Weekend Picks: Bob Saget, Kanye, and Robot Chicken

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Bob Saget is a new dad -- on TV, at least.

Friday, July 24
What Not to Wear (9 p.m., TLC): Ariel, an avid Renaissance Faire attendee, might be the most entertaining guest that Stacy and Clinton have ever had. Expect some fashion-forward jousts from the gruesome twosome as they teach this victim about today's clothing trends. Bonus: Meet WNTW's new hair stylist, Ted Gibson, who replaces Nick Arrojo this week.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC): If you've seen The Aristocrats, you know that Bob Saget's bit negates any sense of purity he established on Full House, and that he's renounced Danny Tanner's responsible demeanor for that of a dirty old man (except in his new show, Surviving Suburbia). Let's hope he's in peak form for Fallon -- and that Fallon can keep up.

Saturday, July 25
Into the Wild (3:30 p.m., SHO): Emile Hirsch stars in this gorgeous film adaptation of the true story of Christopher McCandless, a college graduate who abandoned his family -- and his life savings -- to travel to Alaska and survive in the wild. Hirsch's fierce, intense performance as Alexander Supertramp, the name McCandless chose for himself on the epic journey, is even more poetic alongside the film's Eddie Vedder-voiced soundtrack.

Kanye West Live at the Chicago Theatre (8 p.m., FUSE): Kanye West, who is still riding the success of his November 2008 release 808s and Heartbreak, is venturing back home for a two-hour show in the heart of downtown Chicago. Last year's Glow in the Dark tour was a national phenomenon -- can he deliver again with a home field advantage?

MADtv (11 p.m., FOX): Kathy Griffin hosts this rerun tribute to MADtv alum Michael McDonald. (No, not the Doobie Brother!) The special will feature clips of McDonald's most beloved and hilarious characters, including Stuart Larkin, Sean Gidcomb, and Mofaz the Depressed Persian Tow Truck Driver.

BONUS: Going through Tyra withdrawals? A 9-episode America's Next Top Model marathon starts at 10 a.m. on BRAVO.

Sunday, July 26
The Storm (9 p.m., NBC): NBC's Survival Sundays continue with the first installment of The Storm, a two-parter starring James Van Der Beek from Dawson's Creek and Teri Polo from Meet the Parents. In this natural disaster flick, an experiment goes wrong and causes a meteorological catastrophe to ravage the planet -- what will they think of next?

Robot Chicken (11:30 p.m., CARTOON): Robot Chicken is alive and clucking for its Season 4 premiere! Seth Green's stop-motion brainchild is known for its sharp, dark satire, rapid-fire sketches, and countless celebrity guests. Who will lend their voice this season? Wait and find out!

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