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

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Downton Abbey Revisited Sunday at 8 p.m., Channel 2

If you’re jonesing for season 3, which doesn’t begin airing in the states until Jan. 6, here’s a little appetizer. This special recaps the first two seasons, previews the third, and gives us interviews with writer Julian Fellowes and many of the actors, including Hugh Bonneville. PBS promises the special will be “delightful,” and Angela Lansbury hosts. Free Bates.

Trapped in the Closet 9 p.m., IFC


R. Kelly is back with more chapters from his “hip hopera,” which is essentially a crazy soap opera in song and rhyme. This round of the cult hit includes two new characters, a marriage counselor and mob boss. By the way, R. Kelly says he is working to bring “Trapped in the Closet” to Broadway.

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It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! 9:30 p.m., Channel 4

You had me at “Jerktonium-laced fruitcake.”

Killer Karaoke 9 p.m., truTV

Get tortured while you torture people with your singing.


Malibu Country 8:30 p.m., Channel 5

It’s awful, and that’s the truth.