That's what friends are for
Maybe your pet doesn't need as much of your company as you think. "Unlikely Animal Friends" takes a look at how certain critters bond, including a disabled chihuahua and his inseparable chicken pal. Sounds like the next Disney movie. 9 p.m. Friday, National Geographic Channel Wild.
Signed, sealed, delivered
"Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever," hasn't been seen on TV since 1983, but it holds up remarkably well, especially when revisiting the moment Michael Jackson introduced his moonwalk and changed pop culture. The only disappointment: Richard Pryor's rather restrained hosting job. 7 p.m. Saturday, TPT, Ch. 2
Juliette Lewis is frighteningly good as the country's most skeptical detective in "Secrets & Lies," a new whodunit in which Ryan Phillippe co-stars as the suspected killer of a child in his neighborhood. The mystery is so-so, but Lewis, who has flown largely under the radar since "Cape Fear," reminds us of her immense talent. 8 p.m. Sunday, KSTP, Ch. 5
This is not MacGruber
Former "Saturday Night Live" star Will Forte takes a radical, but admirable turn, as the creator and star of "The Last Man on Earth," a new sitcom about an average guy who comes to believe he's the only survivor after a deadly virus sweeps the planet. The series may be too quirky for network TV, but it could easily move over to FX. 8 p.m. Sunday, KMSP, Ch. 9