On TV this weekend
Smallville, 8 p.m., CW Who would've thunk the CW would be able to field 200 episodes of any show?
SEASON PREMIERE The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO Another season of Ricky and Stephen Merchant making fun of a man with marginal mental capacity.
Critics' Choice Movie Awards, 9 p.m., VH1 Piranha 3D and Tron: Legacy won't be getting any love on this show, so why would you even bother?
SEASON PREMIERE Confessions: Animal Hoarding, 10 p.m., Animal Planet Because hoarding things just wasn't enough, we now have to gawk at mentally ill people who hoard living creatures.
SEASON PREMIERE Real Time With Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO Hmmm ... we wonder if they're going to have any jokes about Congress this season.
SEASON FINALE Merlin, 10 p.m., SyFy Merlin's back in Camelot, but Morgana isn't done for just yet. The fate of the series, meanwhile, is in the hands of the Nielsen families.
Behemoth, 9 p.m., SyFy This SyFy original has managed to sneak under our radar, but whatever this monster mash is about, it's got to be huge.
Miss America Pageant, 9 p.m., ABC Brooke Burke and Chris Harrison try to find a way to make even the most bubble-headed model wannabes look smart when they answer questions about world events.
Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC We don't really care about Gwyneth Paltrow — Cee-lo Green's hit single pretty much sums up our attitude about her. At least we'll get to see him.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 8 p.m., NBC It's like the Oscars, except no one pays attention, and Ricky Gervais is the host, so it may almost be entertaining.
SEASON PREMIERE Big Love, 9 p.m., HBO We begin the fifth and final season of looking into the lives of the Henricksons. We're sure Bill Paxton needs a rest by now.
Denis Leary and Friends Present Douchebags and Donuts, 10 p.m., Comedy Central Leary rants with Whitney Cummings, Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara, which pretty much makes this another Comedy Central roast with no target.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org