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What to Watch This Weekend: Catastrophe makes a baby

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Your daily guide to the most interesting stuff happening on TV and streaming. All times Eastern.

PICK OF THE WEEKEND

Catastrophe

Amazon, Friday, Streaming

The hilarious, foulmouthed, and improbably touching romantic sitcom’s second season picks up after a big development: Rob and Sharon get haircuts! No, just kidding, they have a baby now. But fans need not worry about things getting mushy: Catastrophe stays squarely in the increasingly popular realistic-rom-com mode. “We didn’t want it to be a family show,” Horgan tells EW. “We’re more interested in them, to see a relationship further down the line. When the current gleam wears off, how do you stay in love?” Adds Delaney, “They know each other better, so they can hurt each other more and hurt each other faster—which I think is satisfying for the audience.”

RESPECT THE ‘STACHE

Blue Bloods

CBS, Friday, 10 p.m.

Frank (Tom Selleck) is torn on whether to promote an officer. The guy’s mustache just isn’t quite there yet.

SEASON PREMIERE

Outlander

Starz, Saturday, 9 p.m.

I could tell you why you should watch the show, or you could peek at this steamy gallery of photos from our cover story and find out for yourself. 

LES THIS

Saturday Night Live

NBC, Saturday, 11:35 p.m.

Hosted by Russell Crowe, a man renowned for his sense of humor. Should be hilarious?

EMPIRE

Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper

HBO, Saturday, 9 p.m.

America is short on dynasties, but the Vanderbilt clan still looms large in our imagination. This documentary centers on a key living member of that clan, Gloria Vanderbilt, who gets interviewed by her son Anderson Cooper. The film lays out her strange, sad youth — including the “trial of the century” custody battle when she was a little girl — as well as her career as an actor, denim designer, and painter. For more on the fascinating story (and Gloria’s lesbian experiments of yesteryear), check out Jess Cagle’s exclusive interview with the mother-son duo

SERIES DEBUT

The Girlfriend Experience

Starz, Sunday, 8 p.m.

Critics are raving about this moody new Stephen Soderbergh series, which is in fact inspired by the moody old Stephen Soderbergh movie of the same name. It’s got Riley Keough, Paul Sparks, and an ample amount of intrigue. Check out Darren Franich’s review for more. 

THE GOLDEN POPCORN

2016 MTV Movie Awards

MTV, Sunday, 8 p.m.

The ceremony’s 25th anniversary edition will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, making for an interesting exercise in contrast. Take a look at our preview of the whole shebang here. 

SEASON PREMIERE

Fear the Walking Dead

AMC, Sunday, 9 p.m.

The show mixes things up in its second season by having the survivors try to escape the mayhem via boat. I hope the zombies brought their floaties …