TV critic's picks: Friday-Sunday

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 16, 2012 - 2:49 PM

"Boss," "Lovetown, USA"


Kelsey Grammer as Mayor Tom Kane in "Boss."

Photo: Chuck Hodes, Starz

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That's a rap

In the first season of "Boss" (8 p.m. Friday, Starz), our anti-hero Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) fought powerful enemies, office traitors and a crippling disease. Now he has to deal with a famous rapper. Tip "T.I." Harris joins the series as a former gangbanger who has his eyes on a political career. For an interview with T.I., see Sunday's Variety section.

Gotta serve somebody

You never know where Bob Dylan is going to show up. You can check out one of the Minnesota legend's new tunes during the closing credits of "Strike Back" (9 p.m. Friday, Cinemax), which kicks off its second season with back-to-back episodes about an anti-terrorist organization.

Chasing Amy

Amy Schumer, one of the brightest new "roasters" on Comedy Central specials, proves she can be hilarious for an entire hour in "Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff" (10 p.m. Saturday, Comedy), a stand-up special that should be further proof that this rising star deserves her own series.

It takes a village

Minnesota matchmaker Kailen Rosenberg takes her talents to Georgia or, more specifically, "Lovetown, USA" (9 p.m. Sunday, OWN). The new series finds Rosenberg and Paul Carrick Brunson helping six singles find their soulmate, or at least someone who can hold a decent dinner conversation. Yes, it's tough out there, people.


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