What to Watch this Weekend: Emma Stone on SNL, Syfy's Rage of the Yeti, and The Good Wife

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Happy 11-11-11! That's three numbers that are the same, right in a row! That definitely makes today special, you know, aside from the fact that it's the weekend. The weekend stuff is definitely the second coolest thing about today. The third? All the things on TV:

What to watch on Friday, November 11...

8pm, CBS
A Gifted Man
Tonight Michael must decide whether to save the life of a heinous criminal (John Benjamin Hickey) who's dying of a brain tumor. Plus a disoriented female firefighter (Mamie Gummer) comes in for a consultation. If there's one thing we as a nation can agree upon, it's that the only actress in Hollywood who can credibly portray a firefighter is Meryl Streep's daughter.

9pm, Fox
Fringe
The widely beloved Stephen Root guest-stars tonight as an electrical engineer who helps the team with its frantic search for "a pattern between time-loop anomalies." Oh, Fringe.

9pm, CW
Supernatural
If you like your TV weddings to include gravel-voiced, angel-faced bros, this is really your show! Tonight a Winchester Bro wedding takes shape and Sam must deal with someone from his past. Plus Dean teams up with another hunter (DJ Qualls) for some kind of annoying errand, probably.

9pm, NBC
Grimm
Well, it was bound to happen! In what's inevitably going to become the newest fad when it comes to murders, a dead body is found after a flash-mob breaks out. Also, Hank and Nick must protect a "shady" character and Nick discovers more about his family history.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Chuck, 8 p.m., NBC
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m., ABC
Geek Charming, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8 p.m., Disney Channel
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., FOX
Nikita, 8 p.m., CW
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., TBS
ThunderCats, 8:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
20/20, 9 p.m., ABC
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Fatal Attractions, SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Gold Rush: Alaska, 9 p.m., Discovery
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS
Boss, 10 p.m., Starz
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
My Extreme Animal Phobia, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Real Time with Bill Maher, SEASON 9 FINALE, 10 p.m., HBO
Sanctuary, 10 p.m., Syfy
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Marvel Anime: X-Men, 11 p.m., G4
Viper's Creed, 11:30 p.m., G4
The Heart, She Holler, 12:30 a.m., Cartoon Network

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Adam Sandler & Beyonce on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Diablo Cody on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:35 a.m., NBC
Drew Carey on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Kermit the Frog & Ricki Lake on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Steve Martin on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS



What to watch on Saturday, November 12...

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Tonight the pretty much universally liked Emma Stone returns to SNL for another go-round and an up-and-coming band called "The Cold Plays" will sing a couple of ditties between sketches.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
Rage of the Yeti
Syfy had a couple of extra fifty-cent pieces lying around so the network went and produced THIS epic saga about a pack of treasure hunters who encounter Arctic snow monsters. Directed by Syfy mainstay David Hewlett and starring former Baywatch hunk David Chokachi, this is one to check out! Mostly because I'll be recapping it.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Lifetime
We Have Your Husband
Very few cable networks for women celebrate the art-imitating-life mantra better than Lifetime, and that tradition continues with this true story about a woman who resembles Teri Polo raising ransom money to free her husband who resembles Esai Morales from his Mexican abductors.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 11pm, Comedy Central
T.J. Miller: No Real Reason
Comedian T.J. Miller has an uncanny ability to remain likable no matter what reprehensible project he agrees to appear in. Luckily this one's just a standup special, so why not tune in and fall prey to his midwestern charms?

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Cops, 8 p.m., Fox
Lucky Christmas, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8 p.m., Hallmark
Austin City Limits: Randy Newman, 9 p.m., PBS
Celebrity Ghost Stories, 9 p.m., Biography
Gone: The Disappearance of Aeryn Gillern, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Primeval, SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., BBC America
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
Bizarre E.R., 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America


What to watch on Sunday, November 13...

9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
Tonight Alicia attempts to stay one man's execution so that he can provide evidence for her other, more innocent client. Also Eli tries to do some damage control for his client's potential scandalous behavior. And Chris Matthews guest-stars as himself (finally).

8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
In the real world, Emma tries to rescue a pregnant woman from the clutches of Mr. Gold, and in the more fantastical parallel universe, Cinderella commits the fairy-tale blunder of the century: cutting a deal with Rumpelstiltskin. Oh, Cinderella!

9pm, AMC
The Walking Dead
In tonight's ominously titled "Chupacabra," Daryl continues searching the woods for Sophie only to find himself injured and vulnerable to walkers. Elsewhere, the remaining survivors have long, meaningful conversations, including one in which Rick doubts himself and another in which Glenn flirts with Maggie.

9pm, Showtime
Dexter
Dexter and his ghost brother travel to Nebraska to figure out just who's been copycatting the Trinity Killer. Meanwhile Debra tries to investigate the Doomsday Murders and her co-workers bicker.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, TLC
All-American Muslim
Tonight sees the debut of a surprisingly insightful reality series (for TLC, anyway) that follows five Muslim-American families living in Dearborn, Michigan. In particular, we'll meet a Catholic man who considers converting to his girlfriend's Islamic faith, much to the chagrin of his family. Oh come on, can't everyone just COEXIST (except with religious symbols instead of letters)?

10pm, Showtime
Homeland
Carrie and Brody start getting dangerously close when they spend a weekend in the countryside. Meanwhile Jessica and Mike find themselves in an awkward position when everyone finds out about their relationship. All that, plus tons of frantic phone calls.

SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, Animal Planet
Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer
I mean, who really cares what the actual premise of this thing is? Look at that title! Anyway, yeah, this is a show about wildlife-control experts in Oklahoma who attempt to trap and/or rescue wild animals. In tonight's back-to-back episodes, Ned deals with an endangered owl, a cornered bobcat, and a wily skunk. Do it, Ned, get 'em


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC
19 Kids and Counting: World Tour, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., TLC
Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox
Allen Gregory, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Boardwalk Empire, 9 p.m., HBO
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Sister Wives, 9 p.m., TLC
Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, 9 p.m., Food Network
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo
What's America Worth?, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., Discovery
American Dad!, 9:30 p.m., Fox
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m., CBS
Hell on Wheels, 10 p.m., AMC
Hung, 10 p.m., HBO
Kendra, 10 p.m., E!
Pan Am, 10 p.m., ABC
Dirty Soap, 10:30 p.m., E!
How to Make It in America, 10:30 p.m., HBO
Robot Chicken, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Squidbillies, 11:45 p.m., Cartoon Network
Talking Dead, 12 a.m., AMC



What are you watching this weekend?

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