Khloé & Lamar (E!; Sunday) — Series premiere. You know, it might be worth tuning in just to see what T-shirt Lamar’s going to wear. He’s obviously rocking the wolf in the banner picture. Here he is with a bear T-shirt. Can he go three-for-three and wear a shark tee? C’mon, Lamar! Break out the narwhal!
Saturday Night Live (NBC) — Helen Mirren hosts. Mmmm, she’s like a sexy version of Judi Dench (previews here).
Human Planet (Discovery; Sunday) — Series premiere. Break out the narcotics and your HD television: the producers of “Planet Earth” and “Life” tackle the human race in this series (trailer here).
CMT’s Next Superstar (CMT; Friday) — Series premiere. Every time I feel like I’m a racist for not covering what’s on BET, I take a breath and remember that I pay even less attention to CMT.
The Comedy Awards (Comedy Central, Spike, VH1, TVLand, CMT; Sunday) — I’m not really sure why this pretaped inaugural awards show needs to be on five channels, but… okay. At least this rewards excellent fringe comedy like “Children’s Hospital.” Full list of winners here.
The Killing (AMC) — Since the plot points and setting make comparisons to “Twin Peaks” are inevitable, I think it’s important to point out just how normal “The Killing” is compare to “Twin Peaks.” You’re not gonna see something like this unless David Lynch is directing: