Critic’s Corner, Saturday, December 15


Homeland Sunday at 10 p.m., Showtime

This has been a crazy season — fast-paced, well-acted, and sloppy in the plot department. What will happen to Damian Lewis’s Brody in the finale? It’s hard to imagine how the writers could write him out of this corner without turning “Homeland” into a fantasy series. But will they kill him off? And if they do, will the series become about an internal affairs issue, with Carrie (Claire Danes, left) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin, right) on the outside trying to expose someone such as David as a terrorist?

6 Little McGhees 10 p.m., OWN


The whole OWN thing has gone awry. The low-rated network has a confused identity — self-help, Oprah’s leftovers, and reality shows derived from other reality shows. To wit, this new series following a family with sextuplets. About our cultural fascination with multiple births and giant families, there is probably much to be said. But the bottom line is that TLC has already had the subject covered for years with “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” “Quints by Surprise,” “Table for 12,” “Sextuplets Take New York,” and “19 Kids and Counting.”

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Saturday Night Live 11:30 p.m., Channel 7

Sir Paul Cobain.

VH1 Divas Sunday at 9 p.m., VH1

The divas honor The Diva, Whitney Houston.


Survivor: Philippines Sunday at 8 p.m., Channel 4

Someone wins.

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