Friday Night Lights, Fringe, and Game of Thrones

What to watch on Friday, April 15.

Whew, that was a real chin-trembler of a week, am I right? Glad THAT's over with. So let's make the most of this weekend, and by "make the most of," I mean let's watch tons of TV!


SEASON 5 NETWORK PREMIERE, 8pm, NBC
Friday Night Lights
True, there a number of ways to have already watched this, the fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights. But maybe you are like me and just weren’t emotionally prepared? Well, I guess I’m finally ready. Here we go. In tonight’s season premiere of (I’m crying already) Friday Night Lights, Coach Taylor tries to manage expectations after last season’s surprise victory while Vince and Luke attempt to recruit a new dreamboat to fulfill the Riggins-shaped hole in our hearts.

9pm, Fox
Fringe
Tonight the team scrambles to release William Bell’s consciousness from Olivia’s body. What I want to know is, what if he doesn’t WANT to leave her body? I mean, who would? Did anybody ask him?

9pm, CW
Supernatural
When Balthazar prevents the Titanic from sinking (because of course he does!), Fate intervenes and systematically kills the survivors anyway. Then Castiel tries to convince Sam and Dean to murder Fate if they plan to survive her wrath. I’d just buy her a nice tennis bracelet, but that’s me.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Animal Planet
Killer Outbreaks
In Animal Planet’s newest very restrained, very subtle documentary series, various science professionals will reminisce about the golden days of New York City anthrax attacks.

10:30pm, IFC
The Whitest Kids U'Know
Although they have yet to apologize for making Miss March, at least these people, The Whitest Kids U’Know, still have a pretty funny main gig. Tonight’s fifth (!) season premiere will explore the impact a tiny hit of pot had on Hitler’s political career, plus a phone sex operator will explore a sexual fetish for baked beans.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Disney Channel
Lemonade Mouth
Despite being possibly the worst-titled thing ever to air on television, this here is a Disney Channel original movie about a disparate group of kids who bond during detention and form a pop band. Also in the mix: Evil principals, tough lessons, surprise romances, and catchy tunes. Basically, it’s methadone for High School Musical junkies.



PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

CHAOS, 8 p.m., CBS
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., Fox
Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC
Smallville, 8 p.m., CW
Dateline NBC, 9 p.m., NBC
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
Ricky Gervais Show, SEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., HBO
Say Yes to the Dress, 9 p.m., TLC
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
American Loggers, 10 p.m., Discovery
Sanctuary, MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Syfy
The Haunted, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Fashion Police, 10:30 p.m., E!

LATE-NITE PICKS:

Bill Hader on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:35 a.m., NBC
Pauley Perrette on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Sarah Vowell on Tavis Smiley, 12:00 a.m., PBS


What to watch on Saturday, April 16.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Fox
Truth Be Told
Haha what ON EARTH? David James Elliott and Candace Cameron Bure (!) star in this absolutely ridiculous-looking romantic drama about a single marriage counselor who enlists a widower to pretend to be her husband in order to score a lucrative radio job. Not gross enough for you? Former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey appears as himself. Is this thing from another dimension, or are moms officially in charge now?

10pm, Animal Planet
Cats 101
In tonight’s brand-new installment of television’s finest program (I’m not ashamed), we’ll learn more than we ever needed to know about Bambinos, Pixie Bobs, Australian Mists, and Domestic Longhairs.

8 & 9pm, Discovery Channel
Filthy Cities
In tonight’s back-to-back episodes of one of television’s BEST-titled shows, we’ll visit two noted capitals of squalor: 14th-century London and 19th-century Manhattan. I can’t wait for the future episode, 21st-century My Apartment’s Litter Box Room.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

It's Me or the Dog, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Victorious, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling, SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Showtime
Secrets from a Stylist, 9 p.m., HGTV
The Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
Antonio Treatment, 9:30 p.m., HGTV
Oddities,10 p.m., Science
Parking Wars, SEASON PREMIERE, 10 & 10:30 p.m., A&E;




What to watch on Sunday, April 17.

MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Tonight a former college baseball player who became paralyzed from the shoulders down after a car crash will have a chintzy dream home built for him while he and his family vacation in Orlando. Derek Jeter guest-stars, as himself.

