Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this weekend

Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov (left) and Hiroyuki Sanada as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki on “Helix.”

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Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov (left) and Hiroyuki Sanada as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki on “Helix.”

Helix  Friday, 10 p.m., Syfy

This 13-episode thriller comes with a formidable set of genre names behind the scenes including executive producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”). The series centers around a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. Except it’s not just a possibility and, of course, there’s more to it than that. Their discoveries could either mean salvation for mankind or total annihilation. So, you know, fingers crossed.


2014 Golden Globe Awards  Sunday, 8 p.m., NBC

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up to make people laugh is as sure a bet in Hollywood as any these days. The dynamic duo of “Saturday Night Live” alums and “Baby Mama”/“Mean Girls” costars returns to the Beverly Hilton to bring the funny to the year’s booziest and loosest awards show. In a competitive year with lots of big stars nominated, it should be a glittery night of giggles.

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Raising Hope  Friday, 9 p.m, Fox

Hey there, Delilah.

Banshee  Friday, 10 p.m., Cinemax


Screaming back to life.

US Figure Skating Championships  Saturday, 8 p.m. NBC

Ladies free skate live in primetime at TD Garden.

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