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Kelly Clarkson -- along with Nelly Furtado, Usher

Kelly Clarkson -- along with Nelly Furtado, Usher and Linkin Park -- will perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. (Dec. 9, 2011) Credit: AP

Off the Wall pinpoints the beginning (and the end).

SAMMY DAVIS JR. KIDNAP CAPER! It's just one of the retro thrills in Saturday's marathon of '70s eye-candy fave "Charlie's Angels" (Saturday 6 a.m.-Sunday 6 a.m., Cloo). See Sammy sought at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Other episodes at

BUFFY'S BEST! More marathon fun -- series auteur Joss Whedon's 10 best episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Logo). Toppers include "Hush" (5 p.m.) and "Once More, with Feeling" (6 p.m.). More "Buffy" best at

UNSCRIPTED PREMIERES It isn't just animals and people who can be deadly -- beware "Serial Killer Earth" (Saturday night at 10, H2). Docusoap dramas include "Hard Parts: South Bronx" (Saturday night at 11-ish, after NASCAR Charlotte, then Thursday at 10 p.m., Speed), "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" (Sunday at 10 p.m., E!), the Southwest airline saga "On the Fly" (Thursday at 9 p.m., TLC), and the Louisiana-based "Tattoo School" (Thursday at 10 p.m., TLC). NBC adds network coverage of "American Ninja Warrior" (Monday at 9 p.m., NBC/4; preliminary rounds Sunday at 9 p.m., G4). And then there's "Movie Talk With Peter Bart" (Sunday at 10 a.m., Encore), wacko talkfest "The Eric Andre Show" (Sunday night at 12:30 a.m., Cartoon), with co-host Hannibal Buress, and "Insane or Inspired?" (Friday at 10 p.m., Syfy), with actors and comics commenting on crazy Web vids.

SEASON FINALES New episodes end this week for Fox's Sunday night animation block ("The Cleveland Show" at 7:30, "The Simpsons" at 8, "Bob's Burgers" at 8:30, "Family Guy" 9-10 p.m.), as well as "Glee" (Tuesday at 9 p.m., Fox/5) and ABC's Wednesday night slate ("The Middle" at 8, "Modern Family" at 9, "Don't Trust the B----" at 9:30 and "Revenge" at 10). Winners are determined on "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Sunday 9 p.m., NBC/4), "Dancing With the Stars" (Monday at 8 p.m., Tuesday at 9 p.m., ABC/7) and "American Idol" (Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Fox/5), whose finale features Rihanna. And it's The End for "House," with an hour retrospective (Monday at 8 p.m. on Fox/5) followed by the series finale at 9.

AWARDS ALERT "Modern Family" parents Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell host this year's "Billboard Music Awards" (Sunday 8-11 p.m., ABC/7), which honors Stevie Wonder with an all-star tribute to Whitney Houston, with music from Jordin Sparks and John Legend. Among other performers: Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber and The Wanted. More at

WHATTA WEEK Variations on a theme in prime time: Destination Summer begins this week on Travel Channel (Sunday-Friday). It's Monster Week on Animal Planet (Monday-May 28). And you can eat up Burger Week on Cooking Channel (Monday-Friday). Details at,, and

QUE PASA? Been wondering what's up on all those telenovelas but you don't speak Spanish? No es problema. There'll be English subtitles on "Ojo Por Ojo" (Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m., mun2), or "Eye for an Eye," when the 98-episode serial starts its modern Romeo-and-Juliet story this week. If you get hooked, try jumping into its English-subtitled 10 p.m. lead-in, "La Reina del Sur," on this bilingual youth-aimed cable channel. More, in English, at


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