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On TV this weekend, Jan. 28-30

On TV this weekend


SERIES PREMIERE Working Class. 8 p.m., CMT Carli Mitchell stars as a single mom who moves her three kids to a rich suburb but finds keeping up with the Joneses is pretty difficult. We can't imagine Roseanne giving a whit about what the snobby neighbors thought.

Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC We've had 100 episodes of Jo Frost, yet some people still can't care for their children — like the rageaholic truck driver and the widow in this episode.

The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO Ricky discusses whether sharks can get cancer, while Karl discusses the Congo. This is a particularly bookish episode, don't you think?

Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO In tonight's 200th episode, Bill makes fun of Republicans for a change. Whew, he don't care who he offends, do he?


An Idiot Abroad, 10 p.m., Science We missed last week's premiere of Ricky Gervais' pal, Karl Pilkington, traveling the world for a second season, but we still wonder how Karl feels about always being referred to as an idiot.

Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, 9 p.m., SyFy As if the title of this schlocker wasn't good enough to make you watch, all we can say is: Debbie Gibson ends up wrestling Tiffany in wet clothes while covered in food. Half of Gen X just passed out reading this.

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC Jesse Eisenberg hosts and Nicki Minaj sings. It's what Gen Y will watch to make up for Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.


17th Annual SAG Awards, 8 p.m., TNT and TBS Another acting awards ceremony, but this one is usually so booze-fueled that someone slips up and swears or has a wardrobe malfunction, so it's way more fun than the Golden Globes or Oscars.

The Lost Valentine, 9 p.m., CBS A TV movie actually worth watching, because it stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White. Well, more for Betty White, but still.

SEASON FINALE Bridalplasty, 9 p.m., E! Now it's time to answer the question we've had all season: Will the winner, who reveals her face to husband-to-be at the altar, be shunned when the guy suddenly realizes he has no idea who this woman is? Nah, he actually came to his senses and ran off back in November.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

On TV this weekend, Jan. 28-30 01/27/11 [Last modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:41pm]
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