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What to Watch This Weekend: Fringe, The Good Wife, and Breakout Kings

Nobody can fault you for wanting to spend this weekend "going outside" to do "fun" things, like "traveling" or "vacationing" or "getting sunlight" or "swimming" or even "doing yard work." I mean, those options aren't as jam-packed with TV watching as they could be, but it's a free country, you know? We're not here to judge, only to suggest alternatives:

What to watch on Friday, April 27...

9pm, Fox
Fringe
Phew! After yesterday's announcement that Fringe will indeed be back for a fifth season we can breathe a sigh of relief that the end isn't as near as we'd feared. In "World's Apart" (what a difference an apostrophe makes!), the Fringe teams from both universes band together for a common cause. Meanwhile more will be learned about the children from the Cortexiphan experiments. Just FYI.

10pm, Starz
Magic City
Paradise continues to be slightly hellish tonight in "Atonement": Ike handles a break-in that really gets on his nerves; Victor plots to sneak his wife out of Cuba; plus Vera pursues no less than Jackie Kennedy for her charity function's guest list. (Just to put things in perspective for younger readers, in her time Jackie Kennedy was almost as famous as Kim Kardsashian is now.)

9pm, CW
Supernatural
In "The Girl With the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo," Dick hires a talented hacker to obtain incriminating information about the Winchester Bros. (Fingers-crossed for tons of risqué .JPEGs!)

SERIES PREMIERE, 9pm, Animal Planet
Whale Wars: Viking Shores
The televised battle continues tonight as the crew of marine-conservation vessel Sea Shepherd redirects their efforts toward the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. Keep up the good fight, soldiers of light!

12:37am, CBS
Phoebe Tonkin on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Secret Circle star and TV.com local favorite Phoebe Tonkin will be chattin' it up with everyone's favorite charming Scotsman tonight! Honestly, I'm mostly pointing this out because you GOTTA hear what this lady sounds like with her native accent. Prepare for your head to melt from all the hotness. Oh, and Patton Oswalt will be on too, in case you needed more reason to tune in. (You did not.)

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Nikita, 8 p.m., CW
Shark Tank, 8 p.m., Fox
The Finder, 8 p.m., Fox
Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., CBS
Who Do You Think You Are?: Rob Lowe, 8 p.m., NBC
Phineas and Ferb, 8:30 p.m., Disney
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, 9 p.m., PBS
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Fairly Legal, 9 p.m., USA
Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
Embarrassing Bodies, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
In Plain Sight, 10 p.m., USA
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
The Ultimate Fighter Live, 10 p.m., FX

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Chris Hemsworth on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Matthew Broderick on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Mel Gibson & The Wanted on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:34 p.m., NBC



What to watch on Saturday, April 28...

SERIES PREMIERE, 12am, BBC America
The Thick of It
Before there was HBO's Veep, there was The Thick of It, a British political satire by same writer/director Armando Iannucci. It's dense, fast-paced, insider-y comedy, but word around the office is this series is just as top-notch as Veep is. Give it a whirl!

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Lifetime
Playdate
Um, the premise isn't nearly as bright and breezy as the title suggests: When a nice family notices their neighbor's kids are suspiciously bruised, they begin to suspect the parents might be terrible people. So yeah, file this under Feel Good Saturday Night Flicks!

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
Space Twister
At this point, do you even need to know the premise? Okay, fine: When "otherworldly storms" cause major CGI destruction around the globe, mankind's fate lies in the hands of a single high school student and his science project.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, A&E;
Flipped Off
Attention, Survivor fans! Repugnant villain Russell Hantz is BACK and he's flippin' houses for profit. In the premiere of this new A&E; reality series, Hantz and his brother Shawn struggle to renovate their first project as partners.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Cats 101, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Escape Routes, 8 p.m., NBC
iCarly, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Tanked, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
The Firm, 9 p.m., NBC
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
Bizarre E.R., 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
My Mother Diana, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 10 p.m., TLC
The Graham Norton Show, 11 p.m., BBC America
Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, 12:40 a.m., BBC America


What to watch on Sunday, April 29...

SEASON 3 FINALE, 9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
The Good Wife's typically great, wrenching Season 3 draws to a close tonight with "The Dream Team," in which Lockhart and Gardner face bankruptcy as Louis Canning and Patti Nyholm (guest stars Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton) team up to sink the firm. Meanwhile Alicia deals with some conflicting emotions toward Peter and, ominously enough, Kalinda's past catches up to her. Oh well, as long the skeletons in her closet didn't slash her fancy wardrobe to ribbons while they were in there!

8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
Tonight Emma gets advice from August on how to beat out Regina for custody of Henry. Meanwhile Regina decides to seduce David behind Mary Margaret's back. Elsewhere, in a plotline only marginally more fanciful, Geppetto agrees to help save Snow White and Prince Charming's daughter. See, Geppetto doesn't ONLY like little boys.

