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What to Watch on Sunday: Strange(r) creatures attack on "True Blood"

The Jacksons: An American Dream (2pm & 7pm, TV Land) - The five-hour 1992 miniseries (which aired yesterday on TV One) airs twice today on TV Land.

The Life and Times of Michael Jackson (7pm, TV One) - A one-hour documentary on Jackson produced by the TV Guide Channel.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (8pm & 9pm, USA) - Two new episodes tonight, with both Goldblum and D'Onofrio (right). In the first episode, Nichols and Wheeler investigate the death of a celebrity chef's girlfriend, and then Goren and Eames look into the death of a TV star famous for beating a murder rap due to a botched trial.

True Blood (9pm, HBO) - Sookie is brutally attacked by a strange creature, which catches the local vampires off guard. And when a vampire is shocked by brutality, that's a problem.

Hung (10pm, HBO) - The premiere of HBO's new comedy about a well-endowed high school teacher who tries to use his "gift" to make money.

What to Watch on Saturday: TV Land airs Farrah TV series

The Jacksons: An American Dream (12noon & 7pm, TV One) - This five-hour miniseries, which gave revealing glimpses into the lives of the Jackson children, originally aired on ABC in 1992 and stars Angela Bassett, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Terrence Howard, Holly Robinson-Peete, Vanessa Williams, and Billy Dee Williams star. The film was based on the autobiography of Katherine Jackson, "My Family."

Charlie's Angels (7pm, TV Land) - Two back-to-back episodes from the first season of the TV series that started it all for Farrah Fawcett. TV Land is showing episodes #001 and #004.

Chasing Farrah (9pm, TV Land) - TV Land rebroadcasts two episodes of Farrah Fawcett's 2005 reality series. The episodes show Farrah attending the US Open, hanging out with her friend Alana Stewart, and having dinner with Ryan O'Neal at his beach house.

What to watch on Friday: Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson specials

Networks are scrambling so we're not sure exactly what will be on tonight, but expect more special Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett coverage for sure. Here's what we know about so far, but we'll try to update throughout the day if we learn of more.  

The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (8pm, TV One) - TV One originally planned to air "The Michael Jackson Story" but will air this special instead. It repeats at 11pm.  TV One will have special Michael Jackson programming throughout the weekend.

The Life and Death of Michael Jackson (9pm, ABC) - ABC News special coverage of Jackson's death and a look back at his career and controversial life.

Farrah's Story (9pm, NBC) - NBC is replaying the gut-wrenching documentary originally aired last month, which chronicles Farrah's fight against cancer.  It's worth watching, or at least taping if you're watching Jackson coverage.

UPDATE: MTV will continue playing Michael Jackson videos (that's right, MTV is playing actual music videos!) and Jackson footage all day today until 6pm. Starting at 6pm, MTV will air other special Michael Jackson programming. Their sister channel, MTV2 is also playing Michael Jackson videos and specials all day today and tomorrow.

BET is also currently playing Jackson videos and will air a "BET Awards" special at 5pm featuring a surprise performance by Michael, and will rebroadcast their tribute from Thursday tonight from 6pm to 7:30.

What to Watch on Thursday: More drama from NJ Housewives

Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion, Part 2 (9pm, Bravo) - From the previews, it looks like things get more heated tonight. We're curious to see if Danielle (left) keeps playing the victim even as more details about her 1980s involvement in drug dealing, kidnapping, and extortion schemes and a recent alleged sex tape come to light. Tuesday night's Part 1 had ditzy Teresa calling Bravo host (and network VP) Andy Cohen "stupid" to his face, and we found out that meek little Jacquelyn once slapped Manzo family matriarch Caroline in the face. And lived to tell about it.

Burn Notice (9pm, USA) - Michael infiltrates a gang to take down a criminal, and ends up befriending one of the gang members. Sam deals with an IRS agent who has a curious link to his past.

Raising Sextuplets (10pm, WE) - It's like Jon & Kate minus the marriage drama. Tonight, Jenny the Mom opts for plastic surgery to correct damage to her body from carrying six babies at one time, but not everyone in the family agrees with her decision (I say all those who carried six babies at one time get to vote on what Jenny does with her own body).

What to Watch on Wednesday: Katie Holmes does her best Judy Garland

So You Think You Can Dance (8pm, Fox) - The one where Katie Holmes sings and dances like Judy Garland. UPDATE: Holmes will not appear on tonight's show. US Magazine previously reported Holmes would appear this week, but E! Online now reports that Holmes will appear on the show's finale August 6. Man, if you can't trust US, who can you trust. So we'll have to wait a few more weeks to see the Judy Garland dance number.

