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October 23, 2009 |  5:31 pm
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This week's TV Movies



Prime choices for the week of Oct. 25 - 31

SUNDAY

The new faux documentary "Werewolves: The Dark Survivors" imagines a world in which those lycanthropic shape-shifters of folklore are actually living among us. Why, we just saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at . . . uh, never mind.

(Animal Planet, 9 p.m.)

MONDAY

Get some face time with the likes of Julius Caesar, George Washington, William Shakespeare (above) and Abraham Lincoln as forensic scientists use computer imaging to re-create some illustrious historical countenances in the special "Death Masks." (History, 8 p.m.)

TUESDAY

Lil Wayne, Jay-Z (above), Kanye West and Taylor Swift -- just kidding about that last one -- are among the nominees at the "BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009." Comedian Mike Epps is your emcee for the festivities in Atlanta. (BET, 8 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

How do you like them apples? Or those potatoes, those tulips (as below) . . . or even that marijuana? The new documentary "The Botany of Desire" considers these plants as it examines the intersection of humans and horticulture. (KCET, 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY

The only people more fanatical than die-hard football fans are those who participate in the pastime known as "fantasy football." The new comedy series "The League" looks for laughs by detailing the obsessions of such superfans.(FX, 10:30 p.m.)

FRIDAY

"B-r-a-i-n-s!" On a new episode of the supernatural drama "Medium,"

series star Patricia Arquette (above) finds herself surrounded by zombies when she's digitally inserted into footage from the 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead." (CBS, 9 p.m.)

SATURDAY

If your neighbors' haunted house is just a little ho-hum this year, your best bet for a really spooky Halloween might just be to stay in and watch horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in the 1945 terror tale "The Body Snatcher." (TCM, 8:15 p.m.)

DOWN UNDER

Crikey! Not even the combined star power of Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman was enough to turn Baz Lurhmann's 2008 romantic epic "Australia" into a hit . . . but its nearly three-hour running time is still shorter than an airplane flight to the actual continent. (HBO, 8 p.m. Sat.)

SCIENCE FICTION

"Firefly's" lovely and talented Summer Glau returns to the Whedonverse with a guest spot on the sci-fi series "Dollhouse," playing a doll-programmer from the Washington, D.C., branch of the Rossum Corp.'s clandestine operation. (Fox, 9 p.m. Fri.)

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