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Weekend TV highlights, Aug. 7-8, 2010

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"L.A. Ink" marathon (3 p.m., TLC): My advice? Experiment with a Sharpie first.

"Wrestlemania" (8 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): The lineup from the 26th extravaganza in Glendale, Ariz.: Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho vs. Edge, Batista vs. John Cena, and Triple H vs. Sheamus.

"Princesses of the World" (8:50 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): You should keep up.

"Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" (9 p.m., WCIU-Channel 26): Svengoolie brings you this stop-motion classic from Ray Harryhausen, who animates UFOS instead of mythical creatures or aliens. "One scene of saucer destruction of a plane actually utilizes footage of an accident at an air show," says Svengoolie. "Eww."


"The Uprising" (7 p.m., Animal Planet): Richard Belzer narrates this documentary about the increase in aggressive animal behavior toward humans. This actually falls under the category of Information I'd Rather Not Know, but maybe you'll want to be prepared.

"Wild Child" (7 p.m., ABC Family): Aidan Quinn plays the frustrated father of Malibu's most spoiled teen, Poppy (Emma Roberts). He wisely ships her off to English boarding school. Sad note: This was Natasha Richardson's final movie; she plays the headmistress.

"Scoundrels" (8 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): There's nothing better than Virginia Madsen in full flirt mode. As Cheryl, she discovers a spark with the local lawman (Carlos Bernard).

"Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ" (9 p.m., MTV): As in "Twitter Jockey." We're making history here, people!

"Army Wives" (9 p.m., Lifetime): Dr. Jill Biden plays herself, visiting the fort to support military families.

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