This weekend, it’s all about the brothers. In the NFL, the last eight teams with a chance to get to the Super Bowl go head to head. What’s great about this year’s playoff class is that there are three Black quarterbacks doing the shot-calling – Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick and Carolina’s Cam Newton.
On Sunday, the first of this year’s major awards shows, The Golden Globes, is taking place in L.A. and the always fabulous Idris Elba is up for two awards, one for his role on the BBC detective series Luther and another for his work as Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom. But of course you know what we’re wondering – will he bring his pregnant girlfriend Naiyana Garth and will he wear a bow tie after blowing up the Internet with this tweet? Well, you’ve have to tune in to find out. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.
HOT ON TV:
All Times Eastern
Friday, January 10
Being Mary Jane
BET, 10 p.m.
The season premiere repeats; Mary Jane Paul deals with job, family and relationship pressure. The show was the #1 trending topic on Twitter when it first aired.
Oprah’s Lifeclass: The Secret Shame
OWN, 9 p.m.
Oprah and Iyanla discuss colorism in the black community
OWN, 10 p.m.
Bill Duke explores women who feel marginalized because of skin color
Saturday January 11
Coming to America
VH1, 10 p.m.
The classic comedy movie about an African prince who comes to America in search of a wife
NFL Playoffs: Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots
CBS, 8 p.m.
New England QB Tom Brady tries to get to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in his career, Colts QB Andrew Luck would like to stop him
NFL Playoffs: Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees and the Who Dat Nation go up against the NFL’s best team this season for chance to return to the Super Bowl
Sunday January 12
NFL Playoffs: San Francisco 49’ers vs. Carolina Panthers
Fox, 1 p.m.
Two black rushing quarterbacks, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newtown, vie for the right to advance in the playoffs.
NFL Playoffs: San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
CBS, 4:40 p.m.
Eight teams must get down to four in the last of the games of the playoff weekend
The Golden Globe Awards
NBC, 8 p.m.
Idris Elba is up for two awards, 12 Years A Slave and it’s breakout star Lupita Nyong’o are also nominees. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the hosts.