Ray Harryhausen documentary airing on Sony Movie Channel

Members of The Rolling Stones perform during their

Members of The Rolling Stones perform during their "A Bigger Bang" tour. (2006) (Credit: VNU)

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RAY HARRYHAUSEN SALUTE Paying tribute after the movie creature-movement master's Tuesday death at 92 is Sony Movie Channel, encoring its docuportrait "Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan" (Saturday at 12:45 p.m.). It's followed by three of his midcentury stop-motion masterpieces, starting with "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" at 2:30 p.m. SMC, not yet widely available (DirecTV and Dish do carry it), also honors Harryhausen online at sonymoviechannel.com/ray.

SCI-FI FAVES Acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman wrote this week's "Doctor Who" (Saturday at 8 p.m., BBC America), in which the Cybermen re-emerge at a galactic theme park. Meanwhile, "Galaxy Quest" pair Enrico Colantoni and Missi Pyle reunite quite lethally in this week's "Warehouse 13" (Monday at 10 p.m., Syfy), filmed as a black-and-white 1940s noir. Previews at bbcamerica.com/doctorwho and syfy.com/warehouse13.

'TWONKY' TIME! A TV set takes over a man's life in "The Twonky" (Saturday at 2:15 a.m., Turner Classic Movies), a gotta-see-it-to-believe-it curio from television's early days. Released in 1953, this surreal would-be satire is modestly described as "exceedingly strange" and "not easily forgotten" in TCM's own appreciative essay, describing the madness at tcm.com/underground.


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SEASON FINALES: DRAMA Deep breath time. Here are the hour shows wrapping seasons this week: "Once Upon a Time" (Sunday 8 p.m., ABC/7), "Revenge" (Sunday 9-11 p.m., ABC/7), "Castle" (Monday 10 p.m., ABC/7), "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (Tuesday 8 and 9 p.m., CBS/2), "Golden Boy" (Tuesday 10 p.m., CBS/2), "Arrow" (Wednesday 8 p.m., CW/11), "Supernatural" (Wednesday 9 p.m., CW/11), "CSI" (Wednesday 10 p.m., CBS/2), "The Vampire Diaries" (Thursday 8 p.m., CW/11), "Beauty and the Beast" (Thursday 9 p.m., CW/11), "Elementary" (Thursday 9 p.m., CBS/2), "Grey's Anatomy" (Thursday 9 p.m., ABC/7), "Scandal" (Thursday 10 p.m., ABC/7) and "Nikita" (Friday 8 p.m., CW/11).

SEASON FINALES: COMEDY Season-ending silliness from animated "Bob's Burgers" and "American Dad" (Sunday 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., Fox/5), as well as "How I Met Your Mother" (Monday 8 p.m., CBS/2), "2 Broke Girls" (Monday 9 p.m., CBS/2), "New Girl" (Tuesday 9 p.m., Fox/5), "The Mindy Project" (Tuesday 9:30 p.m., Fox/5) and "The Big Bang Theory" (Thursday 8 p.m., CBS/2).

SEASON FINALES: UNSCRIPTED Winners and losers: "Survivor" (Sunday 8-10 p.m., CBS/2), "American Idol" (Wednesday 8-9 p.m., Thursday 8-10 p.m., Fox/5), "Undercover Boss" (Friday 8 p.m., CBS/2) and "Shark Tank" (Friday 9 p.m., ABC/7).

THE END Prince Michael Jackson and Goo Goo Dolls help us cope with the final episode of "90210" (Monday 8-10 p.m., CW/11). NBC News has produced a retrospective hour about "The Office" (Thursday 8 p.m., NBC/4) leading into the series finale (9-10:15 p.m.). Recent episodes stream at nbc.com/theoffice.

MOTHER'S DAY MARATHONS In recognition of mothering, and/or for Mom's viewing pleasure, come such stickups Sunday as "Beverly Hills 90210" (7-11 a.m., SoapNet), "How I Met Your Mother" (7 a.m.-3 p.m., FX), "Hazel" (9 a.m.-3 a.m., Antenna TV) and "Long Island Medium" (1-8 p.m. marathon, "On the Road" 8 p.m. special, 9 p.m. season premiere, TLC). Old-Hollywood Mom movies all day on Turner Classic Movies include "Stella Dallas" (9 a.m.), "Gypsy" (2:30 p.m.) and "I Remember Mama" (10 p.m.). Moms of '80s vintage can get nostalgic with "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles" (2:45 and 5 p.m., AMC). There's even a new Mother's Day episode of "See Dad Run" (8 p.m., Nick at Nite) with Michele Lee.