Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Ripper Street' on BBC America

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Ripper Street' on BBC America
Det. Reid (Matthew Macfadyen) is on the case on a new "Ripper Street" on BBC America. (Jonathan Hession / AP)

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Ripper Street Reid and Drake (Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Ryan) investigate the murder of a young woman and the kidnapping of her baby. 9 p.m. BBC America

When Calls the Heart As Coal Valley celebrates Founders' Day — with Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) in charge of the play — the sole survivor of the mine explosion returns home from the hospital with some shocking news. 9 p.m. Hallmark

Black Sails Eleanor (Hannah New) needs Silver's (Luke Arnold) help and Billy (Tom Hopper) wants Gates (Mark Ryan) to confront Flint (Toby Stephens), while Bonny (Clara Paget) takes a stand. 9 p.m. Starz

Deion's Family Playbook This new unscripted series revolves around the family of former NFL great Deion Sanders. 10 p.m. OWN

Saturday Night Live "The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons hosts with musical guest Beck. 11:29 p.m. NBC


Film Independent Spirit Awards Patton Oswalt serves as master of ceremonies for the event in Santa Monica. 10 p.m. IFC


The Social Network Director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's 2010 drama recalls the beginnings of Facebook through the personal experiences that prompted then-college student Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) to develop what became the popular website. 8 p.m. ABC

Happy Face Killer This new TV thriller tells the story of serial killer Keith Jesperson (David Arquette) who murdered at least eight women over a five-year span and taunted authorities with disturbing letters and scribbled confessions signed with a happy face; with Gloria Reuben. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The Impossible Naomi Watts gives a wrenching, Oscar-nominated performance in this fact-inspired drama about a vacationing family separated by the tsunami that devastated Thailand in 2004. Ewan McGregor also stars. 8 p.m. Showtime



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

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


Today Preparations for the Oscars. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union With Candy Crowley The Tea Party, same-sex marriage: Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Eva Marie Saint; Monument Valley; make-up and special effects artist. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS Ukraine and Russia: National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; the Egyptian revolution. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Ukraine, Afghanistan: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; sexual assault in the military, defense cuts: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Defense cuts: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.); gay rights and religious freedom. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos The war in Congo: Ben Affleck; the Oscars: statistician Nate Silver. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Federal budget, healthcare, retirement programs: Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); upcoming IRS hearing: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista). (N) 8 a.m. KTTV

Reliable Sources (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fox News Channel

60 Minutes The capture of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger; murder of a neo-Nazi leader; largest archival theft in U.S. history. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS