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Saturday's Highlights: 'Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals'

August 03, 2012|By Ed Stockly
  • "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is featured in the new musical special "A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals" at 5:30 p.m. on KOCE.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is featured in the new… (Matt Sayles / Associated…)

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This week's TV Movies


 
SERIES

The Pioneer Woman: In the season premiere, the ranch workers need to torch two barns. Afterward, they cool down with homemade frozen pops (10:30 a.m. Food).

SPECIALS

2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction:  The 2012 class of enshrinees are honored in Canton, Ohio (4 p.m. ESPN).

How Will the World End?  Samuel L. Jackson hosts an exploration into how likely a global apocalypse is, from a scientific point of view, in this new special (8 p.m. Discovery).

I, Caveman:  Morgan Spurlock joins nine average men and women in an attempt to survive in the wild using only Stone Age technology (9 p.m. Discovery).

MOVIES

Puss in Boots:  Featured earlier in the "Shrek" fractured fairy tales, the title character landed his own movie with this animated 2011 comedy-adventure, featuring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Zach Galifianakis and Salma Hayek (8 p.m. HBO).

Shark Week:  Not to be confused with Discovery Channel's annual salute to the ocean predators, this new chiller is sort of a low-budget "Jaws" meets "The Island of Dr. Moreau." Patrick Bergin, Yancy Butler and Josh Allen star (9 p.m. Syfy).

Marley:  This new documentary tells the definitive story of legendary reggae music star Bob Marley (9 p.m. VH1).

SPORTS

2012 Summer Olympics: Basketball, triathlon, tennis, beach volleyball, field hockey, volleyball, equestrian, cycling, shooting (6 a.m. NBCSP). Track and field, tennis, beach volleyball, volleyball, water polo, cycling, rowing, trampoline (9 a.m. NBC); boxing (12:30 p.m. CNBC). Swimming, track and field, beach volleyball, diving (8 p.m. NBC). Track and field, cycling (12:30 a.m. NBC). Tennis, beach volleyball, weightlifting, volleyball, cycling, synchronized swimming, badminton, shooting (Sat./Sun. 1 a.m. NBCSP). Swimming, track and field, beach volleyball, diving (Sat./Sun. 1:30 a.m. NBC). Water polo, tennis, beach volleyball, wrestling, field hockey, table tennis, handball (Sat./Sun. 4 a.m. MSNBC). Boxing (Sunday 5:30 a.m. CNBC).

Baseball: The Angels visit the Chicago White Sox (4 p.m. FSN; WGN A); the Chicago Cubs visit the Dodgers (6 p.m. FS Prime).

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