TV picks for Dec. 28-29:  "WWE Tribute to the Troops, Peter O'Toole, Joan Fontaine, Def Leppard

  • Updated: December 27, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Joan Fontaine, left, and Judith Anderson in “Rebecca.”

A real battle

Wrestlers take a break from celebrating themselves and put the focus on real warriors during the “WWE Tribute to the Troops” (7 p.m. Saturday, KARE, Ch. 11) with overseas visits from chairman Vince McMahon and divas Eva-Marie and Alicia Fox. Shout-outs provided by Christina Applegate, Stephen Colbert and Bruce Willis.

Paying tribute

December marked the loss of two screen legends who are honored with a full day of special screenings on TCM. First up, Joan Fontaine, who can be seen in seven of her films, including “Suspicion” (3 p.m. Sunday) and “Rebecca” (4:45 p.m Sunday). Then it’s time to tip one’s hat to Peter O’Toole in three classics, starting with “Lawrence of Arabia” (7 p.m. Sunday).

Pour some sugar on them

Def Leppard takes over the AXS TV airwaves, providing commentary for 12 hours of concerts, including “Sammy Hagar and Friends Annual Cabo Wabo Birthday Bash” (4:25 p.m. Sunday) and the premiere of “Cheap Trick at Budokan: The 35th Anniversary Performance” (8:35 p.m. Sunday). The band will also salute itself with the broadcast premiere of “Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria” (7 p.m. Sunday).

Neal Justin

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