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Weekend TV highlights, July 25-26, 2009

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"Kanye West: Live From the Chicago Theatre" (7 p.m., FUSE): There's footage from his "Stay in School" benefit concert in June, as well as an interview with Kanye talking about his mother's hopes for the Kanye West Foundation.

"Kings" (7 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): The finale for this update of the story of King David. Jack (Sebastian Stan - who's dating "Gossip Girl's" Leighton Meester!) prepares to take his father's place.

"Being Human" (8 p.m., BBC America): The Sun-Times' Misha Davenport highly recommends this import. It's like "Friends," except the roommates are a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire.

"The Tingler" (9 p.m., WCIU-Channel 26): Svengoolie will hold your hand through this 1959 Vincent Price thriller, in which the mad pathologist learns that you can drop dead from fear. Point of interest: This was the first movie to document an LSD trip.


"Cronkite Remembers" (11 a.m., Discovery): In an eight-part series from 1997, the late newsman talks about the last seven decades from his point of view, mixing media and sharing anecdotes.

"The Storm" (8 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): When an irresponsible tycoon starts experimenting the weather, it's up to a scientist and a reporter to save the world. The cast is interesting: Luke Perry, James Van Der Beek, Teri Polo, Marisol Nichols, Treat Williams, John Larroquette, David James Elliott, and a token Arquette (Richmond).

"The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" (8 p.m., Disney): Check out a pre-"Twilight" Taylor Lautner as an un-buff imaginary friend trying to save a distant planet from the forces of darkness.

"Robot Chicken" (10:30 p.m., Cartoon Network): The new season kicks off with goofs on Punky Brewster, Stephen King and "The Giving Tree." We can assume it will be tasteful.

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