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What to Watch on Saturday: '20/20' tells tales from Sunset Boulevard

Cats 101 (8pm, Animal Planet) - The Season 4 premiere looks at Kurilian bobtail, chausie, dwelf, Burmilla and lambkin breeds.

20/20: Sunset Boulevard - The American Dream Machine (9pm, ABC) - Jay Schadler (left) reports from the famous 22-mile boulevard that stretches from Beverly Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Tales include a young war veteran who wants to be an actor, teenagers at Hollywood High, and the murder of a Hollywood beauty-turned-runaway. There are interviews with Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, Mickey Rourke, Alice Cooper, and Hugh Hefner -- all featured in a recent documentary, "Sunset Strip: The Movie." And also, unprecedented access to the Roxy nightclub, run by Lou Adler and his son Nic.

Alien Tornado (9pm, Syfy) - Aliens attack Earth with deadly electrical tornadoes, and it's up to a farmer, his smart high school daughter and a tornado blogger to thwart the horrific invasion. In other words, we are doomed.

The Firm (9pm, NBC) - Mitch makes a deal with Kevin Stack to keep Abby safe, and the FBI arrests Mitch and Ray. Also, Abby tries to manipulate her captors in a bid to escape.

Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions (11pm, Comedy Central) - A one-hour (too short!) comedy special in which Tompkins discusses some of his former jobs. This is really, really funny. Read more about it here.

What to Watch on Saturday: Will Smith hosts Kids' Choice Awards

NCAA Basketball (CBS) - Kentucky plays Louisville at 6 p.m. and Kansas vs. Ohio State begins about 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Kids' Choice Awards (8pm, Nick) - Will Smith hosts the celebration of kids' favorites in film, television, music and sports. Scheduled performers include Katy Perry and One Direction.

Must Love Cats (8pm, Animal Planet) - Host John Fulton takes a trip to New York's Hamptons to meet a personal chef for cats. Okay, even I think that's crazy. Also, a fashion designer for cats in New Jersey (crazy) and a cat  that needed a kidney transplant (not crazy).

Seattle Superstorm (9pm, Syfy) - A movie about a scientist and a soldier who must save the world from deadly storms triggered by a UFO that crashed in Seattle's Puget Sound.

Beverly's Full House (10pm, OWN) - In the premiere of a new reality series, former model Beverly Johnson opens her Palm Springs, California, home to her daughter, plus-size model Anansa Sims, son-in-law David Patterson (an NFL alum) and baby granddaughter.

Q'Viva! The Chosen (11pm, Fox) - Injuries! Eliminations! New timeslot! Q'Viva!

Live From the Artists Den (1am, UNC-TV) - The fifth season opens with a concert by Adele.

What to Watch on Saturday: Leprechaun counterprogramming pits good vs. evil

Home Invasion (8pm, Lifetime) - A woman kills a home-invasion robber in self-defense, and the thief's vengeful girlfriend plots to destroy the woman's life after meeting her via a crime-victim support group.

Must Love Cats (8pm, Animal Planet) - John Fulton checks in with Florida golfers who help cats that live around their course, and a Baltimore cat show that features house cats and purebreds alike.

Chasing Leprechauns (8pm, Hallmark) - A businessman (Adrian Pasdar) receives an unusual assignment in Ireland to convince a local leprechaun expert (Amy Huberman) to allow his company to work on a piece of land rumored to be inhabited by leprechauns. But the woman resists his plans, forcing him to come up with a new way to win her over.

Q'Viva! The Chosen (8pm, Fox) - In Argentina, Jamie King listens to a percussion group and Jennifer Lopez meets a young guitarist. Also, dancers in Chile inspire Jennifer and a Mexican-American singer impresses Marc Anthony.

Leprechaun's Revenge (9pm, Syfy) - An evil leprechaun (left) is unwittingly unleashed on a small town, where it goes on a violent rampage against the descendants of the settlers who stole the creature's gold. Pretty sure Syfy borrowed this leprechaun suit from one of their swamp monster movies.

