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Screens: TV the week of Feb. 25

The Black Donnellys (10 p.m. Monday, NBC) -- With Tony Soprano down to his last horse's head, Black_donnellys those opportunistic Irish see a chance to become the most fashionable ethnic criminals on TV. Last year we had Showtime's Boston Irish mafia drama The Brotherhood. Now NBC has opened a new front in New York with The Black Donnellys, a drama from Academy Award winners Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco about four Irish-American brothers in Hell's Kitchen who shoot and steal and eat prodigious quantities of bangers 'n mash. It's only a matter of time until Fox debuts When Leprechauns Attack.

Robin Hood (9 p.m. Saturday, BBC America) -- You'd think the tax rates they pay would have soured Brits on the whole steal-from-the-rich idea, but they've mounted yet another production with Robin, Maid Marian, Little John and all the usual suspects -- this one a series lasting 12 weeks or until the Sheriff of Nottingham calls in an airstrike, whichever comes first.

The Robber Bride (8 p.m. Saturday, Oxygen) -- Mary-Louise Parker stars as the rhymes-with-witch Zenia Arden in this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel. When the movie opens, Zenia has disappeared and the cops are trying to figure out who had a motive to kill her. Answer: practically everybody. Sounds like a case for Judge Seidlin.

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