What to Watch this Weekend: Fringe, the Miss America Pageant, and the Golden Globe Awards

What are your weekend plans? Shoveling ice and cursing the winds? Finding the lion that ate your brother? Feeding your Tomagotchi? Look, I don't know what anybody is doing because I will be watching all this stuff:

What to watch on Friday, January 13...



SERIES FINALE, 8pm, ABC
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
As Boyz II Men once aptly put it, "It's so hard to say goodbye." But tonight we must bid farewell to Ty Pennington, his bus, and the legions of incredibly sad families in whose homes he's helped install bowling alleys. In tonight's double-episode series finale of America's favorite plastic surgery makeover spin-off, Pennington and company will rebuild SEVEN homes for residents of Joplin, MO whose houses got tore up in a 2011 tornado.

9pm, Fox
Fringe
After this week's dispiriting forecast for Fringe's future, it's probably time to start savoring every new episode we get. In tonight's long-awaited midseason return that was supposed to be the midseason finale, Peter ventures into the alternate universe to confront Walternate. Meanwhile Olivia must decide whether to act on information she receives from an Observer.

9pm, NBC
Grimm
When a prison escapee decides to seek retribution on those who put him behind bars, Nick comes to believe the man's strength and high pain tolerance might make him a supernatural creature. Whoops, somebody better tell Nick this episode is entitled "Game Ogre."

9pm, CW
Supernatural
Here we go, another period piece! In "Time After Time After Time," Dean gets sent back to 1944 where he finds himself under arrest by Eliot Ness himself. Let's see, do you think a tommy gun-related drinking game might be in order? Or should we just play the normal Supernatural drinking game, Drink When Someone Is Handsome?

10pm, IFC
Portlandia
Whoops, after I completely lied to you last week by claiming the season premiere contained the Battlestar Galactica sketch, it turns out that's actually happening in this episode. Egads, mea culpa!! Eeeeesh. No respect, no respect. As for what else is in this episode, I don't know. Tune in!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
A Gifted Man, 8 p.m., CBS
Chuck, 8 p.m., NBC
Frenemies, 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
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Gold Rush, 9 p.m., Discovery
The Kevin Hart 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
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS
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
Merlin, 10 p.m., Syfy
Real Time with Bill Maher, SEASON 10 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., HBO
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, 10:30 p.m., IFC
Marvel Anime: Blade, SERIES PREMIERE, 11 p.m., G4

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Kristen Bell on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Queen Latifah on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Tilda Swinton on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Viggo Mortensen on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS



What to watch on Saturday, January 14...

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
If host Daniel Radcliffe is half as funny tonight as he was in his episode of Extras, this could be amazing. Musical guest is internet-famous Lana Del Rey, who will sing "Videogames" at least once. (Fingers-crossed for twice!)

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9pm, ABC
Miss America Pageant
This is not the Donald Trump-produced one. It does, however, feature Chris Harrison as a host, so don't go thinking it will be all that much classier. Anyway, tune in to see which of the fifty-three contestants will win that tiara.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Lifetime
Sexting in Suburbia
Let's be honest, it doesn't really matter what this movie is about: That title just works. Ding ding ding, I'm in. But for those of you who are sticklers for detail, Sexting in Suburbia tells the tale of a mother who investigates the cyberbullying-related suicide of her daughter who... dang. That doesn't sound very fun. I'm still in.

9pm, PBS
Austin City Limits: Arcade Fire
Tonight a good show features a great band, as Canada's finest musical troupe since Rush play some hot cuts from their surprise Grammy-champion album The Suburbs. No but seriously, this will be extremely good.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
Collision Earth
Also extremely good, but to a much, much lesser extent (zero?) is this Syfy Original movie in which Mercury threatens to smash into Earth. Oh, Mercury, must you? But will the deployment of a discredited scientist's weapon of mass destruction be the world's only salvation? Spoiler Alert: Probably.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
A Taste of Romance, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8 p.m., Hallmark Channel
Cops, 8 p.m., Fox
My Cat From Hell, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
The Fades, SERIES PREMIERE, 9 p.m., BBC America
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America


What to watch on Sunday, January 15...

