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On TV this weekend, Feb. 12-14

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

XXI Winter Olympics, 7:30 p.m., NBC For the next two weeks, gaze at the spectacle that is NBC losing an unbelievable amount of money for no real reason.

Smallville, 8 p.m., CW A magical comic book gives a guy superpowers. The pandering to the uber-geeks is getting unreal on this show.

DogTown, 8 p.m., NatGeo Continue to feel bad about what Michael Vick did as we follow the fate of 22 dogs found at his dog-fighting ranch. Or watch the Olympics. Whichever.

SEASON FINALE John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, 11 p.m., Comedy Central The season's over already? Good, maybe John Oliver can get back to doing more Daily Show segments like that awesome one covering the GOP meetings in Hawaii. If he's not covering the Olympics, that is.

SATURDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Survivors, 8 p.m., BBC America What will the U.K. be like if 90 percent of the world dies from a flu pandemic? London will finally ease that driving tax.

Men's Alpine Skiing: Downhill, 8 p.m., NBC Bode Miller might win a medal tonight, if he's not too drunk.

Bill Maher ... But I'm not wrong, 10 p.m., HBO Fifty percent of the nation may not agree with that assertion.

SUNDAY

Daytona 500, noon, Fox Thank goodness NASCAR's marquee season-starter is down here in Florida where it's warm, right? You'll tell who the locals are by who's wearing parkas.

Women's Alpine Skiing: Super Combine, 7 p.m., NBC Take a few seconds out of griping about Lindsey Vonn's supposedly sexualized Sports Illustrated cover and (hopefully) watch her race, okay?

SEASON PREMIERE Ruby, 8 p.m., Style Ruby Gettinger is way down from 716 pounds, but this show is starting to get really heavy. Emotionally, we mean.

SEASON PREMIERE The Amazing Race 16, 8 p.m., CBS Traveling with other people is already hard enough, but put money on the line and we still can't get enough of watching them almost kill one another.

2010 NBA All-Star Game, 8:30 p.m., TNT Who's the genius who scheduled the All-Star Game on Valentine's Day night? Probably the same rocket scientists who put the NFL Pro Bowl on the week before the Super Bowl this year.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, Feb. 12-14 02/11/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:16pm]

    

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