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Off the Wall: Find 'Missing,' and light 'Dynamite'

Off the Wall will never be caught missing in action.

 

Season finale

 

Starz's acclaimed mystery drama, "The Missing" (9 p.m.), ends its first season Saturday night, with Season 2 (a new case) already ordered. Catch up first in a full-season marathon with James Nesbitt, unreeling from 1:30 p.m. Investigate at starz.com/themissing

 

'The Wizard of Watts'

 

Good guess! It's the special hourlong season finale of Adult Swim's animated thrill "Black Dynamite" (Saturday night at 10:30, Cartoon), featuring the voices of J.B. Smoove, Erykah Badu and Tyler the Creator. And it's a raunchy musical mashup of blaxploitation cliches and current policing controversies. Video at adultswim.com/blackdynamite

 

Cable premieres

 

Unscripted series are hot to trot for 2015. Saturday night introduces "Preposterous Pets" (9 p.m., Animal Planet), such as bison and lions and bears, oh my! Who could resist "Big Giant Swords" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Discovery) and "My Big Fat Fabulous Life" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., TLC)? One busy Tuesday also debuts "Troy Street Magic" (10 p.m., Syfy), tracking a London street magician; "Wrestling With Death" (10 p.m., WGN America), in which wrestlers operate an Arkansas funeral home; and "Mikie Saves the Date" (10 p.m., FYI), following Glen Cove's glitzy event planner Michael Russo. Sneak peek at fyi.tv

 

Awards season is on

 

After 752 promos, you probably know it's time again for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to host the "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" (Sunday 8-11 p.m., after 7 p.m. arrivals, NBC/4), dispensing trophies to movie and TV celebs. Stay tuned for Kathy Griffin to take over for Joan Rivers on the next night's duds-dissing review "Fashion Police" (Monday at 9 p.m., E!). Hot on her heels come "The World Dog Awards" (Thursday 8-10 p.m., CW/11), with host George Lopez saluting Hollywood canine performers and real-life heroes, and the 20th annual "Critics' Choice Movie Awards" (Thursday 9-11 p.m., A&E), as voted by broadcast reviewers and hosted by Michael Strahan.

 

Back for more

 

New seasons are starting Sunday for "Girls" (9 p.m., HBO), "Shameless" (9 p.m., Showtime), "Looking" (10 p.m., HBO), "House of Lies" (10 p.m., Showtime) and "Episodes" (10:30 p.m., Showtime). Also imminent: the final seasons of "Parks and Recreation" (Tuesday 8-9 p.m., NBC/4) and "Kroll Show" (Tuesday at 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central). Plus, more of "Workaholics" and "Broad City" (Wednesday at 10 and 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central), "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (Wednesday at 10 p.m., FXX) and thriller "Helix" (Friday at 10 p.m., Syfy).

 

More cable premieres

 

Scripted shows are starting up, too. Victoria Justice stars in R.L. Stine's "Eye Candy" (Monday at 10 p.m., MTV) as a mystery-tackling hacker. Jay Baruchel begins a hapless romantic journey in "Man Seeking Woman" (Wednesday at 10:30 p.m., FXX), co-starring Eric Andre. And Terry Gilliam's 1995 movie becomes the new series "12 Monkeys" (Friday at 9 p.m., Syfy), with Aaron Stanford as the time traveler racing to stop an apocalyptic plague.

 

Channel changes

 

If you've got TVGN (on FiOS, DirecTV, Dish), you'll have Pop as of Wednesday. The rebranded channel now celebrates fandom, with new shows like "Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block" (8 p.m.) and "The Story Behind" productions like premiere focus "Everybody Loves Raymond" (9 p.m.). Then Thursday finds Discovery Fit & Health morphing into Discovery Life Channel.

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