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SCI-FI TAKEOVER Get cosmic all weekend with Encore Action titles like "Flash Gordon" (Saturday at 6:50 a.m.), "The Abyss" (12:20 p.m.), "Men in Black" (3:20 p.m.), "Godzilla" (10 p.m.) and Sunday night's double feature of "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II" (8:10 and 10). Full lineup at starz.com/channels/encore.
SERIES PREMIERES This week debuts a little bit of everything. The live-action comedy "Marvin Marvin" (Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon) stars "Fred" mastermind Lucas Cruikshank as a teenage alien on Earth. The competition "Sugar Dome" (Sunday at 8 p.m., Food) revolves around food art masterpieces. "Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings" (Wednesday at 10:30 p.m., E!) takes on pop culture and current events through comedy, chat and correspondents. And "American Chainsaw" (Thursday at 10 p.m., NatGeo) watches wood artists making sculptures with power tools.
CELEBRITY SECRETS Local angle in Saturday night's "Celebrity Ghost Stories" (9 p.m, Bio), which tells tales from Shoreham's D.B. Sweeney and Levittown's Eddie Money. "Oprah's Next Chapter" (Sunday at 9 p.m., OWN) cozies up to big American Music Awards winner Justin Bieber. Learn more about the Dog Whisperer in "Cesar Millan: The Real Story" (Sunday at 9 p.m., NatGeo Wild). And go deep with Dionne Warwick in "Life After" (Monday at 9 p.m., TV One).
AWARDS ALERT Cedric the Entertainer hosts "Soul Train Awards 2012" (Sunday at 8 p.m., BET/Centric), honoring Don Cornelius, the recently deceased '70s "Soul Train" king. Performers include Ne-Yo, Miguel, Keyshia Cole, John Legend, Fantasia, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Levert and many more. Preshow at 7 p.m. Details at bet.com/soultrainawards.
GET 'DOWN' Get inside everybody's favorite century-back soap in "Downton Abbey Revisited" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., WNET/13). Angela Lansbury hosts this backstage peek at the global fave, which returns Jan. 6 with Season 3. Preview at pbs.org/downtonrevisited.
WHO'S THERE? Yes, they are. The Who, that is. First come first-person recollections in "Live From the NYPL Presents Pete Townshend" (Tuesday at 10:30 p.m., WLIW/21). Then it's the rock doc "The Who: Quadrophenia -- Can You See the Real Me?" (Thursday at 9 p.m., BBC America; Thursday night at 1 a.m., Friday at 7 p.m., VH1 Classic). And finally, a couple of concerts: 2006's "Electric Proms: The Who" (Thursday at 10 p.m., BBC America) and "The Who (Live at the Isle of Wight)" (Nov. 30 at 11 p.m., VH1 Classic).