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

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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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