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What to Watch This Weekend: Fringe, Angry Boys, and Rob Lowe in Untouchable

Congratulations and welcome to your weekend. Obviously the main event is the two days of restfulness, but hopefully you'll enjoy THESE party favors as well:

What to watch on Friday, January 20...



8pm, NBC
Chuck
In "Chuck Versus the Bullet Train," our hero and Sarah infiltrate a Japanese bullet train in order to bring down Nicholas Quinn. Meanwhile Casey must make a monumental decision, but that's Casey for you. I mean, what else is new in the Casey department, am I right?

9pm, Fox
Fringe
Picking up from last week, Peter's still in the alternate universe and he must team up with the alternate Fringe division in order to confront a powerful new adversary. But you probably already knew this. (Or maybe your alternate does.)

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC
Shark Tank
Mark Cuban returns to our living rooms tonight as he presides over another round of pitches for million-dollar ideas. Tonight he'll hear a pitch from NBA Hall-of-Famer Will Walton and triathlete Dave Meyer regarding sports-themed products, in addition to pitches for businesses involving celebrity ghostwriting, online funeral planning, and VIP access to nightclubs. Great ideas only, basically.

10pm, Syfy
Merlin
We've all had birthdays that didn't go according to plans and that includes King Arthur himself. Tonight you'll learn all about the time he tried to have a nice birthday party but was instead targeted for assassination!

10pm, IFC
Portlandia
Among other ripe topics for satire, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein set their sights on the "cool wedding" and also in-store book signings.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., Fox
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Gold Rush, 9 p.m., Discovery
Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
The JB Smoove Stand-Up Playlist, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Comedy Central
The Life and Times of Tim, 9 p.m., HBO
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
On Freddie Roach, SERIES PREMIERE, 9:30 p.m., HBO
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Confessions: Animal Hoarding, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
Deadly Women, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Dr. G: Medical Examiner, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Four Weddings, 10 p.m., TLC
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, 10:30 p.m., IFC
Marvel Anime: Blade, 11 p.m., G4

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Dana Carvey on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Joan Rivers on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Loretta Devine on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Steven Tyler on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Terrence Howard on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC



What to watch on Saturday, January 21...

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Lifetime
Drew Peterson: Untouchable
A lot of people were caught off guard by the trailer for this thing. Is Lifetime turning into a comedy channel now? Rob Lowe, in that mustache, repeating his new catchphrase, "I'm untouchable, b*tch." That is hilarious! Anyway, turns out this is just another ripped-from-the-headlines story of a famous murderer. Who cares, it looks good. Perhaps even We Watched It For You good...

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
Snow Beast
There's also this offering from Syfy, in which a scientist and his team attempt to study a rare species of lynx but instead fall prey to a mysterious predator. (Sorry, Syfy. This just doesn't seem ridiculous enough. Just my two cents. As opposed to your two cents, which you spent on this movie.)

SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 10pm, Science
An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List
Although an argument could be made that Ricky Gervais' career has become overly reliant upon making fun of Karl Pilkington, a stronger argument could be made that the resulting projects are hilarious. Here's the second series of the travelogue series in which Pilkington is sent around the world to fulfill a predetermined bucket list that he is NOT happy about.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Cops, 8 p.m., Fox
My Cat From Hell, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Austin City Limits: Fleet Foxes & Joanna Newsom, 9 p.m., PBS
Oddities, 9 p.m., Science
The Fades, 9 p.m., BBC America
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America
Would You Rather? With Graham Norton, 11 p.m., BBC America


What to watch on Sunday, January 22...

8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
Snow White's all frowny-faced about Prince Charming's upcoming wedding to the daughter of King Midas, and in Storybrooke a mysterious stranger arouses the suspicions of Emma and Regina, the #1 Ladies Detective Agency (Storybrooke chapter).

9pm, NBC
Prime Suspect
Do you believe in ghosts? What about ghosts of dead shows? Haha, gotcha. Yeah here are two new episodes of the definitely canceled Prime Suspect. No idea why this show didn't catch on with more viewers, but the first episode involves the rape-murder of a young girl and the second episode involves a drive-by.

9pm, PBS
Downton Abbey
Things just keep getting sexier (J/K) as Isobel and Cora butt heads over the role of lead nurse (were there nurses back then?), Mrs. Bird opens a soup kitchen, and Matthew and William decide to venture behind enemy lines. Be ever so careful, young gentlemen. [British accent.]

