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What To Watch This Week on TV: Melissa McCarthy Hosts, 'Coven' Crowns a New Supreme - VIDEO


Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Melissa McCarthy returns to host SNL Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC with musical guest Imagine Dragons. The funny lady has a good track record for helming a hilarious episode, plus it's Seth Meyers last episode before shipping off to take over Late Night.

More picks and clips, including Lifetime's latest cheesy movie you can't stop watching (we've all been there), AFTER THE JUMP...


— How I Met Your Mother tries something different for its 200th episode tonight at 8 p.m. on CBS, letting the eponymous mother have her say in the episode, titled "How Your Mother Met Me." Even the credits, above, get a special treatment.



— A new Supreme is (probably) crowned Wednesday on the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven. Tune in to FX at 10 p.m. Eastern to see who will successfully perform the Seven Wonders, and who will make it out alive. (Catch up with our recaps before the big finale!)



— Comedian Billy Eichner's crazy Craig character has added a whole new level of hysterical to the already steller cast of Parks and Recreation. The potential for him to get some more screentime is one of the only silver linings to Thursday's farewell to Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe). Bid adieu to that pair (and hopefully say hello to more Eichner) 8:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.



— Lifetime settles back into its usual schtick after two weeks of serving up some pretty heavy films (last weekend's Christina Ricci-led take on Lizzie Borden; and Ellen Burstyn and Heather Graham in the television adaptation of Flowers In the Attic the weekend before). Don't expect to strain your brain too hard while watching The Gabby Douglas Story, an inspirational tale of the 18-year-old gymnast who became the first African-American female Olympic winner in individual all-round gymnastics. It airs at 8 p.m. Eastern Saturday.

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  1. "The funny lady has a good track record for helming a hilarious episode"
    Actually, the last time she hosted most critics panned it as one big fat joke. Surprised she's back so soon.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jan 27, 2014 7:57:23 PM

  2. McCarthy is awesome and I've enjoyed her hosting experiences so far.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Jan 27, 2014 8:04:29 PM

  3. I recommend watching Steven Universe on the Cartoon Network. I have a queer vibe, and is thoroughly enjoyable.

    Posted by: Critifur | Jan 27, 2014 8:09:20 PM

  4. I won't be watching.

    Posted by: Bored With You in less than a second | Jan 27, 2014 8:47:54 PM

  5. As if the sycophantic attitude towards women like Madonna isn't enough, a gay blog now goes telling us that we must watch SNL because Melissa McCarthy is on it! Oh, look, she's a woman! Gay men MUST adore her. You have NO CHOCE but to adore her.

    The whole scenario where we gay guys worship women who exploit us is very unseemly. Do we really need women as partners int he culture war? Most of them would abort a gay baby in a New York minute.

    Posted by: jason | Jan 27, 2014 9:35:08 PM

  6. Before many of you proclaim McCarthy's praises know that her sitcom, Mike and Molly, has continually degraded and belittled gay people and transvestites. All in the name of comedy. They would never do the same to the African American comedian who plays the cop partner. I liked Mike and Molly and used to watch it but when neither actor took issue with the discriminatory writing I shut it off. These two hold enormous power over their own TV sitcom yet they have been happy to accept the writing without question. I, for one, will not be watching Melissa McCarthy on SNL.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jan 27, 2014 10:10:44 PM

  7. It appears that Towleroad may be promoting homophobia.

    Posted by: doug | Jan 27, 2014 10:33:30 PM

  8. McCarthy is at the mercy of the producers of her rather dreadful sitcom, though I must admit I found her both hilarious and fearless the first time she hosted SNL. I hope the writers are able to come up with better material than her second stint.

    Posted by: Brian | Jan 27, 2014 11:34:04 PM

  9. McCarthy is the STAR of her sitcom and if she wanted to stop the discrimination all she has to do is say so. But she hasn't. She has continued to allow the gay derogatory jokes against gay people continue and for that, she does not deserve to be on television - in her own sitcom much less on SNL.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jan 28, 2014 12:11:34 AM

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