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Weekend's Best Bets

With two posts yesterday, I'm going to take it easy for the weekend.

There's a new "Common Law" (USA, 10 p.m.) tonight, and I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that tonight is the rerun for the brilliant "Law & Order" spoof from "Community" (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)

On Saturday, CBS burns off a new "NYC 22" at 8 p.m.

On cable, BBC America continues with the wonderfully satirical "Twenty Twelve" at midnight with two episodes. I sincerely hope the real Olympics aren't being run by these people.

On Sunday, I still can't figure out why I'm still tuning into "The Newsroom" (HBO, 10 p.m.) Seriously, the Allison Pill character has done something virtually every week that would have gotten her fired in real life. And Mac saying she read "Don Quixote" in the original French? We're supposed to believe that? It follows a new "True Blood." Meanwhile Showtime has "Weeds" and "Episodes from 10-11 p.m.

One of the things I love about "Breaking Bad"(AMC, 10 p.m.) is how they show scenes from two time periods, with the future scene being a teaser as to what will happen over the course of the season. And last week's scene -- Walt in the diner -- might have been the best of them all. (Though the airplane wreck from a couple of years ago was equally brilliant).

TNT has a new night of "Leverage," "Falling Skies" and "The Great Escape" from 8-11 p.m., while A&E has a new "The Glades" and "Longmire" from 9-11 p.m.

I'll give USA's "Political Animals" one more shot at 10 p.m., simply because Sigourney Weaver is so good. But I was very underwhelmed by the pilot.

On the networks, "The Bachelorette" (ABC, 8 p.m.) wraps up its season, followed by the "After The Final Rose" special at 10 p.m. Fox airs the Teen Choice Awards at 8 p.m.

On PBS, "Masterpiece Mystery" (PBS, 9 p.m.) continues with the Inspector Lewis mysteries.

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