Diane Werts writes about television for Newsday. Werts previously was the founding editor of Newsday's trend-spotting magazine TV
Off the Wall celebrates everything.
CULT FAVES CELEBRATE It's the 200th episode of "Family Guy" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Fox/5), the cartoon that survived cancellation, rocked the DVD world, became a cable rerun hit and rose like a phoenix to -- well, see the whole story in Sunday's 9:30 p.m. retrospective half-hour. Then, it's the 10th anniversary of Josh Whedon's little space Western that could, celebrated in "Firefly: Browncoats Unite" (Sunday at 10 p.m., Science). Watch episodes first, Sunday 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Video at science.discovery.com.
VH1 Classics, running a marathon from 10 a.m. that includes the new "That Metal Special" (Saturday night at 8) with Sebastian Bach and Ace Frehley. Sibling channel VH1 has a run of three new intimate hours in its franchise "Storytellers," with Taylor Swift (Sunday at 11 p.m.), Alicia Keys (Monday at 11 p.m.) and Pink (Tuesday at 11 p.m.). Bette Midler and Valerie Simpson chat on "Oprah's Next Chapter" (Sunday at 9 p.m., OWN). The Band Perry hits the road in "Extreme RVs" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Travel). "American Masters" explores the life of an influential 20th century folkster in "Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home" (Tuesday 8-9:30 p.m., Friday 9-10:30 p.m., WNET/13). And key moments in the career of the Rolling Stones are chronicled via fresh footage in "Crossfire Hurricane" (Thursday 9-10:45 p.m., HBO). Stones trailer at hbo.com/docs.
Keys, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, The Killers, Muse, No Doubt and fun. Details at bbcamerica.com/britannia-awards and ema.mtv.com.
LI ANGLE Roosevelt's favorite son now has been around long enough to merit the all-star tribute "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" (Wednesday at 10 p.m., Spike). He's honored by new generation stars including Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry and Adam Sandler, while The Roots rock the house. Murphymania at spike.com/shows/eddie-murphy-one-night-only.