(ALL TIMES ET)
10PM, SUN | AMC
Breaking Bad – Every week of its fourth season, Breaking Bad has been the best thing on TV, and this episode, “Crawl Space,” is no exception. There are several moments so incredible that they’ll have you replaying them and dissecting them until next week’s episode. Let’s just say Hank and Walt continue their game of cat and mouse, with Hank getting frighteningly close to figuring out Gus’ whole operation. Gus, meanwhile, enjoys a moment he’s worked years for, and Skyler’s situation with Ted and the IRS debt trips up Walt’s big plans. You know how, at this year’s Emmys, the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category was dominated by the Modern Family cast? That should be the case for the supporting actor drama category at next year’s show … how can you possibly choose between Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Dean Norris and Jonathan Banks, who have all given mind-blowing performances this season?
10PM, SAT | BBC AMERICA
The Nerdist – Chris Hardwick, who’s going to host that cool Walking Dead live talk show this fall, discusses all things geeky cool in this special, on which Craig Ferguson and The Doctor, Matt Smith, pop in for guest spots.
11:30PM, SAT | NBC – 37TH SEASON PREMIERE
Saturday Night Live – Alec Baldwin becomes the all-time SNL host champ with this, his 16th hosting gig. Radiohead is the musical guest, and, if the SNL gods are smiling up on us, there will be a Stefon (Bill Hader) appearance.
8PM, SUN | CBS – 19TH SEASON PREMIERE
The Amazing Race – Survivor alums, and still-together reality couple, Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are among the 11 teams competing.
8PM, SUN | FOX – 23RD SEASON PREMIERE
The Simpsons – What happened to “Nedna,” as in Flanders and Mrs. Krabappel? We find out. Meanwhile, Homer’s threatened by terrorists, and a stranger with a mysterious past – voiced by, appropriately enough, Kiefer Sutherland – steps up to help him.
9PM, SUN | HBO – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
Boardwalk Empire – Nucky’s (Steve Buscemi) looking to make a huge real estate deal in Atlantic City, but has to turn his attention to helping Chalky. Meanwhile, Jimmy gets career advice from the Commodore and Al Capone wants to expand his business throughout the Chicago area.
9PM, SUN | ABC – 8TH SEASON PREMIERE
Desperate Housewives – The show’s final season begins with the Wisteria Lane gang trying to get rid of the body of Gaby’s evil stepdad, who Carlos wiped out last season.
9PM, SUN | FOX – 11TH SEASON PREMIERE
Family Guy – The Griffins win the lottery. Hilarity ensues.
9PM, SUN | CBS – 3RD SEASON PREMIERE
The Good Wife – Alicia (Emmy winner Julianna Margulies) defends a Muslim student who’s accused of killing a Jewish classmate.
10PM, SUN | CBS – 10TH SEASON PREMIERE
CSI: Miami – Picking up where we left off, Horatio’s bleeding after being shot and Natalia’s trying to escape from the trunk of a car submerged in water.
10PM, SUN | E! – SERIES PREMIERE
Dirty Soap – The reality series follows the soapy real lives of a group of daytime soap stars who are friends, including General Hospital‘s Kirsten Storm and her estranged BFF, and former Days of Our Lives co-star Farah Fath, who dates her current One Life to Live co-star John-Paul Lavoisier. Also starring: GH‘s Kelly Monaco, and Days of Our Lives‘ Galen Gering and Nadia Bjorlin.
10PM, SUN | HISTORY – 2ND SEASON PREMIERE
IRT: Deadliest Roads – The action moves to South America and the treacherous roads of the Andes, and the drivers this season include Lisa Kelly, Rick Yemm, Hugh Rowland and Dave Redmon.
10PM, SUN | ABC – SERIES PREMIERE
Pan Am – It’s cool in theory, this retro drama that revolves around Pan Am pilots and stewardesses in the ’60s, but without real focus and a truly charismatic cast, the premiere never really takes off. Pun so intended.
11PM, SUN | BRAVO – 5TH SEASON PREMIERE
Watch What Happens: Live – Will host Andy Cohen address the many Real Housewives controversies that have unfolded since he was last on the air?
Worth flipping to during commercials:
– Doctor Who (Sat., 9PM, BBCA) deals with a silver rat in a department store;
– On the 44th (!) season premiere of 60 Minutes (Sun., 7PM, CBS), South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker get the profile treatment;
– Michelle Obama guests on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Sun., 8PM, ABC);
– Peter Griffin comes to town on the third season premiere of The Cleveland Show (Sun., 8:30PM, Fox);
– It’s a few days before Frankie’s wedding, and she’s missing just one thing on Bridezillas (Sun., 9PM, WE) … a gown;
– On Drop Dead Diva (Sun., 9PM, Lifetime), Owen asks Jane to go on a year-long New Zealand sailing trip;
– A winner is crowned in the season two finale of The Great Food Truck Race (Sun., 9PM, Food Network);
– Alex may take the lead when Hugh and Rick run into an obstacle on Ice Road Truckers (Sun., 9PM, History);
– Cee Lo Green and Gabourey Sidibe are guest voices on the seventh season premiere of American Dad (Sun., 9:30PM, Fox).
Charlie Sheen, Russell Brand and Louis C.K. are getting most of the attention, but I’m most excited that one of the best new shows of last TV season — Wilfred — returns for its second season on FX tonight (10PM ET). Season one of the series ended with a cliffhanger — had Ryan (Elijah Wood) […]