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Saturday's TV Highlights: A squirrel and a reindeer fly in an animated special

December 11, 2009 |  8:00 pm

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This week's TV Movies


The 2008 animated holiday special "The Flight Before Christmas" features the voices of Emma Roberts and Norm MacDonald, 9 p.m. on CBS.


"Celebrity Ghost Stories": In the season finale, Morgan Fairchild seems to be abused by a spirit, Lili Taylor hears noises and Vinvent Curatola communicates with his dead father (7 p.m. Biography).

"Ghost Intervention": In the premiere of this new series, mediums help a family whose son was attacked by a shadowy figure in the basement of a Massachusetts home (9 p.m. TLC).

"Saturday Night Live": Taylor Lautner hosts with musical guest Bon Jovi. (11:29 p.m. NBC).


"Sandra Lee Celebrates: Season of Surprise": The chef surprises a family that has year-old triplets, showing creative ways to preserve family memories for a lifetime and helping to host a multi-generational holiday reunion (8 p.m. HGTV).

"Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2009": This new special recognizes accomplishments in video games (8 p.m. Spike).


"The Polar Express": Director Robert Zemeckis' 2004 interpretation of Chris Van Allsburg's holiday story features Tom Hanks in multiple roles through an animation technique called "motion capture," which creates a pseudo-real look. Hanks is most recognizable as the conductor of a train that takes a youngster on a wild ride to the North Pole. Also in the voice cast is Peter Scolari (7 p.m. Disney and 8 p.m. ABC).

"Christmas in Canaan": A white boy and a black schoolmate become friends when the former's father and the latter's grandmother force them to spend time together in the new TV movie starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Zak Ludwig (8 and 10 p.m. Hallmark).

"The Bourne Supremacy": The CIA assassin (Matt Damon) is framed for the murders of two peers in this action-crammed 2004 sequel to novelist Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity." While his superiors (Brian Cox, Joan Allen) debate his fate, Bourne schemes to get even with the higher-ups who wouldn't leave him alone. Franka Potente and Julia Stiles also return from the first film; Karl Urban and Gabriel Mann co-star (8 p.m. TNT).

"Confessions of a Shopaholic": A woman (Isla Fisher) with spending-control issues lands a job with a financial magazine in this 2009 comedy starring Hugh Dancy, John Goodman, Kristin Scott Thomas and John Lithgow (9 p.m. Starz).


College basketball: Kentucky at Indiana (9 a.m. CBS); Ohio State at Butler (9 a.m. ESPN); Oklahoma at Utah (1 p.m. VS); Marquette at Wisconsin (2 p.m. ESPN2); Virginia Tech at Penn State (4 p.m. ESPN2); Purdue at Alabama (6 p.m. ESPN2); La Salle at Kansas (11 a.m. ESPN); John Wooden Classic: Georgetown vs. Washington (11 a.m. FS Prime); Mississippi State vs. UCLA (1:30 p.m. FS Prime).

High school football: CIF SS Pac 5 Championship: Edison vs. Servite (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).

PGA tour golf: Shark Shootout (1 p.m. NBC).

Hockey: The Ducks visit the Columbus Blue Jackets (4 p.m. FS Prime).

Pro basketball: The Lakers visit the Utah Jazz (6 p.m. KCAL).

Hockey: The Dallas Stars visit the Kings (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Photo credit: The Weinstein Co.