Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘The Ten Commandments’

Saturday TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘The Ten Commandments’
Charlton Heston stars in the 1956 biblical epic “The Ten Commandments” on ABC. With Anne Baxter.
(Paramount / ABC)

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This week’s TV Movies



Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany stars as Sarah Manning, and her numerous clones in this science-fiction series returning for a new season. Kristian Bruun and Jordan Gavaris also star. 9 p.m. BBC America

The Real History of Science Fiction This new series delves into our fascination with sci-fi. Participants include William Shatner, Nathan Fillion, Richard Dreyfuss Chris Carter (“The X-Files”) and more. 10 p.m. BBC America


Billy Crystal 700 Sundays In his Broadway show, the comic discusses childhood memories, the unexpected death of his father, and becoming a comedian. 9 p.m. HBO



The Ten Commandments Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his Hebrew heritage, hears God’s call, and engages in a bitter battle with the Pharaoh Ramses (Yul Brynner) to free the Jews from slavery, leading them to the Promised Land in director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic. 7 p.m. ABC

The Way, Way Back This 2013 comedy-drama centers around a youngster (Liam James) who feels out of place while vacationing on Cape Cod with his mother and her boyfriend (Toni Collette, Steve Carell). Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and AnnaSophia Robb also star. 7:15 p.m. HBO

A Day Late and a Dollar Short The matriarch (Whoopi Goldberg) of a dysfunctional family is told by her doctor that her next asthma attack could be fatal. Ving Rhames, Lyriq Bent, Mekhi Phifer, Anika Noni Rose and Kimberly Elise also star in this new TV drama. 8 and 10 p.m. Lifetime


A Lesson in Romance A workaholic mom (Kristy Swanson) follows her kids (Paul Butcher, Allie Gonino) and her husband (Scott Grimes) to college in this new comedy-drama. 9 p.m. Hallmark




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

McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET


Today The 15th anniversary of the Columbine shootings. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union With Candy Crowley Politics: Stu Rothenberg; Mo Elleithee; Sean Spicer. Veteran suicides: Tom Tarantino; Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.). Running the Boston Marathon: Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Search for missing jetliner: Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the U.S. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles; Mo Willems; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Greg Kinnear. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS Michael Porter. Author Simon Schama (“The Story of the Jews”). (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Meet the Press Ukraine crisis: Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian Prime Minister. Ukraine crisis: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.); Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.). Midterm elections: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). President Obama’s position on gay marriage: Author Jo Becker (“Forcing the Spring”). Panel: Chuck Todd; David Brooks; Radhika Jones; David Shribman. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week Boston Marathon security: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas); Ray Kelly. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (“Six Amendments”). Religion: Rev. Franklin Graham; Dr. Russell Moore; Ralph Reed; Cokie Roberts. Panel: Donna Brazile; S.E. Cupp; Bill Kristol; Jeff Zeleny. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday Easter: Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Ukraine crisis: Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. George Washington’s distillery: Curtis Viebranz. Panel: George Will; Rana Foroohar; Robert Costa; former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.). (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources Pulitzer Prize: Glenn Greenwald. Resignation from CBS News: Sharyl Attkisson. U.S. and Russian propaganda: Jamie Rubin. Supreme Court streaming video case: Chet Kanojia, Aereo. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Bart Gellman; Sharyl Attkisson. Panel: Lauren Ashburn; Jim Pinkerton; Kelli Goff. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

Face the Nation Religion: Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Security at Boston Marathon: Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.). Panel: Michael Duffy; David Ignatius; Peggy Noonan; John Dickerson. (N) 8:30 a.m. KCBS

60 Minutes The Robin Hood Foundation; superior autobiographical memory. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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