Young Justice ends its run in a pitched battle against hideous monsters—aliens, not executives
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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16. All times are Eastern.
Young Justice (Cartoon Network, 10:30 a.m., Saturday): After two full seasons of DC Comics fun, Cartoon Network or Warner Brothers or somebody has pulled the plug on this show because not enough kids watched it or bought toys or something we don’t entirely understand. So this is your last chance to catch up with these young heroes as they gather together to ward off an alien invasion. Oliver Sava is hoping that it ends, somewhat improbably, with the heroes warding off network executives, too.
House Of Cards (Netflix, 1 p.m., Friday): We remember this hunk of the season—Ryan McGee’s up to episode seven—being pretty darn solid and making us think this was all going to come together in a really satisfying way. But, honestly, that was back in 1994, we’re pretty sure, so we could be wrong.
Gravity Falls (Disney Channel, 9 p.m., Friday): Sound the klaxons! It’s time for another Gravity Falls, as the Disney Channel continues its experiment in random scheduling. Alasdair Wilkins will be there with bells on, before the show departs for another three weeks. OK, maybe not bells. But definitely socks.
Grimm (NBC, 9 p.m., Friday): So the Wesen have a secret code of honor? Since our only knowledge of this show comes from reading the TV Guide plot summaries about it, we’re as shocked as you are to hear that a group of Wesen are violating said code. Kevin McFarland violates the TV Club Code daily.
Spartacus (Starz, 9 p.m., Friday): Tonight’s episode is entitled “Mors Indecepta,” which makes us wonder if the people behind this show ever thought about calling it “Mors Indecepta-con” and unleashing a bunch of robots. Ryan McGee grudgingly admits adding robots to this would be great.
TV CLUB CLASSIC
Babylon 5 (11 a.m., Friday): We always like the episode titles on this show, but one of them this week is “A Geometry Of Shadows,” which is just badass. Rowan Kaiser thinks nearly everything would be better with geometry in it, and he’s got the extensive proofs of this theorem to show you all of his work.
The Twilight Zone (1 p.m., Saturday): Todd VanDerWerff sat out last week, but this week, he gets to watch “It’s A Good Life,” which is notable because when he was a kid and someone wished him out into the cornfield, he actually had to spend a night in the cornfield. He gets very touchy about it. Don’t ask.
WHAT ELSE IS ON
Nikita (The CW, 8 p.m., Friday): We haven’t been keeping up with this—we’re going to catch up when it’s on Netflix, we swear—but we just wanted to remind you that it exists and that it’s new and that it’s a pretty good little show. If you like kicking and other action-y things, can we recommend it? Please?
Wizards Of Waverly Place (Disney Channel, 8 p.m., Friday): Tell us if you want us to cover this tonight. We have a screener, but we’re not sure we can handle the excitement of two Selena Gomezes, which is exactly what this episode of television promises to us. This is the weirdest Spring Breakers promo ever.
The World According To Dick Cheney (Showtime, 9 p.m., Friday): Documentarian R.J. Cutler got Dick Cheney to talk about his years as vice president, and nobody got shot in the face! We know that’s an old gag, but Noel Murray told us “Dick Cheney shoots someone in the face” jokes will never go out of style.
Banshee (Cinemax, 10 p.m., Friday): Phil Dyess-Nugent has been keeping up on the craziness that is this show’s first season, and he’s ready to tell you all he’s learned by reviewing the season finale. We’re hoping it all wraps up with dragons and monsters and war. Which is entirely possible, we just realized.
Wendell & Vinnie (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m., Saturday): Is this kids show worth watching? We don’t know, but it was created by Jay Kogen, and our own Todd VanDerWerff was on a Huffington Post Live show with him, so we thought we’d at least link to that here, then convince you to watch this somehow?
Tom, Dick, And Harriet (Hallmark, 9 p.m., Saturday): See, we’re generally in favor of Steven Weber. We’d like for him to have a great career, and that stretches back to our general affection for him from Wings. But not like this, Steven! Not like this! (Please share your thoughts on Wings in the comments.)
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (AMC, 7:30 p.m., Friday): A bunch of famous literary characters band together to… do… something in this ultimately incoherent and terrible adaptation of Alan Moore’s great, imaginary comic. We wanted to mention how this is just like Girls. Think about it!
Moonraker (G4, 8 p.m., Friday): This is one of the weaker James Bond movies, with all that bouncing around on the moon and such. We’re mostly just linking to it because it’s airing on G4, and wasn’t that supposed to turn into the Esquire Channel at some point? When was that going to happen anyway?
The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants (ABC Family, 7 p.m., Saturday): Four teenage girls, coming of age and having adventures over one formative summer? A magical pair of pants that changes shape and size to fit all four of them equally well? Blake Lively? Alexis Bledel? This is just like Girls! Think about it!
Big East Basketball Tournament (ESPN, 7 p.m., Friday): The final four teams in the Big East tournament face off in the semifinals, airing over four straight hours on ESPN. Georgetown faces Syracuse in the first game, while Louisville and Notre Dame face off in the latter game. Who’s your money on, commenters?
MLS Soccer: Seattle vs. Portland (NBC Sports, 8 p.m., Saturday): We’re expecting this game to be moody 20somethings, coffee, hipsters, rain, indie rock, and every other Pacific Northwest stereotype you want to think of. Actually, we’re hoping one team works a Sasquatch in there at some point.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Project Runway (Thursday): What could make Project Runway even better? Well, a lot of things, actually, given how precipitously this show has fallen apart over the last few years. But we’re betting America’s Ray Of Sunshine Emmy Rossum can do the job! Sonia Saraiya loved her guest judging.