AWARDS SPECIAL, 8pm, NBC
2012 Golden Globe Awards
Everybody's like, "Oh, what will Ricky Gervais say this year?" But don't you think his entire monologue will be about how mad everyone got last year? Because people got so mad! Me, I'm just mad his jokes weren't funnier. Oh well. It's better than hearing about his religious beliefs I guess. Anyway, tonight brings the most prestigious, alcohol-soaked awards show of them all, in which 25 movie and television awards will be thrown into the crowd at random. Be there!

8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
Tonight we'll get some righteous Hansel and Gretel action when Emma helps two Storybrooke runaways find their father and meanwhile the Evil Queen forces Hansel and Gretel to break into a certain other witches' lair. Related: Did you catch Lily's interview with Lana Parilla? She seems neat!

SERIES PREMIERE, 8:30 & 9:30pm, Fox
Napoleon Dynamite
Nearly eight years after it exploded into pop culture consciousness (and then frustratingly lingered well after people became tired of it), Napoleon Dynamite is back in an only slightly more animated form. The first two episodes debut tonight (sandwiched around a new episode of Family Guy) and involve Napoleon's difficulties with his new acne cream, plus Kip dates a girl with bad taste in men (Amy Poehler).

9pm, PBS
Downton Abbey
Intensities continue to simmer when the estate is converted into a convalescent home for soldiers wounded in WWI, plus Lavinia and Sir Richard's secret is exposed to the world. Elsewhere Anna finally locates Bates and Branson schemes on behalf of Ireland. All that, plus all the nudity one can imagine! (One will have to imagine it.)

9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
The real-life issue of online bitcoin currency is tackled tonight when Alicia must defend a lawyer who won't reveal his hacker client's identity to the Feds. Elsewhere Kalinda finds herself in a no-win situation, because that is basically her hobby.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, Showtime
House of Lies
Episode 2 is often a better test of where a show is headed, so after Tim's mixed assessment of Episode 1, this one might make or break our interest in House of Lies. Tonight the team helps the owner of a major sports franchise deal with a messy divorce. Meanwhile Jeannie hooks up with a former boyfriend and Roscoe continues cross-dressing at school. (Fingers-crossed that they drop the freeze-frame shenanigans!)

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
2012 Golden Globes Arrivals Special, AWARDS PRESHOW, 7 p.m., NBC
60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC
Mob Wives, 8 p.m., VH1
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox
Undercover Boss, SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 8 p.m., CBS
Baseball Wives, 9 p.m., VH1
Californication, 9 p.m., Showtime
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Hoarding: Buried Alive, 9 p.m., TLC
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Comedy Central
Nightmare Next Door, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Oprah's Next Chapter, 9 p.m., OWN
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, 9 p.m., Food Network
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo
Shameless, 9:30 p.m., Showtime
Angry Boys, 10 p.m., HBO
Chef Roblé & Co., 10 p.m., Bravo
Finding Bigfoot, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Hell on Wheels, 10 p.m., AMC
Kourtney and Kim Take New York, 10 p.m., E!
Leverage, 10 p.m., TNT
Pan Am, 10 p.m., ABC
Robot Chicken, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network



What are you watching this weekend?

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I hope Subway saves Fringe...
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Wat films do dey show on BBC
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hey where is Alcatraz?
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Alcatraz plays on Monday night
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Fri:A Gifted Man, Supernatural, Grimm

Sat:SNL

Sun:OUaT, House of Lies, Simpsons, Family Guy
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Friday : A Gifted Man EMHE , Fringe, Chuck, Supernatural and Nikita

Sunday : Leverage, Hell on Wheels Once Upon a Time and Robot Chicken
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Fri: Merlin, Supernatural, Fringe, Grimm, Chuck, Portlandia, The Life & Times of Tim, Todd Margaret.

Sat: SNL, Graham Norton, football & college basketball, The Nerdist and maybe The Fades.