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
Here we go! Fantasy geeks have been waiting for Game of Thrones for awhile now. In the premiere of this adaptation of George R.R. Martin's medieval fantasy series, we'll follow King Baratheon, who offers Lord Ned Stark a newly empty position in his court while exiled Prince Targaryen plots to return to power. Also featuring the voice of Sean Connery as Dragonheart. (Haha, psych.)

SPECIAL, 7pm, Hallmark Channel
Martha Stewart Presents: Martha Stewart's Eggcellent Easter Special
Join Martha Stewart for several lessons on how to celebrate Easter properly FOR ONCE. She'll show us how to decorate eggs, give us some super brunch ideas, provide instructions for projects involving both chocolate and bunnies, and also she'll be vaguely disapproving of anyone she shares the frame with.

10pm, CBS
CSI: Miami
When a college student is found dead in a hot tub, the team must navigate the jealousy and psychosis among the victim's roommates. You know, typical college stuff.

10pm, AMC
The Killing
In the fourth hour of this mysterious new drama, Sarah and Holder hassle Rosie's ex-boyfriend Jasper, and meanwhile her best friend Sterling starts spilling some lurid details about Rosie's personal life. For instance, she used to chew with her mouth open and also spoil movie endings.

10 & 10:30pm, TLC
Strange Sex
In tonight's back-to-back episodes of this definitely educational show, we'll meet swingers, a lusty quadriplegic, and a woman born without a you-know-what.



PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC
America's Next Great Restaurant, 8 p.m., NBC
Human Planet, 8 & 9 p.m., Discovery Channel
Mob Wives, SERIES PREMIERE, 8 p.m., VH1
American Dad!, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Army Wives, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Audrina, SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., VH1
Ax Men, 9 p.m., HGTV
Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Sister Wives, 9 p.m., TLC
TV Land Awards, 9 p.m., TV Land
Undercover Boss, 9 p.m., CBS
The Cleveland Show, 9:30 p.m., Fox
Breakout Kings, 10 p.m., A&E;
Brothers & Sisters, 10 p.m., ABC
Coming Home, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Iron Chef America, 10 p.m., Food Network
Khloe & Lamar, 10 p.m., E!
Real Housewives of Orange County, 10 p.m., Bravo
River Monsters, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Shark Men, 10 p.m., NatGeo
The Borgias, 10 p.m., Showtime
The Judds, 10 p.m., OWN

What are you watching tonight?

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Apr 17, 2011
CSI:MIAMI
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Apr 17, 2011
nada
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Apr 17, 2011
What about the fall of Sam Axe?!?! BURN NOTICE!!!! For Shame for not putting it down!
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Apr 16, 2011
DH,
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Apr 16, 2011
Mob, army, and sister: how many shows on TV now have wives in the title? So glad I don't watch reality.
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Apr 16, 2011
NHL PLAYOFFS!!
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Apr 16, 2011
Supernatural,Lemonade Mouth,Smallville,Victorious,CSI: Miami,American Dad!, and Family Guy (:
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Apr 15, 2011
FRINGE, the Killing and Game of Thronessss
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Apr 15, 2011
One of the best TV weekend ever. Fringe, Supernatural, Smallville, Kitchen Nightmares, CHAOS, Sanctuary, Game of Thrones, Family Guy, Breakout Kings and The Borgias.
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Apr 15, 2011
FRINGE, Supernatural, and GAME OF THRONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday -- Chaos, Fringe, The Soup. Saturday -- nothing. Sunday -- The Killing, Burn Notice prequel, CSI Miami (YEAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!).
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Apr 15, 2011
Fringe returns! The week was worth it!
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Apr 15, 2011
Fringe Supernatural, Desperate Housewives, a bunch of reality tv and some cartoons. That's my weekend :)
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Apr 15, 2011
Smallville, Fringe, Supernatural, The Soup, Camelot, Sanctuary, and Tia Fey on Letterman. I already saw Friday Night Lights. kind of a stupid move, Universal, to start airing the episodes on NBC a week and a half AFTER the DVDs are released. i'm going to miss the show terribly. maybe Cats 101 on Saturday. Game of Thrones and Desperate Housewives on Sunday
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday: Smallville, Supernatural

Saturday: NIL

Sunday: Burn Notice movie, Breakout Kings
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday: Smallville, Fringe, and Sanctuary

