What to Watch This Weekend: Once and Revenge Finales, Rosemary's Baby Boom and More

saturday-night-live-charlize-theronOn TV this weekend: Charlize Theron returns to Studio 8H, NBC delivers Rosemary’s Baby, the Once Upon a Time finale delivers a blast in the past and Showtime scares up Penny Dreadful ideas. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 20 programs to keep on your radar.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

10:30 am My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic (Hub) | Season finale: The other princesses transfer all of their magic to Twilight in hopes of saving Equestria.

9 pm Orphan Black (BBC America) | With Cosima’s help, Sarah digs into the origins of the clone experiment — though the results may cost her.

9 pm Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) | While Leonardo and Riario face death, Zoroaster and Nico plot their escape.

10 pm In the Flesh (BBC America) | Season 2 premiere: Tensions reignite as Kieren navigates the seemingly PDS-friendly world of Roarton.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Charlize Theron hosts, with musical guest The Black Keys.

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4 — 10 pm Murphy Brown (Encore Classic) | This Mother’s Day marathon — which will feature the cast’s favorite episodes — begins with Murphy Brown: A 25th Anniversary Special, a half-hour retrospective with reunited cast members.

7 — 10 pm The Golden Girls (TV Land) | Looking for a little nostalgia this Mother’s Day? Join Sophia Petrillo & Co. for three full hours of the classic series.

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8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Two-hour season finale: As Mary Margaret and David celebrate the naming of their son, Emma and Hook are sucked into the Wicked Witch’s time portal (uh, that wasn’t in The Wizard of Oz) and find themselves in the Enchanted Forest of the past. (Just renewed!)

8 pm Call the Midwife (PBS) | Sister Julienne calms an anxious mother who has put her baby in danger.

8:30 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Cleveland returns to town, but is instantly banned from spending time with Peter when Lois and Donna get into a big fight over parenting.

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rosemarys-baby-series-premiere9 pm Rosemary’s Baby (NBC) | Two-hour premiere: Based on Ira Levin’s 1967 novel (and the 1968 film of the same name), this two-part mini centers on married couple Rosemary (Zoe Saldana, Star Trek) and Guy Woodhouse (Patrick J. Adams, Suits). When the pair moves to Paris and Rosemary discovers she’s pregnant, their relationship with new neighbors Roman and Margaux starts a series of strange and disturbing events. (Part 2 airs Thursday.)

9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Stannis and Davos set sail with a new strategy, and Tyrion faces down his father in the throne room. (See also: “Tyrion is humiliated by his father.”)

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Alicia manages the fallout when her client’s insensitive statements to the press threaten the fate of a multi-billion dollar merger.

9 pm Nurse Jackie (Showtime) | After Frank throws his back out searching the house for hidden drugs, Jackie finds a hiding place for them at the hospital.

9 pm Turn (AMC) | Abe is ambushed by a desperate patriot while on the way to New York, while Ben is charged with the task of creating a spy.

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10 pm Revenge (ABC) | Season 3 finale: As Emily goes all in on her mission to avenge her father, she and Victoria are dead set on destroying each other. (So… same old, same old?) (Just renewed!)

penny-dreadful-series-premiere10 pm Penny Dreadful (Showtime) | Series premiere: As the police investigate a series of gruesome murders in 1891 London, renowned explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) and psychic Vanessa Ives (Eva Green, Camelot) know there’s something darker at play. To help them with their investigation, they recruit American sharpshooter Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett, Black Hawk Down) and some guy named Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway, The Lone Ranger).

10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | As the FBI zeroes in on the kidnapper of young women, Lisbon decides if she will move to D.C. with Pike. (Read our in-depth Q&A with Simon Baker, Robin Tunney and show boss Bruno Heller, and watch a sneak peek.)

10 pm Devious Maids (Lifetime) | Marisol suspects Nicholas may be keeping another secret; Carmen’s new job causes conflict between her and Rosie.

10 pm Silicon Valley (HBO) | Richard feels threatened when the team hires The Carver, a hacker with a notorious reputation, to help with Pied Piper’s cloud.

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25 Comments
  1. Joey Padron says:

    SNL. Sunday The Simpsons, Family Guy, watch some of Rosemary’s Baby record rest of it, and Salem. DVR Mad Men.

    • Temperance says:

      Penny Dreadful was the best pilot I’ve seen in ages. If that’s at all your bag, then check that out for sure. The pilot is available for free to everyone online.

  2. Tran says:

    Saturday Night Live with Charlize Theron

  3. MockingbirdGirl says:

    SATURDAY
    Orphan Black

    SUNDAY
    Call the Midwife
    Game of Thrones
    Penny Dreadful (been waiting seemingly forever for this)
    Mad Men
    Veep
    Silicon Valley

    Tivo powers, activate!

  4. CAN NOT WAIT FOR REVENGE!

  5. iMember says:

    REVENGE SEASON FINALE!! Last weeks episode was one of the best in the SERIES!

  6. Steve says:

    Saturday

    Orphan Black
    Da Vinci’s Demons
    In The Flesh

    Sunday

    Game of Thrones
    Turn
    Silicon Valley
    Rosemary’s Baby
    Veep
    Once Upon a Time
    The Good Wife
    Salem
    The Mentalist
    I have already watched Penny Dreadful. Looking forward to that going forward.
    Thank you DirecTv Genie!!!!!

  7. greysfan says:

    Once and Revenge top my list of about 15 shows.

  8. Brandy says:

    Once,Devious Maids,Drop Dead Diva

  9. ninergrl6 says:

    Sunday is ALL about Once Upon A Time. Looking forward to Penny Dreadful too.

  10. Tessa says:

    Once Upon A Time and Revenge

  11. Et al. says:

    The amount of shows I watch between 9 and 11 on Sunday is just ridiculous. I can hear my DVR sobbing now.

  12. Liv says:

    I’m watching Chris Meloni on Veep Sunday!

  13. EJ says:

    Why can’t BBC America air the Eurovision Song Contest? Why? It’s especially “political” tonight what with Russia and Ukraine both entered and an Austrian transsexual with full facial hair.

    • Simon Jester says:

      The Semi-Finals and Final can be watched live on the Internet at Eurovision(dot)tv

      • EJ says:

        Thanks, Simon. I realized I can at least listen to it on BBC Radio 2 via my TuneIn app. I prefer this commentator to Graham Norton, anyway.

  14. Hermit says:

    Murphy Brown special!
    Revenge
    Game of Thrones
    Maybe Rosemary’s Baby….

  15. Jana says:

    Orphan Black
    Da Vinci’s Demons
    Once Upon a Time
    Cosmos
    Game of Thrones
    Veep
    Penny Dreadful
    Mad Men
    Rosemary’s Baby

  16. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    Orphan Black and Once Upon a Time

  17. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    *Oh crap one more Salem!

  18. Dansforth says:

    REVENGE!!!!! LAST WEEK WAS THE BEST EPISODE OF THE SERIES, AS IT HAD EVERYTHING WE LOVED ABOUT SEASON 1!!!!!!!

    THE FINALE THIS WEEK WILL EXPLODE!!!! AND CONRAD IS DOWN, What about Victoria???

  19. TinLv says:

    Sunday is my favorite night of the week with new episodes of Game of Thrones, Devious Maids, Once Upon a Time and Revenge, The finale of Revenge should be awesome !