That loud whooshing sound you hear is the collective sigh of relief by millions of office workers. We've done it! Survived another week. As always, let's pop a bottle of sparkling cider and/or caffeine-free diet cola and celebrate the weekend with these wonderful entertainment items:
What to watch on Friday, February 10...
In what appears to be a loose remake of the 1994 Nicolas Cage-Dana Carvey comedy Trapped in Paradise, Peter Olivia, and Walter come to find themselves trapped in a small town from which they can't escape. (Annual Trapped in Paradise reference quota has now been fulfilled. Phew!)
In "Tarantella," Nick and Hank look into a series of deaths related to a well-known "heartbreaker." Meanwhile Nick's increasing visibility within supernatural creature gossip circles puts both him and Juliette at risk.
Caution: CLOWNS. In "Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie" a weird, Chuck E. Cheese-like establishment conjures visiting children's worst fears in order to kill their parents. Hope you like nightmares!
A rift continues to develop amongst the gladiators after word of Naevia's fate begins to spread. Elsewhere Lucretia seeks to bolster her authority by revealing a long-kept secret, plus the rebels survive an attack only to find themselves in a precarious position. With sexy results?
Inside the Actors Studio: Brad Pitt
Honestly, there are worse ways to spend your time than by watching Brad Pitt discuss his film career. Do you think James Lipton will bring up Pitt's hilarious scene from True Romance? I hope so, that movie is the best.
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Good Eats: Turn on the Dark, 8 p.m., Food Network
A Gifted Man, 8 p.m., CBS
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., Fox
Nikita, 8 p.m., CW
Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network
Who Do You Think You Are?: Marisa Tomei, 8 p.m., NBC
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
CSI: NY, 9 p.m., CBS
Gold Rush, 9 p.m., Discovery
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
The Life and Times of Tim, 9 p.m., HBO
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
On Freddie Roach, 9:30 p.m., HBO
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Bering Sea Gold, 10 p.m., Discovery
Confessions: Animal Hoarding, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
Dr. G: Medical Examiner, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Four Weddings, 10 p.m., TLC
Merlin, 10 p.m., Syfy
Portlandia, 10 p.m., IFC
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, 10:30 p.m., IFC
Marvel Anime: Blade, 11 p.m., G4
Chelsea Handler on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
David Spade on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Dwayne Johnson and Katharine McPhee on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Max Greenfield on Last Call with Carson Daly, 1:35 a.m., NBC
Rachel McAdams and Cee Lo Green on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
What to watch on Saturday, February 11...
Saturday Night Live
Hopefully now that everybody finally agrees with me about how funny New Girl is (we totally agree, right?), now we can watch Zooey Deschanel take this victory lap around 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Musical guest Karmin will provide the jams.
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown
Tonight ABC brings us not only this 1975 Peanuts Valentine's Day special, but also "A Charlie Brown Valentine," the 2002 offering in which the various animated children search for true love. Because that's how children are and that's what children do.
ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island
If someone had told Jules Verne that one day his writings would be given one of the lush, faithful, and well-done adaptations known as Syfy Original movies, he probably would've written more of them! And faster! And without proofreading them or even finishing every sentence! Anyway, this one's about a group of people stranded on an island that not only has an active volcano, it's got pirates and fanciful creatures to boot.
For completionists only... tonight this almost-certainly canceled show unveils another new installment. This one concerns a case in which Mitch needs to convince two brothers to betray each other. Also the over-arching Sarah Holt murder case continues to be outrageously uninteresting.
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
America's Most Wanted, 8 p.m., Fox
Cupid, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8 p.m., Hallmark
Victorious, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
Oddities, 9 p.m., Science
Parking Wars, SEASON 6 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., A&E;
The Fades, 9 p.m., BBC America
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, SEASON 2 FINALE, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List, 10 p.m., Science
Billy the Exterminator, SEASON 5 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., A&E;
Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America
Curious & Unusual Deaths, 11 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Would You Rather? With Graham Norton, 11 p.m., BBC America
What to watch on Sunday, February 12...
AWARDS SPECIAL, 8pm, CBS
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Perhaps to atone for the fact that LL Cool J's classic single "Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings" never won any Grammys, the Recording Academy and CBS have asked him to host tonight's gala filmed at the Staples Center in L.A. Big-name honorees include Kanye West and Adele, and performers include Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki "The Best" Minaj, Bruce Springsteen, Chris "The Worst" Brown, and Alicia Keys. And I'll be photo-recapping, deal with it.
MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 9pm, AMC
The Walking Dead
Things didn't end so well for our band of merry squatters in the last episode, so tonight Rick will do his best to restore order (and spirits) on the farm. Meanwhile Hershel will take leave of his senses and disappear, plus ten minutes of story will be spread over 45 minutes. Not that I'm complaining.
Once Upon a Time
Tonight Emma decides to keep an eye on Mr. Gold in case he decides to seek vengeance upon those poor souls who robbed his home. Meanwhile over in Ridiculousville, Belle decides to sacrifice her freedom in order to save her town from being destroyed in the Ogre War.
SERIES FINALE, 10pm, HBO2
Angry Boys may not have brought in blockbuster numbers for HBO, but those who've stuck with it have developed an affection for it far beyond anything we ever expected. Particularly in the last few episodes, the scatalogical humor gave way to some fairly devastating moments that were as insightful as they were heartfelt. Tonight HBO airs the final two episodes in which we'll learn the fates of Daniel, S.mouse, Gran, Jen, and Blake.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, AMC
Comic Book Men
Attention Kevin Smith fans! This six-part reality series follows the happenings at Smith's New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. The show promises to include lively banter between the various nerdy employees, plus all the awkward customer-based drama you could wish for. In tonight's premiere, manager Walt challenges the staff to a sales competition.
AWARDS SPECIAL, 8pm, BBC America
BAFTA Awards 2012
For a quick hit of cinephile crack in the run-up to the Oscars, why not check out this broadcast of the 2012 British Academy Film Awards in which many of the same movies will be honored? Well, the same movies plus Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which put your aunt to sleep. But still. Handsome celebrities dressed handsomely!
SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 9pm, Food Network
Worst Cooks in America
One of Food Network's most underrated gems, this competition reality show isn't about crowning the worst cook in America, but rather it casts 16 of them in the hopes of finding out who can most improve by the end. Joining Chef Anne Burrell as a mentor this season will be Iron Chef Bobby Flay, and in the premiere the contestants will attend a culinary boot camp and learn the basics of cooking breakfast. Besides cereal.
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 p.m., Fox
Extreme Couponing: Black Friday Blitz, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8 p.m., TLC
Mob Wives, 8 p.m., VH1
The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox
Napoleon Dynamite, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m., ABC
Downton Abbey, 9 p.m., PBS
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
Fear Factor, 9 p.m., NBC
Hoarding: Buried Alive, 9 p.m., TLC
Luck, 9 p.m., HBO
Nightmare Next Door, 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Oprah's Next Chapter, 9 p.m., OWN
Shameless, 9 p.m., Showtime
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9 p.m., Bravo
American Dad!, 9:30 p.m., Fox
Finding Bigfoot, 10 p.m., Animal Planet
House of Lies, 10 p.m., Showtime
My Strange Addiction, SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 10 p.m., TLC
Pan Am, 10 p.m., ABC
Californication, 10:30 p.m., Showtime
Absolutely Fabulous, 11 p.m., BBC America
Talking Dead, MIDSEASON PREMIERE, 12 a.m., AMC
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, SEASON 2 PREMIERE, 12:15 a.m., Cartoon Network
What are you watching this weekend?