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On TV this weekend, Sept. 17-19

On TV this weekend


SERIES FINALE As the World Turns, 2 p.m., CBS After 54 years, the world stops turning. If only General Hospital could have resuscitated it.

SERIES PREMIERE Fish Hooks, 7:45 p.m., Disney A cartoon about three teenaged fish in a pet-store tank, lamenting the monotony of their life when they should be bemoaning the fact they still haven't gotten out of their tiny hometown.

SEASON PREMIERE Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 9 p.m., Cartoon If only George Lucas had let the makers of this cartoon run the ship for the prequels. Sigh.

SEASON PREMIERE Real Time With Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO Rumor has it, Bill is a tad unhappy with the state of things.

SEASON PREMIERE 20/20, 10 p.m., ABC Making you afraid of supermarket meat and airline maintenance since 1978.

SEASON FINALE Flashpoint, 10 p.m., CBS There's a shooting at a museum gala. It didn't happen to be in the armory section, did it?


Fred: The Movie, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon The kid from Nebraska who got famous by doing annoying shorts on YouTube is rewarded with his own TV special. That's how Nebraskans like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda got started, too.

Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond, 8 p.m., NatGeo A look at the world 200 years after civilization collapses. We hear Real Housewives of Bartertown is a No. 1 hit.

SEASON FINALE Curb Appeal, 9:30 p.m., HGTV Why bother fixing up these houses? They're not going to sell anyway.


SEASON FINALE The Great Food Truck Race, 9 p.m., Food The trucks head to the Big Apple to see who wins the $50,000 prize — or a clean health inspection, whichever is more useful.

SEASON FINALE The Gates, 10 p.m., ABC Brett has to find Andie before her succubus spirit takes over. Every man feels that way sometimes.

SEASON PREMIERE Fantasia for Real, 10 p.m., VH1 Fantasia wants to be a good role model for her daughter. Ending up in the hospital with an overdose seems counter to that message.

SEASON FINALE Freaky Eaters, 10:30 p.m., TLC Finally, this show about people who eat gross things is over. Now we can get back to enjoying corn dogs, grade D hamburger meat and nachos with processed cheese spread. Mmmm-boy!

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this weekend, Sept. 17-19 09/16/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:16pm]
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