10pm, HBO
Angry Boys
If you've been sticking with this ambitious Chris Lilley mockumentary series, you know that last week's storylines entered more serious, emotional territory. That scene with Gran! Anyway, tonight the two new episodes deal with S.mouse performing a vulgar rap for elementary school students, Daniel's forced bonding with a gay classmate, and Blake letting an ex-con buddy borrow his van.

10pm, Showtime
House of Lies
The slick, highly witty robots of House of Lies travel to Indiana to work with a huge beverage company. Meanwhile Clyde badgers Doug over a chance encounter with a transvestite. Then on the home front Roscoe deals with feelings for both a girl and a boy. Also Kristen Bell is in this.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10pm, TLC
Conjoined Twins: Separation Anxiety
Don't pretend you're above this. These specials are what make TLC so great! The title says it all, but specifically the twins in question are Maria and Teresa Tapia, conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic who travel to the United States for a complicated and dangerous separation surgery. Okay, maybe we shouldn't watch this. What if it's sad? Can you please just watch it and let me know if it goes all right? Thanks in advance.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC
Dateline NBC, 8 p.m., NBC
Little People, Big World: Zach's New Love, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., TLC
Mob Wives, 8 p.m., VH1
Secrets of the Manor House, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., PBS
Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., CBS
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Hoarding: Buried Alive, 9 p.m., TLC
Oprah's Next Chapter, 9 p.m., OWN
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, 9 p.m., Food Network
Shameless, 9 p.m., Showtime
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo
American Idol, 10 p.m., Fox
Chef Roblé & Co., SEASON 1 FINALE, 10 p.m., Bravo
Finding Bigfoot, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Kourtney and Kim Take New York, 10 p.m., E!
Pan Am, 10 p.m., ABC
Californication, 10:30 p.m., Showtime
Baseball Wives, 12 a.m., VH1
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 12:15 a.m., Cartoon Network



What are you watching this weekend?

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Desperate Housewives (:
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I can tell you why Prime Suspect didn't catch on... none of the characters are likable.
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Why no Supernatural and why no Nikita??? :(
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Nikita didn't have a new episode this week. The next new one is February 3.
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Fri: Grimm

Sun: OUaT, Prime Suspect, Kristen Bell, uh... I mean House of Lies, Pan Am (since when did Sunday night TV start becoming so barren?)
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Chuck, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Frankenhole, Californication, House of Lies
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Friday: Fringe, Clone Wars, Grimm

Sunday: Once Upon A Time, Shameless, Frankenhole
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Chuck, Fringe, Portlandia, Grimm, Todd Margaret, Once Upon a Time
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FRIDAY> Chuck, Grimm & Fringe...

SATURDAY> Nothing...

SUNDAY> Nothing...

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Fringe, Supernatural, NFL
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No Supes this week=/
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The penultimate episode of Chuck, and new Fringe!! Friday is gonna be a good night for tv
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the pen-penultimate episode actually ;)
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Friday: Chuck, Grimm, Fringe, and Merlin



Sunday: Once Upon a TIme and Prime Suspect.
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GRIMM :)
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Fringe and Desperate Housewives.



Once again, PLEASE watch Fringe live tonight.
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Exactly why does SYFY put out crappy movies (cheaper to make) than say keep good quality shows like Eureka and Stargate Universe?????
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Merlin
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FRINGE! let's enjoy while it's around... + Chuck & later on Grimm



and Sunday OUAT and House of LIes
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What! No Supernatural? Just Once Upon a Time and Shameless on Sunday.
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Why does Syfy even bother producing movies when they all turn out to be nothing but absolute SH*T.



Is this perhaps their PRO BONO work for the audience? Why not allocate those monies to good series to give them a lasting chance - instead of always cancelling them.



They will do way better with a bigger budget - THINK BETTER & OUT THE BOX PLEASE
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So, no nikita, no simpsons and family guy?? btw, whats going on with pan am,, I though the show was going to air only 1 episode after 2012 and then prbly get cancelled
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I think they are finishing the first season...13 episodes perhaps? Then it is most likely getting the ol' chop.
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Friday=Chuck and Fringe! Sunday=Once Upon a Time! When that guy rolled into town at the end of last week's episode of Once Upon a Time, I was wondering who he was. I suppose we'll find out this week...maybe. Also, I wondered how Snow White and Price Charming got together. Love finding out things little by little like that, it makes the show more interesting. Also, Emma and Regina have mutual respect for each other now that Emma is an elected official too?
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Friday: Nothing

Saturday: Nothing

Sunday: Once Upon a Time
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Friday: Fringe! Grimm, Merlin, Portlandia and Cults on Fallon.

