Worth Watching: May 15-21

Worth Watching: May 15-21

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FRIDAY Dateline “Farrah’s Story” is a two-hour special chronicling actress Farrah Fawcett’s very public battle against anal cancer. 9 p.m. on NBC.

Suzanne Westenhoefer: A Bottom on Top The lesbian stand-up comic does queer shtick. 11 p.m. on Logo.

SATURDAY Groomer Has It The new gayest show on TV has 12 doggy stylists competing. Tonight, contestants must teach 10-year-olds grooming skills. 9 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Saturday Night Live Tonight, predictably hilarious “SNL” alum Will Ferrell keeps the funny on the front burner. Musical guest: Green Day. 11:30 p.m. on NBC.

SUNDAY Survivor: Tocantins Season finale. Time to see the youngest gay contestant (Seth) one last time as the always-delicious backstabbing end-game plays out. 8 p.m. on CBS.

Desperate Housewives Two-hour season finale. Will any of the four gay characters appear before the season ends? 9 p.m. on ABC.

Mystery! The latest PBS series stars Kenneth Branagh in “Wallander,” based on Swedish writer Henning Mankell’s novels. Tonight, Wallander investigates the seeming thrill-kill murder of a cabbie. 9 p.m. on PBS.

The Tudors Rumblings of war. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a young and virile Henry. 9 p.m. on Showtime.

MONDAY Medium Angelica Huston and Rumer Willis (daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis) guest star in an episode with Sapphic undertones. 10 p.m. on NBC.

TUESDAY American Idol The finale begins. 8 p.m. on FOX. WEDNESDAY New Adventures of Old Christine With lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes, who knocked the socks off everyone at the White House Press Corps dinner May 9. (Check out her monologue at Hulu.) 8 p.m. on CBS.

Better Off Ted ABC has yet to decide if it will keep its darkest comedy. Portia de Rossi, Ellen’s wife, stars as the corporate boss from hell. 8:30 p.m. on ABC.

American Idol Season finale chooses a winner. 9 p.m. on FOX.

THURSDAY Ugly Betty It’s all love and drama on the two-hour season finale as Betty plans to move in with Matt — until Henry shows up. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina demands that Claire tender her resignation at a big awards ceremony. 8 p.m. on ABC.

Southland Tonight’s season finale features an out-of-control cop, a gang-lord mom and gay cop John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) as the butchest guy on the beat. 10 p.m. on NBC.

The Fashion Show Just like “Project Runway” but without Heidi Klum and with a different gay guy. Designer Isaac Mizrahi hosts. 10 p.m. on Bravo.

Queer TV you can always see

As the World Turns Luke, Noah and Luke’s bio dad, the sexy Damian, remain front burner. Holden, the father who’s raised Luke since infancy, is none too pleased with Damian. And now the daddy wars begin. Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. on CBS.

Guiding Light Natalia and Olivia took a spa vacation together in an attempt to “feel out” their relationship from the prying eyes of Springfield’s cattiest. Then Blake turns up to un-queer the action by referring to Frank. Meanwhile, back in Springfield, Frank runs into Natalia’s son and tells him that no matter what, he needs to remember his mother is a good person. Olivia and Natalia start to fight — then remember they love each other. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. on CBS.

Ellen Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. on NBC.

The Rachel Maddow Show Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. on MSNBC.


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