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What to Watch on Saturday: Garner woman competes in Miss America pageant

Miss America (9pm, ABC) - Brooke Burke-Charvet and Chris Harrison are the hosts for the 92nd pageant, airing live from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Your Miss North Carolina is Arlie Honeycutt (right) from Garner. Arlie is a graduate of Enloe High School and attends East Carolina University. A special edition of "20/20" airing at 8 looks at the history of the Miss America competition and profiles the competitors as they go from state beauty queens to national contenders.

Pit Boss (9pm, Animal Planet) - Shorty mulls opening a kennel, but the idea doesn't go over well with the staff. Also, Mikey has a difficult time at a nightclub gig in Los Angeles.

Deception (10pm, NBC) - If you missed the debut of NBC's answer to "Revenge," here's a second chance to try it out.

Wedding Band (10pm, TBS) - A rock star keeps company with the band, but they have to contain and restrain the wild rocker, particularly when he joins the band at a Sweet 16 party.

Austin City Limits (10pm, UNC-TV) - The Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela perform.

What to Watch on Saturday: Christmas specials with Mr. Magoo and the Chipmunks

Made in Jersey (8pm, CBS) - Two new episodes tonight. In the first, Martina works on a case involving a murder and a robbery at an upscale jewelry store, and she suspects the store owner is suppressing some key info. At 9, a nightclub owner is accused of killing his friend and business partner, and Martina uses some of her experience in the DA's office in building his defense.

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (8pm, NBC) - Mr. Magoo plays Ebenezer Scrooge in this 1962 animated musical version of Charles Dickens' Christmas tale. Songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. Jim Backus (aka Thurston Howell from "Gilligan's Island") voices Magoo. Jack Cassidy voices Bob Cratchit.

A Chipmunk Christmas (8:30pm, ABC) - In this 1981 special, mischievous Alvin learns about Christmas spirit when he tries to help a seriously ill boy. Songs include "Chipmunk Jingle Bells," "Silent Night" and "The Chipmunk Song."

Frozen Planet (9pm, Discovery) - Polar bears in pursuit of mates, surfing penguins and hunting orcas are observed in the premiere of this new documentary series examining wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Wedding Band (10pm, TBS) - Rutherford books the group a gig at a corporate event -- but it's for the company that employs Eddie, who doesn't want his conservative boss to know he's in a band. Eddie's problem escalates when his office rival discovers his secret.

What to Watch on Saturday: Christmas brides and fire-breathing wasps

It's a Wonderful Life (8pm, NBC) - This Frank Capra classic is a holiday tradition that you have to watch at least once before Christmas. James Stewart is a small-town banker who learns what life would have been like if he'd never been born. Co-stars Donna Reed and Henry Travers.

Made in Jersey (8pm, CBS) - Martina's football expertise helps her land a new client: a promising quarterback whose career ended in high school because his coaches neglected to get proper treatment for his injuries.

Dragonwasps (9pm, Syfy) - Dragons. Wasps. I admit, a combo I would not have thought of on my own. In this movie, an entomologist's mission to find her father in the jungles of Belize turns more dangerous than she could have ever imagined when she and a group of soldiers are attacked by giant fire-breathing wasps.
A Bride For Christmas (8pm, Hallmark) - A holiday bet prompts a man to pursue a woman who has sworn off serious relationships after three failed engagements. As the two spend time together, the woman starts to reconsider.

Wedding Band (10pm, TBS) - Rutherford plans an adult prom, but she must deal with her high school nemesis in the process. Elsewhere, Tommy woos everyone's fantasy woman, and Stevie dates a florist with some lusty talents.

Pit Bulls & Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - The Villalobos crew are devastated by Chong's cancer diagnosis, but Tia and the twins try to make the best of a sad situation.

What to Watch on Saturday: CBS trots out 'Made in Jersey' leftovers

Naughty or Nice (8pm, Hallmark) - After accidentally receiving Santa's "Naughty or Nice" book, a woman (Hilarie Burton) exposes the bad deeds of those around her. Before long, however, she realizes that her new ability isn't making her very nice.

Made in Jersey (8pm, CBS) - Fans of this canceled CBS drama can rejoice -- looks like the network is going to burn off unaired episodes on Saturday nights. Tonight, Martina questions a father's motives in a custody case involving a surrogacy, an unborn child and a comatose woman. Meanwhile, Martina's sister has a dispute with her neighbors concerning a tree, so Martina uses her legal skills to help her.

March Sisters at Christmas (8pm, Lifetime) - A contemporary adaptation of "Little Women" centers on the March sisters fighting to save their family home, Orchard House, while also searching for love during the Christmas season.

Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (9pm, Syfy) - In this movie, Demons and dragons are fought by a brave warrior, who risks his life by infiltrating a group of villains in order to rescue his father from a madman hellbent on destroying the world.

Wedding Band (10pm, TBS) - Eddie reluctantly enlists Tommy to babysit his children. Tommy's planned activities include attending a bachelor party for Rachel's finance, but he ends up tangling with his nemesis, who is also the best man.

Kyle Kinane: Whiskey Icarus (11pm, Comedy Central) - A very funny stand-up special from Kyle Kinane, who performs at the Fillmore in San Francisco. I never thought an extended bit about watching an airline passenger eat pancakes out of a bag would be so funny.

What to Watch on Saturday: Megan Fox guests stars on 'Wedding Band'

Holiday High School Reunion (8pm, Lifetime) - A movie in which a struggling fashion designer returns home during Christmas and attends her high school reunion, where she dreams of reuniting with a guy she let get away.

Matchmaker Santa (8pm, Hallmark) - A bakery owner (Lacey Chabert) who hopes to whip up a holiday engagement with her busy boyfriend (Thad Luckinbill) finds an unexpected new love when a mysterious mall Santa doubles as a meddling cupid. Also stars Florence Henderson, John Ratzenberger and Adam Mayfield.

Wedding Band (10pm, TVS) - A beautiful sci-fi star (Megan Fox) is drawn to Tommy (Brian Austin Green) when his band plays at a Comic-Con event. Elsewhere, two geeky high school boys try to hire the band to perform at a party.

Fatal Vows (10pm, Investigation Discovery) - A new true crime series chronicling divorces that turned deadly begins with a look at a retired Navy commander in Virginia who had a seemingly idyllic relationship with his wife. Each episode features the insights of Brian Russell, an attorney who is also a forensic and clinical psychologist, and Stacy Kaiser, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert.

Saturday Night Live (11:29, NBC) - Jeremy Renner is the host, and Maroon 5 is the musical guest. (Hoping for at least one sketch with Adam Levine, preferably in a creepy "American Horror Story" sketch.)

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Tonight's episode is a rerun, but it's a good one. Mumford and Sons perform from their 2009 album "Sigh No More."

"Wedding Band" plays a tune you'll want to hear

It's always nice to be pleasantly surprised and that happened as I screened "Wedding Band," (10 p.m. Saturday, TBS), an hourlong comedy about yes, a wedding band.

I wasn't expecting much because TBS' slogan 'very funny' has often been overstatement, if not an outright lie. And while "Wedding Band" isn't flat-out hilarious, I was smiling at the end of the feel-good pilot. Its portrayal of four male friends is closer in sensibility to "Men Of A Certain Age" than TBS' own "Men at Work."

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