Sun: AFV, Once Upon a Time, Fox animation, Hell on Wheels, Hoarding: Buried Alive and maybe some of the Globes.
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Fringe, Grimm, Portlandia, Chuck, Todd Margaret, SNL, OUAT. Maybe Miss America ("I work hard, I deserve nice things!")
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Fringe, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Nikita, NFL,etc
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Fri= Looks like it's Fringe O'Clock!!!! Also Nikita, Supernatural, Chuck, and Grimm.

Sat= NOTHING

Sun= Once Upon a Time, House of Lies, Californication, Shameless, and Leverage (finale!!)



p.s. If you wanna have a good laugh check out Kevin Hart's Laugh at My Pain on Comedy Central, it's awesome. Can't wait to see more of him on Modern Family. Hilarious
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I'll be watching the Golden Globes. Californication is on Mondays in Canada, so I'll be watching it then.
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Quite a great weekend for TV lovers , I will not catch any of it as it airs but I will eventually watch: Supernatural, fringe , grimm , Portlandia , Chuck , Nikita , Todd Margaret , Blade , Ferguson, SNL, House O Lies , Californication , Shameless(big fan of the UK series)Family guy, and if I have time Hell on wheels n robo chick
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Fringe, SNL, Desperate Housewives and the Golden Globes.
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Friday Fringe!!, Grimm, Merlin and Kristen Bell on LLS/CF.

Saturday The Fades, SNL and Arcade Fire!!

Sunday OUaT, Leverage, Hell on Wheels, House of Lies, The Simpsons, Family Guy and Robot Chicken (100th episode)
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Only golden globes for me. Please oh please tell me you are writing a recap of Sexting in Suburbia or Collision Earth..?!?
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Fringe, Supernatural, Craig Ferguson and House of Lies.
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Kristen Bell of Craig Ferguson again? OH SWEET MOTHER OF ALL THINGS this is awesome. The two of them are as awesome together as pasta with pesto, yin with yang, Dean Winchester and his Impala...Craig Ferguson fans can rejoice!
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Finally...

I was wondering when Kristen Bell would be on Craig's show promoting House of Pies.

Also:

really hope Amy Poehler wins a Golden Globe.
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So excited for Fringe!!! But after hearing it's losing money for the network i guess it's time to savor every moment.
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FRINGE FRINGE FRINGE!



And recording Supernatural and Grimm.
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This, but the reverse.
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Friday: Supernatural, Nikita, Grimm, Chuck



Sunday: Hell on Wheels, OUAT

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I hope to (insert deity here) that Archie's right, and we can make a difference by watching live; but if not.....when Fox throws down the gauntlet, and Operation-Fight-For-Fringe (O:3F) begins, I'll be on the front lines--however, until then- I'm gonna savor every episode of tv's best sci-fi series like it's water in the desert..
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Friday: FRINGE - awsome! Chuck, Supernatural, Nikita, Todd Margaret, Kristen Bell on Ferguson

Saturday: Catch up with Hell On Wheels and Pan Am. Then need to start on Blue Bloods and The Good Wife.

Sunday: Once Upon A Time, House Of Lies, Hell On Wheels, Pan Am, Robot Chicken, Shameless, Family Guy, Californication, American Dad.



The Fades is really good by the way. It's a spooky supernatural horror sci-fi type show. Well, I enjoyed it anyway.
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Friday: CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Chuck, Grimm, Nikita, Fringe, and Merlin



Sunday: Leverage and Once Upon a Time.
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Supernatural, Once Upon a Time and Shameless.
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Friday: A Gifted Man, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Merlin, Chuck (online), Grimm (online)... Saturday: maybe The Fades, reruns... Sunday: Leverage, Pan Am, maybe Napoleon Dynamite (online)...
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To all online watchers, downloaders (legally or illegally), DVR/PVR users, TiVo subscribers, and any other viewers who watch Fringe with a recordable contraption:



