August 2009

10:30pm – Saturday, August 22 on /A

Also airs at 10:30 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

Sketch comedy featuring skits on WFTO News Ken Shawn and weathergirl Nikki Payne, Deepak Chopra renews his license, a new beer hits the market, breakfast with the Arts TV show, the Vikings report back on they’re latest jobs, a cast moment with Terry and moving day problems.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Saturday, August 22 on Comedy Network

Paul gives a history lesson by explaining that Jesus and Cleopatra were black.

8:00pm – Saturday, August 22 on /A

Also airs at 8 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

A young couple (Nicole Eggert, A Christmas Proposal and Dean McDermott, Saving God) move into an apartment, only to find they are being monitored by a mysterious stranger.

8:00pm – Saturday, August 22 on CTV

As dictated by her religion, Judith Joseph (Kelly Rowan, THE O.C.) marries the charismatic Church Bishop, Josiah Leavitt (Richard Burgi, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, In Her Shoes), becoming one of his eight wives and mother to four of his children. When her 12-year-old daughter is molested by one of Josiah’s sons, Judith reports the incident to Child Protection Services, breaking the community’s long-held code of silence. Banished to an abandoned house on the outskirts of town, Judith begins to reconsider her community’s views and makes the brave decision to escape with her children. Judith struggles on the “outside” to build a new life for her family. But when she learns of Josiah’s plans to marry her daughter, she has no choice but to return to the polygamous community and confront the husband she had finally managed to escape.

10:30 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, August 21 on Comedy Network

Red explains the “aw” rating scale for cute and ugly babies.

10:00pm – Friday, August 21 on /A

Also airs at 11 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 10 p.m. MT on ACCESS

The team discovers two life pods with a dying woman and man in it. Upon opening Weir (Torri Higginson) gets imprinted with the mind of the woman. She asks a special favor.

10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – Friday, August 21 on Space

Laurie Strode battles the Shape one last time as the life of her son hangs in the balance. Stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Harnett, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J and Janet Leigh.

10 p.m. ET/PT – Friday, August 21 on Comedy Network

Greer reminisces about how he started his stand-up career on the streets.

With Ellen Pompeo currently working on the set of Grey’s Anatomy at seven months pregnant, fans of the show are speculating what role Meredith Grey will play as she prepares to give birth and settles in with her new child. If Ellen Pompeo is not going to be making such a big appearance at the beginning of season 6, we can’t help but wonder how this will affect Meredith and Derek’s relationship. This week, Michael Ausiello dished with insiders about what we can expect to happen with the show’s central couple.

Q: Grey’s Anatomy fans are buzzing about a possible Derek and Meredith break-up this season. Please tell me it isn’t true.

A: It isn’t true. Here’s what is true: The Mer-Der relationship, as we could have expected, will be written a little lighter during the first half of the season as a result of Ellen Pompeo’s pregnancy and subsequent maternity leave in real life, which will limit her work.

“I think we would be irresponsible writers if we didn’t give a woman who’s seven-months pregnant a little less time on her feet,” says exec producer Krista Vernoff.

“She’s waddling around seven-months pregnant about to push a baby out of herself. We have a responsibility to alleviate [Ellen Pompeo’s] screen time a little bit.”

That said, Vernoff insists Mer-Der are at no risk of losing their title as Seattle Grace’s reigning super couple, promising fans that: “It would be false to say that Mer and Der are no longer the focus of the series. Derek and Mer will always be a focus of the series.”

 

8:00pm – Friday, August 21 on /A

Also airs at 9 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic

The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It’s then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack (David Arquette, PUSHING DAISIES) and Sheriff Sam Parker (Kari Wuhrer, GENERAL HOSPITAL) to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff’s young son, Mike (Scott Terra, 7TH HEAVEN), her daughter, Ashley (Scarlett Johansson, He’s Just Not That Into You) and paranoid radio announcer Harlan (Doug E. Doug COSBY), into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.