What to Watch This Weekend: Doctor Who, Outlander, and the Season 4 Finale of Falling Skies


What to watch on Friday, August 29...


12am Pacific, Netflix
Jim Jefferies: Bare
The stand-up performs a set on politics, fatherhood, orgies, and Neil Diamond at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre.


7pm, CMT
George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away
Filmed in June during his final tour date in Arlington, TX, this special chronicles the country star’s record-setting career. Performances include team-ups with Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, and more.


MARATHON, 8pm, Cinemax
The Knick
If you’ve missed any of Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen’s escapades in the world of early 20th century medicine, you can catch up on the series’ first three episodes tonight.


9pm, Showtime
Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean to Brag
The comedian tackles the balance between fame and family, among other topics in her first solo special.


10pm, PBS
American Masters
“Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” profiles the photographer who documented the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the camps that interred Japanese-Americans during World War II. Lange’s granddaughter, Peabody- and Emmy-winning cinematographer Dyanna taylor, directed and narrates the documentary, which includes intimate reflections from Lange’s life and a retrospective of her indelible work. 


LATE-NITE:
– Paolo Nutini on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC 


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?



What to watch on Saturday, August 30...


SPECIAL NIGHT, 8pm, CBS
Unforgettable
When a big-business big shot is bumped off, Carrie and Al must sift through the dirty laundry at his child’s elite prep school in “Admissions.” (Another new episode airs Sunday in the show’s regular time period.)


SPECIAL NIGHT, 9pm, CBS
Reckless
Hoping to get Lee Anne’s sexual discrimination lawsuit tossed out, Roy asks Terry to testify against her in “Damage Control.” (Another new episode airs Sunday in the show’s regular time period.)


9pm, BBC America
Doctor Who
In “Into the Dalek,” the Doctor confronts a moral quandary as he strives to save a rebel ship from a Dalek fleet. Oh, the quandary isn’t about Dalek-fighting. See, Clara left a yogurt in the fridge without her name on it, and he’s really hankering for a yogurt fix, and it’s not like she didn’t know the rules of the TARDIS break room, so that yogurt is basically up for grabs, right?


9pm, Starz
Outlander
As the castle prepares to celebrate “The Gathering,” Claire prepares to celebrate getting the hell out of there. But her cunning plan is complicated by a run-in with Jamie and a pickled Dougal.


9pm, AMC
Hell on Wheels
A dangerous stranger jeopardizes Cullen’s family and his emotional state, as dangerous strangers are wont to do. Meanwhile in “Life’s a Mystery,” the Swede faces the music at Fort Smith.


10pm, Logo
Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
In “Ocupado,” Chloe is blindsided by new feelings for the top guy in her dating rotation. Could this be the start of something resembling a healthy personal relationship for her? Let’s go with “no.”


10pm, BBC America
Intruders
While Jack scours Seattle for Amy, Madison finds herself in possession of a mysterious key and a cash infusion. Elsewhere in “And Here… You Must Listen,” Richard’s good deed does not go unpunished.


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?



What to watch on Sunday, August 31...


U.S. SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, AXS
The X Factor UK
For the first time, Simon Cowell’s British singing competition will air its current season’s episodes in the colonies a day after they debut across the pond. Episodes will air on Sunday and Monday nights on AXS, whatever the heck that is.


9pm, ABC
The 2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon
Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Aloe Blacc, and American Authors are among those slated to perform at the 49th annual fundraiser benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


SEASON 4 FINALE, 9pm & 10pm, TNT
Falling Skies
Lexi’s return in “Space Oddity” throws a wrench in Tom’s mission to take out the power core. But I guess they resolve that rigamarole, because the logline for “Shoot the Moon” has the two working together for power-core-destroying purposes, while the 2nd Mass stares into the teeth of a ferocious new Espheni weapon.


9pm, CBS
Unforgettable
See? I told you another new episode aired Sunday in the show’s regular time period. Specifically the episode “Fire and Ice,” which finds Carrie conducting her own covert investigation into a bombing case of which Homeland Security has seized jurisdiction.


10pm, CBS
Reckless
Also capping a double-shot of new episodes this weekend, “Fifty-One Percent” pits Jamie and Roy against one another in civil court. Meanwhile, Knox has a decision to make when he learns a choice piece of dirt on Joyce Reed, and the media gets their hands on the Lee Anne Marcus sex tape.


10pm, Showtime
Masters of Sex
While Masters treats a couple for infertility, Johnson’s attempt to treat a patient solo doesn’t go quite as planned. Elsewhere in “Mirror, Mirror,” Libby is witness to a hate crime.


10pm, WGN America
Manhattan
“Acceptable Limits: Part One” sends Charlie and Helen to survey an off-site reactor. Don’t worry, they’ll make sure to bring back plenty of googly-eyed-isotope souvenirs for everyone.


10pm, FX
The Strain
After learning that UV light does a number on the strigoi, Setrakian devises a cunning plan to lure them all into tanning booths. Meanwhile in “Creatures of the Night,” a convenience store run descends into chaos.


WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?

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Why no love for Ray Donovan in your listing every week?
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Where the fuck is Leftovers tonight?

Also, Bare is probably Jim Jeffries best one yet...
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and The Strain
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Masters of Sex and The Strain
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+ The Strain, Ray Donovan, Masters Of Sex
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The Strain (not in list) & Manhattan. The Lottery is taking the week off, apparently.
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The Strain & Ray Donovan
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Sunday night:


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The Simpsons marathon, Baseball, The Strain and
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Baseball, The Simpsons marathon and
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Saturday night:

Saturday binge:

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So it is safe to assume the inclusion of The Knick in Friday night's best viewing is an error by TV Com. Damn shame since that leave precisely no shows to watch tonight. Jonah from Tonga - the sort of attempt at 'blackface' humour that would not be tolerated were the vehicle an attempt to imitate an African American is a dreadful piece revealing the worst of Australian racism. White Australia's extreme attitude against the people of the South Pacific is best revealed in that country's tightening up of entry to Australia by Kiwis. Because so many people of Pacific heritage reside in NZ, the conservative Australian government restricted the entry & rights of Kiwis in Australia. Prior to that the two nations had a 'Your house is my house' thing going on where each nation treated the others citizens exactly as they would their own. I apologise for bringing politics into an entertainment blog but humbly suggest that rather than watching Jonah US viewers study up on their own nation's actions in the Pacific. The colonisation of Hawaii would be a good place to start.
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Friday is a TV wasteland - I watch nothing!
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