TV picks: Weekend, Sept. 7-9

Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris have manned the phones at previous "Stand Up to Cancer" fundraisers.

“Stand Up to Cancer”
SPECIAL. Donate money to cancer research and potentially talk to celebs such as Taylor Swift, Julia Roberts, Samuel L. Jackson and Seth Rogen, some of whom will be manning the phone bank, while doing so during this celebrity-filled fundraiser. Friday, 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC

“Robot Chicken”
COMEDY. The superheroes — and not so super characters — of the DC comics universe get the silly, dirty-minded, hilarious stop-motion animation treatment in the Season 6 opener.
Season premiere, Sunday, Midnight, Cartoon Network

“Masterpiece Mystery: Wallander III”

DRAMA. Kenneth Branagh returns as Kurt Wallander — one of those brooding Scandinavian detectives who are so popular these days — to solve three cases based on the novels by Henning Mankell. First up: His cozy new home life in his dream house with a new girlfriend is shattered when the skeleton of a girl is discovered in his garden.
Miniseries premiere, Sunday, 9 p.m., PBS

“Cheer”
REALITY. The Central Jersey Allstars compete in elite cheerleading competitions. So, you know, bring it on.
Series premiere, Friday, 11 p.m., CMT



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