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

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MTV Video Music Awards Sunday, 9 p.m., MTV

Justin Timberlake goes into the night as one of the artists with the most nominations for MTV moonmen trophies with six, tying Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Of course, the real buzz isn’t about Video of the Year, but the award he already knows he’s bringing home. Reportedly, Timberlake (above) may be reuniting with his buddies from ‘N Sync as part of his acceptance of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for his “pioneering and innovative impact.” If this does happen, how great would it have been for this to have come as a surprise to Timberlake/‘N Sync fans? Is there such a thing as a spoiler alert for an awards show?

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Family Dance Off Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC

“Dancing With the Stars” pro Derek Hough hosts this hourlong special which finds the audience awarding a $10,000 cash prize to the family that knows how to get down together in the most entertaining fashion.

Escape From Polygamy Saturday, 8 p.m., Lifetime

But how, with so many people watching?

The White Queen Saturday, 9 p.m., Starz

Irons in the fire.

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

Worth rewatching for “The Stand-Off” with Jeremy Renner.

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