Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together (NBC/HBO, Friday 8 p.m.)– Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon, Sting, and Brian Williams are raising money for the hurricane victims, which is great. But with that many people, they should be able to muster more than a 60-minute event. Honestly, Grimm can wait a week.
Goon (Showtime, Friday 8 p.m.) — We usually don’t highlight premium cable movies, but I really must recommend this hockey flick to everyone, hockey fan or not. It stars Sean William Scott, and is written by Jay Baruchel Evan Goldberg (Seth Rogen’s usual writing partner), and it will surprise you in how funny, how violent, how rousing, and how sweet it is. It’s kind of the perfect Friday night movie if you’re staying in. It sure beats the hell out of Flight. (FYI: If you don’t have Showtime, Goon is also on Netflix.)
Last Man Standing/Malibu Country (ABC, Friday 8 p.m.) Tim Allen’s show returns for a second season, and Reba McEntire’s new series premieres tonight. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Don’t watch these.
Fringe (Fox, Friday 9 p.m.) — I am still pissed about last week’s episode, but I am curious about whether this episode will relieve some of my anger or piss me off even more.
Eleventh Victim (Lifetime, Saturday 8 p.m.) — This is that Lifetime movie based on a Nancy Grace movie starring Metta World Peace that Danger talked about. Don’t watch this, either, unless you’re three tits to the sheet.
Boardwalk Empire (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Can they top the most twisted storyline of 2012? God, I hope not.
The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Obligatory. BUT WATCH IT. I’m hoping like hell that the Uproxx overlords come up with a cool Uproxx/Walking Dead T-shirt to give away to you guys, like the Sons t-shirt.
Homeland (Showtime, Sunday 10 p.m.) — As my podcast partners Josh Kurp and Joanna Robinson astutely pointed out this week, Brody’s daughter has officially been saddled with the Friday Night Lights season two Landry plot. Don’t go there, Homeland. Don’t go there.