Fringe, The Amazing Race, and Saturday Night Live: Backstage

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18


7 p.m., ESPN

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

It’s the NBA vs. Tinseltown in the kick-off event of NBA All-Star weekend. Celebrity players include Justin Bieber, Jimmy Kimmel, Common, and... Jason Alexander? Sure, why not.


8 p.m., CBS

The Defenders

Nick (Jim Belushi) represents a judge (guest star Dan Aykroyd) who's been charged with several counts of drug possession. I wonder if they’ll sing a duet after the court date.


9 p.m., FOX

Fringe

Who cares that the case of the week involves a widow in mourning? It’s all about the baby-daddy drama now. After a week of waiting, we get to see whether Peter (Joshua Jackson) and Olivia (Anna Torv) can strengthen their emotional bond—or whether Fauxlivia will tell him about her bun in the oven and screw everything up again.

Also on the airwaves...
Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., FOX
Who Do You Think You Are?, 8 p.m., NBC
Smallville, 8 p.m., CW
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8:30 p.m., CARTOON
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW
Law & Order: UK, 9 p.m., BBC America
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO
Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Syfy
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
Onion News Network, 10 p.m., IFC
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, 10 p.m., STARZ
Merlin, 10 p.m., Syfy
Portlandia, 10:30 p.m., IFC
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Virginia Commonwealth v. Wichita State, Connecticut v. Louisville, Kent State v. Drexel

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19


8:30 p.m., TNT

NBA All-Star Saturday Night

It’s time for the skills challenge, the three-point shootout, and my personal favorite, the slam dunk contest! Ballin’. Literally.


Series 3 premiere, 9 p.m., BBC America

Being Human

Though SyFy's American remake of this show is still in its first season, the original British version is starting its third! In the premiere, Annie's (Lenora Crichlow) friends try to get her out of purgatory—but Mitchell (Aidan Turner) decides to travel to the Afterlife in order to find her.

Also on the airwaves...
The Graham Norton Show, 10:15 p.m., BBC America
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Hofstra v. Wright State, Pittsburgh v. St. John’s, Austin Peay v. Fairfield, Colorado v. Kansas, Iona v. Liberty, Boston College v. North Carolina, Missouri State v. Valparaiso, Vermont v. College of Charleston, Washington v. Arizona, George Mason v. Northern Iowa, Cincinnati v. Providence, Illinois v. Michigan State, Utah State v. St. Mary’s, Texas A&M; v. Oklahoma State, Montana v. Long Beach State

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20


Season 18 premiere, 8 p.m., CBS

The Amazing Race

The theme of this season is “Unfinished Business”—and that means the return of teams from previous seasons, including cowboys Jet and Cord McCoy and goths Kent Kaliber and Vyxsin Fiala.


9 p.m., NBC

Saturday Night Live Backstage

This behind-the-scenes special features audition clips, fan-favorite skits, commentary from stars like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and interviews with guest hosts like Alec Baldwin and Jon Hamm.


9:30 p.m., FOX

The Cleveland Show

It’s a day of revelations for Cleveland: Not only does he find out that he and Donna aren’t legally married, but he also learns that Terry is gay—and dating some dude named Paul (guest star Justin Timberlake). Then, all four of them head to Vermont for a double wedding!


Season 1 finale, 9:30 p.m., SHO

Episodes

It was a short season, sure, but a sweet one, too. In the first-season finale, Pucks! finishes shooting, so Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) can return to England—but not before Sean senses something fishy between Beverly and Matt (Matt LeBlanc).


10 p.m., CBS

CSI: Miami

Horatio Caine (David Caruso) is back after a month-long hiatus! In this episode, the man who murdered Horatio’s wife returns to Miami and wreaks havoc. Grab your sunglasses.


Also on the airwaves...
American Dad!, 7:30 p.m., FOX
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m., ABC
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., FOX
Jerseylicious, 8 p.m., STYLE
Bob’s Burgers, 8:30 p.m., FOX
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Undercover Boss, 9 p.m., CBS
Family Guy, 9 p.m., FOX
Worst Cooks in America, Season 2 finale, 9 p.m., FOOD
Big Love, 9 p.m., HBO
Californication, 9 p.m., SHO
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, 9 p.m., STYLE
Brothers and Sister, 10 p.m., ABC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Reunion Part 2, 10 p.m., BRAVO
Kourtney and Kim Take New York, 10 p.m., E!
Shameless, 10 p.m., SHO
Holly’s World, 10:30 p.m., E!
NBA Basketball: All-Star Game
NHL Hockey: Canadiens v. Flames, Penguins v. Blackhawks
NASCAR Racing: Daytona 500
NCAA Basketball: Ohio State v. Purdue, Florida v. LSU, Yale v. Princeton, Cleveland State v. Old Dominion, Clemson v. Miami, Georgetown v. DePaul, Southeastern Louisiana v. Florida International
NCAA Women’s Basketball: Maryland v. Florida State, Ohio State v. Florida

What are you watching this weekend?


