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Off the wall: Guild honors Betty White

Off the Wall would like to thank you for this amazing honor.

 AWARDS ALERT If it seems like awards shows are now coming weekly, well, they're coming weekly. Now, it's the 16th annual "Screen Actors Guild Awards" (Saturday night at 8, TBS/TNT), honoring Betty White in its life achievement salute. Also see celebs in red carpet preshows (Saturday night at 6 on E! and 7:30 on TNT), or watch preshow online at 6:15 p.m. at tbs.com and tnt.tv. Full list of TV and movie nominees at sagawards.com.

 TITLE OF THE WEEK Where are all of Uganda's mysterious hippopotamus corpses coming from? Could it be "Cannibal Hippos" (Saturday night at 8, NatGeo)? Details at tvthrong.co.uk/nature-shock.

 BOWLING 'EM OVER Lots to watch in the "45th PBA Tournament of Champions" (Sunday at 1 p.m., ESPN). Kelly Kulick becomes the first woman to compete. Jason Belmonte shows off his two-handed technique. And laid-off GM worker Tom Smallwood goes for his Cinderella second major win. More at pba.com.

 GOING TO THE DOGS, AGAIN Just how many national dog championships are there? Here's another one, which calls itself the canine Olympics: "The Incredible Dog Challenge National Championships" (Sunday at 4 p.m., ABC/7). Challenge list, more at purina.com/incredible-dog-challenge.

 SERIES PREMIERES Severe conditions test everyday objects in "Weather Proof" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Weather), while "Cantore Stories" (Sunday at 10 p.m., Weather) takes Jim Cantore to extremes in Hawaiian rain forests, Minnesota winters and the Louisiana bayou. "Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders" (Monday at 10 p.m., WNET/13) explores the intersection of music and political activism in Russia, Africa and other locales. And "La La Land" (Monday at 11 p.m., Showtime) stars comic Marc Wootton as three very different wannabes "faking it big" in Hollywood. Video at sho.com/lalaland.

 NEW SEASONS Among the comedies and dramas returning with new episodes this week: Glenn Close's legal thriller "Damages" (Monday at 10 p.m., FX), Billie Piper in "The Secret Diary of a Call Girl" (Monday at 10 p.m., Showtime), and "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" (Monday at 10:30 p.m., Showtime). New unscripted seasons, with "unscripted" sometimes being relative: the car show "Top Gear" (Monday at 8 p.m., BBC America), "America's Best Dance Crew" (Thursday at 10 p.m., MTV), "Taking the Stage" (Thursday 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., MTV). "Top Gear" sneak peek at bbcamerica.com/topgear.

 AMILIES GONE BAD WEEK And they say there's nothing to watch on all those cable channels! Sleuth's got a weeklong festival of TV movies about killer husbands, et al - Lacey Chabert in "When Secrets Kill" (Monday at 5 p.m.), Dean Cain in "The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story" (Tuesday at 5 p.m.), Edie Falco in "The Quiet" (Wednesday at 5 p.m.), and Brooke Shields in "Gone but Not Forgotten" (Thursday-Friday at 5 p.m., all on Sleuth). Full lineup at sleuthchannel.com.

 SERIES IN A DAY Why watch for years, months or weeks? You can consume some shows in their entirety in less than eight hours. This week, catch all of Fox's 1996 vampire-clan cult fave "Kindred: The Embraced" (Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) and UPN's 2001 haunted-hospital spooker "All Souls" (Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., both on Chiller). Look for more marathons at chillertv.com

 AWARDS ALERT (NOMINATIONS DIVISION) Independent film lovers get live coverage this year of the announcement of "Spirit Awards Nominations" (Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., IFC). See spirit awards.com

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