Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Divergent'

Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") heads the cast of this 2014 thriller "Divergent" on HBO.

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This week's TV Movies


 

SERIES

Atlantis As Ariadne's (Aiysha Hart ) life hangs in the balance, Jason (Jack Donnelly) embarks on a quest to save her in this new episode. 9 p.m. BBC America

Saturday Night Live "American Hustle's" Amy Adams takes a second turn hosting the sketch show, and One Direction is back as the musical guest. 11:29 p.m. NBC

SPECIALS

The Sound of Music Live! Last year's TV staging of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical event is back for an encore; with Carrie Underwood. 8 p.m. NBC

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown! The Peanuts gang celebrates the holiday in this animated special. 8 p.m. ABC

CMA Country Christmas This encore holiday special features performances by Carrie Underwood, Idina Menzel and many others. 9 p.m. ABC

How to Make a Man Actors, musicians and others discuss the importance of mentoring. 10:30 p.m. Esquire Network

I Lived Through a Fatal Flight Survivors of air disasters share their stories. 11 p.m. National Geographic Channel

MOVIES

Annie Aileen Quinn plays the irrepressible Depression-era orphan in this 1982 film version of the Broadway hit; Albert Finney, Bernadette Peters also star. 8 p.m. KDOC

Divergent Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants") heads the cast of this 2014 thriller of the popular young-adult novel about teens in a dystopian future; Kate Winslet also stars. 8 p.m. HBO

A Perfect Christmas List Ellen Hollman and "Happy Days'" Marion Ross star in this holiday fable. 8 p.m. Ion

Christmas Icetastrophe A meteorite has an unexpectedly chilling effect on a small town in this new disaster flick. 9 p.m. Syfy

WEEKEND TALK

SATURDAY

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET

SUNDAY

Today Angelina Jolie. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC

State of the Union With Candy Crowley U.S./Cuban relations: President Barack Obama. Cuba; North Korean hacking and threats: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Bobby Flay; Sienna Miller; WWI Christmas truce. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS Sony's response to cyber-attack and threats; releasing "The Interview"; U.S. government role: CEO Michael Lynton, Sony. Cuba, Russia, and Pakistan: Richard Haass; Rana Foroohar; Anne-Marie Slaughter; Bret Stephens. Manned missions to Mars: Charles Bolden, NASA. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation U.S./Cuban relations; Sony cyber-attack: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); Jeffrey Goldberg. Panel: Margaret Brennan; Nancy Cordes; Jan Crawford; John Dickerson; Major Garrett; David Martin. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos U.S./Cuban relations: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Panel: Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.); Bill Kristol; Ana Navarro; Cokie Roberts. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Sony cyber-attacks: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). U.S./Cuban relations: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.). Morrill Worcester, Wreaths Across America. Panel: George Will; Judy Woodruff; Liz Cheney; Juan Williams. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources Leak of Shark Tank negotiations: Mark Cuban. PTSD and journalists: Michael Ware. Coverage of presidential candidates: Chris Ruddy. The press in Cuba: Hugo Cancio, OnCuba magazine; Ernesto Londoño. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Sony response to threats and cyber-attack; Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions; coverage of U.S./Cuban relations: Sharyl Attkisson; Jonah Goldberg; Joe Trippi; James Rosen; Ric Grenell; Julie Roginsky; David Zurawik. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes U.S./Cuban relations; Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.); Reese Witherspoon. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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