Weekend Preview: Give Your Mom the Gift of Cumberbatch This Mother’s Day

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05.11.12 22 Comments

Fringe (Fox; Friday, 9 p.m.) – Season finale. “The team is pushed to its breaking point as it tries to stop a catastrophic event from happening.” Don’t worry, guys, you’ve already been renewed for season five. There’s no need to worry about the state of Friday nights on TV until next year.

SNL (NBC; Saturday, 11:30 p.m.) – Will Ferrell hosts, Usher performs, and I’ll have a recap up by noon on Sunday, most likely discussing how I wish Ferrell was still on the show.

Demolition Man (Telemundo; Sunday, 2 p.m.) – Give your mom the Mother’s Day gift of Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes grunting in Spanish.

The Simpsons (Fox; Sunday, 8 p.m.) – Ned and Edna get married. Maybe they can snag the Doobie Brother that Homer and Marge couldn’t?

Bob’s Burgers/American Dad (Fox; Sunday, 8:30/9:30 p.m.) – For the first time this year, the two best Animation Domination shows air new episodes on the same night. And it’ll be the last, because it’s the “American Dad” season finale. Dick move, Fox.

Desperate Housewives (ABC; Sunday, 9 p.m.) – Series finale. Goodbye irrelevant show about a group of awful women that no one’s watched or talked about, outside of the trial, since 2007. It’s been…fun? No, that’s not the word I’m thinking. Got it! “Awful.” Yup, that’s it.

Sherlock (PBS; Sunday, 9 p.m.) – I’ve read The Hound of the Baskervilles, but I don’t remember it involving genetically engineered dogs being used by the military. This show is awesome.

Game of Thrones (HBO; Sunday, 9 p.m.) – A character who hasn’t been seen since the first episode of the season returns, Dany receives an invitation to a certain House, and Theon continues to be a massive tool.

Mad Men (AMC; Sunday, 10 p.m.) – The episode’s called “Dark Shadows.” Is AMC cross-promoting with Tim Burton’s new movie of the same name? The answer: yes, of course. I’ve been saying for years that the only thing missing from “Mad Men” is gothic architecture.

Veep/Girls (HBO; Sunday, 10 p.m.) – To be fair, both shows are getting better every week. It’s just that “Veep” was already so good to begin with. Matt Walsh 4 Every Award.

The Borgias (Showtime; Sunday, 10 p.m.) – Oh yeah, this network. When’s “Homeland” back?

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