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Angela Zhou stars in an explosive new episode of “Hell on Wheels” on AMC.
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SERIES

20/20 This new episode of the newsmagazine recalls an incident in which a gunman held a hospital maternity ward hostage, seeking the doctor who performed a tubal ligation surgery on his wife two years earlier. 9 p.m. ABC

Hell on Wheels As Durant’s (Colm Meaney) plan takes a deadly turn, Cullen’s (Anson Mount) experiment with nitroglycerin has explosive results in this new episode of the frontier-era drama. 9 p.m. AMC

Outlander Claire (Caitriona Balfe) tries to comfort the ailing Alex Randall (Laurence Dobiesz) but is aghast when he reveals the scheme he has concocted to save the mother of his child. Meanwhile, Jamie (Sam Heughan) continues his desperate attempt to steer the Jacobite army away from inevitable slaughter. 9 p.m. Starz

The American West Det. Allan Pinkerton is hired to track down the notorious outlaw Jesse James, while President Grant tries to keep the peace as white settlers mine for gold on lands owned by the Sioux in this new episode of the documentary series. 10 p.m. AMC

SPECIALS

Logo Trailblazer Honors 2016 Actor, playwright and activist Harvey Fierstein and the magazine the Advocate are feted at this annual salute to pioneers in LGBT equality. 8 p.m. Logo, VH1

MOVIES

The Sting In Chicago of the 1930s, two small-time grifters (Paul Newman, Robert Redford) build a team to bilk a mobster (Robert Shaw) in director George Roy Hill’s 1973 comedy drama. The con-artist theme continues with George C. Scott and Sue Lyon in 1967’s “The Flim Flam Man,” followed by 1938’s “The Young in Heart” with Janet Gaynor and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 5, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. TCM 

Sicario Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro star in director Denis Villeneuve’s taut 2015 action thriller about a U.S. government task force trying to bring down a drug kingpin in Mexico. 8 p.m. Epix

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials The screen adaptations of James Dashner’s young-adult novels continue with this 2015 sci-fi thriller, with Dylan O’Brien cast as the leader of the Gladers, who are finally out of the maze. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario and Patricia Clarkson also return, with Giancarlo Esposito and Lili Taylor among other cast members. 8 p.m. HBO

Center Stage: On Pointe In this new 2016 drama, a patron with deep pockets entrusts Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) with giving American Ballet Academy an infusion of new energy by combining contemporary dance with classical ballet. Nicole Munoz, Kenny Wormald, Ethan Stieffel and Sascha Radetsky also star. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The Wedding March A former pop star (Jack Wagner) is booked to be a wedding singer at his former college sweetheart’s (Josie Bissett) wedding in this new romantic comedy. Emily Tennant also stars. 9 p.m. Hallmark

The Final Girls An orphaned teenager (Taissa Farmiga) attends a screening of a B-horror movie that her actress-mother (Malin Akerman) starred in 20 years ago, then awakens to find that she and her friends are trapped inside the world of the film itself, where they must apply their knowledge of horror tropes to survive. Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev co-star. 10 p.m. Freeform

WEEKEND TALK

SATURDAY

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

McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET

SUNDAY

Today Journalist Sebastian Junger; television. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union 2016 politics: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); the Brexit, 2016 politics: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.); 2016 politics: Former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.), former State Sen. Nina Turner (D-Ohio), former Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.), former State Atty Gen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Va.). (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning High cost of prescription drugs; new trend of museums featuring fashion as art; comic Tig Notaro; artist Duke Riley; “A Prairie Home Companion’s” Garrison Keillor; a visit to the set of the TV series “Outlander.” (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS The Brexit; immigration; Middle East politics; ISIS and Islam. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Reelection bid, recent Supreme Court decision on Obama’s immigration policy: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); analysis of the Brexit; Clinton vs. Trump poll numbers. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press 2016 election: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.); 2016 election: Trump campaign advisor Paul Manafort. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC, 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.); 2016 election: Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace 2016 election: Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook; 2016 election, Trump campaign: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Fox News Channel

Reliable Sources The Brexit: Dan Rather; former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski fired by Trump, hired by CNN, fact-checking; House Democrat’s live-streamed sit-in over gun control: Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego); Trump’s media blacklist: New York Times CEO Mark Thompson; possible female running mate for Hillary Clinton: Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Corey Lewandowski fired by Trump, hired by CNN; the Brexit; fact-checking the Trump and Clinton campaigns; House Democrats’ sit-in; Trump’s trip to Scotland. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fox News Channel

60 Minutes The recapture of fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman; an inner-city school in Newark, N.J., has seen 85% of its graduates earn college degrees; golfer Bubba Watson. 7 p.m. KCBS

 


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