What to Watch: This Weekend

Tune in to Real Time to see if Bill Maher will be giving his two cents on the Prop. 8 decision. Then catch the totally fabulous Margaret Cho on Groomer Has It, and end the weekend with popcorn, a cocktail, and all your closest celebrity friends for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.  

Friday, May 29

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. Following the CA Supreme Court decision on Prop. 8 this week, it’s likely that some lively discussion of marriage equality will be on the docket.


Margaret Cho guests on "Groomer Has It"

Margaret Cho guests on "Groomer Has It"

Saturday, May 30

9:00 pm Groomer Has It, Animal Planet (1 hr) NEW The groomers must revamp an animal shelter for an adoption event attended by the fabulous Asian comedian Margaret Cho. Will gay contestants Huber and Bill survive elimination? Queer Eye’s Jai Rodriguez hosts this campy fave.

10:00 pm The Graham Norton Show, BBC America (1 hr) NEW Openly gay talk show host Graham Norton sits down with at times fashion challenged actress Juliette Lewis and beautiful Italian actress, filmmaker and model Isabella Rossellini.


Sunday, May 31

Funny man Andy Samberg host of MTV

Funny man Andy Samberg hosts the MTV Movie Awards

8:00 pm Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC (1 hrs) REPEAT The dream team visits the family of a young girl living with a rare blood disease whose medical bills have caused their house to fall into extreme disrepair. The show features openly gay designer Michael Moloney.

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. Only three boys remain, as the competition grows fierce.

9:00 pm 2009 MTV Movie Awards, MTV (2 hrs) NEW Funny man Andy Samberg of Saturday Night Live fame hosts the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. Will James Franco and Sean Penn’s touching kiss in Milk edge out I Love You, Man’s Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon lip lock? Not to mention the four other sweltering smooches in consideration. Who will win? You’ll just have to tune in and see.