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Friday/weekend: Frack yeah! The fourth and final season of "Battlestar Galactica" premieres Friday. Plus: What did you think of "Make Me a Supermodel" on Thursday?

By Salon Staff
Published April 4, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)
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Weekend Pick

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Halle-frackin'-lujah! The fourth and final season of "Battlestar Galactica" (premieres Friday at 10 p.m. EDT on Sci Fi) is here! Now we'll finally know the fate of Starbuck! But how will Chief Tyrol and Colonel Tigh handle knowing that they're Cylons? Who will be the final Cylon? Will the colonists finally find Earth? If that flurry of questions sounds hopelessly geeky, take our advice and rent the "Battlestar" miniseries and the first two seasons right now! We will personally guarantee you that you won't regret it. "Battlestar Galactica" is suspenseful, intense and addictive, and you will love it. Oh, yes you frackin' will, motherfracker!



On Friday, a "John Adams" marathon starts at 7 p.m. EDT on HBO for those who'd like to catch up with this smart miniseries, while "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" airs at 8 p.m. on Spike. "The Return of Jezebel James" (8:30 p.m. on Fox) may be a little frenetic and low on laughs, but we keep hoping its stars, Lauren Ambrose and Parker Posey, will magically transform it into a thing of beauty. On Saturday, the excitement of the NCAA Tournament Final Four begins at 6 p.m. on CBS. "Torchwood" airs at 9 p.m. on BBC America and bond flick "Casino Royale" airs at 9 p.m. on Showtime. On Sunday, the fifth season of "Wire in the Blood" premieres at 8 p.m. on BBC America, "John Adams" airs at 9 p.m. on HBO and the final four face a weepy challenge on "Oprah's Big Give" (9 p.m. on ABC). A newly married couple takes home the prize on the finale of "Here Come the Newlyweds" (10 p.m. on ABC) while "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" pokes fun at Arianna Huffington and Laurie David (10 p.m. on Showtime).


Thursday night

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Renée Zellweger, guest co-host Anderson Cooper

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Special program on diet and exercise (repeat)

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Forest Whitaker, conservationist Eugene Cussons, the B-52's

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Lisa Ling investigates the hidden world of puppy mills

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: With Tom Brokaw, Dr. John Hope Franklin, Rep. James Clyburn and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Clinton-Obama race

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Ellen Pompeo, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

David Spade, Nora Hardwick, Ben Lee

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Cornel West

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Artie Lang, Spencer Grammer, Paramore

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Christina Applegate, Lewis Black

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jena Malone, Bell X1

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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