What to Watch This Weekend: Fringe, Eastbound & Down, and Girls

Fuuuhh-riday! That's today, that's how I say "Friday" now. Fuuuuh-riday. See, it's just a fun way to pronounce it. Friday is like the entrance to the Funzone part of the week. How will you spend your time in the Funzone? With some good TV perhaps?

What to watch on Friday, April 13...

8pm, Fox
The Finder
The premise of "The Last Meal" is exhausting just writing about: In order to save a marriage, Walter must track down a chef who is on the run from the mob in order for that chef to provide the recipe for the unhappy couple's favorite anniversary meal. Elsewhere, Willa gets her identity stolen! No offense, The Finder, but it's been a long week, this better be more fun than it sounds.

9pm, Fox
Fringe
In "The Consultant," Walter must take a quick trip to the alternate universe in order to figure out a Fringe situation that may have repercussions for both realities. Meanwhile, the slightly unlikable David Robert Jones calls his next target. You know, as David Robert Jones is wont to do.

10pm, Starz
Magic City
Tonight Ike looks into the disappearance of Strauss while the District Attorney enlists Ike's son to help battle organized crime. (Potential conflict alert!) Meanwhile Stevie and Lily's sexytime affair heats up!

SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 9pm, PBS
Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
Would it kill us to get a little more culture in our TV diets? The season premiere of this long-running PBS series takes a look at Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei; Ghanian sculptor El Anatsui; and American photographer Catherine Opie. If you don't know who any of them are (I sure don't) then all the more reason to tune in!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Fred: The Show, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC
Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., NBC
ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends In Concert, 9 p.m., CBS
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Fairly Legal, 9 p.m., USA
Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
In Plain Sight, 10 p.m., USA
The Ultimate Fighter Live, 10 p.m., FX
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Anna Faris & Jason Segel on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:34 p.m., NBC
Josh Brolin on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Lena Dunham & Sean Hayes on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS



What to watch on Saturday, April 14...

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Tonight's host is Barbra Streisand's step-son, Josh Brolin. How will the often super-serious actor handle the presumably ridiculous things he'll have to do in the name of comedy? Tune in to find out! The music guest is something called Gotye. Just kidding, I know Gotye is an Australian dude. His mp3 is pretty good!

MINISERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, ABC
Titanic
Haha what? Okay, this is not the James Cameron item. It's a 4-hour Canadian-Hungarian-American co-production that takes a serious approach to depicting the events of that fateful night. Portraying both real and fictional characters, the miniseries promises to show a broader spectrum of the events leading to that April 15, 1912 disaster (ugh, on Tax Day!) and it promises to feature much, much less hamfisted romance. And just FYI tonight ABC airs the first three hours and the final hour will air tomorrow night.

9pm, NBC
The Firm
"I'm not dead yet!" - The Firm, spoken feebly from a wheelbarrow. In "Chapter Thirteen" Mitch and Ray meet up with a possible whistleblower who offers to expose the firm to the FBI. Meanwhile Abby attempts to prevent the next murder and most of us will attempt to prevent ourselves from remembering this show ever happened.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Escape Routes, 8 p.m., NBC
Must Love Cats, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
48 Hours Mystery, 9 p.m., CBS
Being Human (U.K.), 9 p.m., BBC America
Parking Wars, 9 p.m., A&E;
Tanked, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
Bizarre E.R., 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Last Chance Driving School, ORIGINAL SERIES, 10 p.m., A&E;


What to watch on Sunday, April 15...

9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
"What Is Dead May Never Die" is just a good title. But it is probably ALSO a good episode: Tyrion finds his sexyfriend Shae a job; Jon Snow gets his crew in trouble; Catelyn spends some quality time with Renly Baratheon; Theon tries to get back in good with pops; and Arya deals with some troubles of her own. Add a dash of nudity and a tablespoon of violence and we're all in for a delicious treat!

SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, HBO
Eastbound & Down
In what is either the season finale or the SERIES finale (depending on which listings you trust more), Kenny's future in professional baseball takes an interesting turn. It's to this show's credit that it's completely up in the air whether Kenny will get a happy ending or a sad one. Either way, in my opinion, this has been one of the greatest comedy series of all time. Long live Kenny Powers!

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, CBS
NYC 22
Here's another late-season unveiling, this time a police procedural from CBS. In tonight's pilot episode, meet half a dozen NYPD rookies who attempt to balance their personal lives with their new jobs working the gritty streets of Manhattan. For example, they'll have to tend to their sexy affairs with one another while also trying to prevent a GANG WAR. Take it from me, that is not easy.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10:30pm, HBO
Girls
HBO's newest NY-based dramedy about young people centers around writer/director/star Lena Dunham's Hannah, a twentysomething woman whose parents suddenly cut her off. Joining her is a small group of other twentysomething ladies, and if the writing is anything like Dunham's breakout 2011 film Tiny Furniture, Girls should be pretty well-observed and hilarious. Approved.

