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

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Nine for IX: Venus Vs. 10 p.m., Saturday, ESPN Classic

If you missed the premiere of this new series of documentaries celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX — the federal civil rights law that prohibits gender discrimination in education — here’s a chance to catch up. The first installment examines how tennis star Venus Williams was instrumental in leveling the financial playing field at Wimbledon, fighting for parity in prize money for male and female players. Topics for upcoming episodes include the careers of WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes, German figure skater Katarina Witt, and female reporters in male locker rooms.

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Celebrity Wife Swap Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC

In a totally ’80s edition of this series, former mall warbler Tiffany (above) trades places with Nia Peeples of “Fame” (the TV show) fame. Does the “I Think We’re Alone Now” singer have Peeples’s skills? Does Nia know how things “Could’ve Been” tidied up at Tiffany’s house?


Brooklyn DA Saturday, 9 p.m., CBS

Sure, he’s from Brooklyn, but is he shaggy?

666 Park Avenue Saturday, 9 p.m., ABC

Summer burn-off theater continues.

True Blood Sunday, 9 p.m., HBO

Last week’s ratings proved that viewers still have the thirst.

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