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A game show of grammar and storytelling; a film about siblings on safari; a concert by young musicians

TIMES TELEVISION EDITOR

Mad Libs is coming to television. The popular parlor game, in which players offer up adjectives, nouns and verbs without knowing how they’ll be used in a story, has been turned into a game show for the Disney Channel (Sunday at 5:45 p.m.). The competition will pit two teams of children and also will incorporate charades and stunts. For ages 9-11.

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Two children (Brooke Nevin, Cody Jones) accompany their father to Zimbabwe in Running Wild, a new adventure film (Showtime, Sunday at 7 p.m.). Gregory Harrison plays the dad, an observer with the United Nations International Wildlife Organization who is trying to combat elephant poaching. The movie was filmed in Africa. For ages 8 and up.

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The football season arrives a few weeks early when “The Wonderful World of Disney” repeats “Angels in the Endzone” (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). Christopher Lloyd, who played an angel in the feature film “Angels in the Outfield,” reprises his role here as he helps a struggling high school gridiron team coached by Paul Dooley. For the family.

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With R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps” already a big hit on Fox, ABC turns to the children’s author for a half-hour special, “Ghosts of Fear Street” (ABC, Friday at 8:30 p.m.). It’s about a family living in a very bizarre neighborhood. Just for starters, there’s a man on the block who begins to look like a bug when he gets nervous. For ages 7 and up.

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Music from the movies is the theme of this year’s concert by Disney’s Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (Disney Channel, Saturday at 7 p.m.). The performers are all between the ages of 8 and 12. For the family.

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Dana Delany, Abe Vigoda, Stacy Keach and Mark Hamill lend their voices to “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm,” a 1993 animated film making its TV debut on the Cartoon Network (Saturday at 8 p.m.). The story has the Caped Crusader investigating a series of mobster deaths while his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, is dealing with an unexpected encounter with a woman he once loved. For ages 7-15.


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