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

Metallica bassist Jason Newsted


Metallica bassist Jason Newsted

That Metal Show  Saturday, 11 p.m., VH1 Classic

As a heavy-rock fan, I have a soft spot for this low-rent but enthusiastic cable series dedicated to “all things hard rock and heavy metal.” Hosted by veteran DJ Eddie Trunk and comics Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, the series treats even the corniest of hair metal survivors with respect and bows down to the true giants of the genre. The 12th season opens with a visit from former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. Horns up!


The Women’s Concert for Change: The Sound of Change Live From London  Sunday, 9 p.m., NBC

Beyoncé (pictured) toplines this event from Twickenham Stadium, which aims to raise money and awareness for women’s issues. Filling out the bill will be Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Timbaland, and Jay-Z, a.k.a. Mr. Beyoncé. Presenters will include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Gloria Steinem, Jada Pinkett-Smith, James Franco, and Madonna, among others.

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Deadly Spa  Saturday, 8 p.m., Lifetime

She thought it would be just a facial. . . .

Oprah’s Next Chapter  Sunday, 9 p.m., OWN


Oprah visits “The Voice.”

Top Hooker  Sunday 10 p.m., Animal Planet

Angling for cash and bragging rights.

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