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

Don't miss the biggest night for this year's best films, as Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin host the 82nd Academy Awards! Friday, March 5 9:00 pm Shameless, Sundance (1 hr) NEW Mandy helps Joseph in the search for his birth mother. Also features gay son Ian, Ian’s bisexual mother, Monica, her ex-girlfriend, Norma, and Mickey, the gay son of a local gangster. 9:00 pm Caprica, SyFy (1 hr) NEW Clarice befriends Amanda with ulterior motives, while Keon and Lacy meet the person who is causing stress for Clarice. Also, Joseph hunts for Tamara, and Daniel is made an offer that is hard to refuse. Features gay mobster, Sam Adama. 10:00 pm Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Starz (1 hr) NEW The battle for freedom continues for gay gladiator and bodyguard Barca and his enslaved lover, Pietros. Will their love be enough to pull them through? Meanwhile, Spartacus is forced to embrace his new champion status. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Saturday, March 6

Survivors' Anya encounters new visitors this week.

9:00 pm Survivors, BBC America (1 hr) NEW Anya, a doctor who loses her girlfriend as a result of a worldwide epidemic, encounters new visitors, while Al is booted from Samantha’s community. Meanwhile, Abby searches for her son after discovering that there is a group of teenagers hiding out in a nearby mansion. 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, March 7 8:00 pm Amazing Race 16, CBS (1 hr) With lesbian couple Carol and Brandy finishing in third last week, the eight remaining pairs head to Germany to follow the early days leading to the Beatles’ stardom. 8:30 pm The 82nd Academy Awards, ABC (3 hrs) NEW Don’t miss this year’s Academy Awards, hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. Root for all of your favorite LGBT films, including Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, which is up for best picture and directed by openly gay Lee Daniels. Also, don’t  miss as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Carson Kressley announces the winner of the “Behind the Dress” designer competition during the pre-show!

Will Out Director Lee Daniels Take Home the Best Picture Oscar for Precious?

9:00 pm Big Love, HBO (1 hr) SEASON FINALE In this season finale, news of a Kansas scandal makes the Hendricksons re-evaluate their plans to tell the truth about their family, and Margene thinks about her relationship with Ana. Meanwhile, Jerry and Tommy have a new threat at the casino. Will a distraught Alby get some closure this season?