBO (1 hr) NEW 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) NEW 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.

Race, Luke, Race!

> 8:00 PM The Amazing Race 14, CBS (1 hr) NEW Oh no! The father/son duo of gay activist Mel White and his bi son Mike White finished last place last week! Luckily, gay contestant Luke finished fourth with his mom, so the gays are still in it to win it. > 8:00 PM Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (2 hrs) NEW In this very special two-hour episode, the team helps George Kadiz, a man battling brain cancer whose dying wish is to provide a home for his family. Gay designer Michael Moloney lends a hand. > 10:00 PM Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) REPEAT Lynette thinks that Tom is cheating on her, so she turns to her favorite gay, Lee, to get the male perspective on her suspicions.