Tonight on Who Do You Think You Are? Rosie O'Donnell is featured. Saturday night Paul McCartney performs on Saturday Night Live. Sunday night The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business heads to Australia.
US television highlights for the weekend of February 18, 2011 to February 20, 2011. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. TV This Week will be published Monday. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw.
The Defenders, Nevada v. Hunter. 8:00pm, CBS.
An overconfident judge faces a staggering 30 counts of possession of a controlled substance and turns to Nick for help, who reluctantly has no choice in the matter but to help acquit the man of the charges put against him.
Who Do You Think You Are?, Rosie O'Donnell. 8:00pm, Fox.
Comic and actress Rosie O'Donnell hopes to connect with her mother's family, and a visit with her brother uncovers footage of her mother as a young girl; Rosie's journey takes her from Jersey City to Ireland to find past generations of her family.
Kitchen Nightmares, Grasshopper Also. 8:00pm, Fox.
Chef Ramsay travels to New Jersey to visit the restaurant Grasshopper, whose owner hopes that an intervention by Ramsay will be able to help turn the restaurant around instead of forcing them to close their doors forever.
Fringe, 6B. 9:00pm, Fox.
A series of Fringe events eventually lead the team to the home of a woman who is still grieving over the death of her husband; Peter and Olivia make an honest attempt at trying to repair the emotional rift that exists between them.
CSI: New York, Vigilante. 9:00pm, CBS.
When a serial rapist is found murdered and restrained in the same manner as his previous victims, the CSIs weigh a feeling of justice against their sense of duty to pursue the person responsible for the murder of the man.
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9:00pm, HBO.
Karl tells about his hospital emergency involving kidney stones and then asks about living things that look exactly like other things; Ricky asks him if he believes in the story of Noah's Ark; a listener solicits girlfriend advice from Karl. 30 min.
Blue Bloods, Dedication. 10:00pm, CBS.
When an assassination attempt is made on the life of Frank, Danny sets out on a hunt to track down the supposed shooter and find out details to see if the attack was random or made by someone with a vendetta against the commissioner.
Merlin, The Changeling. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Princess Elena makes her arrival in Camelot in order to pay Uther a visit, but clandestine forces are hard at work when an arranged marriage forms between Arthur and the visiting Elena; Merlin discovers a treasonous plan and works to stop it.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: Matt Taibbi, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, John Heilemann, Tavis Smiley, and Kevin Smith.
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Over the Hedge, 2006 movie, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, ABC.
A cunning raccoon cons a family of forest creatures into helping him obtain food by invading a new, odd place known as suburbia that sprang up while they were hibernating, but the raccoon has motives that are hidden from the rest of the group. Voices of: William Shatner, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Bruce Willis, Nick Nolte, and Wanda Sykes.
Patrice O'Neal: Elephant in the Room, special, 1 hr., 10:00pm, Comedy Central.
Actor and stand-up comic Patrice O'Neal takes his talents to the stage for an exclusive performance that touches upon the sanctity of white women, the finer points of infidelity and the reason that "Harassment Day" should exist.
Saturday Night Live, Repeat from December. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actor Paul Rudd (How Do You Know) hosts and musician Paul McCartney performs.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
The Spark, Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign.
Scott Brown: Against All Odds, The Massachusetts senator describes his traumatic childhood, including revelations of sexual and physical abuse. Lesley Stahl reports.
The King's Speech, 60 Minutes talks to its starring actor, Colin Firth, and reports on the historic find in an attic that helped make the "The King's Speech" an Oscar favorite. Scott Pelley reports.
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, Head Down and Hold On (Australia). 8:00pm, CBS.
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The Simpsons, Angry Dad: The Movie. 8:00pm, Fox.
Bart's comic gets turned into a movie and quickly becomes a critics' favorite, but he becomes reluctant to tell Homer that it has received an Oscar nomination when his father starts hogging the podium at every single ceremony.
Bob's Burgers, Hamburger Dinner Theater. 8:30pm, Fox.
Bob reluctantly lets Linda and the kids stage a murder mystery dinner theater in the restaurant, but the production winds up taking an unexpected turn on opening night when an abrupt interruption changes the play's creative direction.
Desperate Housewives, Farewell Letter 9:00pm, ABC.
Lynette and Tom decide Porter and Preston need to move out on their own and become responsible adults; Gaby takes a trip back to her hometown; Keith wants Bree to move with him; Susan wants special treatment; Paul makes a decision.
Family Guy, German Guy. 9:00pm, Fox.
Chris searches to find a new hobby and meets a puppeteer who happens to be an old friend of Herbert's, but he ignores Herbert's warnings and remains friends with the puppeteer until a checkered past threatens their relationship.
Saturday Night Live, Backstage. 9:00pm, NBC.
Viewers get a special behind-the-scenes look at the show's long history, from how it first got on the air to the experience of being a guest host; writers, actors and guest hosts comment on the experience of working on the show; memorable skits. 2 hrs.
Big Love, 9:00pm, HBO.
Barb reluctantly agrees to Bill's plans for a triple remarriage, but she holds onto her goal of becoming the first female member of the priesthood; Bill faces more calls for his impeachment in the Utah Senate and observes his stores' declining sales.
Californication, The Rescued, 9:00pm, SHO.
Hank is grateful for Karen's efforts to reignite his relationship with Abby, but his gratitude is short-lived when he discovers how close she has become with Ben; Abby attempts to pass off Hank's case to a partner to avoid conflict of interest.
CSI: Miami, Last Stand. 10:00pm, CBS.
Memmo Fiero, the killer of Horatio's wife has returned and is setting Miami ablaze with crime and chaos as he tries to take control of the city.
Iron Chef America, Morimoto vs. Sedlar. 10:00pm, Food Network.
Chef John Rivera Sedlar, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and deemed by food critics as "the father of modern Southwest cuisine," squares off against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in a culinary competition in Kitchen Stadium.
Shameless, Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father, 10:00pm, SHO.
A violent scene develops when Ian goes to confront Mickey about his tyrannical treatment of Kash; Frank goes to dangerous lengths when two thugs are sent to collect the $6,000 he owes them; agoraphobic Sheila takes care of Liam.