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

BBC America

Almost Royal Saturday at 10 p.m., BBC America

BBC America’s reality-comedy series is about British siblings Georgie and Poppy (Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart), nobles touring America. They engage real Americans in embarrassing conversations, like Sacha Baron Cohen doing one of his “Borat” stunts. In the two-episode premiere, Georgie and Poppy stop in LA, where they mingle with Fabio. They also make it to Boston, where they learn about Paul Revere, go to a game at Fenway Park, and attend a Tea Party gathering in Worcester.


Funniest Wins 10 p.m., TBS

Yup, another reality competition show for aspiring [fill in the blank], this one with a $100,000 prize. Hosted by Marlon Wayans, “Funniest Wins” has 10 comedians facing off in various challenges. Guest judges will include Orlando Jones, David Alan Grier, and Damon Wayans Jr. The premiere has the players performing for tourists on a moving double-decker bus. All because there was no driver on the top.

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Married to Medicine Sunday at 9 p.m., Bravo

Sounds like a “Nurse Jackie” spinoff.

True Blood Sunday at 10 p.m., HBO


The last season, until the stage musical. Yes really.

Orphan Black Saturday at 9 p.m., BBC America

Bye. And bye. And bye. And bye. And bye.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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