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Local theater and movie designer James Bakkom.

Mark Wojahn,

TV picks for Jan. 19-20

  • January 18, 2013 - 2:50 PM
Two for the road

Sad sack Karl Pilkington is begrudgingly back on the road -- and this time he's got company. For "An Idiot Abroad 3" (8 p.m. Saturday, Science), mastermind Ricky Gervais has teamed Pilkington with Warwick Davis, veteran of Gervais' underappreciated series "Life's Too Short." First up: A less-than-romantic visit to Venice, Italy.

Behind the scenes

Local theater and film designer James Bakkom, who ran the Guthrie's prop shop for many years and worked on the indie sensation "Sweetland," emerges from backstage to take a bow in "Getting Lost in My Own Art" (8 p.m. Sunday, TPT-MN), a documentary by Twin Cities filmmaker Mark Wojahn. In addition to the TV premiere, the film will be shown at the Parkway Theater at 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Both Bakkom and Wojahn will be at the event, which is free to the public.

Saturday night fever

The trials and tribulations of the Saturdays, the younger generation's version of the Spice Girls, are followed in the new docu-series "Chasing the Saturdays" (9 p.m. Sunday, E!). It's being produced by "Saved by the Bell" producer Peter Engel, which gives us hope that the Fab Five will get a visit from Screech.

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