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

Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov (left) and Hiroyuki Sanada as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki on “Helix.”

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Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov (left) and Hiroyuki Sanada as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki on “Helix.”

Helix  Friday, 10 p.m., Syfy

This 13-episode thriller comes with a formidable set of genre names behind the scenes including executive producer Ronald D. Moore (“Battlestar Galactica”). The series centers around a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. Except it’s not just a possibility and, of course, there’s more to it than that. Their discoveries could either mean salvation for mankind or total annihilation. So, you know, fingers crossed.

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2014 Golden Globe Awards  Sunday, 8 p.m., NBC

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up to make people laugh is as sure a bet in Hollywood as any these days. The dynamic duo of “Saturday Night Live” alums and “Baby Mama”/“Mean Girls” costars returns to the Beverly Hilton to bring the funny to the year’s booziest and loosest awards show. In a competitive year with lots of big stars nominated, it should be a glittery night of giggles.

Raising Hope  Friday, 9 p.m, Fox

Hey there, Delilah.

Banshee  Friday, 10 p.m., Cinemax

Screaming back to life.

US Figure Skating Championships  Saturday, 8 p.m. NBC

Ladies free skate live in primetime at TD Garden.

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