What to Watch This Weekend: The Newsroom Is Back, Dexter's Practice Makes Perfect and More

the-newsroom-season-2-300On TV this weekend: 666 Park Avenue ends, Batman begins, a new villain welcomes back Being Human and The Newsroom‘s second season goes live. As a supplement to TVLine’s features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.


10 am Beware the Batman (Cartoon Network) | Series premiere: Batman (voiced by Anthony Ruivivar, Southland) stops vigilantes from taking their revenge.

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8 pm Zero Hour (ABC) | Hoping Theo is alive, Beck searches for him; Mr. Galliston becomes involved in a confrontation.

8:30 pm The Haunted Hathaways (Nickelodeon) | Series premiere: Michelle Hathaway (Ginifer King, Struck By Lightning) and her two daughters move to New Orleans and discover their new house is haunted by the ghosts of a father and his two sons.

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9 pm 666 Park Avenue (ABC) | Series finale: Jane is shocked when she learns what happened to her mother when they lived at the Drake years ago. (Get a bit of scoop from Rachael Taylor.)

10 pm Being Human (BBC America) | Season 5 premiere: Alex, Tom and Hal meet poisonous pensioner Captain Hatch (recurring guest star Phil Davis, Silk).

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9 am – 3 pm Rectify (AMC) | Catch up on all six episodes of the acclaimed Sundance Channel drama, which follows a man (Aden Young, The Starter Wife) who, with the help of his sister (Critics Choice Award nominee Abigail Spencer, Mad Men), must reconnect with society after spending 19 years on Death Row.

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8 pm Big Brother (CBS) | Three houseguests are nominated for possible eviction (while this year’s showmances continue to gross me out).

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9 pm True Blood (HBO) | Sookie enlists Lafayette to summon her dead parents, while Pam finds herself in dangerous territory.

9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Kim and Grayson defend a dog owner (guest star Michael E. Knight, All My Children) whose pet is accused of impregnating another dog.

9 pm Dexter (Showtime) | Dr. Vogel tries to prove to Dexter that he’s perfect as a psychopath.

9 pm Shake It Up! (Disney Channel) | We’ve seen the future (or, TVLine’s Matt Mitovich and his kids have) and it involves Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown killing it as a psychic who complicates things for Rocky.

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10 pm The Newsroom (HBO) | Season 2 premiere: Will and the staff are grilled by a lawyer, and an on-air remark gets Will pulled from Sept. 11 anniversary coverage. (Just one remark?) Watch video, get scoop.

10 pm Crossing Lines (NBC) | A hostage situation causes the team to move fast.

10 pm Copper (BBC America) | Annie creates a rift in Corcoran’s home; Eva finds an unlikely confidant in Donovan.

10 pm Devious Maids (Lifetime) | The arrival of Genevieve’s brother (Richard Burgi, Desperate Housewives) complicates matters for Zoila, whose heart he broke years before. How do you say “awkward” in Spanish?

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  1. Andy says:

    Dexter definitely.

  2. ryan says:


  3. Joey says:

    Zero Hout, Park Avenue, The Killing, and Falling Skies.

  4. Chris says:

    True Blood and The Newsroom.

    I’ve been looking forward to The Newsroom for months but I’m not sure I like what I’ve heard so far. I’ll give it a few episodes though.

  5. Matt says:

    I know 666 Park Avenue never really caught on with viewers, and I know it had its odd moments, but I still loved watching this show and will miss it!

  6. Emily says:

    Dexter, Newsroom. Maybe Rectify.

  7. Ashley says:

    I may be in the minority, but I’m excited The Newsroom is back. Been re-watching last season all week to get myself ready!

  8. what! says:

    Must see: Beware the Batman! Dexter!

  9. Drop Dead Diva, True Blood And Devious Maids Gonna Be Incomodo!!! :0

  10. Andrew says:

    I’m so glad I checked TV Line tonight before heading out of town tomorrow morning. Otherwise I would’ve missed that AMC is showing Rectify (I don’t get Sundance). Thanks y’all.

  11. Eddie G says:

    I like cheese.

  12. c says:

    So happy to see many excited Newsroom fans here. I can’t wait either!

  13. John says:

    Dexter & The Newsroom.

  14. anne says:

    Newsroom! Yay! Best show on TV!

  15. hater4life says:

    Dexter, and the newsroom. Where is Ray Donovan

  16. Maggie says:

    Being Human is back! Great news, except for the fact that it’s the last season.

  17. Danielle H. says:

    I stopped watching Being Human BBC after they killed Aiden. Complete fail killing your hottest and best character by far.

    • Whatever says:

      The actor playing Aiden wanted to leave the show.
      But you’re right he was hot and the show just hasn’t been the same since his departure.

    • Lois says:

      If you stopped watching after they killed Mitchell, then you’ve missed the amazing Hal. I never thought I would like another character better than Mitchell, but it happened with Hal.

      Aiden Turner no longer wanted to play Mitchell. He left to be in the Hobbit movies. That’s not the show’s fault.

  18. Jack says:

    I was wondering why 666 Park Ave said Part 1 in TV guide when finale, unless titled before show was cancelled.

  19. lkjgg says:

    Hello?! The Killing! Duh..

  20. Name That Tune says:

    Have already seen 666 Park Avenue. Tied up some things but would have been better if the show had time to build.

  21. AH says:

    Sat: Death in Paradise (WLIW), Sinbad (SyFy),

    Sun: The Killing, Endeavor, Crossing Lines, Newsroom, Ray Donovan, Dexter, Copper

  22. nick1372 says:

    The Newsroom

  23. Roni says:

    The Killing!

  24. Maryann says:


    The Haunted Haathaways
    Zero Hour


    True Blood
    Falling Skies
    Crossing Lines
    Endeavor on PBS (Nothing like a good mystery!)

  25. Lois says:

    Saturday: Being Human on BBC America

    Sunday: Endeavor (Masterpiece Mystery) on PBS
    Copper on BBC America

  26. kirads09 says:

    Zero Hour

    Falling Skies
    Crossing Lines (haters gonna hate, but I am loving every minute of this show. Fichtner and Sutherland are amazing.)

  27. ASHLEY says:


  28. Lots of picks on Sunday night. No mention of Ray Donovan though?

    Ray Donovan
    Drop Dead Divas
    Devious Maids

    My DVR will get a workout tonight!

  29. Sable says:

    666 Park Avenue, Crossing Lines

  30. A fan says:

    I got all excited when I saw Being Human. I need to train my brain to look for “Being Human(US)” so I stop getting disappointed like that.

    Oh well, I still have Dexter, True Blood, and Falling Skies, so I’m still pretty happy.

  31. Singing_gal says:

    Why isn’t anyone recapping Dexter anymore… Megan?

  32. Tania says:

    True Blood, Dexter, Copper, Newsroom

  33. ireland says:

    Sorry what episode are you watching that Aiden died??