What to Watch: This Weekend

April 17, 2009
Though we know all of our LA-area readers will be at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night, that doesn't mean that the rest of the country can't watch great LGBT TV! Our picks for the weekend: Grey Gardens, Any Dream Will Do and the long-awaited return of Brothers & Sisters -- with Jason Lewis, to boot! FRIDAY > 10:00 PM Gods and Monsters, Showtime (2 hrs) REPEAT This is a must-see film for all fans of Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser. And besides, it won the GLAAD Media Award in 1999, so what are you waiting for? Pop some popcorn and make a night of it! SATURDAY

Little Edie's love of a headdress began early

> 8:00 PM Grey Gardens, HBO (2 hrs) NEW When you’re in a pickle, just heed Little Edie’s advice: you can always take off your skirt and wear it as a cape. If that sentence didn’t make any sense to you (and even if it did), you must watch Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange star in this fictionalized retelling of the cult documentary of the same name. > 9:00 PM Color Splash, HGTV (30 min) NEW Gay interior designer David Bromstad reworks living spaces. Tonight he creates a balanced living room, for the Libra in all of us. > 9:00 PM Groomer Has It, Animal Planet (1 hr) NEW Jai Rodriguez hosts this campy fave, with Huber, Joe and Bill as gay contestants. (Poor Michael was given the boot last week!) SUNDAY > 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. Ten boys remain, but two get voted off tonight! Imagine the drama! > 8:00 PM The Amazing Race 14, CBS (1 hr) NEW Gay contestant Luke finished first with his mom last week while lesbian racer Kisha is staying strong with her sister. Only four teams remain, and the competition is fierce. > 8:00 PM Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (2 hrs) REPEAT Gay designer Michael Moloney joins the team this week to help a Connecticut family devastated by tragedy.

All hail the return of Jason Lewis!

> 8:30 PM Sit Down, Shut Up, Fox (30 min) SEASON PREMIERE In this new animated comedy from Arrested Development’s Mitch Hurwitz, Andrew (voice by Nick Kroll) is the bisexual drama teacher for a school full of unruly kids. > 9:00 PM Desperate Housewives, ABC (1 hr) NEW Wisteria Lane is cloaked in sadness as the residents remember their fallen neighbor, the saucy Edie Britt. > 10:00 PM Brothers & Sisters, ABC (1 hr) NEW Kevin and Scotty may be happily married, but what will happen when Kevin’s ex, Chad (Jason Lewis), arrives onto the scene with a surprising proposal?