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Weekend TV: 'Breaking Bad' marathon leads up to series finale Sunday

September 26, 2013

YellowBrix

Sept. 26--It's the beginning of the season, aka Premiere Week, on broadcast TV and the end of an era for AMC's hit drug drama "Breaking Bad." All on TV this weekend.

The end is here

In the buildup to the end of "Breaking Bad," AMC continues its marathon Thursday on cable 48.

A replay of the entire series launched Wednesday and continues through late Friday night and then picks up again with the rest of season five at 10 p.m. Saturday and airs through 8 p.m. Sunday.

Then, all bad things come to an end in the series finale episode airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on AMC. See a trailer for the last episode at tulsaworld.com/seriesfinale

Back to work

Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar return to series television in the sitcom "The Crazy Ones," debuting at 8 p.m. Thursday on CBS, channel 6. They play father-daughter ad execs.

Also returning to TV is Michael J. Fox, who stars as a news anchor who stepped away from the business after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Five years later, he is trying to get back in the TV game. "The Michael J. Fox Show" launches with back-to-back episodes at 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC, channel 2, cable 9.

Returning series

Also on Thursday are the season premieres of "The Big Bang Theory," 7-8 p.m. on CBS, channel 6; "Parks and Recreation," 7-8 p.m. on NBC, channel 2, cable 9; "Grey's Anatomy" 8 p.m. on ABC, channel 8; "Glee" (featuring Beatlemania), 8 p.m. on Fox, channel 23, cable 5; "Two and a Half Men," 8:30 p.m., on CBS; "Elementary," 9 p.m., also on CBS; and "Parenthood," 9 p.m. on NBC.

Get cookin'

Potty-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay will have to tone it down on his new series "MasterChef Junior," premiering at 7 p.m. Friday on Fox, channel 23, cable 5. The new competition features kids ages 8-13 competing in challenges.

Returning series on Friday are: "Undercover Boss," 7 p.m. on CBS, channel 6; "Hawaii Five-0," 8 p.m. on CBS; "BriefsHead NBC," 8 p.m., NBC; and "Blue Bloods," 9 p.m. on CBS.

Live from New York

"Saturday Night Live" launches its newest season with former "SNL"-er and Emmy winner Tina Fey as host and Arcade Fire as musical guest. Tune in at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on NBC, channel 2, cable 9.

Tin man down

Watch double Emmy winner Claire Danes in action as bipolar agent Carrie in the season premiere of "Homeland," airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on Showtime, cable 350. In it, it's almost three months after America's "Second 9/11" and alleged Langley bomber Nick Brody remains at large.

Sunday premieres

Returning series include: "Once Upon a Time," 7 p.m., "Revenge," 8 p.m. and new series "Betrayal," 9 p.m., all on ABC, channel 8; "60 Minutes," 6 p.m., "The Amazing Race," 7 p.m., "The Good Wife," 8 p.m., and "The Mentalist," 9 p.m., all on CBS, channel 6; and, "The Simpsons," 7 p.m., "Bob's Burgers," 7:30 p.m., "Family Guy," 8 p.m., and "American Dad," 8:30 p.m., all on Fox, channel 23, cable 5.

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