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Saturday's TV Highlights: 'The Year in Pup Culture' on Animal Planet

December 21, 2012|By Matt Cooper
  • Canine candidates "Mitt Ruffney" and "Bark Obama" debate the issues in the new special "The Year in Pup Culture" airing at 9 p.m. on Animal Planet.
Canine candidates "Mitt Ruffney" and "Bark Obama"… (Animal Planet )

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This week's TV Movies  


A Chipmunk Christmas: The squeaky-voiced rodents are back and looking to get to Carnegie Hall in this animated special (8:30 p.m. ABC).

WWE Tribute to the Troops: Pro wrestling's finest, plus Flo Rida and Kid Rock, salute our armed services (9 p.m. NBC).


The Wizard of Oz: Judy Garland and her companions are off to see you-know-who in this timeless 1939 musical fantasy based on the writings of L. Frank Baum. (7 and 9:15 p.m. TNT).

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol: Jim Backus voices the myopic miser in this tune-filled 1962 animated version of Charles Dickens' classic tale (8 p.m. NBC).

Joyful Noise: Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah play two headstrong women fighting for control of a small-town church choir in this musical 2012 comedy (8 p.m. HBO).

The Pirates! Band of Misfits: Hugh Grant and Martin Freeman lend their voices to this clever 2012 stop-motion animated adventure from the makers of "Wallace & Gromit" (9 p.m. Starz).

Johnny English Reborn: Rowan Atkinson returns as a bargain-basement Bond in this 2011 spy spoof; Gillian Anderson also stars (10 p.m. HBO).


College football: East Carolina and Louisiana-Lafayette meet in the R&L Carriers Bowl in New Orleans (9 a.m. ESPN) and Boise State and Washington play in the Maaco Bowl in Las Vegas (12:30 p.m. ESPN).

College basketball: USC at Georgia (10:30 a.m. FS Prime); Texas at Michigan State (11 a.m. ESPN2); Arizona State at Texas Tech (11 a.m. FSN); Kansas at Ohio State (1 p.m. CBS); Marshall at Kentucky (1 p.m. ESPN2); Southern at Texas A&M (1 p.m. FSN); the Citadel at Georgia Tech (1 p.m. FS Prime); Illinois vs. Missouri (3 p.m. ESPN2); Florida at Kansas State (5 p.m. ESPN2).

Basketball: The Bulls battle the Hawks (4 p.m. WGN America) and the Lakers visit the Warriors (7:30 p.m. TWSN).

Football: The Atlanta Falcons face the Detroit Lions (5:30 p.m. ESPN).

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