Supernatural, Isabella Rossellini's Animals Distract Me, and Treme

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What to watch on Friday, April 22.

The weather outside just keeps getting nicer and nicer, and it's a darn-tootin' shame, because TV has really gotten good lately! Seriously, even a typically dead night like Saturday is filled-to-the-brim with awesome this weekend. So enjoy it, everyone. You've earned it!


8pm, NBC
Friday Night Lights
Tonight Coach Taylor contends with tough-to-please Lions fans, and Luke's on-field aggression gets him into trouble. It's not quite clear yet what I'll be crying about in this episode, but I WILL be crying.

9pm, Fox
Fringe
Tonight Walternate seeks revenge (for being referred to as "Walternate"?) and finds a way to cause trouble in the NORMAL universe. You know, the one where Olivia doesn't have bangs. Normal.

8pm, CW
Smallville
Attentions Passions fans! Tonight, the BEST Ethan guest-stars on Smallville as a fame-hungry superhero from the future. (R.I.P. Passions 4-eva!)

9pm, CW
Supernatural
Castiel sends Sam and Dean back in time to the Wild West in search of a man who may or may not help them defeat Eve. (The Winchester brothers in western wear—am I right ladies??)

SPECIAL, 9pm, HBO
Talking Funny
As Tim has already pointed out, this HBO special looks like a can't-miss proposition. Tune in to see Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Louis C.K. discuss comedy while also being funny, which is HARD. (Could use more Karl Pilkington, but this'll do.)


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC
Victorious, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Big Time Rush, 8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon
Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country, SPECIAL, 9 p.m., CBS
How It’s Made, 9 p.m., Science Channel
Killer Outbreaks, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
My Super Sweet 16, 9 p.m., MTV
Say Yes to the Dress, 9 p.m., TLC
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
American Loggers, 10 p.m., Discovery
Camelot, 10 & 11 p.m., Starz
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!
The Whitest Kids U’Know, 10:30 p.m., IFC

LATE-NITE PICKS:

Larry Flynt on Tavis Smiley, 12:00 a.m., PBS
Diane Lane on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS


 

What to watch on Saturday, April 23.

8pm, NBC
Chase
Haha whoops! SOMEONE's trying to burn off some new episodes out of contractual obligation. Anyway, good news for you Chase fans (who haven't already forgotten about this show): Tonight brings us an all-new episode in which Annie allows herself to be used as bait during a sting to catch a rogue police officer who preys on single mothers.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 10pm, HBO
Cinema Verite
This HBO Original dramatizes the making of the granddaddy of all reality shows—1973's seminal PBS documentary series An American Family. James Gandolfini stars as the director who keeps the cameras rolling despite the family's slow, on-camera disintegration.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
Roadkill
On a more upbeat note, check out Syfy's latest Saturday night masterpiece, Roadkill. The plot involves a group of youngsters who run afoul of an old gypsy woman who curses them to become prey to an enormous predatory bird. Starring Stephen Rea (is he okay??) and the delightfully named Eliza Bennett.

SPECIAL, 11pm, Planet Green
Animals Distract Me
Fact: Isabella Rossellini is amazing. Too obvious? I mean, everyone already knew this, right? Her Green Porno series on Sundance Channel was really something special, and tonight she brings us a brand-new hour-long special about her ongoing fascination with all things animal. It looks AWESOME. I mean, seriously:



8pm, CBS
The Ten Commandments
Oh, Lord: The Movie!



PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

Cops, 8 p.m., Fox
It's Me or the Dog
, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Property Virgins, 8 p.m., HGTV
America’s Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Fox
Doctor Who, SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., BBC America
Jon Lovitz Presents, SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Showtime
My Ghost Story, 9 p.m., Biography
Secrets from a Stylist, 9 p.m., HGTV
The Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
Antonio Treatment, 9:30 p.m., HGTV
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
Cats 101, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Oddities,10 p.m., Science
Parking Wars, SEASON PREMIERE, 10 & 10:30 p.m., A&E;



What to watch on Sunday, April 24.

9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
Ned's family is split in twain when he departs for King Robert's court along with his two daughters; meanwhile, Catelyn stays home to tend to their either severely injured or dead son, depending on how last week's cliffhanger plays out. Plus, Daenerys will attempt to be a good wife to a literal barbarian.

9pm, NBC
Celebrity Apprentice
Man, it's weird how the crackpottery of some of these "celebrities" has been almost completely eclipsed by the crackpottery of the Donald himself in real life. That being said, if Donald Trump chooses NeNe Leakes as his running mate, he's got my vote for REAL. Anyway, tonight's episode finds the teams creating 4-page advertising inserts for a chain of hotels.

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, HBO
Treme
Post-Katrina New Orleans continues on its gritty, jazzy way as the Season 2 opener continues to explore these characters' low-key struggles. Colson and the police department struggle to keep crime under control, while Albert looks for a place to crash, Annie returns from her tour, and Sofia's demeanor starts to worry Toni.

10pm, AMC
The Killing
On tonight's episode of the series that MIGHT be about a murder, but might also be just some show about a mayoral campaign, not sure yet, one of Rosie's teachers comes forth with some new evidence and Stan steps up his search for Rosie's killer.

9pm, ABC
Desperate Housewives
Although I'm not convinced this is a show anyone cares about anymore, it's still pretty fun, right? You can watch it and have something to talk to your aunt about, so it's got that going for it. Anyway, tonight Carlos forbids Gaby from seeing Bree after he finds out that Bree's son murdered his mother. Typical suburbia stuff, really.



PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...

60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
America's Next Great Restaurant, 8 p.m., NBC
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m., ABC
Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, 8 p.m., OWN
Human Planet, 8 & 9 p.m., Discovery Channel
Ax Men, 9 p.m., HGTV
Beyond the Blackboard, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9 p.m., CBS
Breakout Kings, 10 p.m., A&E;
Brothers & Sisters, 10 p.m., ABC
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
Superjail, 12:00 a.m., Cartoon Network


What are you watching this weekend?

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