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Weekend highlights, Aug. 29-30, 2009

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SATURDAY

"25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania" (8 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Mickey Rourke weighs in, with highlights of matches in Houston: Shawn Michaels vs. the Undertaker and Triple H vs. Randy Orton.

"It's Me or the Dog" (8 p.m., Animal Planet): Dealing with an energetic Labradoodle.

"Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars" (9 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): A rerun of the 2008 special, with appearances by Salma Hayek, Tracy Morgan, Michael Phelps, Jon Hamm, Barbara Walters, Kobe Bryant and Martin Short.

"Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (9 p.m., WCIU-Channel 26): Spend your evening with Boris Karloff and Svengoolie.

"Michael Jackson: Our Icon" (9 p.m., BET): With footage from his 2007 photo shoot for Ebony magazine.

SUNDAY

"Daytime Emmy Awards" (7 p.m., WGN-Channel 9): Vanessa Williams hosts, and "Sesame Street" earns a Lifetime Achievement Award. Go "Bold and the Beautiful"!

"Tool Academy 2" (8 p.m., VH1): A new batch of bad boyfriends enter a 30-day program to abandon their toolish ways. Last year, the participants were lured there by promises of a "Mr. Awesome" pageant.

"Futurama" (9 p.m., Comedy): Now in movie length! Leela (Katey Sagal) becomes an eco-activist protesting an intergalactic miniature golf course.

"High Plains Invaders" (9 p.m., SyFy): James Marsters stars as an Old West cowboy who fights voracious alien bugs. It's a love story.

"True Blood" (9:45 p.m., HBO): Evan Rachel Wood joins the toothy gang as 1,100-year-old vampire Queen Sophie-Ann. She researched the role by dating Marilyn Manson.

"The Kennedys: American Experience" (2 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): From Joe through to the late Teddy. We all mourn in our own ways.

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