Boss (Starz, Friday 9 p.m.) — This is the second season finale, and likely the series finale (I haven’t heard anything about the show being renewed, but the ratings have been anemic). If you’re not watching it yet, there’s no reason to start tonight, but do yourself a favor and seek out the series from the beginning. It’s one of the most brilliantly acted shows on television. It’s truly a shame that it’s gone unnoticed, but I, for one, will be sad to lose Kelsey Grammer’s Mayor Kane (and Kathleen Robertson’s nudity). It’s the rare show where you actively root for the evil guy, and when he wins, you hate him even more.
Grimm (NBC, Friday 9 p.m.) — There’s no Fringe tonight, thanks to baseball, so you’ll have to satiate that particular itch with Grimm, a show I haven’t seen since the mess of a pilot. I keep hearing that it’s gotten better, that it’s a suitable Friday night guilty pleasure, but someone is going to have to convince me there’s an interesting mythology to invest in before I delve back into the series.
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:30 p.m.) — Bruno Mars is both the host and the musical guest this week, which is two pretty great reasons not to watch this week’s Saturday Night Live.
The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — I hope this is the episode where zombies rip off Maggie’s shirt as she’s running away, because we need a sequel to the Alison Brie Running GIFs.
Boardwalk Empire — (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Five episodes into the season, and they’re still wasting Michael Shannon, the best pure actor on the show. What are they saving him for? They need to find a way, stat, to make Van Alden the drama’s central villain.
Dexter/Homeland (Showtime, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Watch these shows. Dexter, is having its best season since the Trinity Killer, and Homeland is the best drama on television at the moment.