Saturday’s TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘Almost Royal’

Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart in “Almost Royal” on BBC America.
A country music career may be in Poppy’s (Amy Hoggar) future on “Almost Royal.” With Ed Gamble.
(Burning Bright Productions / BBC America)

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This week’s TV Movies




Cedar Cove In this new episode Olivia and Jack (Andie MacDowell, Dylan Neal) try to derail a bitter custody dispute between Eric and Shelly (Tom Stevens, Hayley Sales) over an unborn child. 8 p.m. Hallmark

Bad Teacher It’s Meredith’s (Ari Graynor) 30th birthday and she has big plans in the first of two back-to-back new episodes. 9 and 9:30 p.m. CBS

World War I: The First Modern War Three new episodes of History Channel’s documentary miniseries focus on military aircraft, 9 p.m.; chemical weapons, 10 p.m. and submarines, 11 p.m.


Nightline Prime This new episode looks at the case of a deadly home invasion that lead to teenagers being charged as adults and sentenced to prison for a murder they maintain they did not commit. 10 p.m. ABC

Almost Royal In the season finale the posh Carlton siblings (Ed Gamble and Poppy Carlton) visit country-music capital Nashville, where Poppy comes up with the notion that she could launch a career for herself as a country-pop fusion star. 10 p.m. BBC America

Life With La Toya After La Toya agrees to do her first video in two decades, old insecurities about her dancing start to return as the taping date looms in this new episode of the unscripted series. 10 p.m. OWN


Policing America: Security vs. Liberty In this new special host John Stossel weighs the balance between freedom and safety. 7 p.m. Fox News Channel


Getaway An ex-race-car driver (Ethan Hawke) is forced to do the bidding of a mystery man (Jon Voight) who has kidnapped his wife (Rebecca Budig) and a hacker (Selena Gomez) with an extremely cool car becomes his ally in this 2013 action film. 8 p.m. HBO




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

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


Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union With Candy Crowley Russia and Ukraine; Israeli-Palestinian crisis; President Obama’s leadership: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). Russia; Europe; Israeli-Palestinian crisis: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Panel: Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.); Stephen Hadley; Julia Ioffe, the New Republic; former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.). (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Sarah McLachlan; President Nixon recordings; Richard Linklater. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS


Fareed Zakaria GPS Russia and Ukraine; Israeli-Palestinian crisis; Iran; China; Syria; 2016 Presidential race: former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Meet the Press Border crisis; poverty initiative; GOP House leadership; Ukraine crisis; Israeli-Palestinian crisis: Rep. Paul D. Ryan. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace The future of Republicans in the House: New Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). Israeli-Palestinian crisis: Ron Prosor, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N.; Hanan Ashrawi, Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee. Naval fleets: Tim Arcano, Naval Surface Warfare Center. Panel: Brit Hume; Kirsten Powers; George Will; Juan Williams. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources Covering the Israeli-Palestinian crisis: Jeffery Goldberg, the Atlantic. Palestinian voices in Mideast coverage: Rula Jebreal. Covering jetliner downed over Ukraine: Chris Cuomo. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Israeli-Palestinian crisis; presidential prospects for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Chris Cuomo’s confrontation with “Russia Today” anchor Pete Lavelle: Lauren Ashburn; KT McFarland; Fred Francis; Leland Vittert; Joe Concha; Jackie Kucinich. (N) 8 a.m. FNC; 2 p.m. FNC

Face the Nation Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.); Former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright. Panel: Anthony Salvanto; David Leonhardt; Amy Walter; John Dickerson. (N) 8:30 a.m. KCBS

60 Minutes (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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