What to Watch This Weekend: Supernatural, The Good Wife, and the 2011 American Music Awards

As fall gives way to winter and the daylight disappears earlier each day, it's time to brace ourselves for the inevitable coldness that awaits. Take comfort, then, in the notion that you can always hug your television for warmth. So why not warm your heart-hearth with these hot weekend picks?

What to watch on Friday, November 18...

8pm, NBC
Chuck
Chuck and Sarah attend a Buy More sales convention where they must unmask an assassin lurking amongst the throngs. Elsewhere, Morgan deals with some work issues and Jeff aims to prove that he's more than just a "Buy Moron." (I am very offended by this.)

9pm, Fox
Fringe
Tonight the gang looks into a mysterious death that results in a man's corpse turning snow-white. Also Olivia suffers from migraines, which will probably not result in anything important, don't worry, forget I said anything.

9pm, CW
Supernatural
Tonight America's dreamiest creature-hunters attempt to track down what is purported to be the Jersey Devil, but come to discover that a local restaurant's special sandwich may be making people crazy. New Jersey is gonna be so mad about this documentary!

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9pm, PBS
Women Who Rock
It's about time people knew about all the women who've contributed to rock and roll over the years besides the ladies from the Robert Palmer videos. Tune in for this documentary showing the female influence on rock from the 1920s to today. Subjects include: Mother Maybelle Carter, Heart's Nancy Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry, and Le Tigre's Kathleen Hanna.


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
A Gifted Man, 8 p.m., CBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m., ABC
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, 8 p.m., TBS
Wizards of Waverly Place, 8 p.m., Disney
ThunderCats, 8:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Fatal Attractions, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., Sundance
Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
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
Onion News Network, 10 p.m., IFC
Sanctuary, 10 p.m., Syfy
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Marvel Anime: X-Men, 11 p.m., G4
Unplugged: Kelly Clarkson, 11 p.m., VH1

 

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:30 a.m., NBC
Don Rickles on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Herman Cain on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:30 p.m., CBS
Jim Parsons & Meghan McCain on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Nathan Fillion & Alton Brown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC



What to watch on Saturday, November 19...

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Okay, so last week's Emma Stone-hosted episode was little more than a "Garth & Kat" segment surrounded by 86 minutes of garbage. Sorry, just my opinion! But let's hold out some hope that host Jason Segel can bring out the best in SNL's writing staff, and if he can't, hopefully Florence and the Machine will just shout them out of the building.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 11pm, Comedy Central
Donald Glover: Weirdo
It's probably a good idea that Donald Glover's starting to cover his bases with solo specials and performances via his rap alter-ego Childish Gambino. There's no telling what could happen with Community! Anyway, this standup special was taped in New York City and its topics include "breakfast cereal, toy stores, and the N-word."

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Hallmark
The Case for Christmas
In what is sure to be one of the most hard-hitting and capital-I-Important legal dramas since To Kill a Mockingbird, The Case for Christmas finds Kris Kringle being put on trial for not bringing the proper toys to a selfish businessman during his childhood. Dean Cain plays the noble, Atticus Finch-like attorney who defends him.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8pm, Discovery
Walking the Amazon
I don't know, this just seems foolhardy to me. This documentary follows two explorers who travel the length of the Amazon River ON FOOT. It should go without saying that they encounter dangerous wildlife, drug traffickers, and dubious villagers who cannot understand why anybody would want to walk the length of the Amazon River.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Cops, 8 p.m., Fox
Jodi Picoult's Salem Falls, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8 p.m., Lifetime
Celebrity Ghost Stories, 9 p.m., Biography
Primeval, 9 p.m., BBC America
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America


What to watch on Sunday, November 20...

9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
In "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" (military speak for "what on earth?") Alicia and Will must argue a case in front of a cantankerous military judge. Elsewhere, Eli deals with a blow to his self-confidence and Diane pulls a power move to protect the firm.

AWARDS SPECIAL, 8pm, ABC
2011 American Music Awards
In what is widely believed to be the most essential awards show on television, the AMAs return this year to bestow awards upon the truly deserving, in addition to bringing us thrilling performances from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Marc Anthony, Christina Aguilera, Chris Brown, and LMFAO. On the upside: Nicki Minaj! She is the best. President Minaj 2012!

9pm, AMC
The Walking Dead
Don't worry, last week's climactic revelation of weirdness probably won't lead to anything more than a lengthy, emotional conversation. Poor Glenn! Meanwhile, Andrea attempts to atone for shooting someone in the head by gaining better survival skills (fair enough), and Rick uncovers a secret about someone in his midst. (I always knew Carl was a secret racist.)

9pm, Showtime
Dexter
Tonight Dexter continues to feel the influence of the late Brother Sam on his everyday life. Plus Deb and the dastardly LaGuerta continue to butt heads, this time over the murder investigation of a deceased call girl. Ladies, quit arguing and get to dueling! (Go, Deb!)

