Arnold Schwarzenegger will be all over TV this weekend -- and not just on the news
In case you haven't already seen and heard enough about former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in recent days, you can catch up on his extramarital activities with news programming or parodies this weekend or just revel in some of his muscle-baring action flicks.
CNN Newsroom will cover the former California governor with a special produced in partnership with Time magazine about what leads powerful men to engage in morally bankrupt behavior. Don Lemon will host the show, airing Saturday at 10 p.m., with guests that include HLN anchor and sexpert Dr. Drew Pinsky and Time executive editor Nancy Gibbs. (Gibbs wrote this week's cover story in Time titled, "Sex. Lies. Arrogance. What Makes Powerful Men Act Like Pigs.")
The cable news network may still be smarting from criticism it took about an earlier report on philandering politicians that failed to mention former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in a cavalcade of cheaters that included Bill Clinton, John Edwards and Newt Gingrich. As viewers know, Spitzer now anchors a CNN prime-time show.
Cable channel AMC will take a goofier approach to the issue by airing a marathon of "Conan the Barbarian" movies -- even thought there are just two in this franchise. Any future would-be sequels will have to wait because Schwarzenegger has said he's putting his comeback on hold because of his current personal turmoil.
Comedy Central's "South Park" already took a swipe at Schwarzenegger in the episode that aired this week, and late-night talk show hosts have squeezed the situation for as much comedy as possible. We can only guess that "Saturday Night Live" has at least a few references in the works. This week's episode, with Justin Timberlake as host and Lady Gaga as musical guest, is the season finale and it's expected to be a ratings bonanza for NBC.
-- T.L. Stanley