Worth Watching: Oct. 16-22
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<b>DECADES OF DECADENCE:</b> The film “An Englishman in New York” portrays the life of openly gay writer and performer Quentin Crisp, played by John Hurt, in its U.S. premiere, 10 p.m. Oct. 18 on Logo. The film explores Quentin’s psyche as he faces the consequences of his casual quip that AIDS was “a fad,” leading to social rejection and obscurity following his personal journey from the peak of his career in the 1970s-’80s, the decade of AIDS and “celebrity,” to the consumerist “gay-dollar”-power 1990s. As Quentin comes to terms with aging and discrimination against his femininity within the gay community, his friends Penny Arcade (Cynthia Nixon) and Phillip Steele (Denis O’Hare) encourage him to resurface into the public eye, remerging with fame from Sting’s song “An Englishman in New York.” Photo: Logo
DECADES OF DECADENCE: The film “An Englishman in New York” portrays the life of openly gay writer and performer Quentin Crisp, played by John Hurt, in its U.S. premiere, 10 p.m. Oct. 18 on Logo. The film explores Quentin’s psyche as he faces the consequences of his casual quip that AIDS was “a fad,” leading to social rejection and obscurity following his personal journey from the peak of his career in the 1970s-’80s, the decade of AIDS and “celebrity,” to the consumerist “gay-dollar”-power 1990s. As Quentin comes to terms with aging and discrimination against his femininity within the gay community, his friends Penny Arcade (Cynthia Nixon) and Phillip Steele (Denis O’Hare) encourage him to resurface into the public eye, remerging with fame from Sting’s song “An Englishman in New York.” Photo: Logo
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FRIDAY Bump! A rotating series of hosts travel the world in search of the most fascinating and engaging destinations for LGBT travelers. This week takes viewers to Manchester and Brighton. 7 p.m. on Logo.

Ugly Betty

Somehow, the season premiere didn’t happen as scheduled last week, so here we go again. Betty and her fashionista crew are back in this two-hour season premiere. 8 p.m. on ABC.

SATURDAY The Suze Orman Show

Get your fiscal freak on. 9 p.m. on CNBC.

Saturday Night Live

Gerard Butler hosts and Shakira performs. 11:30 p.m. on NBC.

SUNDAY The Amazing Race

The gay team, brothers Sam and Dan, compete with others. 8 p.m. on CBS.

The Simpsons

Treehouse of Terror XX. 8 p.m. on Fox.

Brothers & Sisters

Watch for gay couple Kevin and Scotty. 10 p.m. on ABC.

MONDAY Dancing with the Stars

Week five kicks off. 8 p.m. on ABC.

How I Met Your Mother

Out actor Neil Patrick Harris stars. 8 p.m. on CBS.

The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price

The out designer has adventures ... decorating stuff. 10 p.m. on Logo.

TUESDAY Dancing with the Stars

Round five continues. 9 p.m. on ABC.

Melrose Place

Another old-school cast member, Daphne Zuniga, returns. 9 p.m. on the CW.

So You Think You Can Dance? The competition heats up. 9 p.m. on Fox.

WEDNESDAY Fearce!: In The Blood

Scary films are showcased. 7 p.m. on Logo.

America’s Next Top Model

Tyra Banks puts model-wannabes through the paces. 8 p.m. on the CW.

The New Adventures of Old Christine

Out comedian Wanda Sykes stars as Christine’s pal and business associate Barb. 8 p.m. on CBS.

So You Think You Can Dance? Let’s hope somebody is wearing sequins this week. 8 p.m. on Fox.

Glee

It’s probably better than the new “Fame” remake. 9 p.m. on Fox.

Modern Family

This sitcom features a gay couple with an adopted daughter in its cast of characters. 9 p.m. on ABC.

Top Chef

Hopefully the gay competitors will still be in the running in the cooking contest. 10 p.m. on Bravo.

THURSDAY Grey’s Anatomy

The gay-friendly medical drama continues. 9 p.m. on ABC.

Queer TV You Can Always See As the World Turns

Will Mason and Noah keep going? Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. on CBS.

One Life to Live

Look for Kyle and Fish. Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. on ABC.

Ellen

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

The Rachel Maddow Show

Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. on MSNBC.

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