On TV this weekend, June 25-27

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FRIDAY

Friday Night Lights, 8 p.m., NBC The Lions play the worst team in the league, which is basically telegraphing the Lions probably will lose somehow. Hey, there are life lessons to be learned.

Flashpoint, 9 p.m., CBS A woman kidnaps her two children to keep her husband from getting custody. If this was Jesse James and one of his ex-wives, we'd think we were watching TMZ.

Miami Medical, 10 p.m., CBS A giant sinkhole traps a construction worker underground. Hey, this isn't called Guatemala Medical.

SEASON FINALE Party Down, 10 p.m., Starz Jane Lynch is getting married, all right, but on the show it's to a guy.

SATURDAY

Dinocroc vs. Supergator, 9 p.m., SyFy Really, does this plot matter at all? It's about washed-up actors, bad special effects and giant reptiles eating people. Score.

You Lucky Dog, 9 p.m., Hallmark Speaking of washed-up actors, Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin get upstaged by a dog. No, this isn't Animal Planet.

SUNDAY

The BET Awards '10, 8 p.m., BET Beware the tidings of Kanye, who is back in action tonight.

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, 9 p.m., CBS Awards for shows we don't watch because we're too busy working all day.

Ellen's Somewhat Special Special, 9 p.m., TBS DeGeneres' fourth variety show proves she hasn't quite been overexposed by American Idol just yet.

SEASON PREMIERE Hung, 10 p.m., HBO Thomas Jane is back in the series that has got to boost his ego at least a little bit.

SEASON PREMIERE Entourage, 10:30 p.m., HBO Some of you still watch this show, so we'll include its seventh season, but you could see guys just like this by heading to Ybor on a Saturday night. We smell reality show!

MICHAEL JACKSON

For the first anniversary of his death, at least a dozen networks are airing some form of tribute to the late singer this weekend. MTV, Fuse and E! are among the channels planning multiple specials. Here are six you might want to want to TiVo.

Inside the Michael Jackson Mansion, 2 p.m. Friday, BET: A tour of the home in western Los Angeles where the singer collapsed and died.

Michael Jackson: After Life, 9 p.m. Friday, ABC: ABC News' 20/20 chronicles the ongoing investigation into Jackson's death and how his children are adjusting.

Michael Jackson & Bubbles: The Untold Story, 6 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet: The King of Pop goes bananas for a chimpanzee.

Michael Jackson: The Final Days, 8 and 11 p.m. Friday, CNN: Drama unfolds at M.J.'s home in his last days.

E! Investigates: Last Days of Michael Jackson, 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, E!: M.J's bizarre life comes to light as the investigation into the circumstances of his death continues.

Michael Jackson: A Mother's Story, 9 p.m. Friday, NBC: Freelance journalist Sonia Lowe's interviews with Katherine Jackson form the core of a special on Michael Jackson's mother, who is now raising his children.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, June 25-27 06/24/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:18pm]

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