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On TV this weekend, Nov. 19-21

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC Jo has to deal with a stupid, stupid family that allows four young boys and an infant unfettered access to the swimming pool. Gee, why does she want to quit after this season, we wonder?

20/20, 10 p.m., ABC Cynthia McFadden interviews Cher. Call us psychic, but it's entirely possible her transgender child Chaz may come up in conversation.

Dennis Miller: The Big Speech, 10 p.m., HBO The comedian tapes his first special for the network in four years. That's been plenty of time to come up with new big words to impress everyone.

SERIES PREMIERE Homemade Millionaire, 10 p.m., TLC Kelly Ripa shepherds a collection of amateur inventors who are trying to sell their ideas. Apparently they couldn't invent a show much different than Simon Cowell's American Inventor.

SATURDAY

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, 8 p.m., Hallmark It's time for schmaltzy Christmas TV movies already? It would be great if we could hold off on this schlock until after Thanksgiving.

Austin City Limits, 8 p.m., PBS John Legend and the Roots shake things up on public broadcasting by giving us more from their new album. That's in case you didn't see them on the Rally to Restore Sanity.

SUNDAY

2010 American Music Awards, 8 p.m., ABC Rihanna, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Usher, Pink, and Christina Aguilera are performing in this usually lukewarm run-up to the only marginally more interesting Grammys, but the New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys will perform on stage together, so all the moms approaching middle age will be thrilled.

Futurama, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central For some reason this Christmas special — featuring three separate stories in true "Tales of Interest" mode is on a good month before the actual holiday. The rest of the airtime must be slated for Reno 911 reruns and commercials for stand-up specials for comedians you've never heard of.

SERIES PREMIERE Brew Masters, 10 p.m., Discovery Watching a brewery make beer will be fascinating for a few episodes, but really, how much manufactured drama can you pack into this concept? Plus, it's Dogfish Head, which is good and all, but we don't like pale ales.

Watch What Happens: Live, 11 p.m., Bravo Watch Kim Zolciak's noncareer be crushed once and for all — live!

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, Nov. 19-21 11/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, November 18, 2010 5:19pm]

    

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