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Off the Wall: Serious side of Eddie Murphy

Off the Wall never liked Big Macs, anyway.

EDDIE MURPHY'S BREAKTHROUGH He was just a kid from Roosevelt who'd made a splash on "Saturday Night Live." Then, Murphy became a serious movie star, thanks to 1982's comedy-spiced actioner "48 Hrs." and its sequel, "Another 48 Hrs." (Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m., TV One). The whole story is at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/48_Hrs.

ALL ABOUT THE ROYALS As Hallmark debuts its TV movie "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance" (Saturday night at 9), Reelz Channel looks back a generation in its hour special "Princess Diana at 50" (Saturday night at 7). Fashion designers, former royal staffers and other intimates ponder what she would have been like today. More at reelzchannel.com.

NO MORE BIG MACS? Maybe that's the message when Bill Clinton appears on "The Last Heart Attack" (Saturday night at 8, CNN), a new medical special from Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Clinton video at cnn.com/sanjaygupta.

'LET'S KILL HITLER' Gotta admit, they've got a way with titles, those folks at "Doctor Who" (Saturday night at 9, BBC America). The second half of season 6 kicks off with that episode, in which the time lord's team crash-lands the TARDIS in 1930s Berlin. "Doctor Who" content runs all day on BBC America, leading up to the big return. Series page at doctor who.bbcamerica.com.

AWARDS ALERT Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Adele and, oh yeah, some guys, too, are slated for live performances at the 28th annual "MTV Video Music Awards" (Sunday 9-11 p.m., MTV; preshow at 8 p.m.). Also on tap at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre: Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and more, with presenters like Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Zoë Saldana, Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian. All you need to know at vma.mtv.com.

MORE MUSIC It's Outdoor Music Week on high-def Palladia, Monday through Sept. 5, starting with "Hard Rock Calling 2011" (Monday 9-11 p.m.), featuring the Killers, Train, Rod Stewart, Adam Ant, Bon Jovi and Stevie Nicks, among others. Full lineups at palladia.tv.

HONEY WEST LIVES! One of my favorite TV icons of the '60s may have died earlier this year, but Anne Francis' kick-butt private eye endures on DVD. And now her movies get a 24-hour salute from Turner Classic Movies' Summer Under the Stars. Monday's marathon includes such classics as "Bad Day at Black Rock" (noon, with Spencer Tracy), "Blackboard Jungle" (8 p.m., with Sidney Poitier) and "Forbidden Planet" (10 p.m., with Leslie Nielsen). Info, clips, memorabilia at tcm.com/summer.

SERIES PREMIERES Seeking scripts? Try the new horror-comedy "Death Valley" (Monday at 10:30 p.m., MTV). It arrives between "Rob Dyrdek's Ridiculousness" (Monday at 10 p.m.) and the youth justice docuseries "Cuff'd" (Monday at 11 p.m., both on MTV). Pizza in Brooklyn kicks off the fave-finding series "Crave" (Monday at 8:30 p.m., Food). Products that are "Quirky" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Sundance) get developed and marketed. "Big Sexy" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., TLC) follows plus-size models. "Chopped Champions" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Food) pits winners of the popular competition against one another. "Dark Matters: Twisted but True" (Wednesday at 10 p.m., Science) delves into some of history's most bizarre experiments -- human/ape crossbreeding, stealing Einstein's brain, monkey head transplants.

TOP DOCS Not doctors -- documentaries. It's the Top 10 finale for the countdown "50 Documentaries to See Before You Die" (Tuesday at 9 p.m., Current). See previous choices at current.com/shows/fifty-documentaries.

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