What to Watch This Weekend: Veep and Nurse Jackie Return, the MTV Movie Awards and More

Veep_Season2_DWOn TV this weekend: Vince Vaughn’s Saturday Night Live gig is money, baby; Veep starts its second term; The Borgias and Nurse Jackie get going again; and the MTV Movie Awards let loose with a Rebel (Wilson) yell. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.


9 am-8 pm Fringe marathon (Science) | Relive the first 11 episodes of Season 3 (Fauxlivia!) in this marathon; the second 11 air Sunday at 9 am.

8 pm Bet On Your Baby (ABC) | Double-episode series premiere: In this new game show, families with toddlers try to predict how well they can guess their children’s next move. The money they win goes toward the kids’ college funds. Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy) hosts.

8 pm Smash (NBC) | An onstage mishap forces Ivy to make a choice; tensions mount at Hit List as Karen becomes suspicious of Derek’s motives toward her.

10 pm Louis C.K.: Oh My God (HBO) | Louie‘s not starting up again anytime soon, so might as well enjoy the comedian’s stand-up show – taped at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre — in the meantime. Topics covered include the food chain, animals, divorce, murder and mortality.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers) hosts with musical guest Miguel.


8 pm Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic (ABC) | Get up to date on – or just relive – what’s going down in Storybrooke with this Season 2 review. Bonus: Series creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz offer scoop on what’s ahead.

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | After watching A Streetcar Named Desire, Milhouse adopts a Marlon Brando-inspired bad-boy persona. George Takei (Star Trek) and Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine) lend their voices to the episode.

PREVIEW | Family Guy Sneak Peek: Quagmire Mounts Canadian Strip-Joint Musical

9 pm MTV Movie Awards (MTV) | Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) hosts the music channel’s annual film fete; this year’s ceremony includes special honors for Will Ferrell (Anchorman) and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained). Presenters include Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Zac Efron (High School Musical).

9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Jon is taken to the Fist of the First Men, and Jaime strikes a deal with his captors.

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | The hacker group Anonymous gets involved when Alicia represents a girl who accuses a classmate of rape. Jason Biggs (American Pie) returns as tech entrepreneur Dylan Stack; Brian D’Arcy James (Smash) also guest-stars.

Nurse Jackie9 pm Nurse Jackie (Showtime) | Season 5 premiere: It’s the day before Jackie’s birthday. What do you get for the woman who’s taken everything?

RELATED | Finales Calendar: What’s Ending When?

10 pm The Borgias (Showtime) | Season 3 premiere: Pope Alexander fights for his life.

10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | The CBI team heads to a run-down Wild West tourist town when the owner is found dead. Meanwhile, Kirkland tries to discern exactly how much Jane knows about Red John.

10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Ah, the return of AMC’s cryptic episode summaries: “Don clashes with a client. Pete entertains a guest. Peggy struggles to motivate the staff.”

10 pm Veep (HBO) | Season 2 premiere: Fresh off successful campaign appearances for midterm elections, Selina sees an opportunity to expand her role, but must first curry favor with the President’s icy senior strategist Kent (guest star Gary Cole, Office Space).

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  1. kirads09 says:

    “Bet On Your Baby (ABC) | Double-episode series premiere: In this new game show, families with toddlers try to predict how well they can guess their children’s next move. The money they win goes toward the kids’ college funds. Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy) hosts.”

    They can’t be serious. Really ABC ? You could have at very least aired any remaining episodes of Zero Hour already finished in this time slot.

  2. kirads09 says:

    This weekend for me:
    Orphan Black (so very very good)

    Game of Thrones

    DVR’ing National Geo’s The 80’s Decade That Made Us

  3. Leondre says:

    The Simpsons
    Family Guy
    Bob’s Burgers
    American Dad
    MTV Movie Awards

  4. Frank says:

    George Takei (Star Wars)?? Really, he must have been a Wookie then. Star Trek seems more appropriate…

  5. Holly says:

    Yay for Nurse Jackie! Has Mad Men always been on at 10? At any rate it will have to wait until Monday via DVR.

    • Britta Unfiltered says:

      It must depend on the time zone and the provider, because it airs at 8:00 for me. AMC is weird like that. When The Walking Dead was on, it would start at 7 Mountain Time for me, and I would have friends in New York and Florida who would be watching it live simultaneously with me, and one friend in California who would watch it simultaneously because it aired at 6:00 PST with her provider. And then everyone else I knew who lived in Washington State had to wait until 9 or 10 to watch it. I could never figure out why the air times were all screwy.

  6. Brandy says:

    Smash,Once,Client List

  7. Saturday Night live w/ Vince Vaughn, Mad Men, Amazing Race and the MTV Movie Awards hosted by Rebel Wilson from Pitch Perfect (never saw that movie).

  8. Keri says:

    So excited for Nurse Jackie!

  9. paula says:

    Doctor Who
    Orphan Black
    possibly The Nerdist.

    On Sunday I don’t usually watch tv (family time!) but I will dvr The Movie Awards–I love Rebel Wilson!

  10. Heatherjm says:

    Game of Thrones and Veep!!!

  11. Andy says:

    The Mentalist

  12. kavyn says:

    Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, Mad Men.

  13. bobbie says:

    so many good shows! Veep! Smash! also Once, The Good Wife, Game of Throes, and Mad Men. I’m still giving Orphan Black a chance. Of course, Dr. Who.

  14. Why are you neglecting Vikings? Especially after a game-changer, we had last week?!

  15. forwarddad says:

    Just an alert. Safe to assume TGW and AR will be delayed due to Masters. Never ends on time.