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This weekend on TV: ABC bids Barbara Walters farewell

First Published May 16 2014 11:55AM      Last Updated May 16 2014 11:56 am

ABC glorifies one of its own in Barbara Walters: Her Story (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4), tribute to the retiring newswoman.

I'm guessing it will play up the good and ignore the fact that, perhaps more than any one person, Walters is responsible for the celebrity-driven, non-news news that makes up so much of what's on TV today. If you're going to give her the credit, she also needs to accept the blame.

Friday on TV ...

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Jack Osbourne is the celebrity guest.

Stanley Cup playoffs (7 p.m., NBSCN): Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim Ducks

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Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): It's Monroe and Rosalee's wedding day. (Season finale)

American Masters (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A profile of the inimitable George Plimpton.

Kitchen Nightmares (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Gordon Ramsay helps a family-owned restaurant in Pennsylvania. (Season finale)

Hart of Dixie (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Wade has to make a choic about his future. (Season finale)

Continuum (8 p.m., Syfy): Kiera crash-lands during a prisoner transport in 2076 and is forced to work with her enemy captive to survive.

Saturday on TV ...

Stanley Cup playoffs (11 a.m., NBC/Ch. 5): New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens

Horse racing (2:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The Preakness. Post time is 4:18 p.m.

Orphan Black (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Rachel goes on the warpath against Sarah.

MLS (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake

Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Andy Samberg hosts; St. Vincent performs. (Season finale)

 

 

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