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On TV this weekend, Aug. 27-29

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

SEASON FINALE Whale Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet In the first of two parts, the crew learns the Institute of Cetacean Research has lied to the public and a Japanese crew basically kidnaps Pete. This show has better storylines than most of the scripted dramas on TV now.

MINISERIES FINALE The Pillars of the Earth, 10 p.m., Starz Regan and William are angry with the fact that Kingsbridge is becoming prosperous again. Did they have a short sale riding on the kingdom or what?

SEASON FINALE Chefs vs. City, 10 p.m., Food Building a tower out of shawarma is sure to attract attention from all those racist fear-mongers who are opposing anything at all connected with the Middle East being built in America.

MINISERIES PREMIERE Blood Dolphins, 11 p.m., Animal Planet Profiles of dolphin activists no doubt spurred by the controversial movie The Cove. Surprise! That's not tuna you're eating!

SATURDAY

Little League World Series: U.S. Championship, 4 p.m., ABC Watch to see which American team is likely to be defeated by a foreign country's youngsters in the next round.

The Wish List, 9 p.m., Hallmark Jennifer Esposito meets a quality surgeon who is her dream guy, but is attracted to a loser who works in a coffee shop. She wonders why this is, but doy, she's a woman, so that explains it all.

SUNDAY

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, 8 p.m., NBC Jimmy Fallon prepares to host us through three uncomfortable hours of our favorite shows not winning awards they should.

The Cove, 9 p.m., Animal Planet The award-winning documentary that was at Tampa Theatre for about a week showing Japanese fisherman killing dolphins and selling them to Japanese school lunch programs. That's still not tuna you're eating!

SEASON FINALE Drop Dead Diva, 9 p.m., Lifetime Two episodes, one about cyber bullying and one about being cryogenically frozen. How about we freeze all the cyber bullies?

SEASON PREMIERE Amazing Wedding Cakes, 10 p.m., WEtv At this point, with all the cake shows on every basic cable channel, we can't really be amazed anymore. Wow, a cake that looks like cheese. A cheesecake. Woo.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, Aug. 27-29 08/26/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 26, 2010 7:26pm]

    

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