What to Watch This Weekend: Revenge, Survivor, Once Upon a Time and Two Other Finales

EMILY VANCAMPOn TV this weekend: Kristen Wiig comes home to Saturday Night Live, a former cylon develops Dangerous Intuition and HBO starts to grow its Family Tree. Meanwhile, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Survivor, Bob’s Burgers and American Dad! finish their seasons. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

8 pm Dangerous Intuition (Lifetime) | Battlestar Galactica hottie Tricia Helfer stars in this made-for-TV psychological thriller about a career woman who has premonitions that her husband’s new squeeze is out to hurt their daughter. David Cubitt (Medium) and Dylan Neal (Dawson’s Creek) also star.

8 pm Smash (NBC) | Ivy worries a risqué number Tom asks her to perform will hurt her reputation; a betrayal rocks the cast of Hit List.

8 pm Doctor Who (BBC America) | Hedgewick’s World of Wonders theme park becomes ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.

9 pm Orphan Black (BBC America) | With Paul missing, Sarah must confront the conspiracy head-on, but the trust between them weakens when Paul learns the truth. (Check out a preview!)

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | SNL alum Kristen Wiig hosts with musical guest Vampire Weekend

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8 pm Survivor: Caramoan – Fans Vs. Favorites (CBS) | Two-hour season finale: The final tiki torch is extinguished and the season’s winner is revealed. (A reunion show follows at 10 pm.)

8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Season finale: Storybrooke braces for the end when Greg and Tamara detonate the trigger Regina placed within the curse. Back in the Neverland of the past, Hook discovers his connection to a young Bae and realizes that the Lost Boys are in pursuit of the child. Get preview from Colin O’Donoghue and Lana Parrilla, and watch some sneak peeks. (Yep, renewed.)

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Justin Bieber, SNL‘s Bill Hader, 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski and Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart lend their voices to this week’s episode, in which Homer loses the final two hairs on his head – then tries to hide his “new” baldness from Marge.

8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | Season finale: Linda wants to send Gene to baseball camp, and Tina becomes a caffeine addict. (Already renewed.)

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9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Two-hour season finale: A catastrophic moment leads to a shocking death — check out our gallery of possible victims — that forces Emily to reconsider her vengeful path. (Yep, renewed.)

9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Shae is displeased with Tyrion’s new situation, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry.

9 pm Army Wives (Lifetime) | The troops get orders to return to Fort Marshall (yay!) but the soldiers come under attack as they get ready to pull out of Afghanistan (oh, no).

9:30 pm American Dad! (Fox) | Season finale: Klaus discovers his original human body, but Stan refuses to help him switch back. So Klaus steals Stan’s body, and Stan becomes the fish.

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10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce tries to placate competing clients; Pete is blindsided by an unexpected guest. (Just curious: Now that the firms are merging, who wants to put money on the probability of a Pete/Ted fistfight?)

Family Tree10:30 pm Family Tree (HBO) | Series premiere: Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) plays the unemployed Tom Chadwick, whose distant aunt bequeaths him a chest of old photos that sets him on a quest to learn more about his family’s history. Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) and Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) co-star.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from the weekend’s lineup!

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35 Comments
  1. Elizabeth says:

    Smash, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, and Army Wives.

  2. sparky says:

    Orphan Black, Revenge, Mad Men, Army Wives, The Client List….

  3. Elyse says:

    Once and Revenge :)

  4. JustineK says:

    Doctor Who, OUAT, Revenge and Game Of Thrones.

  5. MC says:

    Once, Revenge, Smash and SNL.
    NBC Saturday and ABC Sunday.

  6. frankie707 says:

    Sat: Doctor Who, Orphan Black
    Sun: Call the Midwife

  7. kirads09 says:

    Tonight (Sat) – All about Orphan Black

    Sunday:
    OUAT
    Game of Thrones

  8. Brandy says:

    Smash,Once Upon a Time,Client List

  9. Superhero says:

    A Lifetime TV movie? Has Tricia Helfer REALLY fallen so low? Damn…

    Game of Thrones, Veep, Family Tree, and Mad Men for me this weekend.

  10. MaryAnn says:

    Doctor Who
    Orphan Black
    Once Upon a Time
    Revenge
    Game of Thrones

    Hmmm…just wondering why Game of Thrones was not on the list?

  11. theresa says:

    Doctor Who, Orphan Black, The Nerdist, Survivor watching. On demand Games of Thrones, Nurse Jackie, Veep & Family Tree. DVR Iron Chef & Resturant Impossible. Watching on Hulu later Revenge & Once Upon a Time.

  12. bobbie says:

    Saturday: Smash
    Sunday: Once, Revenge, GOT, Veep, Mad Men

  13. Whatever says:

    I doubt Mad Men would dublicate another fist fight with Pete involved after the Lane smack down.
    Even if it is fun seeing Pete getting the crap kicked out of him.
    However I’m sure Pete will be storming off in a “huff” and probably having more than one tizzy over the merger and Ted et al.

  14. ollie says:

    ouat and revenge

  15. Caro says:

    Smash just got cancelled… too bad. Quite soapy but the singing was amazing.

  16. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Doesn’t Christopher Guest produce that new Family Tree show? That certainly makes me curious about it.
    .
    I doubt Ted and Pete would fight, even though I would love to see it. Ted seems too genial and smarmy to physically fight. He wouldn’t want to risk hurting his pretty face. In other words, he’s a lover, not a fighter.

  17. Linderella says:

    Smash, Orphan Black, and Call the Midwife

  18. A fan says:

    Once upon a time :)

  19. dude says:

    once family guy american dad!

  20. Ashley says:

    I so can’t wait for the Revenge finale tomorrow night!! Who is watching?? Two hours- don’t miss it!!

    I hope season three doesn’t end up being bad in some way since the creator is leaving :(

  21. King says:

    Survivor, Game of Thrones, Veep and The Borgias (yes you found me!)

  22. Danielle. says:

    Once upon a time, but I’m MORE excited for the Revenge finale! Can’t wait! Dvr: Client list. River Monsters. GOT. The Borgias.

  23. Hannah says:

    Revenge, Mad Men and Game of Thrones. It’s my favourite night of TV again!

  24. iMember says:

    Once and REVENGEEEEE!!So excited for the Revenge finale tonight, omg.

  25. Mel says:

    Good tv tonight! Game of thrones, once upon a time, survivor , family tree, mad men, nurse Jackie. Gave up on revenge last year,

    • iMember says:

      I would strongly recommend picking back up Revenge over the summer. Season 2 started off rocky, but the writers recognized and fixed their problems and it has been soooooo good!!

  26. Nicole says:

    Revenge! 2 hour finale, can’t wait.

  27. Teag says:

    Survivor, GoT, Veep, Mad Men

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