8:30pm, Fox
Bob's Burgers
In "Dr. Yap," Bob returns from a dental appointment under so much anesthesia that he accidentally kisses Linda's sister Gayle. With awkward results, I'm guessing! I don't know that for sure yet. YET.

9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
Okay, I think we all want to know what was up with that Shadow Baby, am I right? Tonight we'll find out just how it brings the Baratheon rivalry to an end. Meanwhile Tyrion continues being appalled at Joffrey's decisionmaking, Theon continues being a disloyal jerk, and the Night Watch takes shelter at an ancient fortress. And then like every week, we'll all be incensed to learn we can't just watch the rest of the season immediately afterward.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 9pm, A&E;
Breakout Kings
It's tough out there for a Sunday night prestige cable drama! If you've been sticking with Breakout Kings this season, you'll be interested to know that tonight's season finale is a 2-hour shindig. In the first hour the gang will track down a fugitive who used to be a circus performer; in the second they'll face a tough decision with a case that hits close to home.

10:30pm, HBO
Girls
Tonight Hannah gets some disappointing news from her STD test results and decides to make some tough phone calls to ex-boyfriends. Meanwhile Marnie falls for a pretentious artist and Jessa finds herself babysitting children somehow. Honestly, a kid could do worse than have Jessa for a babysitter, you know?

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
The Cleveland Show, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., Fox
Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
Harry's Law, 8 p.m., NBC
Mob Wives, 8 p.m., VH1
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox
Army Wives, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC
Chopped All-Stars, 9 p.m., Food Network
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Long Island Medium, 9 p.m., TLC
Masterpiece Classics: Birdsong, 9 p.m., PBS
MythBusters, 9 p.m., Discovery
Nurse Jackie, 9 p.m., Showtime
Oprah's Next Chapter: Aishwarya Rai, 9 p.m., OWN
The Killing, 9 p.m., AMC
TV Land Awards, AWARDS SPECIAL, 9 p.m., TV Land
Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, 9 p.m., TV Guide Channel
The Big C, 9:30 p.m., Showtime
Khloe & Lamar, 10 p.m., E!
Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC
NYC 22, 10 p.m., CBS
River Monsters, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
The Borgias, 10 p.m., Showtime
The Client List, 10 p.m., Lifetime
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 10 p.m., Bravo
Veep, 10 p.m., HBO
Ice Loves Coco, 10:30 p.m., E!
Loiter Squad, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Metalocalypse, 12:15 a.m., Cartoon Network



What are you watching this weekend?

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I'll be watching Game of Thrones and The Borgias. When is tv.com going to give The Borgias some attention!?
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You are absolutelly right, The Borgias is an awesome series... I just can't wait to see it every week (as same as Game Of Thrones).... I don't know why they just drop it and don't write reviews about this series
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TV Land awards and Veep.
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The Simpsons and Blue Bloods
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Plans: Fringe, Supernatural and Game of Thrones!
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Crap, was trying to catch Phoebe Tonkin on Late Late Show, and totally forgot to calculate show time in me region. Bummer.
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Friday: Supernatural and Magic City

Saturday: Legend of Korra and iCarly

Sunday: Once Upon A Time, Girls, and TV Land Awards
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What is with Syfy and all these movies about destroying the planet. Can't they come out with some furturistic or fantasy (sword & sorcery) movies!
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Fringe, The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, NBA,etc
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Fringe, starting the first episode of the three-part SEASON finale! Additionally, The Legend of Korra, The Amazing Race and Desperate Housewives.
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Supernatural and Game of Thrones
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Friday : Grimm , Blue blood

Saturday : Nothing

Sunday Once upon a time , Desperate housewife's
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Fri: Fairly Legal (probably the last time ever after that horrible episode last week), last night's Late Late Show that wasn't a rerun so the DVR caught it, thank god.



Sat: Young Justice, Thundercats, Transformers Prime, Friday's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.



Sun: The Good Wife, Bob's Muthafudgin' Burgers, other Fox animated stuff, Mythbusters, and thank you thank you thank you for mentioning that Metalocalypse is new, it hasn't been new since I got a DVR so I didn't have it set up to record, and I would have missed it. (Please season 4 don't suck like season 3 did.)
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Another yay for Young Justice - and for CraigyFerg - best late night host ever!
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Sunday

ABC: One upon a time & Desperate Housewives

CBS: The Good Wife

NBC: Nothing

FOX: Bob's Burgers & Family Guy

CW: Nothing
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Friday

ABC: Nothing

CBS: Nothing

NBC: Grimm

FOX: Fringe

CW: Nikita



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No ponies. T_T
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FRINGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, it's kind of hard to focus on anything else at the moment.



