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Weekend TV highlights, March 5-6, 2011

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"Saturday Night Live" (10:30 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Miley Cyrus is hosting, to let us know that she's in on the joke. Musical guest: The Strokes.

"Caroline Rhea & Friends" (8 p.m., Showtime): The comic introduces up-and-comers Costaki Economopoulos, Ryan Hamilton, Page Hurwitz and Liam McEneaney. Fun fact: Rhea voices the mom on "Phineas and Ferb."


"America's Next Great Restaurant" (7 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Bobby Flay, Curtis Stone and the guy who founded the Chipotle chain look for a concept to invest their own money in. The three-star series is fun (why not name a restaurant Saucy Balls?), but anyone familiar with Richard Melman's genius will yawn. 

"Undercover Boss" (8 p.m., WBBM-Channel 2): Mark Mallory, the mayor of Cincinnati, goes incognito as a municipal employee and sanitation worker.

"Daniel Tosh: Happy Thoughts" (8 p.m., Comedy): Both Mormons and the Amish are covered in this stand-up performance by the star of "Tosh.0."

"Chopped All-Stars" (8 p.m., Food): Chicago's Ted Allen hosts this competition. On the first episode, fan favorites from "The Next Food Network Star" grapple with a Scottish red-leg partridge.

"Breakout Kings" (9 p.m., A&E): Fox passed on this new series about imprisoned escape artists who help track down other escapees. My review is in the Sunday section.

"Taking on Tyson" (9 p.m., Animal Planet): Mike Tyson returns to the old New York neighborhood to . . . race pigeons. Is that legal?

"Coming Home" (9 p.m., Lifetime): Families are reunited with soldiers who've served long tours of duty. Fun fact: It's hosted by Matt Rogers, one of the top 12 contestants on season three of "American Idol."

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