8pm, Fox
The Simpsons
Homer decides to get in on the young-adult literature racket by penning his own "tween lit" novel. Neil Gaiman appears as himself to provide Homer with some mentorship, and Andy Garcia guests as a cunning publisher.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10:30pm, HBO
How to Make It in America
To cap off the second season of America's favorite Horatio Alger-esque saga, Ben attempts to salvage CRISP, not to mention his friendship with Cam. Also Rachel will seek advice from a former friend and Kaplan decides to go out with a bang before serving jailtime. Later, bros!


PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
Countdown to the American Music Awards, AWARDS SPECIAL, 7 p.m., ABC
The Cleveland Show, 7:30 p.m., Fox
A Christmas Wish, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8 p.m., Hallmark
Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS
Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Allen Gregory, 8:30 p.m., Fox
American Masters: Woody Allen, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., PBS
Boardwalk Empire, 9 p.m., HBO
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, 9 p.m., Food Network
Sister Wives, 9 p.m., TLC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo
Your Body on Drugs, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9 p.m., Discovery
American Dad!, 9:30 p.m., Fox
All-American Muslim, 10 p.m., TLC
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m., CBS
Hell on Wheels, 10 p.m., AMC
Homeland, 10 p.m., Showtime
Hung, 10 p.m., HBO
Kendra, 10 p.m., E!
Robot Chicken, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Talking Dead, 12 a.m., AMC



What are you watching this weekend?

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Nov 21, 2011
Supernatural, Fringe, Homeland, Dexter, The Walking Dead and Once upon a time. I love fridays and sundays!
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Nov 20, 2011
Boardwalk "awesome" Empire

Dexter

Homeland

Fringe (Always !!! )

... maybe ... Walking Dead
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Nov 20, 2011
Chuck, Nikita, Grimm, Fringe, Boss, Once Upon a Time, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead, Homeland, and Hell on Wheels
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Nov 20, 2011
Sunday night tv always makes me not wanna go in monday

Dexter

Family Guy

Hell On Wheels

Homeland

Walking Dead

Boardwalk Empire

How to make it in America
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Nov 19, 2011
The acronym for "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" is WTF. Last time I checked that doesn't stand for "what on earth?".
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Nov 20, 2011
I always said it as "Waltz Tango Foxtrot"...
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Nov 19, 2011
That's because you can't say fudge here, guy.
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Nov 19, 2011
Friday: Fringe (Fall Finale, unfortunately.)

Saturday: SNL (Florence + The Machine!)

Sunday: The Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives, The Walking Dead
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Nov 20, 2011
Its not actually the fall finale... Take a look one last fringe review by tim
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Nov 19, 2011
Wgen are they gonna make Jim Beaver a regular in SN already? he's practically there all the time anyway more than Misha Collins was when he was a regular
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Nov 19, 2011
Friday: Chuck, A Gifted Man, CSI: NY, Grimm, Blue Bloods, Sanctuary... Saturday: Primeval, Harry's Law (encore airing), reruns... Sunday: maybe Homeland, maybe CSI: Miami, reruns...
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Nov 19, 2011
FRIDAY> Supernatural, Fringe, Chuck, Grimm & Sanctuary.............SUNDAY> The Walking Dead, Dexter, Homeland & Family Guy,
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Nov 19, 2011
Friday: Chuck, Supernatural, Fringe, Nikita, Nikita, Boss, The Onion News Network, Mongrels and maybe The Soup.



Saturday: Donald Glover: Weirdo and Graham Norton (it's Robin Williams and Hugh Laurie this week [happy-face emoticon])



Sunday: The Walking Dead, Homeland, Dexter, The Simpsons (with the usual resulting disappointment), Family Guy, American Dad, Hell On Wheels, Hung, Robot Chicken, Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Is Once Upon A Time not on this week?
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Nov 20, 2011
Really ?
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Nov 19, 2011
Friday: A Gifted Man, Chuck, Fringe, Grimm, Blue Bloods
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Nov 19, 2011
Friday

ABC: Nothing

CBS: Nothing

NBC: Chuck and Grimm

FOX: Fringe

CW: Nikita



Sunday

ABC: Nothing

CBS: The Good Wife and CSI: Miami

NBC: Nothing

FOX: The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad.
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Nov 19, 2011
Supernatural, Fringe and The Walking dead... and waiting for OUAT!!
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Nov 19, 2011
Friday: Nikita, Fatal Attractions, Sancutary, Gold Rush, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Saturday: Cops, Color Spash, Pits & Parolees, and Bleach.

Sunday: American Music Awards, Glam Fairy, and Kendra Finale.
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Nov 19, 2011
Fringe, Supernatural, Nikita, Dexter, NFL, etc
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Nov 19, 2011
Fri: Fringe, Grimm and Sanctuary.

Sat. DVRed stuff and SNL (Florence and the Machine yeah!!!)

Sun: Cleveland Show, Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and Robot Chicken.
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Nov 19, 2011
Supernatural, Fringe, The Good Wife, Homeland, The Walking Dead, Dexter, and possibly Grimm.



Too much going on this weekend!
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Nov 19, 2011
Chuck, Fringe, Grimm! SNL. Misfits.
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Nov 19, 2011
Gotta love weekend viewing.