The Firm (9pm, NBC) - In the final episode of "The Firm," Mitch represents a death-row inmate who wants to help the family he wronged. Also, developments in the Sarah Holt case unfold. Note: I was wrong about this being the last episode -- NBC has a few more to burn off before it goes away for good. Also, this episode was preempted by a repeat of "Fashion Star," so this didn't even air. Also, no one's watching anyway...

Too Cute (9pm, Animal Planet) - Last week's episode simply said "Kitten Dolls." Tonight's description is "Kitten Cottonballs." ???

Also ... NCAA basketball continues on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV.

"Witchslayer Gretl" is ridiculous and thus, fun to watch

Why does Shannen Doherty keep playing witches and then keep begging us not to think she's witchy?

I don't know either, but anyway, she's in "Witchslayer Gretl" (9 tonight Syfy), a movie that is so bad that the screener doesn't have a director's name listed. Also the screener calls the film "Gretl," and at some point it had the title "Gretl: Witch Hunter." Still, I mean bad in a "OMG-you-have-to-see-that-movie-it's-soooo-bad" way.

What's funny is that all of those names don't really make sense. Gretl (Doherty) is a secondary character in the film; clearly someone thinks Doherty is still a big enough name to attract Canadian investors (that's where it was filmed) and Saturday night viewers.

What to Watch on Saturday: HBO's 'Namath' looks at life and career of Broadway Joe

 The Pregnancy Project (8pm, Lifetime) - A high school student pretends to be pregnant in order to conduct a research project about stereotyping teens who are pregnant.

Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man (8pm, Hallmark Movie) - Judge John Goodnight (Luke Perry) reunites with a former flame while traveling and witnesses a robbery by a gang of bandits. The case turns personal when one of the outlaws turns out to be his friend's teen son, who faces a possible death sentence. Adrienne reviews.

Namath (9pm, HBO) - A documentary collaboration between HBO Sports and NFL Films looking at the fascinating life and career of New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, who led the upstart AFL team to an upset win over the Colts in Super Bowl III. One of the first real sports celebrities, "Broadway Joe" was selected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 1985. Narrated by Liev Schreiber.

Pit Boss (9pm, Animal Planet) - Sebastian tries to reconcile with Shorty by going on a rescue mission at a stable, but their rift takes a backseat when a pit bull encounters an agitated horse.

Swamp Volcano (9pm, Syfy) - A vulcanologist tries to prevent a catastrophic eruption that would destroy civilization after an oil-drilling operation strikes magma flow in the Gulf of Mexico and inadvertently creates a volcano in Miami.

John Mulaney: New in Town (10pm, Comedy Central) - A great new comedy special from "Saturday Night Live" writer John Mulaney. Taped in New York City in 2011.

What to Watch on Saturday: TV movies from Rob Lowe and John Schneider

Drew Peterson: Untouchable (8pm, Lifetime) - Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson becomes the suspect in the murder of his third wife and in the disappearance of his fourth wife. Based on a true story. And starring Rob Lowe as Drew Peterson. Adrienne has a review.

My Cat From Hell (8pm, Animal Planet) - If you're even the least bit interested in cats, this is a great show with cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy. Check it out.

Betty White's 90th Birthday Tribute (8pm, NBC) - If you missed this earlier in the week, catch it tonight. There were some really nice moments. "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," a show in which elderly people prank unsuspecting bystanders, airs immediately after.

Snow Beast (9pm, Syfy) - A scientist (John Schneider) and his research team try to evade a mysterious predator that appears to be responsible for a series of deaths after they travel to the Canadian wilderness to study a species of lynx, which have mysteriously disappeared from their territory.

Bayou Billionaires (9pm, CMT) - The premiere of a new reality series following a Louisiana family who strikes it rich and experience the perks of living as billionaires. We previewed it.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - Tia needs all the help she can get to find a mother and her puppies that were dumped in the Mojave Desert.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - A repeat tonight. Emma Stone hosts, musical guest is Coldplay.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Folk-rockers Fleet Foxes perform , as does singer-songwriter Joanna Newman.

Today's (double!) giveaway might take you to an alternate universe

That's because all the DVDs involved are Syfy channel shows. During this hectic holiday season, we all need to go to another world, if only for a minute.

