Leverage, True Blood, and a Twilight Zone Marathon

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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True Blood, Falling Skies.
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Falling Skies is not boring! It's meant to be a character study. It's Steven Spielberg, you should know that going into it ;)
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True Blood
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Sorry to disappoint, but Outcast is (so far) showing to be only mediocre - and no comparison with BSG at all. And it *DOES NOT* "star" Jamie Bamber. Bamber guest stars in only one episode, the first. Finally, don't get too attached - the series, which is being replayed here, was canceled in the UK after the 5th episode, so the 8 episodes of the first series are the only ones we'll get.
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nothing.....
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True Blood, Falling Skies, Leverge and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
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Just True Blood and Falling Skies!
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Might check out Outcasts, but other than that I'll be watching True Blood and Next Food Network Star.
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Price...I've been watching both Falling Skies and Outcasts...Outcasts is better by bounds and leaps. I would say Falling Skies is more of a V/The Event/Independence Day show, where Outcasts is more Battlestar Galactica/Sunshine (Excellent movie by the way) hybrid.
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zzzzzzz is right... looks like a good weekend to stay unplugged.. back to the pool and the beer cooler for me!
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http://www.youtube.com/myyoutube?x=pl_PL_TheDodaTV please vote for Polish singer Doda
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So glad that True Blood and Leverage are back. LOL at ->Sam will Zzzzzzzdon't care,
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Friday Night Lights, True Blood, Leverage, Falling Skies.
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Only thing I'm watching is the Twilight Zone.
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Leverage. Falling Skies.
Possibly Twilight Zone.
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The Soup and Moon Bloodgood on Craig Ferguson on Friday.. nothing Saturday.. True Blood, Falling Skies, and The Marriage Ref on Sunday. I would watch Friday Night Lights (on Friday) and The Inbetweeners (on Saturday) but i've already seen them all lol
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I understand that Outcasts was not renewed in the UK so the ending could leave a lot of unresolved storylines. Chaos is proving to be decent summer fare even though it wasn't strong enough for the regular season. And airing the episodes out-of-order doesn't help. I've yet to watch the first episode of Falling Skies but hopefully it's not a reflection of what Terra Nova is going to be like. That would account for the long delay.
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There are episodes of Glades on Sunday from noon Est - 5:00 est then more episodes from 10:00- Midnight est but they are all repeats next new epsisode will be July 10th at 10:00 est
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Rhett & Link, Falling Skies. Is The Glades not on this Sunday??
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True Blood, that's all.
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Leverage
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Friday: Flashpoint rerun, CSI: NY rerun, Blue Bloods rerun... Saturday: Chaos, Outcasts, reruns... Sunday: Leverage, Masterpiece Mystery!, Falling Skies, reruns... Happy Independence Day weekend, everybody!
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Just Falling Skies
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Leverage, True Blood and Falling Skies
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of true blood...
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Falling skies only because i've already seen episode 2
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Falling Skies, and Leverage [:
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Chaos, Falling Skies, Leverage
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Leverage. I guess I'll give Falling Skies another viewing -- although, I do expect it to be a bit boring. Maybe I'll watch a bit of Christopher Titus: Neverlution -- it's been a while since I've seen him, I used to think he was fairly funny.
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True Blood!
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Leverage
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Leverage
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Only Leverage
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CHAOS,True Blood,Falling Skies,Leverage,Treme,
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Falling Skies and Leverage.
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Falling Skies
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