9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
Just when she thought she was out of the game, the game sucks her back in! In "Pants on Fire" Alicia finds herself forced back into the public spotlight when Peter's main political rival shines it on her. Tough break, Alicia, but that's what white wine's for.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9pm, Nickelodeon
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
Under-recognized national hero Linda Ellerbee brings us a new installment of of Nick News tonight, this one focusing on teenagers who are all vying for spots in the 2012 Olympics. Gather your kids for what's sure to be an inspiring half-hour, but try to take it easy on them during next weekend's soccer game. We can't ALL be prodigies!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC
Dateline NBC, 7 p.m., NBC
Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
Frozen Planet, 8 p.m., Discovery
Harry's Law, 8 p.m., NBC
Mob Wives, 8 p.m., VH1
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox
Bob's Burgers, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Army Wives, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC
Chopped, 9 p.m., Food Network
Long Island Medium, 9 p.m., TLC
Masterpiece Classics: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 p.m., PBS
MythBusters, 9 p.m., Discovery
Nightmare Next Door, SEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Nurse Jackie, 9 p.m., Showtime
Oprah's Next Chapter: Gloria Steinem, 9 p.m., OWN
The Killing, 9 p.m., AMC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo
Titanic, MINISERIES FINALE, 9 p.m., ABC
Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, 9 p.m., TV Guide Channel
The Big C, 9:30 p.m., Showtime
The Cleveland Show, 9:30 p.m., Fox
Breakout Kings, 10 p.m., A&E;
GCB, 10 p.m., ABC
Khloe & Lamar, 10 p.m., E!
Leave It to Niecy, 10 p.m., TLC
Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC
River Monsters, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Shahs of Sunset, SEASON 1 FINALE, 10 p.m., Bravo
The Borgias, 10 p.m., Showtime
The Client List, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Unchained Reaction, 10 p.m., Discovery
Ice Loves Coco, 10:30 p.m., E!
Stevie TV, 11 p.m., VH1
Check it Out! With Dr. Steve Brule, 12:30 p.m., Cartoon Network



What are you watching this weekend?

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Game of Thrones and The Borgias (wish you'd give the Borgias some attention here on tv.com)..
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So, it turns out that "Titanic" has already aired, and I am not talking about it premiering yesterday!
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To clarify my comment:



Episode 1: 25/03/2012

Episode 2: 01/04/2012

Episode 3: 08/04/2012

Episode 4: 15/04/2012
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Girls! I've been waiting for this show ever since I saw the trailer last year.
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I've entered close orbit of the planet "Game of Thrones" until the next "Jesse Stone" with Tom Selleck is broadcast - or until "Happy Endings" returns, whichever comes first!!!
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The Titianic mini series is really bad.
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The Legend of Korra, The Good Wife, Game of Thrones.

Wow, In Plain Sight is still on? I thought it was hilarious in season one, then it started taking itself too seriously..
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Friday : Grimm ..

Saturday : Nothing ..

Sunday : GCB
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I acutually like The Firm, think GoT is incredibly boring and LOOOOVE Fringe. Why is Blue Bloods only on whenever?
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Happy Friday The 13th!

Friday: The Finder, Fringe, Fairly Legal, Grimm, In Plain Sight & Ultimate Fighter Live

Saturday: The Legend of Korra

Sunday: Game of Thrones, Mythbusters, The Killing
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Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, The Killing, Harry's Law.

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Sunday: Girls, GOT, Bob's Burgers, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, and The Killing.
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Friday= FRINGE!!!!!, Saturday= I'll probably watch Titanic, Sunday=60 Minutes' tribute to Mike Wallace, then probably Family Guy.
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Nascar Nationwide At Texas, Stanley Cup Playoffs, The Firm, Being Human(uk) Sprint Cup at Texas In Plain Sight Fairly Legal Game of Thrones, the Big C The Borgias, Army Wives, The Client List, The Amazing race, GCB watching and recording TBA
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Friday - Grimm and Fringe



Sunday - Games of Thrones....porn included =)))
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Fri - Grimm, and playoff hockey.



Sat - Nothing... going to go see Cabin in the Woods.



Sun - Game of Thrones, The Killing, may check out Girls, and more playoff hockey.
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There is NO way on this planet I will be watching another Titanic again regardless of whatever changes.
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AMEN!!!
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Game of Thrones and The Simpsons.
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you forgot the legend of korra. Premieres on sunday
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Fringe, SNL, The Amazing Race.



There could still be time to do a last minute ratings bump so we can get a season five. Watch Fringe live or else.
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Friday: Fairly Legal, Late Late Late Late Show with Late Laterman and the Late Late Orchestra conducted by Latelate the Latebot. I still can't believe Sean Hayes of all people is playing Larry in the 3 Stooges movie, WTFopolis!



Saturday: Young Justice, Thundercats, Transformers:Prime (they are new TV shows damnit!), SNL with Josh Brolin who was the oldest kid in The Goonies and now is just OLD - how is it he's aging faster than the rest of us?



