What’s new on the teevee lookie box this weekend:
In Plain Sight (USA, tonight) Series Finale: Though it’s not one of USA’s cheerier series, In Plain Sight is definitely the most lighthearted TV show set in Albuquerque, New Mexico (not hard when the other is Breaking Bad). ---U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) has been making oddball characters disappear in the Witness Protection Program for five seasons, with the shoot-first balls and world-weary snark of the best cops in the history of TV crime dramas (who are mostly men). Since the series finale is titled “All’s Well That Ends Well,” expect something to go way wrong. So long, Mary (and Marshall the marshal).
Also new tonight:
Shark Tank (ABC); Undercover Boss, CSI:NY, Blue Bloods (CBS); Who Do You Think You Are?, Grimm (NBC); The Finder, Fringe (Fox); Nikita, Supernatural (The CW); America’s Most Wanted (Lifetime); The Ultimate Fighter Live (FX); Merlin (Syfy); Fairly Legal (USA); Real Time With Bill Maher, The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO); Magic City (Starz)
Treasure Island (Syfy, Saturday) Movie: You know the story, now know this: Syfy’s 4-hour(!) version stars Eddie Izzard as Long John Silver, Donald Sutherland as Flint and Elijah Wood as Ben Gunn (no sign of Wilfred, however). Overacting ahoy!
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony (HBO) Read all about it in True TV (Item 3).
Also new Saturday:
Escape Routes, The Firm (NBC); Cats 101, Tanked (Animal Planet); The Thick of It, Katy Brand’s Big-Ass Show (BBC America)
Sherlock (PBS, Sunday) Season Premiere: Read all about it in True TV (Item 4).
The Comedy Awards (Comedy Central, Sunday) Read all about it in True TV (Item 5).
Mad Men (AMC, Sunday) This week’s shady synopsis from AMC: “Peggy becomes angry when she’s forced to keep a secret she doesn’t want to keep; Pete sticks his neck out for a friend; Don receives surprising news.” 1. Does this mean some lucky new stranger is getting a matinee handjob? 2. Pete has a friend? 3. Please, please let the news be that Roger slipped some acid into Don’s morning bourbon. Come to Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 S. 200 West; 21+) and trip out with Mad Men for free on the big screen at 8 p.m., presented by City Weekly, True TV, Epic Brewing and Brewvies.
Also new Sunday:
Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, GCB (ABC); The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, NYC 22 (CBS); Harry’s Law, Celebrity Apprentice (NBC); The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bobs Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad (Fox); River Monsters (Animal Planet); Mythbusters (Discovery); Long Island Medium; Khloe & Lamar, Ice Loves Coco (E!); The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Shahs of Sunset (Bravo); Wilson-Phillips: Still Holding On (TV Guide); Shannen Says (We); The Killing (AMC); Army Wives, The Client List (Lifetime); Loiter Squad, Metalocalypse (Adult Swim); Game of Thrones, Girls (HBO); Nurse Jackie, The Big C, The Borgias (Showtime)