Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘Kill the Messenger’ on HBO

Jeremy Renner in “Kill the Messenger” on HBO

A journalist (Jeremy Renner) becomes a target in “Kill the Messenger” on HBO.


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This week’s TV Movies



Cedar Cove In the new episode, Paul (Colin Ferguson) opens up to Olivia (Andie MacDowell) about the real reason he left his hometown and urges her to be cautious with Liz (Emily Holmes). 8 p.m. Hallmark

Hell on Wheels Cullen and Durant (Anson Mount, Colm Meaney) meet again in Salt Lake City to discuss the future of the railroad with President Grant (Victor Slezak), while the Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) puts his plan against the Mormons into action in the mid-season finale. 9 and 10 p.m. AMC

Hannibal Will (Hugh Dancy) orchestrates a plot involving Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) as part of a desperate scheme to slay Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) in the series finale, Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Scott Thompson also star. 10 p.m. NBC


America’s Next Weatherman The contestants must work with a producer who is prone to fits of rage. 11 p.m. TBS


MythBusters vs. Jaws Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman blow up the final scene of the movie “Jaws” in this new special. 9 p.m. Discovery


Deep Web Deep Web (2015) Filmmaker Alex Winter interviews the people behind the Deep Web and bitcoin in this 2015 documentary. 6:30 p.m. EPIX

Cars A hotshot race car gets stranded in a backwater town in this 2006 animated feature from Disney/Pixar, featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and Tony Shalhoub. 8 p.m. ABC

Kill the Messenger A journalist (Jeremy Renner) becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign in the mid-1990s after he exposes the CIA’s role in importing cocaine to generate money for Contra rebels in Nicaragua, in director Michael Cuesta’s 2014 drama. With Rosemarie DeWitt, Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Oliver Platt and Andy Garcia. 8 p.m. HBO

Fatal Flip A couple (Dominique Swain, and Michael Steger) hire a contractor (Mike Faiola) to help them repair a rundown house, but things take a dark turn in this TV thriller. 8 p.m. Lifetime




CBS This Morning Yo La Tengo performs. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

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 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Panel: Dan Pfeiffer; S.E. Cupp; Donna Brazile; Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). Host: Jake Tapper. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS Foreign policy: Elliott Abrams; Peter Beinart,; Meghan O’Sullivan; Gideon Rose. Leadership: Gen. Stanley McChrystal (ret). Women in Hollywood: Helen Mirren. (N) 7 an 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Hurricane Katrina: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.); Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D-New Orleans); author Douglas Brinkley (“The Great Deluge”); photojournalist Mario Tama (“Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent”). Mark Zandi, Moody’s. Panel: Mark Leibovich; Jeffrey Goldberg; Ed O’Keefe; J. Ann Selzer. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Foreign policy; presidential campaign: Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.). Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later: Trymaine Lee; Malcolm Gladwell. Panel: Matt Bai; Helene Cooper; Melissa Harris-Perry; Steve Schmidt. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.). Author Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) (“The Senator Next Door”). Panel: Cokie Roberts; Julie Pace, Associated Press; LZ Granderson; Newt Gingrich. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday Presidential election: Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.). The economy; China: Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab; Nicholas Lardy. Panel: George Will; Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times; Michael Needham; Sheryl Gay Stolberg, the New York Times. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources Univision anchor and Donald Trump: Jorge Ramos. Coverage of Donald Trump: Doris Kearns Goodwin. Coverage of Donald Trump; coverage of on-air shootings: Frank Sesno; Bill Carter. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz On-air shootings; coverage of Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton’s about the Republican party: Mercedes Schlapp; Susan Ferrechio; Juan Williams; David Zurawik; Andrea McCarren, WUSA; Jim Geraghty; Simon Rosenberg. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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