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'Dark Shadows:' Behind the big-screen

Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in

Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in "Dark Shadows," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Off the Wall wonders how many moms have a thing for vampires.


BARNABAS BY BURTON Go inside the new big-screen take on TV's eternal Gothic serial. "Dark Shadows: Beyond the Grave" (Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m., Reelz) eyes the making of director Tim Burton's movie starring Johnny Depp. Video at


UNSCRIPTED PREMIERES More on fish tanks? "Fish Tank Kings" (Saturday at 10, NatGeo Wild) joins Animal Planet's "Tanked." More cupcakes? Now there's also "CupcakeChampions"(Sunday at 8 p.m., Food). And there's always an appetite for docu-action like "Narrow Escapes of World War II" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., Military).


MOTHER'S DAY MARATHONS Guess it makes sense that tomorrow's reality runs include "Sister Wives" (1-9 p.m., leading into season premiere at 9, TLC), "Big Rich Texas" (1-6 p.m., Style), "The Real Housewives of

New Jersey" (2-5 p.m., 8 p.m.-

1 a.m., Bravo), and "Wild Wives of Africa" (3 p.m.-

3 a.m., NatGeo Wild), who are, yes, animals. Fiction fans can try Sunday stackups of "Burn Notice"(6 a.m.-Monday

6 a.m., Cloo), "The Waltons" (2-7 p.m., GMC), "Good Times" (4-7 p.m., TV One), and vintage sitcoms (7 a.m.-

7 p.m., Antenna TV) including "All in the Family," "The Partridge Family" and "Leave It to Beaver."

Among tomorrow's movies: all-day Hitchcock original "Psycho" (midnight-midnight all day Sunday, Encore Suspense), plus Faye Dunaway in "Mommie Dearest" (2 and 6:30 p.m., thisTV/11.3), Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas" (8 p.m., TCM), and Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce" (10 p.m., TCM).

SEASON FINALES It's a ginormous week on the networks. "DesperateHousewives" (Sunday 9-11 p.m., ABC/7) presents a two-hour series-ender. The winner is named on "Survivor: One World" (Sunday 8-10 p.m., live reunion 10-11 p.m., CBS/2). Big events include Barney's wedding day on "How I Met Your Mother" (Monday at 8 p.m., CBS/2), Jake's graduation on "Two and a Half Men" (Monday at

9 p.m., CBS/2) and the title characters' altar adventure on "Mike & Molly" (Monday at 9:30 p.m., CBS/2). Also finishing their seasons: "Once Upon a Time" (Sunday at 8 p.m., ABC/7), "American Dad" (Sunday at 9:30 p.m., Fox/5), "Bones" (Monday at 8 p.m., Fox/5), "Gossip Girl" (Monday at 8 p.m., CW/11), "Hart of Dixie" (Monday at 9 p.m., CW/11), "Hawaii Five-0" (Monday at 10 p.m., CBS/2), "Smash" (Monday at 10 p.m., NBC/4), "90210" (Tuesday at 8 p.m., CW/11), "NCIS" (Tuesday at 8 p.m., CBS/2), "NCIS:Los Angeles" (Tuesday 9-11 p.m., CBS/2), "Private Practice" (Tuesday at 10 p.m., ABC/7), "Suburgatory" (Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., ABC/7), "Criminal Minds" (Wednesday 9-11 p.m., CBS/2), "Missing" (Thursday at 8 p.m., ABC/7), "Grey's Anatomy" (Thursday at 9 p.m., ABC/7), "Scandal" (Thursday at 10 p.m., ABC/7), "Rules ofEngagement" (Thursday at 8:30 p.m., CBS/2), "Person of Interest" (Thursday at 9 p.m., CBS/2), "The Mentalist" (Thursday at 10 p.m., CBS/2), "Nikita" (Friday at 8 p.m., CW/11), and "Supernatural" (Friday at 9 p.m., CW/11).

'MAD' AT THE ACTORSActors Studio, that is. The cast of AMC's acclaimed series "Mad Men" joins interviewer James Lipton for a new "Inside the Actors Studio" (Monday at 7 p.m., Bravo). Preview clips at inside-the-actors-studio.

GREAT SCOT! Mila Kunis, Rashida Jones, David Sedaris and Michael Clarke Duncan join the host back home in Scotland for another wild location week of "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Monday-Friday nights at 12:35 a.m., CBS/2). More at


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