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Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV this weekend

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Ray Donovan Sunday, 10 p.m., Showtime

The pilot for this new series (which is available streaming on the Web right now) may be a mixed bag, but there is plenty of potential in this tale of an LA fixer to the rich and famous — the always great Liev Schreiber (right) — and his highly dysfunctional family of South Boston transplants, headed up by patriarch Jon Voight (left). At the winter edition of the Television Critics Association press tour, Schreiber talked about his fascination with Southie, calling it “an incredibly interesting, colorful, complex neighborhood.” He also said he welcomed the contemplative nature of his character. “I think that’s probably one of the things that drew me to Ray as a character is that he didn’t talk much. It’s a nice quality. I think for me, as someone who feels compelled to talk more than I should in many situations, it’s very healthy for me to play a character like this.”

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BET Awards ’13 Sunday, 8 p.m., BET

Chris Tucker (above) brings his motormouth and, hopefully, his comic timing to bear on this celebration of music, movies, and sports. Expect performance by Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, and more.

Anna Nicole Saturday, 8 p.m., Lifetime

Great cast, sad story.

Banner 4th of July Saturday, 9 p.m., Hallmark

Chipper “American Idol” also-ran Brooke White finds her natural habitat.

CMT’s 20 Greatest Redneck Videos Saturday, 10 p.m., CMT

Jeff Foxworthy would like to know how Kid Rock got the gig hosting this.

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