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TV Weekend: Ricky Gervais, Alien Tornado, Veep, Mad Men

by Bill Frost
- Posted // 2012-04-20 - What’s new on the tube this weekend:

The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO, tonight) Season 3 Premiere: Will Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant cackling at Karl Pilkington’s warped observations ever get old? Not as long as they have podcasts in the can to animate; The Ricky Gervais Show could stretch into 2020. Tonight’s topics: Karl’s two cents on museums (not a fan) and his movie pitch about transplanting someone else’s brain into Tom Cruise’s body (winner!).

Also new tonight:
Shark Tank (ABC); Undercover Boss (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, In Plain Sight (USA); Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO); Magic City (Starz)

Alien Tornado (Syfy, Saturday) Movie: Read all about it in True TV (Item 3).

Also new Saturday:
Escape Routes, The Firm (NBC); America’s Most Wanted (Fox); Cats 101, Tanked (Animal Planet); Parking Wars, Last Chance Driving School (A&E); iCarly (Nickelodeon); Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions (Comedy Central)

Married … With Children (Fox, Sunday) The original pilot from 1987! Skinny Al! Big-haired Peggy! Hot Kelly! Uh … Bud! All leading up to …

Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special (Fox, Sunday) Read all about it in True TV (Item 4).

Veep (HBO, Sunday) Series Debut: Read all about it in True TV (Item 1).

Mad Men (AMC, Sunday) This week’s reveals-jack-shit synopsis from AMC: “Peggy is rattled by a particularly difficult pitch. Don visits a potential client.” What they left out: Ginsberg is back! Come to Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 S. 200 West; 21+) to watch the Mad Men thrills unfold for free on the big screen at 8 p.m., presented by City Weekly, True TV, Epic Brewing and Brewvies.

Also new Sunday:
The Amazing Race, The Good Wife, NYC 22 (CBS); Harry’s Law, Celebrity Apprentice (NBC); 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); Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Bruhl (Adult Swim); The Killing (AMC); Breakout Kings (A&E); Army Wives, The Client List (Lifetime); Game of Thrones, Girls (HBO); Nurse Jackie, The Big C, The Borgias (Showtime)

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