Diane Werts writes about television for Newsday. Werts previously was the founding editor of Newsday's trend-spotting magazine TV
Off the Wall is in the pink.
STARRING PETER SELLERS Go sleuthing with Sellers' immortal Inspector Clouseau all weekend. Saturday's lineup starts with the bonus "What's New Pussycat?" (3:30 p.m.), before the Clouseau triple feature "The Pink Panther," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" and "Revenge of the Pink Panther" (5:30, 8 and 10 p.m., ThisTV). Sunday has the Sellers-free '80s film "Curse of the Pink Panther" (Roger Moore cameo) and the archive footage-using "Trail of the Pink Panther" (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), before Sellers reappears in "The Party" (3 p.m., all on ThisTV). Full schedule at thistv.com.
ANOTHER LONG ISLAND MEDIUM What is it out here? First, John Edward. Then, Theresa Caputo. Now, it's Kim Russo, hosting "The Haunting Of" (Saturday night at 10, Lifetime Movie Network), which moves over from Bio with fresh celebrity tales. "Nanny" star Charles Shaughnessy kicks off season 3 Saturday night, with Carnie Wilson next week. Watch more spooked celebs Online at bit.ly/19IXzoF.
CHASING WATERFALLS T-Boz, Chilli and Left Eye get new life in the premiere biopic "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" (Monday at 9 p.m., VH1), where the '90s hitmakers are portrayed by Drew Sidora, Keke Palmer and Lil Mama, respectively. Video at crazysexycool.vh1.com.
UNSCRIPTED PREMIERES Chris Hardwick ("The Nerdist," "Talking Bad") starts his newest gig, hosting the competitive pop culture roundup "@midnight" (Monday-Thursday nights at midnight, Comedy Central). See wild stunts and the Evel Knievel-wannabes staging them in "American Daredevils" (Tuesday at 10 and 10:30 p.m., History). Teen singers chase their dreams in "Chasing Nashville" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Lifetime). Comics D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black duel on "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host" (Tuesday at 10:30 p.m., TBS), where contestants guess who's lying about what. And the Rihanna-produced series "Styled to Rock" (Friday at 8 p.m., Bravo) has designers competing to dress music stars.
BAD SPORT That would be scammer John Spano, the guy to whom the Islanders were "sold" in a 1996-97 hockey debacle, revisited in new "30 for 30" entry "Big Shot" (Tuesday 8-9:30 p.m., ESPN). Directing the documentary is "Entourage" actor Kevin Connolly, the Pachogue-Medford High grad and lifelong Isles fan, who landed a rare on-camera interview with Spano (since in and out of prison for fraud). Read Connolly's "director's take" at espn.com/30for30.
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