What’s On Tonight: Mom, could you sign this permission slip so James Franco can sleep with danger?

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18. All times are Eastern.

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Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? (Lifetime, 8 p.m., Saturday): James Franco’s career plan of treating his celebrity as an art school performance piece continues as he reaches back to remake the most infamously Lifetime Lifetime TV movie ever. And while original “danger” Ivan Sergei and original “mother may I?” Tori Spelling have—somehow—been lured back to their old stalking grounds, they’re not the dewy-eyed stars this time. Spelling’s the mother who presumably (and futilely) denies the daughter permission to sleep with danger. No word on Sergei’s less-dangerous role. Nope, with Franco writing this sort-of remake, there’s the added wrinkle of lesbian vampires (the danger), Smashing Pumpkin James Iha composing the original musical score, and Franco himself, lurking around …

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