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There she is, if you care

Should the Miss America Pageant (8 p.m., TLC) be put out of its misery?

If there’s anything worse than a world without Miss America, it’s a world where the once beloved and highly rated contest has been reduced to buzz-free irrelevance, little more than a promotional opportunity for a Las Vegas hotel and a chance for Mario Lopez to host his 4,000th cable special.

•Cinderella meets Cyrano in a fat suit in the TV movie “Lying to be Perfect” (9 p.m., Lifetime, TV-PG).

Poppy Montgomery stars as a full-figured women’s magazine editor rendered invisible by her weight and doormat personality.

A potentially pleasant story is all but ruined by strident and unbelievable you-go-girl dialogue and plot holes large enough to drive a Hummer through.

Tonight’s highlights

Keri Russell and Skeet Ulrich star in the 2005 made-for-TV romance “Magic of Ordinary Days” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).

“Truth in Motion: The U.S. Ski Team’s Road to Vancouver” (8 p.m., NBC) profiles Olympics hopefuls.

Scheduled on “48 Hours Mystery” (10 p.m., CBS): A 911 operator vanishes.

Sunday’s highlights

On “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS): training Afghan forces; profiles of Beyonce and Shaun White.

Rosie O’Donnell presents the documentary “A Family is a Family is a Family” (7 p.m., HBO).

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (8 p.m., CBS) salutes the best music of 2009.

“SNL Presents: Sports All Stars” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14) offers clips from past seasons featuring athletes Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady and Charles Barkley.

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