Sunday: The Good Wife (yay!), Fox animation especially Bob's Burgers, Mythbusters.



Looks like Loiter Squad is already off the sched, is that right? Who is surprised, raise your hands. No hands? Nobody?
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Friday: Fairly Legal, Late Late Late Late Show with Late Laterman and the Late Late Orchestra conducted by Latelate the Latebot. I still can't believe Sean Hayes of all people is playing Larry in the 3 Stooges movie, WTFopolis!



Saturday: Young Justice, Thundercats, Transformers:Prime (they are new TV shows damnit!), SNL with Josh Brolin who was the oldest kid in The Goonies and now is just OLD - how is it he's aging faster than the rest of us?



Sunday: The Good Wife (yay!), Fox animation especially Bob's Burgers, Mythbusters.



Looks like Loiter Squad is already off the sched, is that right? Who is surprised, raise your hands. No hands? Nobody?
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Friday: Grimm, Fringe, Fairly Legal, and Jason Segel and Anna Faris on Leno



Saturday: Must Love Cats



Sunday: Titanic finale (seen the first three already), Game of Thrones, The Big C, GCB

The Client List (just for JLH and Loretta Devine)



also, Titanic is a British-Canadian-Hungarian miniseries by the same guy who does Downton Abbey.. the US has nothing to do with it, ABC's just airing it here.
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FRINGE on Friday! #AcrossTheUniverse
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Fringe, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Mad Men, The Big C, Girls
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The Legend of Korra should also be mentioned here. It's not at night time but it deserves the mention. :D
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Fri: Fringe, Magic City, In Plain Sight, Fairly Legal



Sun: GoT, NYC22 (because I love Rookie Blue, and this is basically that), Girls (although I can't for the life of me think why), Celeb. Appr.
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EVERYONE SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE! IT'S BEAUTIFUL!



Friday: Fringe, Grimm.

Saturday: Sports

Sunday: Game of Thrones, Bob's Burgers, The Killing.
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Friday: Fringe, Grimm, The Finder, In Plain Sight and Fairly Legal



Sunday: Breakout Kings and Frozen Planet.
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The Killing and Girls on Sunday.
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NYC 22 = Rookie Blue



Price, Titanic sank on April 14th, not the 15th!
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Actually (without Googling, so I may be wrong still), it got hit on the 14th, but it actually sank on the 15th, as it was past midnight. Officially, it is the 15th as well, but you are right that it was still before midnight when it hit the ice.
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Friday: Fringe, Grimm, and Magic City

Saturday: Nothing

Sunday: Game of Thrones
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Is anyone watching Magic City? The forum has tumble weeds blowing through it. It's not on in the UK yet and from the looks of things we might not get it.



ps the big F below is genius.



I WOULD watch Supernatural but it's not effing on.



*grumbles at rubbish American scheduling*
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Tonight: Finder, Fringe & In Plain Sight (gotta DVD Grimm though)

Tomorrow: watch DVR shows I missed

Sun: Once Upon A Time & Game of Thrones
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Friday : Fringe and Game of Thrones on Sunday
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Friday: (*Drum roll*) Fringe! Also: Grimm.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, The Killing, Breakout Kings, The Big C.
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FRINGE!!!!!!



All weekend long and keeping Joel Wyman's twitter account handy so I can see if he has posted the good news :)
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FRINGE
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Friday: Fringe, The Finder

Saturday: Being Human UK

Sunday: Breakout Kings, check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule
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Grimm and The Finder tonight. Maybe Magic City -- I was a bit bored during the premiere. Of course, the LLS w CF.



Nothing on Saturday.



Game of Thrones and The Killing on Sunday. Maybe NYC 22.
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Fringe, Grimm, Game of Thrones, The Borgias. Girls only in real life, of course.
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Fuuuhh-riday: FRINGE! In Plain Sight, Fairly Legal, Magic City, The Finder (I might as well seeing as it won't be back after May 11).



Saturday: The Grand National at Aintree whilst drinking beer with the family.



Sunday: GAME OF THRONES (obviously), NYC 22, Girls, The Good Wife, Breakout Kings, Eastbound, Bob's Burgers, The Client List, The Cleveland Show.



It's going to be a great weekend.
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Friday: Grimm, The Finder, maybe Fairly Legal... Saturday: The Firm, reruns... Sunday: Harry's Law, NYC 22...
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Fri: Fringe and Grimm.

Sat: Young Justice animation, SNL and Being Human UK.

Sun: AFV, The Amazing Race, Game of Thrones and Fox animation.
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I'll do "R" next week.
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This is beyond amazing.
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A pity you won't have time to watch Game of Thrones as well, then.
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Are you sure you're a fanatic? Hehe.
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Awesome. I tried to make this a Community effort (get it?) by continuing with an R, but the text field didn't allow the large spaces required to make the letter. All the "FRINGEs" creating the upper half circle and the two legs became a jumble.
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Ha ha...... that is awesomely crazy! love it

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Your glyph code was not so complex :)
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Simple and effective.
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