What to Watch This Weekend: The Walking Dead Lurches Back, Grammys, Girls and More

Saturday Night Live - Season 38On TV this weekend: Justin Bieber spends his Saturday Night in Studio 8H, The Grammys rock on, Walking Dead stagger back onto the schedule, Matt Damon’s in the House and Syfy brings Blood & Chrome. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.


8 pm Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (ABC) | The Peanuts gang celebrates Cupid and all his trappings in this 1975 special. (A Charlie Brown Valentine follows at 8:30 pm.)

9 pm The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family (CBS) | Using behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, this special examines how producers scrambled to retool the 2012 Grammy Awards in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death fewer than 24 hours before the event.

9 pm Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel) | Candace asks Buford to stop the boys’ invention from disappearing so she can bust them; too much caffeine gives Doofenshmirtz an evil boost.

10 pm An Idiot Abroad: Lost Luggage (Science) | Karl Pilkington’s journey to India gets the director’s-commentary treatment, with never-before-seen footage and even more complaints from the Idiot himself.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Justin Bieber [insert ear-splitting girly screams here] pulls double duty as host and musical guest.


7 pm-midnight General Hospital Supercouple Marathon (SOAPnet) | This five-hour special features Port Charles’ favorite power pairs, as voted on by fans. Frisco and Felicia?  Sonny and Brenda? Luke and Laura? Corey and Rosa? Tune in to find out who won.

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8 pm The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) | The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Fun., The Lumineers, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Sting and Frank Ocean are among the acts scheduled to perform at the annual celebration of the past year’s music. NCIS: Los Angeles‘ LL Cool J hosts.

8 pm BAFTA Awards 2013 (BBC America) | Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty vie for best picture at Britain’s annual film awards.

8 pm Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Syfy) | This prequel movie (which debuted as a web series) takes place during the first Cylon war, when a young William Adama and his co-pilot find themselves on a pivotal mission with an enigmatic passenger. Luke Pasqualino (Skins) and Ben Cotton (Hellcats) star.

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9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Midseason premiere: twd episode 9 blogRick tries to rescue a member of his group, while back at Woodbury, a recent attack and new guests are cause for concern. (Stay tuned after for the return of Talking Dead at 10 pm.)

9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Jack and Amanda get married and then — based on this promo and this preview – things go south fast.

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | Jimmy learns his parents are getting divorced and his dad is gay.

9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | Two hours: A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.

9 pm Girls (HBO) | Patrick Wilson (A Gifted Man) makes his debut as a handsome, 42-year-old doctor whom Hannah finds very attractive. Hmm, that wouldn’t be because of his steady job, savings account and general not-Adam-ness, would it, Hannah?

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10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Movie star Matt Damon, playing a heightened version of himself, calls on Marty to help him enhance his image.

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