Saturday, April 21, 2018
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On TV this weekend, June 1-3

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

The National History Bee, 8 p.m., History Just so we're clear, these national finals are a bee about history, not a quiz on the history of bees.

Singing Bee, 8 p.m., CMT Meanwhile, this competition stars an actual singing bee. Or at least it should. That, we would watch.

SERIES FINALE Best Friends Forever, 8 p.m., NBC Apparently, to NBC, "forever" means "yanked after four episodes." At least they're letting these two unaired episodes see the light of Friday night before pulling the plug altogether.

SEASON FINALE Texas Women, 10 p.m., CMT When it comes to party towns, Las Vegas can't hold a candle to Fort Worth. Not for this gang of Lone Star ladies.

SEASON PREMIERE Whale Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet Pesky environmentalists once again interrupt international commerce, or alternately, heroic planet lovers defend more whales from evil fishing boats.

SEASON PREMIERE Coming Home, 10 p.m., Lifetime An Army sergeant's children are visited by Sesame Street's Elmo and Rosita, which will really spoil that homecoming from Iraq.

SATURDAY

SEASON PREMIERE It's Me or the Dog, 7 p.m., Animal Planet The answer is always so simple — the dog.

Bill Bellamy: Crazy, Sexy, Dirty, 8 p.m., Showtime Comedy from a guy who says he invented the term "booty call." He'd better tell UrbanDictionary.com to stop selling all those coffee mugs.

SERIES PREMIERE Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Brides, 8 p.m., CMT This is a whole new series, because it focuses on a half-dozen women planning weddings in addition to preparing for football season. It's a mental and physical workout!

SUNDAY

SEASON FINALE Game of Thrones, 9 p.m., HBO Where will we get our fill of incest, rape, murder and mayhem now? We'll have to go back to watching C-SPAN.

SEASON PREMIERE Drop Dead Diva, 9 p.m., Lifetime Kim Kardashian guest stars as a hostess at a juice bar. If she keeps this up, she may actually have a reason to be famous.

The 2012 MTV Movie Awards, 9 p.m., MTV Another year of the alternative Oscars, which are always way more entertaining than the real Oscars, simply by not taking itself so seriously. The only drawback is Russell Brand is the host, so it's far from perfect. Any decision that makes you yearn for Billy Crystal is a miss.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected] and Jay Cridlin [email protected]

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