Gordon Ramsay's F-Word (9pm, BBC America) - British TV host Kate Garraway challenges the host to beat her recipe for bread-and-butter pudding. Then Ramsay goes hunting for wabbits.

Clean House: The Search for the Messiest House in the Country (10pm, E! Style) - If your doorbell rings, don't answer it. It could be Niecy Nash.

Questions for the President: Prescription for America (10pm, ABC) - President Obama answers questions on healthcare reform at a White House forum hosted by ABC's medical editor Timothy Johnson

What to Watch on Sunday: Merlin begins on NBC

Merlin (8pm, NBC) - NBC didn't score with their futuristic retelling of David & Goliath, but maybe there's magic in "Merlin," a fantasy show about the pre-Camelot years of Arthur. Stars Anthony Head (left), who played Giles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Back-to-back episodes at 8 and 9.

Impact (9pm, ABC) - Part one of a two-part sci-fi movie about the moon on a collision course with the earth. Starring James Cromwell and Steven Culp.

True Blood (9pm, HBO) - Sookie goes too far in helping Jessica adjust to her new life, and Jason makes an enemy at the Light of Day leadership conference.

In Plain Sight (10pm, USA) - Mary's sister Brandi is charged with drug trafficking and murder.

What to Watch on Saturday: Eli Stone returns

Groomer Has It (9pm, Animal Planet) - The three remaining contestants must create grooming instructional videos. 

Harper's Island (9pm, CBS) - An explosion destroys the marina as the surviving wedding party members try to leave the island via boat. 

Eli Stone (10pm, ABC) - ABC finished up the unfairly-cancelled "Pushing Daisies" last week, so tonight they taunt you with another show you probably wish they'd kept around a little longer. Behold the last few eps of "Eli Stone."

Man vs. Cartoon (10pm, truTV) - A pair of rocket-powered roller skates are tested by a stuntman. For real.

What to Watch on Friday: NBC brings back the Chopping Block

Chopping Block (8pm, NBC) - This is the Marco Pierre White (left) competition cooking show that was pulled by NBC earlier this year. If you were following along back then, you've probably forgotten everyone and lost interest. If you weren't following along, you don't really care about jumping in in the middle. Good strategy. Tonight, the remaining contestants prepare food using aphrodisiacs.

What Not to Wear (9pm, TLC) - A woman who is mistaken for her husband's mother (ouch!) sheds her frumpy old lady clothes for a new look.

Real Time with Bill Maher (10pm, HBO) - Guests are Meghan McCain and columnist Joel Stein.

What to Watch on Wednesday: As usual, all good shows must come to an end

The Unusuals (10pm, ABC) - It's become all too common lately, having to say goodbye to a good drama that ABC doesn't have the fortitude to stick with for more than a few weeks before axing (they will, however, give you all the reality junk like "Meet the Newlyweds" and "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" that you can choke down). Tonight is the series finale of "The Unusuals," a show that definitely grows on you the more you watch. (But it costs more to make than a reality show, so there you go). The episode a couple weeks ago when Banks was "trapped" in his own apartment and witnessed a murder across the street a la "Rear Window" was suspenseful, scary, and very entertaining. Oh well, at least USA, TNT, and AMC are still making dramas.

Top Chef Masters (10pm, Bravo) - Master chefs prepare island-inspired meals for the executive producers and writers of the TV show "Lost." Chefs tonight include Wylie Dufresne, Suzanne Tracht, Graham Elliot Bowles, and Elizabeth Faulkner

What to Watch on Tuesday: NJ Housewives get violent in finale

Wedding Day (8pm, TNT) - A new documentary series from Mark Burnett (right, producer of "Survivor") featuring wedding stories of couples with "poignant backstories" (that means they are going to try to make you cry a lot). The first show features a couple who decides to go ahead with their wedding even though a near-fatal car crash put the bride-to-be in a six-day coma.

A Decade Behind Bars: Return to the Farm (9pm, NGC) - National Geographic Channel's follow-up to the 1998 Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison." 

Saving Grace (10pm, TNT) - Season three opens as Grace's investigation into an anti-government group goes awry and injures a young woman she's trying to help.

Real Housewives of New Jersey (10pm, Bravo) - The first season finale has everything you could hope for in a reality show about spoiled New Jersey housewives with shady pasts and colorful family histories: cursing, threats, table throwing, and physical violence. Teresa (at left, being restrained by her hubby Joe) may be the one who throws the table and goes after Danielle, but Carolina Manzo is the one who sends shivers up my spine.

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