Gwyneth on SNL, the Golden Globes, Big Love, and Glee's trip to Cleveland


Season 2 premiere, 9 p.m., HBO

The Ricky Gervais Show

The animated giggle-fest between Ricky, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington continues. In the Season 2 premiere, Ricky and Stephen read from Karl’s diary, and Karl pitches a thriller movie.

10 p.m., E!

The Soup

It’s been a rough week for the-homeless-man-with-the-golden-voice Ted Williams, but that means Joel McHale will probably have something funny to say at his expense.

Also on the airwaves...
Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC
Medium, 8 p.m., CBS
Dog Whisperer, 8 p.m., NGC
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8:30 p.m., CARTOON
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Law & Order: UK, 9 p.m., BBC America
Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Syfy
Real Time with Bill Maher, Season 9 premiere, 10 p.m., HBO
Merlin, 10 p.m., Syfy
NBA Basketball: Mavericks v. Spurs, TrailBlazers v. Suns
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Fairfield v. Loyola Maryland, Butler v. Detroit
NCAA Women’s Basketball: Fairfield v. Loyola Maryland


9 p.m., ABC

Miss America Pageant

Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke host the 90th annual pageant, which features a bunch of hot girls prancing around in bikinis and (inevitably) saying things they’ll regret. Judges include The View’s Joy Behar and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

11:30 p.m., NBC

Saturday Night Live

Gwyneth Paltrow is supposed to host, Cee-Lo is supposed to perform, and the two of them are supposed to sing “Forget You” together—but will Gwynnie make it back to New York in time?

Also on the airwaves...
NFL Football: Ravens v. Steelers, Packers v. Falcons
NBA Basketball: Heat v. Bulls
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Marquette v. Louisville, Maryland v. Villanova, Vanderbilt v. Tennessee, Missouri v. Texas A&M;, Georgetown v. Rutgers, Jackson State v. Texas Southern, Nebraska v. Kansas, Virginia v. Duke, South Carolina State v. Morgan State, Austin Peay v. Tennessee State, Boston College v. Miami
NCAA Women’s Basketball:Vanderbilt v. Tennessee


8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific, NBC

The Golden Globe Awards

Ricky Gervais returns as the host of this annual ceremony, honoring the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s picks for the highest TV and film achievements of 2010. Red carpet coverage starts one hour earlier, Charlie Sheen jokes start right on time.

Season 5 premiere, 9 p.m., HBO

Big Love

In the Season 5 premiere, the Henricksons have to deal with the bitter aftermath of Bill’s (Bill Paxton) Utah state senate victory—and their decision to publicly announce their adherence to the Principle. Plus, Alby (Matt Ross) returns to the compound after being exiled to the desert.

9 p.m., SHO


Hank (David Duchovny) tries to win back Becca’s (Madeleine Martin) affection by taking her to a famous guitar store. He also takes a meeting with an oddball, award-winning actor (guest star Rob Lowe) who’s set to play him in an upcoming movie.

9:30 p.m., FOX

The Cleveland Show

Donna and Cleveland compete to decide who’s the better parent. The episode also features several guest voices, including Wilmer Valderrama, Will Forte, and Glee cast members Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer.

9:30 p.m., SHO


You want more Matt LeBlanc? You got it! Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) run into Matt at a party at Merc’s house, where Matt proceeds to try to charm them with his quick wit and flattering comments.

10 p.m., COMEDY

Denis Leary & Friends: Douchebags and Donuts

Comedians Whitney Cummings, Lenny Clarke, and Adam Ferrara join Denis Leary in this comedy special, which delves into topics like Catholicism, weight loss, and marriage.

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, 9 p.m., FOOD
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, 9 p.m., STYLE
Brothers and Sisters, 10 p.m., ABC
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m., CBS
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 10 p.m., BRAVO
Hogs Gone Wild, Series premiere, 10 p.m., DSC
Top Gear, 10 p.m., HIST
Shameless, 10 p.m., SHO
NFL Football: Seahawks v. Bears, Jets v. Patriots
NBA Basketball: Nuggets v. Spurs
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Purdue v. West Virginia, Missouri State v. Bradley
NCAA Women’s Basketball: Oklahoma v. Texas, Central Florida v. SMU, Marquette v. South Florida, Illinois v. Penn State
Australian Open Tennis: Early-round play

What are you watching this weekend?

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