On TV this weekend, Sept. 16-18

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FRIDAY

SEASON PREMIERE Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8 p.m., Cartoon Another depressing season reminding us that this cartoon is still way better than the three prequels. That's not saying much, we know.

2011 NCLR ALMA Awards, 8 p.m., NBC Eva Longoria and George Lopez co-host this ceremony for accomplished entertainers of Latin origin. Oh, Christina Aguilera, you're still not fooling anyone.

Living for 32, 8 p.m., Showtime Colin Goddard is a gun-control advocate who is trying to close a loophole that allows people to buy guns from private dealers without background checks. He is a little biased, we'll admit, but only because he survived the massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007. So listen to his argument for a minute.

SEASON FINALE Karaoke Battle USA, 9 p.m., ABC The winner is announced and gets to represent the United States at the Karaoke World Championship in Ireland. And join Joey Fatone in his new boy band.

SEASON PREMIERE Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO If we are patient and watch quietly, Bill just may be snarky about some current event!

SATURDAY

Love Begins, 9 p.m., Hallmark Whoa, Nancy McKeon plays a gossipy pioneer. We didn't think Jo would have turned out that way.

SERIES PREMIERE Confronting, 10 p.m., OWN A show about victims of crime coming face to face with the perpetrators. Let's start with the parents of a child killed by a drunk driver meeting the killer in prison. Wow, when does Saturday Night Live return to lighten things up?

SUNDAY

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, 8 p.m., Fox The chances of 30 Rock beating Modern Family for best comedy after this last season are about as good as a network offering beating out a cable show for best drama. Also: Steve Carell better win something.

SEASON FINALE Hoarding: Buried Alive, 9 p.m., TLC A woman's daughter may be taken away if she doesn't clean up her act. If that happens, it's always possible she has another kid buried somewhere to replace her.

Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation, 10 p.m., VH1 Time to get to the bottom of how rock really influenced rap.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this weekend, Sept. 16-18 09/15/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:48pm]

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