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Saturday's TV Highlights: A legacy refused on 'Sorority Wars'

October 16, 2009 |  8:00 pm

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PLEDGED: Phoebe Strole, left, Amanda Schull and Lucy Hale star in the 2009 TV comedy 'Sorority Wars,' about a college freshman (Hale) who chooses not to join the Greek house founded by her mother, at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

SERIES

Deadly Dozen: The episode "Ocean Killers" explores some of the most dangerous marine animals in the world, including the 12 creatures that should be avoided by swimmers and divers at all costs, including brutal bull sharks, leopard seals, barracudas and, of course, great white sharks (5 p.m. National Geographic).

Robin Hood: Prince John (Toby Stephens), a nasty piece of work if there ever was one, visits Nottingham intent on determining which one of his minions -- the Sheriff (Keith Allen) or Gisborne (Richard Armitage) -- would be the more effective sidekick, eventually forcing the two men into an epic duel in this new episode (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America).

Art in the Twenty-First Century: The episode "Fantasy" looks at artists whose works defy convention and transport viewers to unreal worlds, including Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, Jeff Koons and Florian Maier-Aichen (9 p.m. KCET).

SPECIALS

Tailgate Warriors With Guy Fieri: Tailgate teams from around the country compete to see who has the best food at the game. (9 p.m. Food)

MOVIES

Mutiny on the Bounty: The uprising aboard HMS Bounty in the 1780s has been adapted for the screen several times, and while this 1935 version isn't the most accurate, it's considered the best from a dramatic perspective. Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone were all nominated for the lead actor Oscar for their portrayals of flog-happy Capt. Bligh, lead mutineer Fletcher Christian and caught-in-the-middle midshipman Roger Byam, respectively (5 p.m. TCM).

Slumdog Millionaire: The big story of the 2009 Academy Awards -- it won eight Oscars -- was filmmaker Danny Boyle's popular, India-based drama that follows an impoverished young man (played as an adult by Dev Patel and as a youngster by Ayush Mahesh Khedekar) who is determined to reunite with a fellow orphan (Freida Pinto) and competes on a TV game show (8 p.m. HBO).

SPORTS

College football: Oklahoma vs. Texas from Dallas (9 a.m. ABC); Iowa at Wisconsin (9 a.m. ESPN); Northwestern at Michigan State (9 a.m. ESPN2); Arkansas at Florida (12:30 p.m. CBS); USC at Notre Dame (12:30 p.m. NBC); California at UCLA (12:30 p.m. ABC); Minnesota at Penn State or Texas Tech at Nebraska (12:30 p.m. ESPN); Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (3 p.m. ESPN2); Kansas at Colorado (4 p.m. FS Prime); South Carolina at Alabama (4:45 p.m. ESPN); Missouri at Oklahoma State (6:15 p.m. ESPN2); Washington at Arizona State (7:15 p.m. FS Prime).

Horse racing: Breeders' Cup Challenge from Toronto. (1 p.m. ESPN2).

Hockey: The L.A. Kings visit the Columbus Blue Jackets (4 p.m. FSN).

NASCAR racing: Sprint Cup: NASCAR Banking 500, from Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. (4:30 p.m. ABC).

Baseball: American League Championship Series, Game 2: The Angels visit the New York Yankees (4:30 p.m. Fox).

NBA preseason basketball: The Charlotte Bobcats visit the L.A. Lakers (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Photo: PR Newswire

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