New kids on the block

Those who missed the chance to dress up as a TV executive for Halloween get a second chance as Amazon once again lets viewers evaluate pilots being considered for full seasons. The most promising of the batch: "Z," an ode to Zelda Fitzgerald with Christina Ricci putting her permanently curious eyes to grand use; "Eddie of the Realms Eternal," the animated kids' series in which a middle-schooler plays Harry Potter, and "One Mississippi," the delightfully dry Tig Notaro vehicle co-written by Diablo Cody. Streaming on

So up on your feet

Valerie Bertinelli makes it one ingredient at a time in her returning series "Valerie's Home Cooking," preparing scrumptious finger foods for poker players who should be expected to take side bets on when Schneider will come bursting through the door. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Food Network

Beating the holiday rush

The holidays come early to the Hallmark Channel with the premieres of "Ice Sculpture Christmas" (7 p.m. Saturday), in which we discover that St. Paul isn't the only community obsessed with the winter competition, and "Charming Christmas," starring "Dexter" actress Julie Benz as a department store Mrs. Santa searching for love that doesn't involve serial killers. 7 p.m. Sunday, Hallmark Channel

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