Saturday’s TV Highlights and weekend talk shows: ‘The Hateful Eight’ and more

Samuel L. Jackson in “The Hateful Eight”
The West is wintry and wild in Quentin Tarantino’s 2015 tale “The Hateful Eight,” airing on Showtime. With Samuel L. Jackson.
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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Polly is taken prisoner by  rebels, who are planning to use the Daleks to take control of the Earth colony in this animated resurrection of early episodes of the classic British science fiction series. 8:25 p.m. BBC America

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Back in the premiere episode, Todd Brotzman (Elijah Wood) stumbled across his doppelganger in a hotel corridor. In this new episode, Todd and Dirk (Samuel Barnett) have escaped danger by traveling backward in time, where they make a horrifying discovery about the real nature of the case they’re investigating. 9 p.m. BBC America

The Graham Norton Show Tom Hanks, Gemma Arterton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Olympian Mo Farah are guests in this new episode of the comedy variety series. Olly Murs performs. 10 p.m. BBC America


Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later This new special revisits the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, exploring both familiar and lesser-known stories from the day that “lives in infamy.” 9 p.m. History


Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds The Massachusetts-born comic shares his perspective on some of life’s most absurd moments in a stand-up performance before a live audience at the Vic Theatre in Chicago. 10 p.m. HBO


It’s a Wonderful Life Small-town guy George Bailey (James Stewart) defers one big dream after another to stay home, marry a local girl (Donna Reed) and run the family business in director Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic. Henry Travers and Lionel Barrymore also star. 8 p.m. NBC

A Dream of Christmas Call it “It’s a Not So Wonderful Life.” This new holiday fantasy stars Nikki Deloach as an ambitious but unhappily married woman who fantasizes about being single, then awakens to find her wish granted. Andrew Walker also stars. 8 p.m. Hallmark

Heaven Sent A couple (Christian Kane and Marley Shelton) approach the holiday season with dread as their marriage seems to be teetering on the brink of collapse until an 8-year-old runaway angel (Mallory James Mahoney) arrives and tries to reawaken their love for each other. Ernie Hudson and Ryan McPartlin also star in this new TV fantasy.  8 p.m. Lifetime


The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino directs this 2015 “revisionist Western” about eight strangers in post-Civil War Wyoming, whose lives intersect at a stagecoach stop when they seek shelter from a blizzard. The cast includes Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth and Jennifer Jason Leigh. 8 p.m. Showtime

Keanu Fans of the long-running “Key & Peele” show will enjoy this 2016 comedy that casts Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in dual roles as a pair of ruthless gangsters and their doppelgangers, a not-very-intimidating man and his cousin. Nia Long, Will Forte, Tiffany Haddish and Method Man also star. 8:15 p.m. HBO

Misconduct An ambitious lawyer (Josh Duhamel) finds his career in jeopardy after he takes a case against the corrupt executive of a pharmaceutical company in this 2016 thriller. Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Alice Eve, Malin Akerman and Julia Stiles also star. 9 p.m. Starz






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


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

State of the Union Stories from the presidential campaigns: Kellyanne Conway, Trump for President ; Robby Mook, Hillary for America. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Keith Richard and Mick Jagger; Billy Bob Thornton. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS,

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Trump transition and cabinet picks: Kellyanne Conway, Trump advisor. Meeting between Clinton and Trump staffs: Joel Benenson, Clinton campaign. Presidential Candidate Jill Stein (Green). Rick Yount, Warrior Canine Connection. Panel: Kimberley Strassel, the Wall Street Journal; Lisa Lerer, the Associated Press; Monica Crowley; Juan Williams. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. FNC

Fareed Zakaria GPS Populism in the U.S. and abroad; upcoming elections in Italy, France, and Austria: Melissa Bell; Ian Buruma; Thomas Friedman, the New York Times; Nadia Urbinati. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Reince Priebus, incoming White House Chief of Staff. Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). Panel: Susan Page, USA Today; Audie Cornish, NPR; Dan Balz, the Washington Post; Reihan Salam. (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 Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.). Former CIA Director David Petraeus. Panel: David Axelrod; Alex Castellanos; Matthew Dowd; Sara Fagen. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Reliable Sources Covering Trump’s tweets; should Trump should ignore the media? Salena Zito; John Huey; Frank Sesno; David Zurawik, the Baltimore Sun. Coverage of North Dakota pipeline protests: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now. Voters’ feelings one month after the election: Van Jones. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Coverage of Trump’s transition; meeting between Clinton and Trump staffs; President Obama’s interview with Rolling Stone: Erin McPike; Sarah Isgur Flores; Michael Tomasky, the Daily Beast; former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.); Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner; Mark Feldstein; Charles Gasparino. (N) 8 a.m. FNC

60 Minutes Tax reform: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.); Joe Max Higgins, Golden Triangle Development Link; drive-by lawsuits. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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