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

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airs Saturday at 9.

2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, 9 p.m., HBO

This year’s inductees included Quincy Jones, Heart, Public Enemy, Randy Newman, and (posthumously) Boston homegirl Donna Summer. Having attended the taping at the Nokia Theatre in LA last month — sorry about that incessant hooting during Summer’s induction — I’ll be curious to see how HBO chops down the five-hour evening into a nearly three-hour block. My guess is they will be dramatically cutting the epic speeches given by Flavor Flav of Public Enemy and Jones, during which some disgruntled fans of a certain Canadian inductee began loudly chanting “Rush! Rush! Rush!” Speaking of, make sure you stick around for Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson’s terrifically absurd yet touching speech (pictured).

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Saturday Night Live Saturday, 11:30 p.m., NBC

He was snubbed by Oscar for directing “Argo,” but Ben Affleck (pictured) is joining the “Five-Timer’s Club” on “SNL.” We’re guessing since they made such a fuss when Justin Timberlake hit this milestone earlier this season, Ben will have to settle for a smaller welcome party, likely telling him “Argo” five yourself!

The Simpsons Sunday, 8 p.m., FOX

Peter, Stewie, and Brian leave Quahog to visit Springfield. OK, it’s just Seth MacFarlane’s voice. But still.

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC

Some people are getting awards. But we’re mostly tuning in for Prince.

All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Sunday, 9 p.m., NBC

Betting the farm on Trace.

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