Sunday: The Killing and Game of Thrones
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Apr 15, 2011
CSI Miami, Family Guy, The Killing and Game of Thrones.
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday: Chaos, Fringe, and Sanctuary; Sunday: Human Planet, Breakout Kings, and the Burn Notice Prequel.
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Apr 15, 2011
Oh yeah and American Dad!
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Apr 15, 2011
Supernatural, Fringe, and GOT baby!!
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Apr 15, 2011
supernatural and fringe :D
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday> Chaos, Fringe, Camelot, Supernatural & Sanctuary -Sunday> Game of Thrones, The Killing & Family Guy
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Apr 15, 2011
Fringe, Smallville, Supernatural, Game of Thrones and The Killing.
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Apr 15, 2011
CHAOS, Breakout Kings, and The Killing.

Oh, and a big thank you to gregorSLO18, for I had not known that the Burn Notice - Sam Axe TV movie was on this Sunday.
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Apr 15, 2011
Fringe in English, Frange in French, Franse in German, Franja in Spanish, Frangia in Italian, and lastly purely for obscurity Pindo in Swahili. So yeah I'll probably be watching Fringe.
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Apr 15, 2011
Sanctuary and Game of Thrones
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Apr 15, 2011
Supernatural, Camelot and Game of Thrones.
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Apr 15, 2011
Fringe Friday live and taping it, rewinding my tape and watching it again. Fringe Saturday on FOX.com and hulu and the re-run late night. Did I say already that I'm watching Fringe.
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Apr 15, 2011
Supernatural, FNL and The Killing!
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Apr 15, 2011
FRINGE!!!! And Supernatural, Camelot and Game of Thrones!
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Apr 15, 2011
Fringe, the killing, camelot, the borgias, Games of thrones, supernatural, smallville.
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Apr 15, 2011
I'll be juggling Smallville, which is also back from it's hiatus, Supernatural, Fringe and Chaos tonight, half of which I probably won't get around to until tomorrow.
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Apr 15, 2011
friday: Fringe, Chaos, Camelot, Real Time with Bill Maher, Pauley Perrette on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; -- saturday: nothing; -- sunday: Game of Thrones, The Killing, Family Guy, Breakout Kongs, Brothers and Sisters and the best of the weekend: The Borgias and the Burn Notice prequel
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday: Chaos, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Sanctuary... Saturday: Law & Order: LA, NCIS reruns, etc... Sunday: the Burn Notice prequel "Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe", maybe part of the TVLand Awards...
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Apr 15, 2011
Let me take a moment to spell it out: F-r-i-n-g-e. Got it? How could I look myself in the mirror if I watched something else? Also on the list: Smallville, Sanctuary and Camelot. Saturday is recovery day. Sunday: The Killing, Breakout Kings and now I just have to check out Game of Thrones.
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday: Supernatural (although this outline sounds rediculous it's still my favorite show), Smallville, Kitchen Nightmares & Sanctuary. Saturday: Filthy Cities sounds cool. Sunday: GAME OF THRONES! Next Great Restaurant, the Borgia's
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Apr 15, 2011
Friday: Supernatural (although this outline sounds rediculous it's still my favorite show), Smallville, Kitchen Nightmares & Sanctuary. Saturday: Filthy Cities sounds cool. Sunday: GAME OF THRONES! Next Great Restaurant, the Borgia's
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Apr 15, 2011
fringe, game of thrones.
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Apr 15, 2011
@ReppinDaBurghh thanks for always pointing out the omissions. In addition to being a dunce (which I definitely am), I also use resources that don't always indicate when an episode is new. Hopefully if these are shows you genuinely care about, you have a season pass set already.
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Apr 15, 2011
Fringe,Supernatural,CHAOS,Smallville, Sanctuary,Game of Thrones,CSI: Miami,American Dad!,Desperate Housewives,Family Guy,The Cleveland Show,Breakout Kings, The Borgias,
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Apr 15, 2011
Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe, and SANCTUARY!!!!!!!!!
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Apr 15, 2011
Burn Notice-prequel.
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Apr 15, 2011
Chaos, Fringe, Game of Thrones, The Killing, and The Borgias
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Apr 15, 2011
But for me, Camelot and Fringe Friday. Nothing Saturday. Human Planet, Game Of Thrones, The Killing, Breakout Kings, and The Borgias Sunday.
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Apr 15, 2011
You forgot Camelot on Friday.
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