What to Watch: This Weekend (February 5-7)

Everybody wants a piece of Crixus on Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and guess who pays a surprise visit in Big Love? Friday, February 5 9:00 pm Caprica, SyFy (1 hr) NEW Gay mobster Sam and Joseph confront Daniel, and Amanda’s admission about Zoe’s role in the bombing starts a media frenzy and creates tension for Lacy. 10:00 pm Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Starz (1 hr) NEW The gladiators prepare for an important competition, while Spartacus tries to battle Crixus in the main event, while Crixus is the object of many noblewomen’s desire. The only problem is he wants one of Lucretia’s slaves. 10:00 pm Shameless, Sundance (1 hr) NEW Patty is caught red handed while stealing and faces some hard jail time. Also features openly gay Ian, lesbian Monica, and her ex, Norma. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Saturday, February 6 11:00 pm The Wanda Sykes Show, Fox (1 hr) NEW Move over Leno! The queen of funny is taking over with her own late night talk show! Don’t miss Wanda comment on everything from news, politics, sports, and pop culture mixed with field pieces, comedy segments, and panel discussions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sunday, February 7

Nicki puts her all into helping Bill with his senate campaign on Big Love.

8:00 pm Modern Family, ABC (30 min) REPEAT Not caught up with the family’s antics? Then curl up and tune in to watch four episodes starting at 8! 9:00 pm Big Love, HBO (1 hr) NEW Bill continues working on his campaign, and Nicki works her hardest to help him, but sees an attack from Coburn somewhere in his future. Tommy questions why Marilyn lobbies for a casino, and Frank pays an unexpected visit. And will Alby come out of the closet this week?