Give It Up For Greg Giraldo (Friday, 11:30/10:30c, Comedy Central)
Celebrity roasts just won't be same without him. In this affectionate tribute special profiling Greg Giraldo, the comedian who died last September at 44, Comedy Central celebrates one of its most familiar faces and voices, as comedy contemporaries including Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman and Colin Quinn remember a good friend and colleagues. Lots of clips from career highs — and a few lows (including the short-lived sitcom Common Law).
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway (Saturday, 10/9c, HBO)
The magic word is "FUN!" Feel free to scream along with the Broadway audience as the infamous imp welcomes you back to his playhouse — returning to his stage roots in a giddy, colorful spectacle for kids-of-all-ages that reunites Paul "Pee-wee" Reubens with the original Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart) and Jambi (John Paragon), as well as Chairry, a flying Pterri, Globey and the rest of the merry gang.
Big Love (Sunday, 9/8c, HBO)
The sun sets on TV's most infamous fictional polygamist family after five seasons, with plenty of turmoil on all fronts. Bill may be facing jail time, and his wives are charting their own path: Barb considering joining a new church, Margene thinking about going abroad for volunteer work, and Nicki picking up the pieces of this shattered family. With the Easter season as a backdrop, hope still springs eternal, though, and we're promised a final vision for Bill to come to grips with his controversial beliefs. This isn't the only significant Sunday night signoff. Prepare to bid a premature farewell to ABC's Detroit 1-8-7 (10/9c), airing on a special night, as Fitch (Michael Imperioli) clashes with his nemesis from New York, the gangster Albert Stram (Sons of Anarchy's Tommy Flanagan), who threatens Fitch's visiting son and the rest of Fitch's squad, forcing a tense showdown. I wish I felt more confident about this underrated police drama's chances for a second season.
Breakout Kings (Sunday, 10/9c, A&E)
This isn't your ordinary fugitive-of-the-week. "Kings," it's time to meet a true breakout character: T-Bag (Robert Knepper), the scene-stealing psychopath from Fox's long-running Prison Break (from the same producers as this literally escapist crime dramas). When T-Bag does it again, fleeing prison and leaving a bloody trail behind, the task force goes on the hunt, trying to deduce who the madman is after and how to stop him before he crosses the Canadian border to freedom.
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