So, we offer "Warehouse 13," Season Two packed with 12 episodes of the show that has a quirky crew chasing fantastical artifacts across the globe and through time. If you've never watched the show, I'm guessing more than 8 hours of sampling, plus special features like video blogs and episode commentaries should give you more than a sense if you want to go further.

Not only that, the DVD features a crossover episode with another Syfy show "Eureka." And, because we're that organized, we've got "Eureka" Season 4.0 for you. It has more that 7 hours of viewing of the show about a small town where big things seem to happen regularly. Plus it has one of my favorite actors on it: Joe Morton!

What to Watch on Saturday: WWE troop tribute and 'Story of Santa Claus'

America's Most Wanted: U.S. Marshals Special Edition (8pm, Fox) - Regular series episodes of this show are now on Lifetime, but Fox will have a few specials each season. This is one of them. U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most-wanted suspects are spotlighted, along with the work of federal marshals.

WWE Tribute to the Troops (9pm, NBC) - Pro wrestlers and other entertainers gathered at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville on December 13 for the WWE's annual tribute to the armed forces. Featured performers were Nickelback (pictured),  Mary J. Blige, and George Wallace. And of course, there was wrestling.

The Story of Santa Claus (9pm, CBS) - An animated musical from 1996 that explains how a toymaker named Nicholaus Claus (voice of Ed Asner) started the tradition of delivering toys to every child on Christmas. I haven't seen this so I'm not sure how it varies from the official story of Santa Claus ("Santa Claus is Comin' to Town") but they better not take too many liberties here! Betty White provides the voice of Mrs. Claus.

Earth's Final Hours (9pm, Syfy) - A doomsday scenario unfolds after a super-dense fragment of interstellar mass pierces the earth's core and slows down the planet's rotation.

CMA Country Christmas (9pm, ABC) - This is a repeat but it's another chance to see Scotty McCreery sing "The First Noel." Other performers include Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, and Faith Hill.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - A pit bull and her puppies must be rescued from an abandoned home, and Tia's daughter has a difficult choice to make when her dog's health worsens.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - SNL alum Jimmy Fallon returns to host, and Michael Bublé is the music guest.

What to Watch on Saturday: Hallmark and Lifetime air Christmas movies

Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas (8pm, Hallmark) - A widow (Faith Ford) and a writer (Tom Cavenaugh) swap homes for the holidays, but neither getaway goes as planned. Despite the complications, they each meet potential love interests in their temporary new digs. Also stars Gil Bellows ("Ally McBeal") and Gabrielle Miller. Based on a book by Debbie Macomber.

Dear Santa (8pm, Lifetime) - A lonely 24-year-old woman (Amy Acker) discovers a letter from a little girl asking Santa to send her daddy (David Haydn-Jones) a new wife for Christmas, so she decides to seek them out in hopes of making herself their gift from Santa.

Storm Wars  (9pm, Syfy) - A deranged scientist uses weather weapons against his enemies and the city of Washington, D.C., spurring his two estranged sons to unite against him.

48 Hours Mystery (10pm, CBS) - A Cajun millionaire turned English gentleman becomes a suspect in a murder investigation.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - A recent hire wastes little time jeopardizing his shot at redemption, and the center gets bad news concerning one dog's chance of being adopted.

What to Watch on Saturday: Hallmark combines Christmas, romance and the lottery

Lucky Christmas (8pm, Hallmark) - A struggling single mom (Elizabeth Berkley, "Saved by the Bell") wins the lottery, but her car is stolen with the ticket inside. One of the thieves (Jason Gray-Stanford) develops feelings for her, however, and considers returning the ticket to save their budding romance.

Rage of the Yeti (9pm, Syfy) - A quest for riches becomes a fight for survival after treasure hunters find snow monsters on a mountain in the Arctic.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - In the Season 3 premiere, Tia's moving plans hit a roadblock, and the staff experiences an emotional reunion.

48 Hours Mystery (10pm, CBS) - The 2008 beating death of 19-year-old Jacque Villagomez is investigated, as are charges brought against her boyfriend, John Needham, a former soldier who served in Iraq and was given a medical discharge from the Army.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Emma Stone ("The Help," "Crazy Stupid Love") is the host, with musical guest Coldplay.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performs.

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