Welcome to another edition of The Week in Gay TV, your guide to the upcoming week to the shows
that will be fighting for space on your DVR.
We’re midway through the summer season and that brings new
seasons of Being Human, Mad Men and Project Runway. We also
get to see the conclusion of the new season of Doctor Who as well as the
penultimate Beautiful People and, finally, a Riley sighting on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
has done plenty of appalling things in the time that we’ve known him on Shameless,
so I guess we shouldn’t be fazed when he gets caught trying to take advantage
of a passed out Carl. On any other
show, I’d pause at the thought of this kind of incident being played for
laughs, but this is Shameless where
everyone is truly awful, and yet, somehow lovable, including Mickey and his dysfunctional
If you’re not spending the weekend in San Diego celebrating
pop culture with the largest collection of geeks ever, why not attend the nearest Comic-Non — at your own home? Just get
comfortable with your favorite shows and have your own celebration of the
Your Comic-Non schedule could include Friday’s new Fargo-focused episode of Eureka, where
the staff at General Dynamics turns into an angry mob looking to get Fargo. Frankly, a Fargo-centric
episode of Eureka sounds pretty apt for your Comic-Non
If you’re seeking some comedy to kick off your weekend, Logo
has more webcam sketch comedy with Jeffery & Cole Casserole.
What could possibly make for more exciting Saturday night
Comic-Non programming than the Doctor Who season finale? How about
a new season of Russell Tovey in Being
Human? The second season promises that we’ll get to see George, Mitchell and Annie learn
more about their supernatural natures, starting with the arrival of a
troublesome vampire couple. Hmm, isn’t that how Buffy’s second season got going?
But first, things were pretty dire where Doctor Who left off last week. Hopefully
the conclusion will feel just as big. I’m usually a sucker for the emotional
punches Doctor Who delivers at the
season’s end and I’m hoping the show manages to deliver again.
I’ve visualized my series six wish list
If that’s not enough TV from across the pond for you, Logo
has the penultimate Beautiful People, which sees Alice Lowe (if you recognize her, it’s from her role as the hapless
Madeleine from Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) as a temperamental, award-wining artist
who decides Debbie is her newest
muse. Meanwhile, Aunt Hayley tries a
career as a telephone astrologer while Simon
and Kylie study Indian dancing.
Fishel tackles the week in pop culture with a new episode of The
Dish. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Kay Sedilla and Frita Lay
will show up to comment about the RuPaul’s Drag U premiere.