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

Mel Brooks, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner.

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Mel Brooks, an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner.

AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks Saturday, 9 p.m., TNT

He’s a member of the EGOT club. (That is, he’s won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.) He’s a Kennedy Center honoree. He’s responsible for such side-splitters as “Blazing Saddles,” “The Producers,” and “Young Frankenstein,” and worked on classics like “Get Smart” and “Your Show of Shows.” And he’s still sharp, and sharply funny. At the Television Critics Association press tour this past winter, Brooks brushed off being called a “comedy giant.” “I’m not such a comedy giant, I’m five-six,” he quipped. “There are guys not as funny, but they are bigger, and I think that counts.”


Oprah’s Master Class Sunday, 10 p.m., OWN

Speaking of giants, Ms. Winfrey sits down with Berry Gordy Jr. (pictured) who holds forth on his extraordinary career building Motown — and the careers of artists like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and many more — and no doubt, about the recent Broadway musical he launched based on that amazing tale.

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Zero Hour Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC

Remember this show? Here’s your chance to say goodbye.

Redneck Island Saturday, 9 p.m., CMT


Human slingshots, mon.

The 2013 Miss USA Competition Sunday, 9 p.m., NBC

Sashes, bikinis, Jonas Brothers.

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