The third of the final eight "Breaking Bad" episodes airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. This installment is called "Confessions," and AMC says that "Jesse decides to make a change, while Walt and Skyler try to deal with an unexpected demand." Creator Vince Gilligan is using the final episodes to remind everyone that he has a strong cast beyond series star Bryan Cranston. The first episode was a showcase for Dean Norris as Hank, and the second let Anna Gunn shine as Skyler. It sounds as if Emmy-winner Aaron Paul gets his moments as Jesse in No. 3. By the way, the "Talking Bad" on the latest episode, at 11 p.m. Sunday on AMC, features series star Bob Odenkirk and series fan Samuel L. Jackson.
Justin Timberlake will perform and receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award from Jimmy Fallon. Timberlake also could reunite with 'N Sync, but MTV wasn't commenting on that widely circulated rumor.
Timberlake has six nominations this year and leads the field with the duo of rapper Macklemore & producer Ryan Lewis. They will deliver "Same Love," their hit about marriage quality. Also performing: Drake, Kanye West, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.
The awards also have a new category: Best Song of the Summer. The nominees are Cyrus' "We Can't Stop"; Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" featuring Pharrell; "I Need Your Love" from Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding; Selena Gomez’s "Come & Get It"; One Direction's "Best Song Ever"; and Thicke's "Blurred Lines" with T.I. and Pharrell. Likely winner: Thicke.
CBS' "Big Brother" served up a major twist on Thursday: a member of the jury will return to the game. The next episode airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Helen, one of the stronger players, was ejected Thursday. The main issue becomes: Can anyone stop the obnoxious Amanda?
Or if you prefer football, you have several preseason offerings. Seattle plays Green Bay at 8 p.m. Friday on CBS. St. Louis takes on Denver at 8 p.m. Saturday on CBS. Minnesota plays San Francisco at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC.
TCM continues its "Summer Under the Stars" festival that salutes a different performer each day. Elizabeth Taylor is the Friday honoree. You get "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at 8 p.m., "Suddenly, Last Summer" at 10 and "Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?" at midnight. The wonderful character actor Charles Coburn is the Saturday honoree. TCM serves three classic comedies in a row: "Heaven Can Wait" (1943 version) at 6 p.m., "The Lady Eve" at 8 p.m. and "The More the Merrier" at 10 p.m. Coburn won the supporting-actor Oscar for "The More the Merrier." Clark Gable is the Sunday honoree. He won the Oscar for "It Happened One Night," which airs at 8 p.m.