NPR logo 1.23.2009: 'Battlestar,' 'Friday Night Lights,' The SAG Awards

1.23.2009: 'Battlestar,' 'Friday Night Lights,' The SAG Awards

It's the weekend again, and that means the pickings are slim, since everyone assumes you have more to do with your Friday and Saturday nights than watching television. If that's not the case, I certainly won't tell.

Tonight's episode of Friday Night Lights is called "Tami Knows Best," and any episode that focuses on Tami Taylor (the remarkable Connie Britton) is okay with me. (NBC, 9:00 p.m.)

Last week's season premiere of Battlestar Galactica set off plenty of controversy among fans (that's it in the clip above), and it's time for the chatter to begin again as another new episode appears. (Sci Fi, 10:00 p.m.)

Anyone still watch the Miss America pageant? Anyone? It's proceeding in a sort of reality-show format over on TLC, and it continues this weekend. (TLC, Saturday, 7:00 p.m.)

If you're looking for more clues about the acting categories for this year's Oscars, check out the Screen Actors Guild awards that air Sunday night. As we've mentioned in recent days, SAG is absolutely roiled in internal controversy, and you have to think at least a little bit of that will bubble over into some thinly veiled barbs. Red-carpet brawling! Bring it on! (TBS or TNT, Sunday, 8:00 p.m.)