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TV picks for the weekend

Anthony Head plays King Uther, and Katie McGrath is Morgana in Merlin. The show on the Syfy network begins its third season Friday. Merlin is played by Colin Morgan.
Anthony Head plays King Uther, and Katie McGrath is Morgana in Merlin. The show on the Syfy network begins its third season Friday. Merlin is played by Colin Morgan. Syfy

Jan. 7: Season 3 of Merlin finds the young wizard (Colin Morgan) facing even more dangerous battles in the fabled kingdom of Camelot, where magic is forbidden by the killjoy King Uther (Anthony Head). 10 p.m., Syfy.

Jan. 7: WWE's SmackDown wrestlers visit Rupp Arena on Saturday, but on the night before, they'll serve up a new edition of the show featuring world heavyweight champion Edge defend against Kane in a Last Man Standing match. Also, Rey Mysterio Jr. faces Alberto Del Rio in a two-out-of-three-falls match. The SmackDown show was taped Tuesday. The event Saturday at Rupp Arena is not televised.

Jan. 8: The University of Kentucky Wildcats look to add another bowl victory in their game against Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. Noon, ESPN.

Jan. 8: It's Me or the Dog returns for a third season as Victoria Stillwell continues to try getting problematic pooches under control. May we suggest some doggie yoga? 8 p.m., Animal Planet.

Jan. 9: Bob's Burgers, the newest animated comedy from Fox, premieres. This time, it's a look at the life of a restaurateur and his quirky family. 8:30 p.m., Fox.

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