Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘The Gabby Douglas Story’

Sydney Mikayla in “The Gabby Douglas Story” on Lifetime.
Gold medal winner’s biography in “The Gabby Douglas Story.” With Sydney Mikayla.
(Allen Fraser / Lifetime)

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MythBusters In this new episode, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage and the team, tone things down a bit by investigating myths that they say could be tried at home. 8 p.m. Discovery


When Calls the Heart Cat Montgomery (Chelah Horsdal) becomes a suspect in the church arson after Jack (Daniel Lissing) finds the cans of whale oil, her son (Mitchell Kummen) knows she didn’t do it. Erin Krakow also stars in this new episode. 9 p.m. Hallmark

Black Sails Flint (Toby Stephens) unmasks a thief on his crew while Silver (Luke Arnold) and with Max (Jessica Parker Kennedy) hide out in a brothel. Hannah New and Zach McGowan also star in this new episode. 9 p.m. Starz

The Graham Norton Show Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh; soccer star Thierry Henry are guests in this new episode. Katy B performs. 10 p.m. BBC America

Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy hosts with musical guest Imagine Dragons. 11:29 p.m. NBC


And the Oscar Goes to... Film historian and veteran TCM host Robert Osborne helps kick off the classic movie channel’s annual “31 Days of Oscar” celebration. 5 p.m. TCM

Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special As Jimmy Fallon prepares to take over for Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show,” this new special presents memorable moments from his run as host of “Late Night.” 8 p.m. NBC



Epic A teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is magically shrunk down to enter the world of a tiny populace this 2013 animated fantasy. With Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell and Christoph Waltz. 7:15 p.m. HBO

The Gabby Douglas Story Imani Hakim has the title role in this new biodrama about the gymnast who made history at the 2012 Olympics. Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson and Sydney Mikayla also star. 8 p.m. Lifetime. The special “Beyond the Headlines: The Gabby Douglas Story” follows at 10.



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 Response to President Obama’s interview with Jake Tapper: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.). (N) and 9 a.m. CNN

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

Fareed Zakaria GPS Inequality; minimum wage; Federal Reserve: Zanny Minton Beddoes; Chrystia Freeland; Steven Rattner; Kenneth Rogoff. Russia and Ukraine: Henry Kissinger. Russia’s anti-gay laws and freedoms: Valery Gergiev. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.); White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-New York). Panel: David Gergen; Michael Gerson; Bob Shrum; Kimberly Strassel. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Minimum wage; immigration: White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). Security vs. privacy: Julian Assange, WikiLeaks. The future of football: Alan Schwarz, the New York Times; Tony Dungy. Panel: Rich Lowry; Robert Gibbs; Gwen Ifill; Doris Kearns Goodwin; Chuck Todd. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos State of the Union; immigration reform: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). Panel: Donna Brazile; Matthew Dowd; Bill Kristol; Paul Krugman; Ana Navarro. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Super Bowl: Denver Broncos vice president John Elway; former quarterback Archie Manning. Super Bowl: Troy Aikman. Panel: Terry Bradshaw; Howie Long; Jimmy Johnson; Michael Strahan. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources Aftermath of the Georgia snowstorm: Carol Costello; former FEMA director Michael Brown. Coverage of the Amanda Knox’s conviction by the American and the European media. Dan Abrams. Coverage of MSNBC’s tweet about a Cheerios ad; threats from the Republican official: Errol Louis, NY1; Will Cain. The Super Bowl: LZ Granderson; Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated. Host change at “The Tonight Show”: Bill Carter, the New York Times. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes An early test for pancreatic cancer; Magnus Carlsen; the Free the Children organization. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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