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Saturday’s TV highlights and weekend talk shows: NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’

Musical guest Dua Lipa, left, host Natalie Portman and cast member Pete Davidson in NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
Musical guest Dua Lipa, left, host Natalie Portman and cast member Pete Davidson in NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”
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SERIES

Saturday Night Live This week’s prime-time episode features skits with a football theme, 8 p.m. NBC. Then, Natalie Portman hosts the late-night episode with musical guest Dua Lipa, 11:29 p.m. NBC

Planet Earth: Blue Planet II A new episode of the nature documentary series explores coral reefs, home to roughly a quarter of marine species, who thrive in these underwater “mega-cities.” Locations include Egypt, Borneo, French Polynesia and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. 9 p.m. BBC America

Austin City Limits Grammy-winning dance-rock collective LCD Soundsystem performs. 11 p.m. KOCE

SPECIALS

Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl This new “Puppy Bowl” companion special features older canines. 8 p.m. Animal Planet

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NFL Honors A new edition of the annual ceremony salutes pro football’s best players and plays from the 2017 season. 9 p.m. NBC

MOVIES

Gifted A 7-year-old girl (McKenna Grace) who shows signs of being a math prodigy is offered a scholarship to an elite private school, but her uncle and guardian (Chris Evans) turns it down, fearing that it would keep her from enjoying a normal childhood, in director Marc Webb’s 2017 dramedy. Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan and Octavia Spencer also star. 8 p.m. HBO

The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar Based on a book co-written by Biles, this new TV movie chronicles the years of grueling work and painful sacrifices the young gymnast (Jeanté Godlock) endured on a path to winning 19 Olympic and World Championship medals, cementing her position as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. Julius Tennon and Tisha Campbell-Martin are cast as Simone’s parents, and Kathleen Rose Perkins plays head coach Aimee Boorman. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Lifetime

My Secret Valentine In this new 2018 romance, Hallmark regular Lacey Chabert stars as the manager of a busy Portland bistro who takes a break to visit her family’s winery, where she learns that her dad (Peter MacNeill) is getting ready to retire and is considering selling it to a large New York beverage company. Andrew W. Walker also stars. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

TALK SHOWS

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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

State of the Union With Jake Tapper Nunes memo, headlines: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.); Nunes memo, headlines: Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio); Nunes memo, headlines: Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.), former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles). (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Puppy Bowl XIV; the Boy Scouts now admitting girls; film critic Rex Reed; a football player who continues to play despite being paralyzed from the waist down; Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen; artist Anselm Kiefer. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Former CIA Director Leon E. Panetta; Nunes memo, headlines: Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin); Charles R. Bowery, United States Army Center of Military History. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. Fox News Channel

Fareed Zakaria GPS Middle East peace: King Abdullah II of Jordan. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.); national security panel: Former acting CIA Director Michael Morell, former Asst. Sec. of State Victoria Nuland, former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend; Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus; former CIA Director John Brennan; Bryant Gumbel. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 3 p.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos Nunes memo: Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank), Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas). (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Reliable Sources The possibility of Trump firing Mueller; pro-Trump media’s role in the release of the Nunes memo; Russian influence in the 2016 election; local newspapers suffering. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer; State of the Union; Nunes memo. (N) 8 a.m. FNC

60 Minutes Chobani Yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya; two companies feuding over the rights to the Havana Club Rum brand; Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer. 7 p.m. KCBS

SPORTS

College basketball The USC Trojans take on the UCLA Bruins. 3 p.m. ESPN2

Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

Click here to download: TV listings for the week of Feb. 4 - 10, 2018, in PDF format

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ed.stockly@latimes.com


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