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Nicolle Kissee with her aunt, Tiffani Bean, in the Showtime documentary series “Time of Death.”

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Wallace . Wallace, who played a receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show” and the voice of Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons” died Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/CBS) ORG XMIT: MIN2013103014150251

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TV picks for Nov. 1-3: Marcia Wallace, 'Time of Death,' Kerry Washington, 'It Takes a Choir'

  • October 31, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

Marcia Wallace, who passed away earlier this week, may have been best known for her work on “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Simpsons,” but she also proved a valuable asset on game shows. A four-hour marathon in her honor will include classic episodes of “Match Game,” “Password Plus” and “The $100,000 Pyramid” (7 a.m. Friday, GSN).

The long goodbye

TV can kill off a dozen characters before the first commercial break, but it rarely examines dying in any deep capacity. “Time of Death” (8 p.m. Friday, Showtime), a new docu-series, is the exception as it spends quality time with families facing the loss of a loved one.

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“Saturday Night Live” (10:35 p.m. Saturday, KARE, Ch. 11) responded to criticism about a lack of black females in the cast by wisely selecting Kerry Washington to host with musical guest Eminem. Don’t expect the “Scandal” star to guzzle champagne at the after-party. She’s pregnant.

Finding harmony

In “It Takes a Choir” (7 p.m. Sunday, USA), choirmaster Gareth Malone unites families and communities through the power of music — and lots of rehearsal time. Now if only he would work his magic on the Minnesota Orchestra.

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