Set the DVR for this film directed by David Cronenberg, based on the Tony-winning play by David Henry Hwang. A French diplomat (Jeremy Irons) falls in love with a Chinese opera singer (John Lone) after a performance of Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly.” But the opera singer is not who she claims to be and holds secrets of her own. Both will soon face the dire consequences of their 20-year torrid love affair as espionage and hidden identities unravel. With Ian Richardson. 9 a.m. on Logo.
Blades of Glory
Hilarious send-up of the gay and non-gay skating world. Will Ferrell and Jon Heder play Olympic contenders and the first male-male pairs skaters. 7 p.m. on HBO.
SATURDAY Girl, Positive
Rachel (Andrea Bowen), a high-school student, seems to have the life that most people envy. Then she discovers that a former sexual partner who died an untimely death was in fact HIV-positive and an IV-drug user. She goes to an AIDS clinic to get a rapid test, which comes back positive. Rachel then confides in her substitute teacher, Sarah (Jennie Garth), who has secretly been living with the disease for years. Superb film about living with AIDS and AIDS-phobia. 7 p.m. on HBO.
Prayers for Bobby
Sigourney Weaver is extraordinary in her made-for-TV film debut. Weaver plays Mary Griffith, the fundamentalist Christian mother of a gay son, Bobby. Griffith has raised her children to believe homosexuality is a sin punishable by eternal damnation. But when Bobby commits suicide due to the pressure from his family’s religious beliefs, Griffith is forced to rethink what she thought she knew about God, sexuality and her own child. Griffith moves forward by telling her story and that of her son to educate others about the dangers of homophobia. This compelling drama is based on the real-life story of Bobby and Mary Griffith. With Ryan Kelley as Bobby. Directed by Russell Mulcahy. 9 p.m. on Lifetime.
U.S. Championship final. 9 p.m. on NBC.
SUNDAY This Week
George Stephanopoulos discusses the inauguration. 10:30 a.m. on ABC.
The fun-loving polygamist returns with his three wives. 9 p.m. on HBO.
The L Word
The sixth season is complicated by murder. Tonight, old flames pop up for both Bette and Helena, complicating their respective lives. Meanwhile, Tasha and Alice try couples counseling. 9 p.m. on Showtime.
The Masterpiece Theater version of the classic Emily Brontë novel ends tonight. British heartthrob Tom Hardy stars as Heathcliff and newcomer Charlotte Riley is Cathy. 9 p.m. on PBS.
The United States of Tara
Toni Collette tears up the small screen as four different characters of Tara, a woman with multiple-personality disorder. Her personalities include a very butch homophobe and an ultra-perfect housewife. With a gay son and a control-freak daughter, Tara has a lot to deal with. 10 p.m. on Showtime.
The team treats a special-education teacher whose seemingly inherent goodness is actually a pathology. Foreman must make a potentially dangerous decision about Thirteen’s participation in his drug trial. Is Thirteen regretting giving up women? 8 p.m. on FOX.
Jack looks for Almeida. With lesbian actor Cherry Jones as President Alison Taylor. 9 p.m. on FOX.
It was only a matter of time before TV got hip to the semi-sexual world of male bromance. In this series, host Brody Jenner (“The Hills”) puts nine fine young dudes to the test of best buddy-dom. Cute hunks pretend it’s not sexual. 9 p.m. on MTV.
The premise of this reality series is that beauty is interior, not exterior — except the players don’t know that. Now the question is, will one of the contestants be revealed as queer? 10 p.m. on ABC.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Premieres at 10 p.m. on LOGO. Check out www.rupaulsdragrace.com for a sneak peak of the show.
TUESDAY American Idol
Must-watch, train-wreck TV to seek the latest singing sensation. 8 p.m. on FOX.
The hiatus is over and everybody’s favorite slicers and dicers (after Dexter) are back. Time for the resident lesbian, Roma Maffia, to have more screen time. 10 p.m. on FX.
WEDNESDAY American Idol
The competition continues. 8 p.m. on FOX.
Lie to Me
“Psych” meets “The Mentalist” with Tim Roth as the lie detector doctor in this new series that explores a range of characters and their lies. 9 p.m. on FOX.
The Real World: Brooklyn
This season includes Sarah, a tatted-up bisexual artist who works with victims of sexual abuse, Katelynn, a transgender female who wants to marry her boyfriend, and Chet, a Mormon frat boy. 10 p.m. on MTV.
Top Chef: New York
San Francisco lesbian, Jamie, with the many tats and obsessive love of scallops is hanging in, despite having a lousy spam dish. But Ariane is finally out. 10 p.m. on Bravo.
Sordid Lives: The Series
Latrelle, LaVonda and Sissy fight off Bumper and Noleta shoots at him. A petition is started to close down the bar. Noleta thinks she is going crazy after finding evidence of G.W.’s affair that he says does not exist. LaVonda goes to find out if Peggy and G.W. are still having the affair, and she catches Bitsy and Glyndora instead. Sara refuses to see that Ty and Jacob are together. 10:30 p.m. on Logo.
THURSDAY Grey’s Anatomy
It’s over — again. Melissa George (Sadie) is out, as in fired. The best new lesbian affair on the tube has ended before Sadie and Callie even got to the bedroom. Allegedly, the new Dr. Arizona (Jennifer Capshaw) with be Callie’s latest crush. Why is “Grey’s” making Callie look like she doesn’t care about the women she’s involved with by continually changing her partners? George’s final episode; let’s see how she exits. 9 p.m. on ABC.