What to Watch This Weekend: Doctor Who, Outlander, and the Season 4 Finale of Falling Skies

By Andy Daglas

Aug 29, 2014

What to watch on Friday, August 29...

12am Pacific, Netflix
Jim Jefferies: Bare
The stand-up performs a set on politics, fatherhood, orgies, and Neil Diamond at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre.

7pm, CMT
George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away
Filmed in June during his final tour date in Arlington, TX, this special chronicles the country star’s record-setting career. Performances include team-ups with Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, and more.

MARATHON, 8pm, Cinemax
The Knick
If you’ve missed any of Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen’s escapades in the world of early 20th century medicine, you can catch up on the series’ first three episodes tonight.

9pm, Showtime
Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean to Brag
The comedian tackles the balance between fame and family, among other topics in her first solo special.

10pm, PBS
American Masters
“Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” profiles the photographer who documented the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the camps that interred Japanese-Americans during World War II. Lange’s granddaughter, Peabody- and Emmy-winning cinematographer Dyanna taylor, directed and narrates the documentary, which includes intimate reflections from Lange’s life and a retrospective of her indelible work. 

– Paolo Nutini on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC 


What to watch on Saturday, August 30...

When a big-business big shot is bumped off, Carrie and Al must sift through the dirty laundry at his child’s elite prep school in “Admissions.” (Another new episode airs Sunday in the show’s regular time period.)

Hoping to get Lee Anne’s sexual discrimination lawsuit tossed out, Roy asks Terry to testify against her in “Damage Control.” (Another new episode airs Sunday in the show’s regular time period.)

9pm, BBC America
Doctor Who
In “Into the Dalek,” the Doctor confronts a moral quandary as he strives to save a rebel ship from a Dalek fleet. Oh, the quandary isn’t about Dalek-fighting. See, Clara left a yogurt in the fridge without her name on it, and he’s really hankering for a yogurt fix, and it’s not like she didn’t know the rules of the TARDIS break room, so that yogurt is basically up for grabs, right?

9pm, Starz
As the castle prepares to celebrate “The Gathering,” Claire prepares to celebrate getting the hell out of there. But her cunning plan is complicated by a run-in with Jamie and a pickled Dougal.

9pm, AMC
Hell on Wheels
A dangerous stranger jeopardizes Cullen’s family and his emotional state, as dangerous strangers are wont to do. Meanwhile in “Life’s a Mystery,” the Swede faces the music at Fort Smith.

10pm, Logo
Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
In “Ocupado,” Chloe is blindsided by new feelings for the top guy in her dating rotation. Could this be the start of something resembling a healthy personal relationship for her? Let’s go with “no.”

10pm, BBC America
While Jack scours Seattle for Amy, Madison finds herself in possession of a mysterious key and a cash infusion. Elsewhere in “And Here… You Must Listen,” Richard’s good deed does not go unpunished.


What to watch on Sunday, August 31...

The X Factor UK
For the first time, Simon Cowell’s British singing competition will air its current season’s episodes in the colonies a day after they debut across the pond. Episodes will air on Sunday and Monday nights on AXS, whatever the heck that is.

9pm, ABC
The 2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon
Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Aloe Blacc, and American Authors are among those slated to perform at the 49th annual fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

SEASON 4 FINALE, 9pm & 10pm, TNT
Falling Skies
Lexi’s return in “Space Oddity” throws a wrench in Tom’s mission to take out the power core. But I guess they resolve that rigamarole, because the logline for “Shoot the Moon” has the two working together for power-core-destroying purposes, while the 2nd Mass stares into the teeth of a ferocious new Espheni weapon.

9pm, CBS
See? I told you another new episode aired Sunday in the show’s regular time period. Specifically the episode “Fire and Ice,” which finds Carrie conducting her own covert investigation into a bombing case of which Homeland Security has seized jurisdiction.

10pm, CBS
Also capping a double-shot of new episodes this weekend, “Fifty-One Percent” pits Jamie and Roy against one another in civil court. Meanwhile, Knox has a decision to make when he learns a choice piece of dirt on Joyce Reed, and the media gets their hands on the Lee Anne Marcus sex tape.

10pm, Showtime
Masters of Sex
While Masters treats a couple for infertility, Johnson’s attempt to treat a patient solo doesn’t go quite as planned. Elsewhere in “Mirror, Mirror,” Libby is witness to a hate crime.

10pm, WGN America
“Acceptable Limits: Part One” sends Charlie and Helen to survey an off-site reactor. Don’t worry, they’ll make sure to bring back plenty of googly-eyed-isotope souvenirs for everyone.

10pm, FX
The Strain
After learning that UV light does a number on the strigoi, Setrakian devises a cunning plan to lure them all into tanning booths. Meanwhile in “Creatures of the Night,” a convenience store run descends into chaos.


And now, let’s all vote to crown the What to Watch Tonight Episode Title of the Week!

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  • Xtremej15 Sep 03, 2014

  • WayneTunks Sep 01, 2014

    Why no love for Ray Donovan in your listing every week?

  • youngnan Sep 01, 2014

    Where the fuck is Leftovers tonight?

    Also, Bare is probably Jim Jeffries best one yet...

  • pulp46 Sep 01, 2014

  • mad-pac Sep 01, 2014

  • CaseyRiley Sep 01, 2014

    and The Strain

  • jdmtv Aug 31, 2014

  • MandySCG Aug 31, 2014

    Masters of Sex and The Strain

  • d6a4s5 Aug 31, 2014

    + The Strain, Ray Donovan, Masters Of Sex

  • ArkhamNative Aug 31, 2014

    The Strain (not in list) & Manhattan. The Lottery is taking the week off, apparently.

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