What To Watch: Weekend

TOP PICK: Game of Thrones‘ (Sunday at 9pm on HBO) **Series Premiere**

In a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, trouble is brewing. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and the ancient Wall that protects the realm from the darkness beyond, two powerful families are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake the four corners of the Kingdoms, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. Based on the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the new series ‘Game of Thrones’ from HBO begins its 10-episode season.

SEASON PREMIERE:Friday Night Lights‘ (Friday at 8pm ET on NBC)

Coach Taylor tempers high expectations for East Dillon’s impending season as Tami becomes frustrated in her new job. Meanwhile Vince and Luke work to recruit a new player for the Lions’ squad and Dillon bids farewell to two alumni as they prepare to leave for college.

WATCH:Audrina‘ (Sunday at 9pm on VH1) **Series Premiere**

Mark Burnett and VH1 have teamed up to give viewers a never-before-seen look into the life of Audrina Patridge on the new series ‘Audrina.’ Besides Audrina’s blossoming career and tumultuous love life, the television personality has something else to focus on – her family.

DVR: ‘2011 TV Land Awards’ (Sunday at 9pm on VH1)

TV Land’s annual award show honors John Travolta and the cast of ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ (35th Anniversary Award), Bill Cosby and the cast of ‘The Cosby Show’ (Impact Award), Michael J. Fox and the cast of ‘Family Ties’ (Fan Favorite Award), the cast of ‘The Facts of Life’ (Pop Culture Award), Regis Philbin (Legend Award) and Daryl Hall and John Oates (Music Icon Award). The show kicks off with a surprise performance of the classic tune “New York, New York” by legendary entertainer Liza Minnelli.

DVR:Sanctuary‘ (Friday at 10pm on Syfy) **Season Premiere**

Syfy’s original series returns with the next all-new 10 episodes of Season 3. The adventures pick up in the events of the mid-season finale’s cliffhanger, with the team at the mercy of the inimitable Ranna, played by Polly Walker.

Friday’s Talk Show Listings:

The View: Shirley MacLaine

The Talk: Hayden Panettiere

Live with Regis and Kelly: David Arquette

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Jamie Foxx

Late Show with David Letterman: Tina Fey

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: John Travolta

Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Robin Wright

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