What to Watch This Weekend: Comedy Bang! Bang!, Breaking Bad, and the Season 4 Premiere of Boardwalk Empire

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What to watch on Friday, September 6...


8pm, CBS
Teach
Queen Latifah hosts this documentary from Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim, which chronicles the challenges and contributions of public school teachers. Four educators from public school districts in Denver, Los Angeles, and the Boise area are the primary subjects.


SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, BBC America
Luther
The vigilante takes aim at Luther, putting everyone close to him in grave danger. Mortal danger. Season-finale-caliber danger, even.


10pm, Cinemax
Strike Back
Section 20 may have themselves a new friend… if they can pull off a daring rescue mission first, that is. Meanwhile, Dalton and a detainee hightail it to parts unknown.


10pm, IFC
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Bill Hader chews the fat with Scott, while Reggie chews on a cheese puff. Jimmy Pardo and Bobby Moynihan will also appear, though I have no information on what, if anything, they might masticate.


11pm, Comedy Central
John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show
Featured performers include Ali Wong, Travon Free, and the sure to be nattily attired Paul F. Tompkins.


LATE-NITE:
– Kendrick Lamar on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Simon Cowell, Adam Carolla, and American Authors on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Arsenio Hall, Dan  and Laura Mvula on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Celine Dion and Jim O'Heir on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Katie Couric, Patton Oswalt, Eugenio Derbez, New Politics, and Tamar Braxton on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Tom Lennon and The Wild Feathers on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS



WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?


What to watch on Saturday, September 7...


10am, Cartoon Network
Beware the Batman
Bethanie Ravencroft schemes to pilfer the Soultaker Sword in “Family,” leading Bruce into danger. Can Katana deliver her billionaire chum from the diabolical trap?


8pm, Hallmark
Cedar Cove
“And the Winner Is…” finds the town wrapped up in a charity bachelor auction. Sure, that sounds like fun, but trust me, those things can be bad news. Last time TV.com held one, Noel spent three weeks in a Bulgarian salt mine, and Cory hasn't been able to stand the sight of waffles ever since (he won’t say why).


9pm, AMC
Hell on Wheels
Durant strikes a legal blow against the Union Pacific in “One Less Mule.” Looks like Cullen’s powerful new position may be… [puts on sunglasses] …derailed. [YEEEAAAHHH.] Meanwhile, Elam must wrangle with a threatening new arrival.


9pm, Starz
The White Queen
In “The Bad Queen,” a thwarted Warwick takes drastic measures to sate his craving for power, turning bitter enemies into reluctant allies.


SERIES FINALE 10pm, NBC
Do No Harm
“This is How It Ends,” declares the final episode title of a series that’s as surprised as anyone that its burn-off episodes lasted this long. Jason prepares to undergo brain surgery to oust Ian from his cerebrum for good. Jordan and Lena keep busy by trying to unfurl Jason’s secrets, but they really ought to take up Mahjong or needlepoint or something productive instead. Let this one go, guys. It’s over.



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What to watch on Sunday, September 8...


SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, PBS
Last Tango in Halifax
Sixty years ago, Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) were childhood sweethearts. Now they’re retired, recently widowed—and reconnecting via Facebook in this BBC-produced romantic dramedy. In the opener, the once and future couple’s rendezvous disconcerts their children.


SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO
Boardwalk Empire
Nucky works to win the peace and get his operations back on track as "New York Sour" kicks off Season 4 in February of 1924. Around Atlantic City, Chalky's new venture gets off to a rocky start, Gillian tries to unload the Artemis Club, and a newly arrived G-man learns the lay of the land. In Chicago, Team Capone takes its next steps toward underworld bigwiggery.


SEASON 2 FINALE, 9pm, CBS
Unforgettable
An explorer on the hunt for the Big Apple’s many hidden treasures meets an untimely end in “Maps and Legends.” As Carrie and Al investigate, might they turn up clues that reveal more than the killer? Might they, in fact, follow their victim’s intrepid footsteps all the way to Famous Ray’s Sapphire Pizza, the fabled Emerald Rose of Fiorello La Guardia, or Cosmo Kramer’s legendary trove of wonders?


9pm, AMC
Breaking Bad
“Things heat up for Walt in unexpected ways,” says the logline for “To’hajiilee.” I think we all know what that means: Trent the Waiter is back—and this time, he’s packing peppercorns.


9pm, Showtime
Dexter
Dexter seeks Dr. Vogel’s help getting the drop on the Brain Surgeon in “Goodbye Miami.” But when personal tragedy strikes before his very eyes, his own homicidal plans may well implode.


10pm, HBO
The Newsroom
Only on an Aaron Sorkin joint would a character having to amend an incorrect Wikipedia page earn time as C-story, but hey, welcome to “Election Night, Part 1.” Neal is the lucky sod who lands that task, while Will shepherds the team through election coverage with the unlikely duty of keeping spirits high. Sloan, meanwhile, is nonplussed to learn her book was auctioned off with a forged signature.


10pm, BBC America
Copper
With Five Points under threat, Corcoran bears down hard on Tammany Hall in “Good Heart and Willing Hand.” Elsewhere, Freeman is pushed past his limits, Elizabeth Morehouse succumbs to the pull of addiction, and mysterious forces conspire to spring Eva as her murder trial gets underway.


12am, Cartoon Network
Aqua TV Show Show
"Banana Planet" finds Meatwad discovering a banana-shaped planet, befitting his long-held reputation as the Copernicus of animated sentient blobs of protein.



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