What to Watch This Weekend: Downton Abbey Finale, Very Good Wife, Deadly Revenge & More

  • SEA Games 50 day countdown day 40

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 40

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 40

    Corporation Primary School is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In conjunction with the nation’s hosting of the 28th SEA Games, the school is taking the opportunity to be part of the great countdown to the opening of the games by highlighting the number ‘40’. …

  • SEA Games 50 day countdown day 41

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 41

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 41

    Day 41 of the SEA Games countdown is brought to you by the 41st Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regiment. The formation took less than an hour and involved over 500 soldiers. …

  • SEA Games 50 day countdown day 43

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 43

    SEA Games 50 day countdown day 43

    In celebration of its 42 years of serving the community through sport as well as to mark 42 days to the official opening of the year’s biggest sporting event – the 28th SEA Games, more than 300 Sport Singapore (SportSG) staff gathered in front of Stadium Roar to form the number 42. Significantly, this year also marks 42 years since Singapore hosted its first ever SEAP Games in 1973. …

On TV this weekend: Beyoncé shows us what makes her irreplaceable, a Revenge plot claims its casualties, Downton Abbey gives the help the next several months off and Californication reunites Hurley and Shannon. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

8 pm Pastor Brown (Lifetime) | TV-movie: A woman (Eureka‘s Salli Richardson-Whitfield) returns home to honor her dying dad’s final command to take over as pastor of the family church – despite her sordid past and the son she abandoned years ago. Tisha Campbell-Martin, Nicole Ari Parker and Michael B. Jordan co-star.

9 pm Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream (HBO) | The Grammy winner serves up this self-produced, Truth or Dare-style documentary offering a peek into her personal life – including her return to the spotlight after daughter Blue Ivy’s birth in 2012.

11 pm-6 am Curb Your Enthusiasm marathon (TV Land) | Seven hours of Larry David’s neurotic comedy? Pretty, pretty, pretty good.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Django Unchained‘s Christoph Waltz hosts with musical guest Alabama Shakes.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

PREVIEW | Once Upon a Time Will Leave Viewers ‘In a Tumultuous Situation

8 pm Killing Lincoln (Nat Geo) | The story of John Wilkes Booth’s fateful action, based on Bill O’Reilly’s bestseller, narrated by Tom Hanks and starring Billy Campbell (The Killing) as Lincoln.

8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Season 22 premiere: In a series first, three teams quit during the first Roadblock of the season. (Peruse the cast list and place your bets on who’ll fold first.)

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | A shaving experiment leaves Milhouse looking just like his father. (Stick around for a broadcast of the Oscar-nominated short Maggie Simpson in: The Longest Daycare.)

PREVIEW | Bob’s Burgers Cues Up a Musical!

9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | Two-hour season finale: The Crawleys head to a Scottish hunting lodge, while the downstairs staff stays behind at the estate. New romances flare up, and a crisis unfolds. (Keep a stiff upper lip – the series is already renewed.)

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Office politics get fired up when Will and Diane ask Alicia and Cary to face off against them in a mock trial; Eli tries to keep his post in Peter’s campaign. Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) and Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time) guest-star. (Get a lil’ scoop!)

9 pm Revenge (ABC) | The Graysons hold their annual Labor Day bash, while Jack and Amanda run into serious trouble on the high seas.

9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | As the group debates its next course of action, Rick wanders after a lost friend. (Given his state of mind lately, why do I suspect that this “friend” might not really be there? Oh Rick, please don’t get munched on while you’re stumbling around with the walkers…)

9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Obsessed with Anne Murray (who guest-voices herself), Brian and Stewie visit the Canadian singer to find out the true meaning of her hit “Snowbird.”

9:30 pm Enlightened (HBO) | Amy’s dreams of a perfect life with Jeff end when Levi unexpectedly returns from rehab in Hawaii.

PREVIEW | The Mentalist First Look: Homeland‘s Zuleikha Robinson Ruffles Jane’s Feathers

10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Marty gets a visit from his militant brother (Rescue Me‘s Larenz Tate).

10:30 pm Californication (Showtime) | Losties Maggie Grace and Jorge Garcia share the screen when Hank, Charlie and Faith ask Garcia’s character for help with one of Atticus’ demands. (Watch a clip.)

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


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