Saturday’s TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘My Christmas Dream’ on Hallmark

Danica McKellar in “My Christmas Dream” on Hallmark.
Danica McKellar in the made-for-TV romantic comedy “My Christmas Dream” on Hallmark. (Ryan Plummer/Hallmark)
(Ryan Plummer/Hallmark)


Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Thought lost after its only U.K. broadcast 50 years ago, this “Doctor Who” adventure has been restored via animation that uses the program’s original audio tracks, surviving photographs from the episode and film clips. In the story, after The Doctor (voice of William Hartnell, then Patrick Troughton) endures his first regeneration, he and companions Polly and Ben (voices of Anneke Wills and Michael Craze) arrive on the planet Vulcan and discover that Daleks are being manufactured. The conclusion airs next Saturday. 8:25 p.m. BBC America

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Todd (Elijah Wood) reveals a long-hidden secret as he and Dirk (Samuel Barnett) embark on a hunt for the late Patrick Spring’s much darker secrets, while Amanda (Hannah Marks) confronts the looming specter of the Rowdy 3, and Detectives Estevez and Zimmerman (Neil Brown Jr., Richard Schiff) take risks as they close in on the truth with their missing persons case. 9 p.m. BBC America

The Graham Norton Show Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is joined by actress Rosamund Pike and comic Michael McIntyre. Coldplay performs in this new episode of the comedy variety series. 10 p.m. BBC America

Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig hosts with musical guest the xx performs. 11:29 p.m. NBC


ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival This new presentation of “Austin City Limits” showcases the latest Americana Music Assn. Honors & Awards ceremony, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Alison Krauss. midnight KOCE


The Ipcress File Cockney criminal-turned-secret-agent (Michael Caine) tries to find a missing scientist in this 1965 espionage drama, which was intended to be a more downbeat and ironic look at the world of spies than the glamorous one featured in the James Bond movie series. Based on characters created by Len Deighton. 5 p.m. TCM

My Christmas Dream Christina (Danica McKellar), manager of a department store, hopes to land a similar position at the chain’s new Paris location by impressing her boss (Deidre Hall) with help from a talented artist (David Haydn-Jones) who recently lost his job at the store in this new 2016 holiday romance. 8 p.m. Hallmark

Race Stephan James gives a moving performance as American athlete Jesse Owens, who confronted bitter racism on his way to becoming a track-and-field superstar during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Jason Sudekis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten and William Hurt also star in this 2016 biography. 8 p.m. HBO


Nightmare Wedding A a bride-to-be (Nicola Posener) regrets a past fling with her fiance’s odd friend (Evan Henderson), who is asked to be best man in this new thriller. Isaac Reyes, Gina Vitori and Angie Teodora Dick also star.  8 p.m. Lifetime

Jobs Ashton Kutcher portrays Steve Jobs in this 2013 biography of the visionary Apple co-founder. Josh Gad is cast as Steve Wozniak.  Dermot Mulroney also stars. 9 p.m. Starz




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


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

State of the Union Trump transition: Reince Priebus, incoming White House chief of staff. House Democratic leadership race: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio). Panel: Bakari Sellers; Mike Rogers; Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.); Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Christie Brinkley. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS, 2:45 a.m. KCBS

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Trump transition: Vice President-elect Mike Pence. The new Congress: Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). A tour of the Capitol Dome with Stephen Ayers, Architect of the Capitol. Panel: Laura Ingraham; Bob Woodward, the Washington Post; Lisa Boothe, Washington Examiner; Juan Williams. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m., 7 and 11 p.m. FNC

Fareed Zakaria GPS Trump transition; NATO; Trump and Putin: Henry Kissinger. ISIS; the battle for Mosul; Trump transition: Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Lithuania’s concerns about Russia’s ties to President-elect Trump: Dalia Grybauskaitė, president of Lithuania. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). Presidential-transition expert Max Stier. Panel: Lanhee Chen; Grover Norquist; Maya MacGuineas; David Frum, the Atlantic. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

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

This Week With George Stephanopoulos Trump’s transition: Reince Priebus: Incoming White House Chief of Staff. Senate Minority Leader elect Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). Trump’s national security team: Former CIA Director Michael Hayden. Panel: Matthew Dowd; LZ Granderson; Steve Inskeep, NPR; Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg Politics. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Reliable Sources Coverage of Trump’s appointments; journalists seek access to Trump; fake news: Ann Compton; Salena Zito; Ben Shapiro; Frank Sesno. Editing the newspaper owned by Trump’s son-in-law: Ken Kurson, New York Observer. Bill O’Reilly vs. Megyn Kelly and Fox News: Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair; Marisa Guthrie, the Hollywood Reporter. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Trump’s decision to not have his press pool with him at all times; remembering Gwen Ifill: Kellyanne Conway, Trump advisor; Erin McPike; Kelly Riddell, the Washington Times; Joe Trippi. Author Megyn Kelly (“Settle For More”). (N) 8 a.m. FNC

60 Minutes Turkey’s dismay with American policy; U.S. National women’s soccer team; singer Bruno Mars. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS


College Football Crosstown rivals USC and UCLA meet at the Rose Bowl. 7:30 p.m. ESPN

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