Chuck, Fringe, Supernatural, Grimm, Boss, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Hell on Wheels, Homeland and Hung
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Nov 18, 2011
FRINGE!!!!!

over and over and over.

And then I'm starting from the beginning and try to watch everything before it comes back in January, a winter re-watch so to speak :)
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Nov 18, 2011
Chuck, Fringe, Supernatural, Family Guy & The Walking Dead
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Nov 18, 2011
Just Supernatural this weekend.
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Nov 18, 2011
You should have mentioned the very last episode of Live with Regis Philbin. This is as big as Carson's retirement from the Tonight Show.
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Nov 18, 2011
Friday: FRINGE! Supernatural, and Grimm

Sunday: HOMELAND! The Walking Dead, The Amazing Race, and maybe catching on on Heartland, if it's on
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Nov 18, 2011
Tonight: Nikita, Chuck, Grimm, and maybe Boss later on. Oh, and of course, the LLS w/ CF.

Saturday: Maybe the Donald Glover special.

Sunday: Dexter, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, and Homeland.

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Nov 18, 2011
Friday: Chuck, Nikita, Fringe, Grimm, Sanctuary.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: The Good Wife, Dexter, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Homeland, Hung.
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Nov 18, 2011
Fringe, Nikita, Grimm, Sanctuary, Supernatural
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Nov 18, 2011
Watching Donald Glover, for I am now convinced that young man (who is my age) is a genius. SNL for what I hope will include the Muppets. Fingers crossed!! Hell on Wheels and Walking Dead on Sunday. And Carl being a secret racist is probably my favorite thing you will ever have said to me, Price. I lol'd, which is big for me. Now I might check out Simpsons. I will go for Neil Gaiman, but leave for Andy Garcia. Seriously, I don't know how people think he is a star. I stopped thinking that mid 90's.
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Nov 18, 2011
Friday: Supernatural, Kitchen Nightmares, Blue Bloods, Sanctuary, Grimm



(I keep going through the Saturday list, in the hopes that one day there will be something I want to watch, but... no)



Sunday: The Walking Dead, Dexter. Quick question, am I the only person who watches these shows because she hs to? I can't not watch good shows like this, but lately I'm so bored that I go do something on the side while watching and I realise I have not seen half of it and really I don't care.. But I used to care! At least The Walking Dead deserves my everlasting admiration.
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Nov 18, 2011
Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and Homeland
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Nov 18, 2011
Friday: The awesome Supernatural & Fringe

Sunday: Dexter & The Walking Dead, & maybe The Good Wife

Leno & Fallon for Jim & Nathan!
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Nov 18, 2011
Dexter, Supernatural, chuck and when i will be so tired or drunk i will watch fringe sorry fringe fans
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Nov 18, 2011
Chuck, A Gifted Man, Grimm, Blue Bloods, Dexter, Homeland
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Nov 18, 2011
Friday; Sanctuary, Grimm, Nikita, csi; miami, Chuck ad Fringe.

Satuday ; Merlin

Sunday: Walking Dead and Dexter
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Nov 18, 2011
Fringe and Homeland!
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Nov 18, 2011
Friday: Chuck, Grimm, Supernatural, Fringe, Sanctuary, ThunderCats.

Sunday: Dexter, The Walking Dead, Lost Girl.
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Nov 18, 2011
Friday: Fringe, Supernatural, Grimm, ThunderCats, Green Lantern, X-Men Anime



Sunday: Dexter, The Walking Dead, Cleveland Show, Allen Gregory, Family Guy, American Dad, Hell on Wheels, Robot Chicken
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Nov 18, 2011
Friday: Chuck, Grimm, Fringe, Nikita, Sanctuary, CSI: NY, and Blue Bloods.



Sunday: The Walking Dead
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Nov 18, 2011
Chuck, Fringe, Grimm, Supernatural, Flying Wild Alaska, The Soup, X-Men anime, and Nathan Fillion on Jimmy Fallon



Saturday: SNL



Sunday: The Walking Dead, Pan Am, Hung, Homeland, and How to Make It in America



why didn't ABC put the AMAs on Thursday since it's completely free now? no more Charlie's Angels and Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice went on end-of-year hiatus. If I didn't hate award shows already, I'd definitely hate it now for taking Once Upon A Time off for a week
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Nov 18, 2011
sunday

the simpsons

boardwalk empire

dexter

the good wife

the walking dead

american dad

csi: miami

hell on wheels

homeland

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Nov 18, 2011
friday

a gifted man

nikita

csi: ny

fringe

grimm

supernatural

blue bloods

boss

sanctuary
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Nov 18, 2011
Fri: Young Justice, Supernatural, Fringe, Grimm, Sanctuary, Chuck, The Soup.

Sat: Graham Norton, SNL, Donald Glover, football.

Sun: The Amazing Race, The Walking Dead, Talking Dead, Fox animation, Hell on Wheels, Our America w/ Lisa Ling, Curiosity - Your Body on Drugs. Maybe try to see highlights after the Music Awards.
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