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Salon's guide to what to watch on Friday and this weekend: "Tell Me You Love Me" brings you the uncomfortable silences and awkward embraces of the modern, failing marriage.

By Salon Staff
September 7, 2007 2:20PM (UTC)
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Weekend Pick

Photo: HBO

Do you sometimes wish you were in a crappy, sexless marriage, just so you could go to couples therapy and squirm and groan and lie about your feelings? Well, then HBO has the show for you! Its brand-new one-hour drama "Tell Me You Love Me" (premieres at 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 9) brings you all of the uncomfortable silences and awkward embraces of the modern, failing marriage! If that doesn't sound like a good time, you've at least got to tune in for the first episode of this tedious series so you can see with your own eyes what some critics consider "groundbreaking" and "important." Oh, and you also won't want to miss those explicit sex scenes everyone has been buzzing about since mid-July. You probably thought you'd never see naked testicles or a real, live hand job on TV. But remember, it's not TV, it's HBO! (And based on this show, we're all hoping it'll go back to being TV real quick-like.)



The sixth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" premieres at 10 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 9, on HBO. Afterward, James Gandolfini interviews wounded American soldiers in "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq" (10:30 p.m. EDT Sunday on HBO), a documentary that examines the physical and emotional impact of the Iraq war on the injured returning home.


On the talk shows -- Friday

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Richard Gere, Avril Lavigne, guest co-host Anderson Cooper

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Rachael Ray, Monique Coleman, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

George Lopez, Jeff Corwin, Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Amazing kids (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Suze Orman

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Rachael Ray, Arctic Monkeys

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Matt Bai, Troy Cle

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Cramer, Hurricane Chris

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jeff Garlin, Hot Hot Heat

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Julie Delpy, Alfred Molina

Contributors: Matthew Fishbane, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter

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