His aim is true

Sherwood Forest's most famous bandit may have lost Maid Marian, but he hasn't lost much of his spunk in the third-season premiere of "Robin Hood" (8 p.m. Saturday, BBC America), a series that continues to be more enticing and more action-packed than the vast majority of shows created here in America. Die-hard "Hood" fans will be tickled pink to finally see the introduction of Friar Tuck.

The king is gone

Even a king must eventually relinquish his throne. After 13 seasons, "King of the Hill" (7 p.m. Sunday, KMSP, Ch. 9) waves goodbye as Hank and son Bobby finally bond over, of all things, identifying cuts of meat. I've never been a major fan of Mike Judge's all-too gentle series, but any show that has lasted this long deserves a champagne toast, or more appropriately, a mighty chug of beer.

Generic brand

Britney Spears could warble an aria from "The Barber of Seville" as part of the "VMA Music Awards" (8 p.m. Sunday, MTV) and it still wouldn't be as shocking as the fact that Russell Brand has been re-invited to host the proceedings. Brand, an otherwise intriguing comic, bombed big time last year, spitting out one unpolished joke after another. Fortunately, the night is about music, not comedy, and the lineup of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Pink guarantees a solid, although familiar, evening.

Better with age

Mature viewers who worry that TV is turning over all of its real estate to more coveted younger demographics will be relieved by the return of "Life (Part 2)" (9:30 p.m. Sunday, KTCA, Ch. 2). The series, executive-produced by Twin Cities native Naomi Boak and hosted by journalist Robert Lipsyte, isn't exactly star-studded (Joy Behar is the biggest name featured in the first three episodes) but the themes -- caregiving, the generation gap, mortality -- should connect with any and all folks who have never heard of "The Hills."

NEAL JUSTIN