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DOCTOR WHO (Saturday, BBC America, 9/8c)
Matt Smith's crackerjack first season as the newest Timelord nears an end with the first of a two-part finale that once again confronts the Doctor and Amy with that pesky crack in the universe. Look for the return of the enigmatic River Song and several favorite guest villains as the Doctor grapples with the mysterious Pandorica, which legend says contains the most feared being in the cosmos. Hang on.

The channel's most popular series returns for a second season of first-person accounts of paranormal encounters experienced by the rich and famous. First up: The Sopranos' Michael Imperioli recalls a tortured spook at the Chelsea Hotel, Joan Collins tells of a vengeful ghost in Venice, and Corey Feldman tells of a spirit who helped scare him straight. Ouija board not included.

THE WIRE (Sunday, 9/8c, DirecTV's 101 Network)
One of HBO's greatest achievements, an unsparingly realistic and gripping study of crime and corruption in a drug-infested Baltimore, gets a new lease on life as all five seasons are aired, starting from the beginning, commercial-free and unedited. Patience is rewarded in a story that unfolds slowly, with novelistic richness.

LEVERAGE (Sunday, 9/8c, TNT)
Move over, Memphis Beat's Jason Lee. Christian Kane reveals a heretofore untapped musical side as the team's fists-first hero Eliot Spencer. In this week's caper, Eliot goes undercover as a country balladeer to bring down a corrupt record exec played by John Schneider (who hasn't been this smarmy since playing a porn mogul on Nip/Tuck).

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