Worth Watching: June 12-18


It’s My Party

One of the first films to address AIDS spotlights a gay man who throws himself a final bash. 7 p.m. on IFC.

Meth Nation

Meth use in the U.S. is detailed. 8 p.m. on Discovery.


Kings Will King Silas’ son Jack finally prove worthy of the throne? Or will his clingy ex-boyfriend continue to prove problematic in his fight for his birthright? 8 p.m. on NBC.

Groomer Has It

Tonight, the groomers go green with the dogs. 9 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Ellen: Here and Now

The daytime dyke diva’s 2003 special at Broadway’s Beacon Theatre. 10 p.m. on HBO.

Pushing Daisies

Series finale. The past becomes the present when one half of the Darling Mermaid Darlings’ archrivals, the Aquadolls, is killed. To find the murderer, the Darling Mermaid Darlings must come out of retirement. 10 p.m. on ABC.

Sundance Pride Programming

Sundance is devoting its Saturday-night movie slot to LGBT films. “The Bubble” is a provocative 2006 film about a trio of Tel Aviv queers — two men and a woman. One of the men falls for a Palestinian: Romantic comedy meets jihad. “Luster” is a sexy/serious romp about a gay poet working in a record store. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. on Sundance.

John Waters: This Filthy World

The gay filmmaker/writer/comedian in a one-man show. 11:45 p.m. on Showtime.


True Blood

Season premiere. The queer, vampire-riddled town of Bon Temps, La., is revived. Gay creator Alan Ball brings the gang back with Sookie in danger, a newly made teen vampire and a body at Merlotte’s. 9 p.m. on HBO.


Raising the Bar

The new season premieres with Charlie facing life as an openly gay law clerk. 10 p.m. on TNT.

Nurse Jackie

Edie Falco is better than Carmela Soprano in this dark dramedy. With queer nurse Mo-Mo. 10:30 p.m. on Showtime.



Last week, when Arturo came on to Chloe, she told him he was not a cure for her lesbianism. 9 p.m. on Fox.


New Adventures of Old Christine

With lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes. 8 p.m. on CBS.

The Goode Family

This animated series features a family of ultra-green-conscious vegans. There’s a lesbian couple who lives nearby, but many may find the stereotyped portrayal offensive. Tonight features the lesbians, who also have a son. 9 p.m. on ABC.


The Fashion Show

Just like “Project Runway,” but with a different gay guy. Designer Isaac Mizrahi hosts. 10 p.m. on Bravo.

Queer TV you can always see

The Young & The Restless

Rafe Torres (Yani Gellman) hasn’t been on screen for three weeks. And making Adam into a cross-dressing murderer? This is the guy they want to pair Rafe with? Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m. on CBS.

As the World Turns

Noah won a film award at school and must make his own film. Luke suggests a film about growing up the son of an Army man. Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. on CBS.

Guiding Light

Poor Olivia. All she wants is to get Natalia in bed. But Natalia’s priest is stalking her, Rafe snubs her and Frank is everywhere. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. on CBS.


On Friday, Ellen interviews “American Idol” bitchy Brit Simon Cowell. Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. on NBC.

The Rachel Maddow Show

Maddow’s show was the only cable news program to be nominated for a Television Critic’s Circle Award. You go, girl! Monday-Friday, 9 p.m. on MSNBC.