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Weekend TV highlights, Aug. 22-23, 2009

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SATURDAY

"Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal" (7 p.m., Lifetime): Well, you and I know there's more than one, but let's not quibble with the title. Jenna Dewan - the new Mrs. Channing Tatum - plays a schoolteacher who's on the wrong end of the spirit stick.

"Bring It On: All Or Nothing" (8 p.m., E!): "Heroes'" Hayden Panettiere needs some street cred to impress head cheerleader Solange Knowles-Smith (Beyonce's less blessed sister).

"All Jacked Up" (8:30 p.m., CMTV): C. Thomas Howell - I love you, Ponyboy! - hosts this new series about everything from ostrich races to robotic dinosaurs to jet-powered outhouses.

"The People Under the Stairs" (10 p.m., WCIU-Channel 26): Svengoolie is your tour guide for the open house of Wes Craven's 1991 creeptacular.

"I Saw What You Did" (1 a.m., Me-TV): And this is why it's a bad idea to make prank calls, kiddies. The 1965 thriller stars Joan Crawford.

SUNDAY

"What Would Brian Boitano Make?" (Noon, Food): In each episode, the iconic figure skater invites people over to his home to indulge in dishes like Chicken Paella Burgers, Pear and Almond Crostata, and Bourbon Bacon Apple Tarts.

"60 Minutes" (7 p.m., WBBM-Channel 2): A tribute to the late Don Hewitt.

"My Shocking Story" (8 p.m., TLC): The world's tallest woman and tallest man hold a summit.

"Miss Universe" (9 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Who will be the next paragon of femininity and virtue? With appearances from Flo Rida, Kelly Rowland, and the highly anticipated Heidi Montag.

"Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong" (10 p.m., Comedy Central): The comic - also known as the voice of Remy in "Ratatouille" - performs his latest album.

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