Follow TV.com writer Stefanie Lee on Twitter: @StefAtTVDotCom

Comments (36)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
A lot for Sunday...Amazing Race, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Worst Cooks In America.
Reply
Flag
It sucks we don't get Being Human season 3 in Canada yet
Reply
Flag
Fringe!!!!! I loved the storyline with the two people who can't let go of each other. I also liked the implied scientific explanation of ghosts as people from the other side who are in the same place we are and have a connection. As always, Walter's meddling is adorable.
Reply
Flag
Smallville Fringe Supernatural Family Guy & Cleveland Show
Reply
Flag
Being Human as well.
Reply
Flag
Supernatural, Kitchen Nightmares, Ricky Gervais Show (LOL) And Episodes is sooo underrated. This is really funny.
Reply
Flag
Smallville, Fringe, Supernatural.
Reply
Flag
Fringe!
Reply
Flag
The Defenders, Fringe, Blue Bloods, Portlandia, Californication and Shameless. Woohoo!
Reply
Flag
Fringe, The Defenders, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Merlin, Being Human (US version).
Reply
Flag
Smallville, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, CSI: NY, Supernatural,CSI: Miami,The Simpsons,Undercover Boss, and Family Guy (:
@RKron- there's a million other intelligent shows on FOX. Fringe is not one of them. /:
Reply
Flag
Supernatural, Spartacus, Merlin and The Simpsons.
Reply
Flag
Fringe! Without it's renewal, they'll be nothing intelligent left on Fox. Go Season Four!
Reply
Flag
Fringe,Smallville, CSI: NY, Supernatural,Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, The Cleveland Show,CSI: Miami,American Dad!,The Simpsons,Bob’s Burgers,Desperate Housewives, Family Guy,
Reply
Flag
FRINGE! The fourteenth episode of every season is always sooo goooood! People falling off of buildings, spectres, earthquakes, and vortexes!
Reply
Flag
Friday: CSI: NY and NBA all stars-all weekend!
Reply
Flag
Smallville (almost there), FRINGE, Spartacus, Shameless, Californication and supernatural when it doesn't count.
Reply
Flag
FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!! ..... Waiting on Supernatural, Fringe needs my ratings support more.
Reply
Flag
Desperate Housewives
Reply
Flag
you forgot degrassi on friday night on teen nick. nothing on saturday. and sunday family guy desperate housewives and kpurtney and kim take new york.
Reply
Flag
FRIDAY: Fringe, Smallville, Spartacus: Gods of The Arena, The Defenders, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. SUNDAY: Family Guy, American Dad, Bob's Burguers, Desperate Housewives, Californication.
Reply
Flag
Fringe, Supernatural, SW:TCW, Spartacus. Long live the internet. You can watch all the shows from the same timeslot. Only problem: can't influence the ratings. Who said that living in Europe doesn't have its demerits? :D
Reply
Flag
SW: TCW, CSI: NY and Desperate Housewives
Reply
Flag
"Episodes" has become like the forgotten child between "Californication" and "Shameless" but holy cow, what a great show it has become. Very cool for Matt LeBlanc who has been just fantastic. John Pankow has been pretty awesome as "Merc" as well. Hopefully this show is coming back. Also, this is the pre-finale epsiode of "Spartacus: GOA" as well. Why did this have to be so damn good? Six episodes isn't going to be enough for this great story. The "Gannicus", "Oenomaus", and "Melitta" story is going to have a sad ending for all three of them but I can't wait to see how it unfolds. And poor Jamie Murray just can't catch a break on any cable show she has played a recurring role on. But hopefully this will make Lucy Lawless' "Lucretia" the girl we know and love.
Reply
Flag
FRINGE & SUPERNATURAL!!!!
Reply
Flag
Fringe!
Reply
Flag
Fringe(!), Supernatural(!!), The Amazing Race, The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Family Guy, The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives(!) :)
Reply
Flag
CSI NY, Law and Order UK, CSI Miami and Family Guy.
Reply
Flag
Working Class (aka Reba 2.0), Young Justice, Smallville, Fringe, Supernatural, The Soup, and Spartcua: GOTA for Friday. nothing Saturday. Being Human (UK), Desperate Housewives, and The Dish on Sunday
Reply
Flag
Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe, Blue Bloods, The Defenders
Reply
Flag
Friday: Defenders, Supernanny, Kitchen Nightmares, Supernatural, Blue Bloods.
Reply
Flag
Do you really need to ask? Fringe all the way. Let's get ourselves a fourth season of the best sci-fi show in many years. Plus Smallville, has to see how it ends after years of waiting. And Spartacus: Gods of the Arena because it's such an over the top series.
Reply
Flag
Fringe and Supernatural
Reply
Flag
TCW, Fringe, Supernatural, Smallville, and Desperate Housewives
Reply
Flag
CSI:NY and CSI:MIAMI.
Reply
Flag
Friday: CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Merlin, Law & Order: UK, etc... Saturday: Harry's Law, etc... Sunday: ?
Reply
Flag

Like TV.com on Facebook