Weekend Preview: The History Channel Debuts Its First Scripted Series

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03.01.13 13 Comments

Tin Cup (The TV Guide Network, Friday 8 p.m.) — Sometimes it’s not about winning, it’s about the glory, you p***ies. Balls over brains. “When a defining moments comes along, you define the moment or it defines you.” The way that Tin Cup crashes and burns into glory in the final minutes is movie defining.

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:29 p.m.) — Kevin Hart is on this weekend, and as much as it pains me to admit it, it’s virtually guaranteed to be better than the Jennifer Lawrence episode, although my guess is that the writers are saving up all their good material for next week’s Justin Timberlake episode.

The Surrogate (Lifetime, Saturday 9 p.m.) — I mention this Lifetime movie — about a surrogate mother turned killer — not out of any real interest, but only because now I know where Mia Kirshner is. My stalking can continue where it left off in 2009.

The Apprentice All-Stars (NBC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — Now in its 13th cycle, The Apprentice has been reduced to recalling D-level celebrities who only managed to rise to the D+ level by virtue of appearing on The Apprentice. Also, I hope Manny from Modern Family falls off the Trump Tower and lands on Donald’s hair piece.

The Good Wife (CBS, Sunday 9 p.m.) — The last first-run episode was the best of the season, and if you’re not watching this show, well, there’s probably nothing I can do to convince you otherwise. But it’s really good.

The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9 p.m.) — It should be interesting to see how this week’s episode manages to stall the characters for another hour as they await the showdown in the season finale. In fact, it’s probably time for a flashback or bottle episode.

Vikings (History, Sunday 10 p.m.) — The $40 million series — History’s first scripted drama — debuts this Sunday and promises a rare glimpse at Viking history from their perspective, instead of the victims’ perspective. Reviews so far have been decent, saying it’s good in a Spartacus kind of way.

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