Weekend What to Watch: Breaking Bad Finale, Good Wife, Homeland and 13 (!) Other Premieres

saturday-night-live-season-premiereOn TV this weekend: Tina Fey ushers in Saturday Night Live‘s new season, Breaking Bad cooks its very last batch, and The Good Wife, Homeland, Once Upon a Time and 12 other shows premiere. All told, here are 21 programs to keep on your radar.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Noon — 6pm Homeland marathon (Showtime) | Revisit the first six episodes of Season 2 here, and the others on Sunday starting at noon.

8 pm The Cheating Pact (Lifetime) | Three high school students convince a shy classmate to take the college entrance test for them, only to become suspects in her murder shortly after the exam.

9 pm Hell On Wheels (AMC) | Riders attack Cheyenne, and General Grant’s deadline approaches.

9 pm The White Queen (Starz) | Paranoia and fear threaten Anne Neville’s family in a deadly way.

10 pm 48 Hours (CBS) | Season 27 premiere: The program reports on the 1980 “Sweetheart Murders.”

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Season 39 premiere: Beloved alum Tina Fey hosts, Arcade Fire performs. Will we be lucky enough to see Tina behind the Weekend Update desk? (Watch her promo.)

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29Breaking Bad Series Finale

8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Season 23 premiere: The teams are off and running (literally) to their first destination: Iquique, Chile. (Check out the cast.)

8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Season 3 premiere: Very vicious mermaids and Peter Pan threaten those traveling to Neverland to find Henry. (Note: The recap special Journey to Neverland airs at 7 pm.) (Read in-depth preview.)

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Season 25 premiere: Lisa suspects Homer may have been “turned” when he returns from a nuclear plant operators convention. Saturday Night Live‘s Kristen Wiig guest-voices a Homeland-esque FBI agent. (Check out this circus-centric artwork for Fox’s Animation Domination slate.)

8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | Season 4 premiere: On a camping adventure, Bob, Linda and the kids face the perils of nature… and Bob’s intestines. (Shouldn’t have touched those strange berries, Bob!)

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9 pm Breaking Bad (AMC) | Series finale: “The story concludes.” Yes, that is really all we can give you. (Note: The finale runs 75 minutes, followed immediately afterward by an hour-long Talking Bad.

9 pm Homeland (Showtime) | Season 3 premiere: With Brody still at large, Saul plots Episode 302a (morally sketchy) counterstrike, Carrie gets grilled by a Senate committee and Jessica deals with the fallout.

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Season 5 premiere: Alicia works to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer while also plotting her exit from the firm with Cary. (Get scoop.)

9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Season 3 premiere: The return of Victoria’s long-lost son (Smallville‘s Justin Hartley) complicates the Grayson family. (Watch the stars dish on set!)

9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Season 12 premiere: Peter is convinced that a restaurant placemat is a treasure map, spurring a Quahog-wide scavenger hunt. Lea Thompson, Yvette Nicole Brown guest-voice.

9:30 pm American Dad (Fox) | Season 9 premiere: Steve and Snot turn to the CIA’s cloning machine to churn out two dates for the high school prom.

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10 pm Betrayal (ABC) | Series premiere: Married Sara (Hannah Ware) has an affair with an attorney (Stuart Townsend), only to learn her husband (Chris Johnson) will be facing off against him in a big murder case.

10 pm Masters of Sex (Showtime) | Series premiere: Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon) and his assistant Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) study human sexuality. (See an exclusive first look.)

10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | Season 6 premiere: Jane and Lisbon continue their secret mission of narrowing down the list of Red John suspects. (Get scoop and and more scoop.)

10 pm Eastbound & Down (HBO) | Season 4 premiere: Children’s Hospital‘s Ken Marino joins the comedy’s final season as Guy Young, a middle-aged athlete who loves to party.

10 pm Hello Ladies (HBO) | Series premiere: Web designer Stuart Pritchard (Stephen Merchant, Life’s Too Short) lands himself on the guest list to the opening night of a posh nightclub.