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What’s on TV this weekend

Cyndi Lauper and her son, Declyn.
Cyndi Lauper and her son, Declyn.

Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual 9 p.m., WEtv

I’ve always liked Cyndi Lauper’s thing. But the celebrity reality format, built on self-importance run amok and pampered stars surrounded by their “people,” can ruin even the strongest of affections. Apparently, while she may want to have fun, Lauper’s life is totes stressful as she undergoes the “struggle of the juggle” and tries to balance work and home. Here’s her chronicle of hard times, including having a cold when she has to sing on “The Voice.” Pictured: Lauper with son Declyn.

The Good Wife Sunday at 9 p.m., Channel 4


The Kalinda-Nick story line seems to have disappeared, thanks to a universally negative response by fans. The writers don’t seem quite able to put together a decent plot for Kalinda — remember the failed arc with Scott Porter? Still, the show remains a lot of fun, as the firm fights to survive against a looming debt deadline with Nathan Lane as the taskmaster. I must admit, the plot strained to bring back Wendy Scott-Carr last week, but it’s always great to see Anika Noni Rose (pictured).

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In the Dark 8 p.m., Lifetime

Woman – eyesight + stalker = thrills.

The 2013 Miss America Competition 9 p.m., Channel 5

Women + teeth + vaseline = winner.


Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 8 p.m., TCM

Woman + crazy = pigtails.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.