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The Arts on TV: Pee-wee Herman, 'Forever Plaid'

March 17, 2011 |  9:00 am

Pee-weeA weekly look at arts and music programming on television from Thursday  to Wednesday:

“Forever Plaid” 9:30 p.m. Friday, KVCR; 4 p.m. Saturday, KVCR. The off-Broadway musical revue centers on four young male singers killed in a car crash on the way to their first major show; narrator David Hyde Pierce.

“The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway” 10 p.m. Saturday, HBO; 2 and 9:45 p.m. Monday, HBO. The comic brings “Pee-wee's Playhouse” to life at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.

“Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations” 10:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS. The Goldwell Open Air Sculpture Museum; Shoe Tree on the Loneliest Highway; Thunder Mountain.

“Broadway Melody of 1940” (1940) 7:45 p.m. Sunday, TCM. Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell. A casting mix-up leads a dancer to land a major role intended for his partner.

“The Artist Toolbox” 8 p.m. Sunday, KCET. Abstract artist Sam Gilliam.

“Globe Trekker” 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, KCET. Belgium and Luxembourg -- The Antwerp home of painter Peter Paul Rubens; shrimp fishing on horseback; World War I battlefields; European Union headquarters.

“Guys and Dolls” (1955) 5 p.m. Wednesday, TCM. Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons. A Broadway gambler bets that a Runyonesque high roller cannot take a sidewalk soul-saver on a date to Havana.

-- Compiled by Matt Cooper

Photo: Pee-wee Herman. Credit: MCT