Leverage, True Blood, and a Twilight Zone Marathon

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What to watch on Friday, July 1st

Don't you just wish you could have a great holiday weekend and ignore the television completely? This is a great weekend for that! TV sucks this weekend, basically. But it's not all the way sucky; there are a FEW decent things on. Just DVR them and watch them on Tuesday. In the meantime, go outside with your friends and toast marshmallows! (But don't burn your hands off! Use sticks.)

8pm, NBC
Friday Night Lights
While Tami's off in Pennsylvania, Coach Taylor faces the threat of budget cuts. Plus Vince's family problems continue. [Cue relevant yet emotional alt-country indie song.]

10pm, IFC
Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings
American heroes Rhett & Link lend their services to an L.A. based car wash as well as a specialty hot dog business. Seriously, this show is great. The best, even.


9pm, VH1 Classics
Simon & Garfunkel: The Harmony Game—The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water
Call your dad into the room, because this is more for him than for you. I'll wait. . . . Oh, hey Mr. G! You like Simon & Garfunkel, right? Well, tonight on VH1 Classics—it's a cable channel in, I don't know, the 400s somewhere—there's a cool documentary on the making of your favorite album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Enjoy it, Sir! Also, I'm sorry about what I did to your lawn.

8:30pm, VH1
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Tonight's television schedule is not very stacked. There is almost nothing on, basically. So why not watch an old gem? In this classic Jeffrey Jones vehicle, Jones plays a beleaguered high school principal who must defeat a smarmy, truant liar and his gang of accomplices. Just be forewarned—there's a European-style sad ending.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

Dateline NBC, 9 p.m., NBC
Dual Survival, 9 p.m., Discovery
How It's Made, SEASON 10 FINALE, 9 p.m., Science
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
Say Yes to the Dress, 9 p.m., TLC
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Fashion Police, 10:30 p.m., E!

 

What to watch on Saturday, July 2.

9pm, BBC America
Outcasts
Are you watching this British series about colonists on an alien planet? It stars Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber (as most British series do these days) and seems to have pretty good production values. I'm just asking! Should I watch it? Falling Skies is bumming me out, so I'm kind of over boring, personality-free sci-fi. Should I give this one a chance? Anyway, tonight's episode has something to do with a ferocious dust storm that threatens the settlement.

8pm, CBS
CHAOS
The agents (or whatever) go to Germany.

8:30pm, Telemundo
Alien vs. Depredador
Why not brush up on your Spanish with this dubbed version of the 2004 Paul W.S. Anderson classic? Everybody knows that the only flaw this film ever had was its lack of a romance language. PERFECTO.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
Shark Men, 10 p.m., NatGeo



What to watch on Sunday, July 3.


9pm, HBO
True Blood
Last week's premiere showed us that these "people" have tons of stuff going on. Here's a quick list of what tonight's episode will deal with: Sookie's got a sexy new landlord, Bill will reveal how he became a royal JERK, Jason will deal with having the worst girlfriend ever, Andy will keep taking drugs, Sam will Zzzzzzzdon't care, and Jessica will get a little more boy crazy. Whew, I am exhausted and I didn't even mention "Toni"!

10pm, TNT
Falling Skies
Please don't be boring, please don't be boring... In tonight's hopefully non-boring episode, we'll learn more about the telepathic link the harnessed kids share with the Skitters when Mike's son wakes up possessed by their captive alien. Plus, a million uninteresting, tension-free scenes in which people have boring conversations as though there aren't EVIL ALIENS swarming around outside.

9pm, TNT
Leverage
One of the team's marks ends up getting murdered during a sting operation. Whoops! So now they have to continue the gig PLUS find a murderer. Typical spy stuff. (Are they spies? Not sure.)

MARATHON, 9am - 5am, Syfy
Twilight Zone
Hey look, it's a pre-July 4th Twilight Zone marathon! Obviously this was a great show that everyone should watch, but the best part of watching them on Syfy are the hilarious commercials for their original movies in between. They cut the tension!

9pm, Food Network
Next Food Network Star
The remaining potential Food Network Stars must re-create classic drive-in dishes and also perform their first cooking demonstrations. More butter and cussin', you guys!



PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
Dateline NBC, 7 p.m., NBC
Bridezillas, 9 p.m., WE
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, 9 p.m., VH1
Christopher Titus: Neverlution, 9 p.m., Comedy Central
Masterpiece Mystery!, 9 p.m., PBS
Marriage Ref, 10 p.m., NBC
The Real L Word, 10 p.m., Showtime
Treme, 10 p.m., HBO


What are you watching this weekend?

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