Weekend Picks: Jockeys, High School Musical, and Miss Universe

It's the weekend -- have fun deciding what to watch on Sunday night!

Here are this weekend's key new episodes:

Eureka (9 p.m., Syfy) | Monk (9 p.m., USA)
What Not to Wear (9 p.m., TLC)
Chefs vs. City (10 p.m., FOOD) | Psych (10 p.m., USA)

Merlin (7 p.m. & Season 1 finale 8 p.m., NBC)
Who Wants to be a Millionaire (10th Anniversary finale, 8 p.m., ABC)
Big Brother (8 p.m., CBS) | Shark Tank (9 p.m., ABC)
There Goes the Neighborhood (9 p.m., CBS)
Iron Chef America (9 p.m., FOOD) | True Blood (9 p.m., HBO)
Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew (9 p.m., MTV)
Defying Gravity (10 p.m., ABC) | Hung (10 p.m., HBO)
HGTV Design Star (10 p.m., HGTV) | Entourage (10:30 p.m., HBO)

Also on the airwaves ...

Jockeys (Season 2 premiere, 7 p.m., ANIMAL): These little guys have some big problems. One jockey is returning to the track after an injury, another is trying to make a name with an unknown horse -- and they're all vying for a spot in the Kentucky Derby.

The Soup (10 p.m., E!): Joel McHale has some particularly choice news and gossip to work with -- and make fun of -- this week, including Richard Hatch's slammer situation, Jon Gosselin's potential new moneymaker, and ex-Megan Wants a Millionaire contestant Ryan Jenkins.

High School Musical and High School Musical 2 (7 p.m., DIS): All the recent hype over Glee has really made us miss Zac Efron. Actually, that's not true. We'd miss Zac Efron anyway.

Phantom Racer (9 p.m., Syfy): In this brand-new made-for-TV movie -- which appears to be Syfy's version of Grindhouse -- an evil race car wreaks havoc on its former driver. Spooky.

Saturday Night Live (11:35 p.m., NBC): Oh, Sarah Palin. You never cease to amuse us. That's why we insist on watching this rerun of SNL. Why? Because you + your doppelganger Tina Fey = magic.

Homeland Security USA (3 p.m., ABC): This reality series explores the US border patrol -- and its battle against illegal immigration and drug smuggling. In this episode, ABC examines how dogs are trained to inspect trucks at the border and in mail-carrier depots.

Miss Universe Pageant (9 p.m., NBC): For those who like pretty girls in bikinis, the appeal of this pageant is obvious. And if you don't like watching pretty girls in bikinis, you can always just make fun of the stupid things they often say. There's bound to be at least one instance of backwards babbling -- guest performer Heidi Montag (Pratt? Montag-Pratt?) can add idiocy to any occasion.

Mad Men (10 p.m., AMC): The season premiere opened the proverbial floodgates -- and we're ready for a swim. We love Mad Men -- and we can't wait to see what happens when Don (Jon Hamm) dines with the uppity new British boss and Roger (John Slattery) starts planning his wedding.

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Aug 22, 2009
Thanks for adding a weekend TV guide...I hope you continue to do this in the future!
Aug 22, 2009
Yay the soup, true blood, and psych!!! and heidi montag on miss universe pageant... wow! seriously how is she being given oppertunities to get on our televisions? but shes stupid so it makes sense that shed be on that
Aug 21, 2009
Eureka and Psych on Friday. True Blood and Defying Gravity on Sunday.
Aug 21, 2009
You just know that the "musical" guest on the Miss Universe show is going to look like a reject from American Idol. The big question will be is Heidi allowed onstage without furball hanging in the wings stalking. Sounds like a DVR event to me.