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Friday/weekend: May the gods have mercy on "Battlestar Galactica." Plus: What did you think of "Lost" on Thursday?

By Salon Staff

Published April 25, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Weekend Pick

Sci Fi

"Battlestar Galactica" (10 p.m. EDT Friday on Sci Fi) is back and bleaker than ever -- if that's even possible. From Starbuck spiraling around in outer space in search of planet Earth to Callie's ugly breakdown, the show has actually been difficult to watch since it returned. And with Tory turning into some kind of seductress-demon Cylon out of the blue, there's no relief in sight. May the gods have mercy on all of them!


On Friday, Jennifer Garner stars in "13 Going on 30" (8 p.m. EDT on Fox) and a new episode of vampire drama "Moonlight" airs (9 p.m. on CBS). On Saturday, needy families get dream vacations but have to spend them with Pauly Shore on "Paid Vacation With Pauly Shore" (premieres 9 p.m. on CMT), while the second season of "Robin Hood" premieres at 9 p.m. on BBC America. On Sunday, "Everybody Hates Chris" airs at 8 p.m. on the CW, followed by "The Tudors" (9 p.m. on Showtime) and the season finale of "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" (10 p.m. on Showtime).

Last night

What did you think of "Lost" on Thursday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Mariah Carey, Chris Meloni, John Walsh

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Richard Lewis, Kate Nash

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Nicolette Sheridan

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"Nate's Kitchen of the Year Makeover"

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Craig Ferguson, Ira Glass, the Black Crowes

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Hugh Laurie, Doug Fine, Prince

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

John Cho, Richard Thaler

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Neil Patrick Harris, Marilu Henner, the Swell Season

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Tina Fey, Fred Willard, Say Anything

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jason Segel, Connie Schultz

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