Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7. All times are Eastern.
Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30 p.m., Saturday): With all of the rumors out there floating around about which cast members will be leaving the show after this season—it is April, after all—maybe you should tune in if you’re a huge super-fan of one of those cast members. Like, if you’re the person who runs “Dreamy Laughs: A Jason Sudeikis Fansite,” and we’re not saying you are, because that’s actually us, then you might want to tune in, so you can share these last few weeks with your beloved one. God, it’s dusty in here. We really need to vacuum. We’ll get David Sims on it.
Fringe (Fox, 9 p.m., Friday): This episode is entitled “Everything In Its Right Place,” and we want to know what you think the characters on the show’s favorite Radiohead songs are. We’ll start: Walter’s is obviously “Paranoid Android.” Noel Murray will spend all night trying to figure out Fauxlivia’s.
Grimm (NBC, 9 p.m., Friday): This episode’s entitled “The Thing With Feathers.” Incidentally, that was also the working title for this week’s Community. Also also, that’s what we call Kevin McFarland around the office. Because if you’ve ever seen him at the beach, you’d know he’s covered in feathers. Duh.
TV CLUB CLASSIC
Veronica Mars (11 a.m., Friday): Logan ends up babysitting an 11-year-old girl in one of this week’s episodes, and we’re sure it’s just adorable. Rowan Kaiser used to disagree, but then he spent the week watching these episodes with his 11-year-old neighbor, who will be writing the review. Thanks, Katie!
Angel (1 p.m., Friday): David Boreanaz directs the second of this week’s two episodes, but we’re way more excited for the first, which is largely told from the point-of-view of Harmony, everybody’s favorite vampire receptionist. Noel Murray had to fire his vampire receptionist. She typed far too slowly.
The Adventures Of Pete & Pete (3 p.m., Friday): Will Big Pete and Ellen ever find love? We like to think that they eventually did, finding their way to true happiness after navigating the landmine-strewn catastrophe that was the Wellsville dating scene. Marah Eakin joins in our fervent hopes.
The Twilight Zone (1 p.m., Saturday): It’s really surprising to us that this show didn’t have more episodes with dinosaurs created via kinda-crappy special effects. That said, here’s a classic in the “dinosaurs produced via crappy special effects” genre. Zack Handlen loves ginchy dinosaur models.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
The Finder (Fox, 8 p.m., Friday): The low-rated Bones spinoff moves to Fridays, presumably so Fox can burn it off. Those of you getting your “Save The Finder” campaigns ready can probably lay off on mailing the miniature Michael Clarke Duncans to Fox headquarters. It’s just not going to happen. Sorry.
CSI: NY (CBS, 9 p.m., Friday): Death comes to a competitive video game tournament in tonight’s episode. But, really, if we consider that every video game contains a multitude of deaths, then hasn’t death been there for ages anyway? We’ll leave these weighty questions for the Gameological Society.
The Real Face Of Jesus? (History, 9 p.m., Friday): Those of you looking for religious hoo-hah to usher in your Easter weekend with are pretty much stuck with this History Channel special about the Shroud of Turin. Sadly, it’s not about some guy who purports to have the actual face of Jesus, Face/Off style.
Turf War (DIY, 9 p.m., Friday): Here’s yet another reality show with “war” in the title that isn’t about anything of the sort. Instead, it’s about two yards with over-the-top designs that are then pitted against each other in some sort of competition. No, we don’t know how you make yards fight either.
Shark Men (National Geographic, 8 p.m., Saturday): National Geographic has your Holy Saturday covered with the season premiere of Shark Men, which is pretty much a symbolic depiction of Christ’s Harrowing of Hell, only with at least 50 percent more tiger sharks. Which the Bible needs anyway.
Holy Flying Circus (Ovation, 10 p.m., Saturday): Phil Dyess-Nugent checks out this dramatization of the televised debate between two members of Monty Python and the Bishop of Southwark, over the film Life Of Brian. Sounds like just the thing to watch when staying up so late you miss church on Sunday.
Love Me Or Leave Me (TCM, 8 p.m., Friday): Doris Day and James Cagney star in this Oscar-winning biopic of Depression-era singer Ruth Etting. There are plenty of songs, if watching Doris Day singing is your thing. And, honestly, who doesn’t enjoy a little song and dance from the lovely Ms. Day?
Enchanted (Bravo, 9 p.m., Friday): Sure, it’s a fun enough movie, and Amy Adams is great, but have you ever really considered the troubling questions this film raises about the nature of reality within an animated universe, much less whether or not Adams’ character can handle our own reality. Sloppy work.
The Ten Commandments (ABC, 7 p.m., Saturday): ABC celebrates Passover with the annual airing of the Cecil B. DeMille epic, with Charlton Heston in the role he was born to play, baby. The whole thing takes four-and-a-half hours to air, so you’d better bring some snacks. Consider this fair warning.
MLB Baseball: Royals at Angels (ESPN, 10 p.m., Friday): Of all of baseball’s hard-luck cases, we just might have the most affection for the Kansas City Royals, who never did nothin’ to nobody (unless you’re a Cardinals fan, we suppose), and have been mired in hopelessness for ages now. Go, Royals!
The Masters: Third-round play (CBS, 3:30 p.m., Saturday): Every year, we hope something awesome will happen at golf’s most prestigious tournament, and every year, something awesome threatens to happen on Saturday, before the rounds on Sunday slowly wear away at our enthusiasm.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Big Bang Theory (Thursday): Oliver Sava checks in as Stephen Hawking drops by the show to give the guys his wisdom about the formation of the universe or something. Actually, that would be kind of awesome, if Stephen Hawking dropped by America’s most popular sitcom to do that. We hope he did!