Watch it LIVE guys! I realize it's a Friday night. I get that most of you probably want to go out on the town, get as drunk as you possible can and make some really stupid decisions. I get that. But can't you wait 'til 10 to go to a guys party you barely know, only to realize 20 minutes in that it's actually some occult orgy. Fringe NEEDS us! Call up your buddies and girlfriends and delay your plans. Let's show those bastards at Fox what dedicated fans can do!
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I completely endorse this. You can even be drunk while watching it, just turn it on.
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I'm staying home and tuning in!
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Amen to that.
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Friday: Grimm, Clone Wars, Merlin

Sunday: Once Upon a Time (even though the episode's ratings may be crushed by the Golden Globes), Family Guy, Napoleon Dynamite
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and The Simpsons (online)
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Fringe, Portlandia, Kristen Bell on Craig Ferguson, Napoleon Dynamite, Sherlock
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Let's see. Fringe. And Fringe. And did I mention Fringe? And I think I'll watch Fringe, too.
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What he/she said!

And I'll add FRINGE to that :)
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You forgot about Fringe!
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Fringe! Probably SNL for me. Haven't decided if I'll watch the Golden Globes. I like Ricky Gervais, but I'm opposed to award shows in general.



Kat
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FRINGE!!! Chuck, Supernatural, Napoleon Dynamite and Family Guy
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The Golden Globes!
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So we could be seeing the last episodes of Fringe and Supernatural has been going so long it can't have much life left in it either. But Grimm has been doing better than expected and looks like it could last a few years on Fridays. If only they didn't put three of the best shows on at the same time.
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Grimm, Once upon a time while flipping back between the golden globes, glee marathon on oxygen tomorrow!!!!
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Tonight: Nikita, Chuck, Grimm, and the LLS w/ Craig Ferguson.

Saturday: Nothing

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, House of Lies, Leverage, and Hell on Wheels.



I'll read about the Golden Globes on this site on Monday or Tuesday, I guess.
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nikita, fringe, grimm, blade, blue bloods, shameless, house of lies, hell on wheels, leverage, once upon a time



...and shameless is def at 9, not 9:30
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Fringe, Grimm, Supernatural, Chuck, Once Upon a Time, House of Lies, Hell on Wheels & Pan Am
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Friday Nikita and Blue Bloods and Sunday The Good Wife, Californication, Desperate Housewives, Family Guy and Leverage. As much as I had looked forward to seeing K Bell on tv again, the first episode of House of Lies was just way too boring to give it another go!
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Friday: Supernatural, Kitchen Nightmares, Blue Bloods.



Sunday: Once Upon a Time, Leverage, Pan Am.
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Grimm, Chuck, Blue Bloods, A Gifted Man, Once Upon a Time, House of Lies, Leverage
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Friday: Chuck, Supernatural, Grimm, Nikita.

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Napoleon Dynamite, Shameless, House of Lies.
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Friday: Chuck, Fringe, Grimm and Blue Bloods

Sunday: Once Upon a Time and Leverage
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Friday - Supernatural, Grimm & Fringe (It's back! It's back! It's back!)

Saturday - Firefly Marathon!

Sunday - Hell On Wheels, Leverage, The Good Wife & Downton Abbey

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Friday: FRINGE!!!!!! And a little bit of Grimm, Nikita, Chuck and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. But mostly Fringe.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, House of Lies, Californication, Shameless, Hell on Wheels and Pan Am.
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Friday: Chuck, Fringe, Grimm, Supernatural, Flying Wild Alaska, Kristen Bell on Craig Ferguson (love it when she's a guest), Queen Latifah on Jimmy Fallon



Saturday: SNL



Sunday: Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, Shameless, Pan Am, House of Lies



if I hadn't already seen Merlin, Downton Abbey, and The Fades, I'd have those on my list too lol
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Friday: Chuck, Fringe, Grimm, Supernatural.

Sunday: Once Upon A Time.
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Are we talking the REAL Tilda Swinton on Leno here, or the Revenge-y Tyler-y version. :-)
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Chuck, Nikita, Grimm, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Shameless, House of Lies, Californication, and Hell on Wheels
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