And of course Game of Thrones, and Supernatural.
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The ultimate underdog show: Fringe! It will feel so good going into this episode knowing that we won't be watching the final episode in a couple weeks. :D
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Oh, and since this is for the whole weekend... I'll be watching The Simpsons on Sunday.
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Nikita, Fringe, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Once Upon a Time, The Killing, Game of Thrones, The Big C, Girls
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trust me people, check out the thick of it. in the loop, a spinoff movie of the series is one of the funniest things you'll ever see. oh and game of thrones and fringe of course.
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Fringe, Supernatural, Nikita, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, and The Good Wife :)
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Phoebe on CraigyFerg, Chris on Letterman, GAME OF THRONES & The Good Wife
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FringeFanatic, I hear you. And I did the same. Had a bottle of champagne in my fridge for just this occasion.

I will be watching FRINGE all week long!!



In the end I BELIEVED in Hope!
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Yes you did, my friend. And I applaud you for always believing in hope. When times got tough, you never gave up. I just want you to know, you're the best of us.



Here's to Fringe! Cheers!
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Friday: Fringe and Magic City

Saturday: Nothing

Sunday: Once Upon a Time and Game of Thrones
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"And then like every week, we'll all be incensed to learn we can't just watch the rest of the season immediately afterward."

So true. So f****** true.

Fringe, Supernatural, Magic City, The Ricky Gervais Show, Nikita, Grimm, Game of Thrones and maybe Family Guy.

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Breakout Kings and The Good Wife on Sunday... nothing on Saturday and LLS w Craig Ferguson... Phoebe Tompkin is... amazeballs.
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Once Upon a Time and The Killing on Sunday.
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legend of korra
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naturally Fringe on Friday and Game of Thrones on Sunday
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same as me - Fringe and GoT - the two best shows on tv!
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It just has to be Fringe tonight. The best show (or at the very least, one of) on TV. Great characters, storyline and acting.



Watching tonight would be a thank you to Fox for renewing Fringe also.......
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Friday: Grimm, Nikita, Supernatural, The Finder, and the LLS w Craig Ferguson. I just started watching Fringe and it doesn't look like I'll give up on it, so uh, I'll say I'll watch tonight's episode of Fringe... except in about 3 weeks.



Nothing on Saturday.



Sunday: Game of Thrones and The Killing. Maybe Veep... maybe NYC 22.
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Fringe, Phoebe Tonkin on Craig Ferguson (can't wait for this), Supernatural, Nikita, Magic City, The Finder, Fairly Legal and In Plain Sight.



There's SO much on on Sunday! Here goes: The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, Breakout Kings, Bob's Burgers, Once Upon A Time, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, Veep, The Client List, Nurse Jackie.



I'm so far behind on so much great TV. Now I'm off to watch the last two episode of The Vampire Diaries, followed by the last two episodes of The Secret Circle.
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Oh and Young Justice - thnx to iFerrets for reminding me - great DC animated series - season 2 starts this Saturday!
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What am I watching this weekend? Fringe! Game of Thrones. Then Fringe again. It's that good. Fringe for the win!
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Fringe and Nikita
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Friday: Fringe, Nikita, Grimm.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: The Good Wife, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Breakout Kings, Girls, The Killing, The Big C, The Client List.
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Fringe

Ricky Gervais Show

The Thick of It

OUAT

Girls

Family Guy

Nurse Jackie

Veep
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Friday: Grimm, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, The Finder... Saturday: The Firm... Sunday: Harry's Law, NYC 22...
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Fri: Supernatural, Fringe and Grimm.

Sat: Young Justice animation and The Graham Norton Show.

Sun: AFV, Once Upon a Time, The Amazing Race, Game of Thrones, Fox animation and maybe some of the TV Land Awards.
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Young Justice - thank you - so glad someone brought up that show - cause it is awesome! The spiritual successor to Justice League Unlimited - and such a fun show - done by the guy who did the Gargoyles animated series years back. Season 2 of Young Justice starts Friday at 10:30am - and only one week after the awesome season 1 finale - how cool is that?
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Friday(super busy for me!): Fringe, The Finder, Nikita, Grimm, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, In Plain Sight and Fairly Legal. Whew!



Sunday: Once Upon a Time and Breakout Kings.
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Supernatural, Grimm, Ancient Aliens

Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, Family Guy, Nurse Jackie
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Fri: Fringe, Supernatural, Magic City, Fairly Legal, Blue Bloods, In Plain Sight



Sun: OUaT, GoT (I'm banking on the "Anyone can die" and I am sooo going to relish every second of Joffrey's hopefully bloody, hopefully soon death! If I were Tyrion, I'd have done it already), CA
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FRINGE! THE RENEWAL OF THE CENTURY!



I can't think of anything clever to write for Fringe this week. I'm too drunk from celebrating the renewal. Screw cleverness, anyway! I'll take unabashed joy any day of the week (especially Friday).



FRINGE NIGHT!
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Awwww yeah - I knew you'd be lovin it just as much as me FringeFanatic - woooo-hoooo yay Fringe!!
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Haha! You know it!
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