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Friday/weekend: The creators of "Battlestar Galactica" take the show to a whole new level of uneasiness. Plus: What did you think of "Planet of the Apes" on Thursday?

By Salon Staff
May 9, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)
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A truce between the colonists and the Cylons? Is that even possible? Can the increasingly rigid and -- dare we say it -- conservative President Roslin consider such a move, after humans have suffered so many enormous losses, thanks to those vengeful toasters? Just when you thought the creators of "Battlestar Galactica" (10 p.m. EDT Friday on Sci Fi) had run out of new ways to raise the stakes on the space drama, they've taken it to a whole new level of uneasiness, replete with lots of second-guessing and forebodings of impending doom.



On Friday, "TV's All-Time Funniest" (8 p.m. EDT on ABC) explores the funniest characters in TV history; then "Doctor Who" airs at 9 p.m. on Sci Fi. On Saturday, Australian sketch comedy show "Big Girl's Blouse" airs at 9 p.m. on Sundance, and Shia LaBeouf hosts "Saturday Night Live" (11:30 p.m. on NBC). On Sunday, the finale of "Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites" (8 p.m. on NBC) leaves one fan or favorite standing; then "Caught on Safari: Battle at Kruger" (9 p.m. on National Geographic) explores the story behind that memorable YouTube footage of lions, crocodiles and buffaloes in Africa, and the finale of "Brothers and Sisters" airs at 10 p.m. on ABC


Last night

What did you think of the "Planet of the Apes" on Thursday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Mom's dream-come-true special

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Katt Williams, Marcia Cross

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Jessica Alba

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Oprah's sandwich showdown

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Colin Farrell, Blake Lively, Lenny Kravitz

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Jim Wallis, Kenny G.

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST


Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Jessica Alba, Mo'Nique, Dierks Bentley

Contributors: Megan Doll, Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter

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