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Critic’s corner: Saturday, October 20


A Nanny’s Revenge Saturday, 8:30 p.m., Lifetime

Now that Lifetime has launched its own meta-back-patting series “My Life Is a Lifetime Movie” (Wednesdays at 10 p.m.) to plumb the true stories behind the network’s beloved melodrama-splosions, it’s safe to say the Lifetime Movie is having a moment. Tonight’s little doozy, starring Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (as seen on “Prison Break” and “Two and a Half Men”) seems custom formulated for fans of . . . well, vengeful nannies. There will be (fake) blood.

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Doomsday Preppers Bugged Out Saturday, 10 p.m.,
National Geographic

On this episode, “The End of the World As We Know It,” we meet self-described “foodie” Kellene (pictured), who serves a dinner party made entirely from nonperishable foods (bunker to table?), and David, who has prepared his home to be a communications hub once our global networks collapse. Get in on this show now, as we’re not certain David will be broadcasting reruns of “Doomsday Preppers Bugged Out” after the fact.

Billy the Exterminator Sunday, 10 p.m., A&E

Release the flying squirrels!

The Amazing Race Sunday, 8:30 p.m., Channel 4

Collect the rats!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Sunday, 9 p.m., Bravo

Call animal control!

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