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Saturday's TV Highlights: Wanda Sykes performs in her HBO special

October 9, 2009 | 11:00 pm

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FUNNY LADY: In the new special 'Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me,' the comic performs at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., at 10 p.m. on HBO.


Ask This Old House: The home improvement series premieres with tips on building a backyard campfire pit (noon KLCS; 2 p.m. KVCR); and the home remodeling series "This Old House" starts its new season with a 1915 Dutch Colonial Revival (1:30 p.m. KVCR).

The Graham Norton Show: Ricky Gervais, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Olivia Newton-John are guests on the season premiere (7 p.m. BBC America).

What Went Down: The new documentary series takes a fresh look at milestone historical events. Up first, author Donald Goldstein ("At Dawn We Slept") leads a site survey of Pearl Harbor to revisit the Japanese attack (8 p.m. History). A second new episode, visiting the Alamo in Texas, follows at 9.

Austin City Limits: Ben Harper and the Relentless7 perform a set drawn from the album "White Lies for Dark Times" (11 p.m. KLCS).

Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore hosts with musical guest Regina Spektor (11:29 p.m. NBC).


I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang: Unable to assimilate back into the life he once knew, a war veteran (Paul Muni) ends up in the midst of a robbery and is wrongly sentenced to a stint on a chain gang in director Mervyn LeRoy's classic 1932 drama (5 p.m. TCM).

Twitches: Twins Tia and Tamera Mowry star as Alex and Camryn in this 2005 fantasy based on the books by H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld. Born in the magical land of Coventry, they are separated as infants to escape evil, and are separately raised by adoptive parents and guarded by protectors (Jennifer Robertson, Pat Kelly) until they meet on their 21st birthday and set out to find their birth mother (7 p.m. Disney). The 2007 sequel, "Twitches Too," follows at 8:40 p.m.

Megafault: A seismologist and a miner (Brittany Murphy and Eriq La Salle) work together to stop a massive earthquake from destroying the world in this 2009 TV thriller (9 p.m. SyFy).


Golf: The Presidents Cup (8 a.m. NBC).

College football: Auburn at Arkansas (9 a.m. ESPN); Oklahoma State at Texas A&M (9:30 a.m. FSN); Kentucky at South Carolina (9:30 a.m. FS Prime); Iowa State at Kansas (9:30 a.m. VS); Alabama at Mississippi (12:30 p.m. CBS); Oregon at UCLA (12:30 p.m. ABC); Connecticut at Pittsburgh or Wisconsin at Ohio State (12:30 p.m. ESPN); Stanford at Oregon State (4 p.m. FS Prime); Colorado at Texas (4:15 p.m. ESPN); Florida at LSU (5 p.m. CBS); Michigan at Iowa (5 p.m. ABC); Georgia Tech at Florida State (5 p.m. ESPN2).

IndyCar racing: Firestone Indy 300 (1 p.m. VS).

NASCAR racing: Nationwide Series: Copart 300 (1:30 p.m. ESPN2).

Baseball: The Dodgers visit the St. Louis Cardinals (3 p.m. TBS); the Philadelphia Phillies visit the Colorado Rockies (6:30 p.m. TBS). 

Golf: The Presidents Cup: Day 3 (4 p.m. NBC).

NHL hockey: The Ducks visit the Philadelphia Flyers (4 p.m. KDOC); the Kings visit the St. Louis Blues (5 p.m. FSN).

Bull riding: PBR Columbus Invitational (5 p.m. VS).

NBA preseason basketball: The Golden State Warriors vs. the Phoenix Suns (6:30 p.m. TNT). 

 Photo: Craig Blankenhorn / HBO