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On TV this weekend, Nov. 14-16

On TV this weekend


Super-Manny, 9 p.m., ABC Is it a one-off or a pilot for a new series? You decide, as a developmental therapist tries to figure out why people's kids are lunatics.

The Wizard of Oz, 8 p.m., TBS Upon being transported to a magical land, a clueless schoolgirl murders the first person she meets, then forms a band of outcasts to kill again.

In Search of Myths and Heroes, 10 p.m., PBS Are you telling us King Arthur could have been real? And he was a Welsh freedom fighter? And there was a real magical sword and a Holy Grail? Oh, no, there are just a bunch of legends about that stuff.


Ricky Gervais: Out of England, 9 p.m., HBO Ricky finally gets a cable special in the States. Too bad he acts like we've never heard half the jokes before.

Accidental Friendship, 9 p.m., Hallmark Chandra Wilson gets some prime-time exposure as a homeless woman who becomes friends with a cop. Thinking of Dr. Bailey as being homeless is just depressing.

The Two Mr. Kissels, 9 p.m., Lifetime John Stamos plays a drug-addict embezzler who winds up dead. Great, now there's no hope for a sequel.


NASCAR Ford 400, 3 p.m., ABC The final race of the season. Then you'll have to wait something like two weeks for the season to start up again.

Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special The comedian pulls out the puppets to do a family Christmas show. Using inanimate objects as surrogates for an angry childhood is always great fun.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon As ancient as this shtick is, it's still better than that interminable Family Guy episode. Plus, Billy Dee Williams shows up to voice Lando!

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this weekend, Nov. 14-16 11/13/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:38am]
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