On TV this weekend, Feb. 19-21

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

Kitchen Nightmares, 9 p.m., Fox Three owners of the same restaurant turn to Gordon Ramsay for help. His advice: Kill two of them.

SERIES PREMIERE The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO Office creators Ricky Gervais and Stephan Merchant star in a cartoon series about their conversations with pal Karl Pilkington. It's like Charlie Murphy's segment on the Dave Chappelle Show, but not.

SEASON PREMIERE The Life & Times of Tim, 9:30 p.m., HBO Some guys at an Ybor City bar told us to check out this show, which is returning with 10 episodes. Okay, we'll give it 10 chances, but that's it.

HBO Funny or Die presents, Midnight, HBO Judd Apatow and his gang start a new series based on their Webisodes, What are the chances we can get a full-length episode of The Ballad of G.I. Joe?

SATURDAY

XXI Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC Somebody wrote in and complained about us comparing Apolo Ohno's run for gold in speed skating (1,000-meter short track tonight) to his 2007 win on Dancing With the Stars. Hey, we didn't make him go on the show.

Mike Epps: Under Rated ... Never Faded & X-Rated, 1 a.m., Comedy Central Because this is on so late — or early, rather — we can only guess that the tittle of this stand-up special is indeed correct.

SUNDAY

BAFTA Awards, 8 p.m., BBC America Kinda like the British Oscars. Wait, wait, wait — the British get to see movies, too? What an age of technological wonders we live in!

SERIES PREMIERE The Family Crews, 9 p.m., BET The dad from Everybody Hates Chris gets a reality show about him and his kids. Because parenting fake kids simply isn't enough.

Sinbad: Where U Been?, 10 p.m., Comedy Central Despite an infamous Internet meme to the contrary, Sinbad isn't dead. Only his career. Awwwww, and we like him, too!

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, Feb. 19-21 02/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010 4:38pm]

    

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