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Saturday’s TV highlights and weekend talk shows: ‘Ransom’ on CBS

Luke Roberts and Nazneen Contractor in “Ransom” on CBS.
Luke Roberts and Nazneen Contractor in “Ransom” on CBS.
(Dávid Lukács / CBS)

SERIES

Ransom The action drama ends its run with two back-to-back episodes. In the first, Eric (Luke Roberts) is taken captive by human smugglers who are pursuing illegal immigrants who had escaped them. Then, Eric’s daughter Evie (Morgan Kohan) becomes a pawn of Damian Delaine (guest star Carlos Rota) as the villain plots to attack the global economy. Brandon Jay McLaren, Nazneen Contractor and Karen LeBlanc also star. 8 and 9 p.m. CBS

Taken Mills (Clive Standen) and the team work to thwart an active plot to kill a politician — which could touch off a war — while Hart (Jennifer Beals) is in danger in the season finale. Peter Outerbridge and Brittany Allen guest star. Adam Goldberg and Jessica Camacho also star. 8 p.m. NBC

Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet In the office, Dr. Jeff must perform a rare surgery to save a pup with a deadly illness, and a pregnant woman counts on Dr. Amy to help her injured cat. Then Dr. Jeff and the team head to a wildlife sanctuary to treat a pride of lions. 8 p.m. Animal Planet

SPECIALS

Planet Earth: Blue Planet II This new special revisits the most memorable scenes from the documentary series. 9 p.m. BBC America

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MOVIES

Suburbicon Oscar winners George Clooney and the Coen Brothers collaborated on this 2017 black comedy, which Clooney directed and co-wrote, loosely based on a real-life incident in 1957 Pennsylvania. The film stars Matt Damon as a husband and father whose world is rocked by a home invasion that ends in the death of his wife (Julianne Moore). Things get crazy after her twin sister (also Moore) moves in and tries to take her late sister’s place. 8 p.m. Epix

It Previously adapted into a successful TV miniseries, Stephen King’s 1986 novel about seven kids being terrorized by a shape-shifting creature stalking their hometown in Maine became one of 2017’s biggest hits in this big-screen adaptation from director Andy Muschiett. Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, the creepy-clown incarnation of the title creature, while Jaeden Lieberher plays the ringleader of the local kids. Jeremy Ray Taylor also stars. 8 p.m. HBO

Killer Ending A writer’s daughter is kidnapped in a crime that echoes the plot of one of her novels in this new thriller. With Chelsea Hobbs and Kayla Wallace. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Roman J. Israel, Esq. Denzel Washington stars as an idealistic defense lawyer in writer-director Dan Gilroy’s 2017 legal drama. Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo also star. 8 p.m. Starz

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Cinderella Disney’s 2015 live-action reenvisioning of the fairy tale, directed by Kenneth Branagh, casts Lily James as the heroine who endures the cruelty of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) to become the belle of the ball. Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) plays the prince. Helena Bonham Carter, Nonso Anozie, Stellan Skarsgard, Ben Chaplin and Hayley Atwell (“Marvel’s Agent Carter”) co-star. 8 p.m. TNT

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Trying to find documentation supporting his claim to be a descendant of Alexander the Great, family patriarch Gus (Michael Constantine) is shocked to discover his wedding certificate never was signed by the priest who married Gus and Maria (Lainie Kazan) 50 years ago. Their daughter Toula (Nia Vardalos) and the rest of the clan race to put things right in this 2016 sequel to the 2002 comedy hit. John Corbett and Andrea Martin also star. 10:15 p.m. TNT

TALK SHOWS

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Headlines: National security advisor John Bolton; the Supreme Court: Leonard Leo, Federalist Society; the Supreme Court: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.). (N) 5 a.m. KTTV; (N) 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fox News Channel

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

State of the Union With Jake Tapper (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

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CBS News Sunday Morning Scientists’ efforts to save old-growth redwood trees; Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”) on her campaign to win the Democratic nomination for governor of New York; musician John Mellencamp; the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.; new movies in theaters this holiday week; the history of ketchup. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.); Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic nominee for New York’s 14th congressional district. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 3 p.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos The Supreme Court: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine); the Supreme Court: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Reliable Sources (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz (N) 8 a.m. Fox News Channel

60 Minutes Memorable moments from the newsmagazine’s five decades on air. 7 p.m. KCBS

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SPORTS

2018 FIFA World Cup France faces Argentina and Uruguay plays Portugal as the Round of 16 continues. 7 and 11 a.m. Fox

Baseball The Angels battle the Baltimore Orioles, 1 p.m. FSN; the Dodgers host the Colorado Rockies, 4 p.m. Fox.

For more sports on TV, see the Sports section.

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