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Off the Wall: Marathons, awards star this week

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MANY MARATHONS "Castle" star Nathan Fillion rides herd on the entire run of Joss Whedon's cult-fave space Western "Firefly" (Saturday 7a.m.-10 p.m., Science), followed by a cast reunion-tribute encore. Also stacked up: both seasons of the acclaimed post-death-row homecoming drama "Rectify" (Sunday 6a.m.-10 p.m., Sundance). Don't forget the ongoing round-the-clock marathon of "Doctor Who" (through Saturday night at 8, BBC America), leading up to Saturday night's live preshow, Peter Capaldi debut, and 11 p.m. "After Who Live." Yet more fan-fave episodes are lined up for Sunday. Not up to speed with the Doctor? Watch "Doctor Who Explained" at hulu.com

LEARN ABOUT LIFE Yes, TV teaches all. First comes the new unscripted series "Parents Just Don't Understand" (Saturday night at 7, Hub), in which Joey Fatone oversees life swaps between adults and their kids. Then we get "La Malquerida" (weeknights at 10, Univision/41), a new telenovela promising "uncontrollable obsession, forbidden love and a toxic mother-daughter rivalry." Watch a preview at telenovelas.univision.com

EMMYS EVERYWHERE "True Detective" and "Orange Is the New Black" were among the big behind-the-camera winners at last weekend's "Creative Arts Emmys" (Sunday at 8 and 10 p.m., FXM).

That show airs taped as a prelude to Monday's live "66th Primetime Emmy Awards" (8-11 p.m., NBC/4), hosted by Seth Meyers. Red carpet coverage starts Monday at 6 p.m. on E!, 7 p.m. on WNBC, and 7:30p.m. on national NBC. Afterparty at 11 p.m. on E!

And finally, of course, the ruthless run-down of "Fashion Police" (Tuesday 8-9:30 p.m., E!). "Emmys Backstage Live" second-screen ceremony coverage streams Monday night at emmys.com

SEASON AND SERIES FINALES

Time for the very last bite of "True Blood" (Sunday at 9p.m., HBO), after a catch-up marathon covering this final season (noon-9 p.m., HBO2). Also wrapping their seasons: "Tyrant" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., FX), "Covert Affairs" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., USA; marathon runs 24 hours from 6 a.m. today, Cloo), "Mystery Girls" (Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., ABC Family), and "Motive" (Wednesday at 10 p.m., ABC/7).

MORE AWARDS Performers at this year's live "MTV Video Music Awards" (Sunday 9-11:30 p.m., MTV/Logo) include Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer. Read, watch, learn at vma.mtv.com

CINEMA SEQUELS Watch the original, then the follow-up, with "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (Thursday 8 and 11p.m., Friday 2 and 5 p.m., AMC). Demons take possession in "The Exorcist," "Exorcist II: The Heretic" and "The Exorcist III: The Legion" (Friday at 8 and 10:45p.m. and Saturday at 1:15a.m., IFC), plus the prequel "Dominion" (Friday at 5:30p.m., IFC).

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