Sat: The Fades, Idiot Abroad and Fleet Foxes on ACL.

Sun: OUaT, Downtown Abbey and House of Lies.
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Friday : Chuck and Fringe

Sunday : Once Upon a Time



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Hugh Jackman on Life and Times of Tim!!!
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Friday: Grimm, Merlin, A Gifted Man, Chuck... Saturday: reruns... Sunday: Pan Am, reruns...
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Fringe, Grimm, Once Upon A Time, Desperate Housewives, Finding Bigfoot
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Friday: Fringe LIVE! and then rewinding the tape to watch again.

Saturday: Fringe

Sunday Fringe

Watch Live!!



Oh and it better show up in the Swell column :)
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So Fringe is real...
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:) Is that a question?

Then I will gladly give you an answer :)



I love Fringe because it is so close to Reality. The science they use is based on actual facts. There are high school lesson plans out there based on Fringe science. The characters are very believable. Olivia isn't wearing high heels to work, heck sometimes she really looks like she's been up all night. And she doesn't understand everything and asks the questions for us. The relationships between the three of them feel real with all the problems and stuff. And yes, I like Peter too. The special effects and props are movie worthy. There are so many layers to just one episode that you can't even take one episode, they all are connected. You have to look at it as a whole. Fringe makes me think (which I like). There are so many things in there, hidden clues, the observers; I'm still finding things even after watching each episode I don't know how many times. The music is awesome. I listen to the sound tracks all the time. The writing and directing is phenomenal. The acting is outstanding, it feels natural. Anna has an exceptional ability to speak with her face; she doesn't have to say anything. And I don't have enough space to talk about John Noble. One of the cool things for me is also that the lines from Fringe work in real life :), they're not pulled out of a hat or sound soap opera - ish or stuck up or fake. For me a day without Fringe is not complete.



Fringe is more than a TV show, at least to me. And yes, I'm firmly grounded in the real world. But I've learned a lot by watching it, interest in science, reading more books, learning new words and so forth. Fringe stands for Honor, Honesty, Courage, Fate and Faith, and Loyalty.
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Chuck, Fringe, Todd Margaret, Graham Norton.



Californication, Pan Am, Shameless, House of Lies, Once Upon A Time.



You should all watch The Fades - it's brilliant - and very creepy.
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Fri: Chuck, Grimm.

Sat: Nothing.

Sun: Once Upon a Time, House of Lies.
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I'm for sure going to watch the Prime Suspect episodes. I'm going to really miss the show.
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Fringeeee !!

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Fri: Chuck, Grimm, and the LLS w/ CF.



Sat: Nothing. I didn't even realize that was Rob Lowe in the picture until you said so.



Sun: Once Upon a Time, House of Lies, and Californication. I had every intent on giving up on Cal., but I had some free time, watched the first two episodes of the season, and now I feel like watching again.
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Fri: Merlin, Fringe, Grimm, Chuck, Portlandia, The Life & Times of Tim and Todd Margaret.

Sat: Graham Norton, The Fades, An Idiot Abroad and college basketball.

Sun: AFV, Once Upon a Time, Hoarding: Buried Alive, S.F. 49ers game and maybe checking out Mary Shelley's Frankenhole.
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Friday: Fringe, Chuck, Grimm.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, House of Lies, Shameless, Pan Am, Californication.
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Chuck, Fringe, Grimm and Once Upon a Time
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Looks like it's black shirt day on Fringe.

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New season of An Idiot Abroad? Sign me up!
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Sorry for the double post. but by unedited, I mean uncensored. It's funny when Karl swears.
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Unedited version is available through Sky1 or more dastardly means...watch out for SOPA though...
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Chuck, Fringe, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Prime Suspect, House of Lies & Pan Am
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Friday: Chuck, Fringe, Grimm, Flying Wild Alaska



Saturday: nothing



Sunday: Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, Shameless, Pan Am, House of Lies.. maybe Yvette Nicole Brown and Sherri Shepherd on Watch What Happens Live if I remember since I've never once watched that show.



everydbody who doesn't watch Merlin, The Fades, or Downton Abbey definitely should.. I would if I hadn't already seen them lol
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Chuck, Nikita, Grimm, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Shameless, House of Lies, Californication
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Friday: Kitchen Nightmares. Why no Supernatural/Blue Bloods?



Sunday: Once Upon A Time, Pan Am.
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