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Friday/Weekend: Sci-Fi airs the riveting "Battlestar Galactica: Razor." Plus: What did you think of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?


Salon Staff
November 23, 2007 4:00PM (UTC)

Weekend Pick

Photo: SciFi

Ready for a big tease, "Battlestar" fans? Then tune in for "Battlestar Galactica: Razor" (9 p.m. EST Saturday on Sci Fi), a two-hour flashback that focuses on the Pegasus crew's experiences in the wake of the Cylon nuclear attack. Yes, that includes Michelle Forbes at her riveting best as the merciless Adm. Cain. Lovebirds Lee Adama and Kara Thrace get into the action as well, thankfully without any of the annoying theatrics and goo-goo eyes of last season. Basically, this special plays like a solid, super-size episode from the second season. The stakes don't feel enormously high, since we know how most of this stuff turns out, but there are enough bumps in the intergalactic road to keep us engaged -- and leave us anxious for the final (gasp) season of this excellent drama series, which isn't due to return until April of 2008.

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On Friday, "Fashionably Late With Stacy London," featuring the sharp-tongued fashionista of "What Not to Wear," premieres at 10 p.m. EST on TLC, but comic-book fans and "Taxi" fans won't want to miss tonight's episode of "Numbers," which features former "Taxi" star Christopher Lloyd (former "Taxi" star Judd Hirsch is a regular on the show) and is set at a comic book convention. On Saturday, Martin Scorsese's "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" airs at 7 p.m. EST on VH1. And on Sunday, there's never a dull moment on CBS's "The Amazing Race" (8 p.m. EST) or Showtime's serial-killer series "Dexter" (9 p.m. EST). National Geographic examines this country's overpopulated, overwhelmed correctional facilities in "Prison Nation" (8 p.m. EST). And if you're a big fan of stunt casting, tonight's "Brother & Sisters" (10 p.m. EST on ABC) is for you (it features guest appearances by Steven Weber, Lyle Lovett and Chevy Chase). But will they all cry, then do a big group hug at the end? We can only hope.

Last Night

What did you think of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows -- Friday

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Nicole Kidman, James Blunt, guest co-host Mark Consuelos

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Celine Dion, Michael Symon

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Alicia Keys, Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

How'd They Do That? (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Rep. Charles Rangel, Rep. Barney Frank

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Criss Angel (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Meryl Streep, Yellowcard (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Eva Mendes, Marjorie Johnson, Barry Manilow (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Jamie Foxx (repeat)

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

TBA

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Meredith Vieira, Steven Wright, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Ice-T, Henry Cho (repeat)

Contributors: Megan Doll, Heather Havrilesky, Eryn Loeb, Amy Reiter


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