Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘Transporter the Series’

Chris Vance in “Transporter the Series” on TNT.
A bank job and a race in two new episodes of “Transporter the Series” with Chris Vance.
(Ken Woroner / TNT)

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Doctor Who Humanity wakes up one morning to a massive forest has grown overnight, reclaiming the entire Earth in this new episode of the science? fiction series starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. 9 p.m. BBC America

Transporter: The Series In the first of two new episodes, Frank (Chris Vance) is in Toronto, hired to break into a high-security bank vault, 9 p.m. TNT. Then, at 10, Frank races against two other couriers to transport a million euros from Paris to Marseille.

The Graham Norton Show Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. (“The Judge”) and Stephen Fry are guests in this new episode. U2 performs. 10 p.m. BBC America


The Chair As both films enter the final days of production, Shane shaves his head and Anna fights for her directing style. 10 p.m. Starz

Saturday Night Live Jim Carrey hosts with musical guest Iggy Azalea. 11:29 p.m. NBC


The Pirate Fairy In this 2014 animated feature, Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) and her friends go in search of a wayward fairy (Christina Hendricks) who joined a band of scheming pirates led by the future Capt. Hook (Tom Hiddleston). 8 p.m. Disney

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Logan Lerman returns as the young descendant of Greek mythology’s Poseidon in this 2013 fantasy-adventure sequel, which sends Percy and his friends to a sea ruled by a legion of zombies. Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson also return, and Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion also star. 8 p.m. HBO

High School Possession A high school newspaper editor becomes fascinated with demonic possession in this new TV movie. Jennifer Stone, Janel Parrish, Ione Skye and Kelly Hu star. 8 p.m. Lifetime

The Good Witch’s Wonder Catherine Bell returns to her role as Cassie Nightingale in the seventh film of the “Good Witch” film series. Matthew Knight, Catherine Disher, Rachel Wilson, Chris Potter and Hannah Endicott-Douglas also star. 9 p.m. Hallmark




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

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


Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Ebola: Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Midterm elections; 2016 Presidential race: Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.). Panel: Brit Hume; Nina Easton; George Will; Evan Bayh. (N) 5 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Today John Palmer’s widow, Nancy. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union With Candy Crowley Ebola: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.). Homegrown terrorism: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Midterm elections: Reince Priebus; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). Panel: Sam Wang; A.B. Stoddard; Newt Gingrich; Stephanie Cutter. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN


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

Fareed Zakaria GPS “Lone wolf” terrorism and the attack on Canada’s Parliament: MP Chrystia Freeland (L-Toronto); former CIA director Michael Hayden. ISIS, Ebola, terror and the midterm elections: Walter Isaacson; Sean Wilentz; Gloria Borger; Amity Shlaes. Mastering self-control: Author Walter Mischel (“The Marshmallow Test”). (N) 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Ebola: Dr. Anthony Fauci; Dr. Jon Lapook. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.); Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.V.); Michael Morell; David Ignatius; Clarissa Ward. Poll results: Anthony Salvato; David Leonhardt; Amy Walter; Nancy Cordes; John Dickerson. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.); Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio); Former Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra; Michael Leiter. Panel: Dan Balz; Nia-Malika Henderson; Carolyn Ryan; Luke Russert. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week Ebola: Dr. Anthony Fauci. Canada shootin; homegrown terror: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas); Matthew Olsen. Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush (R). Panel: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.); former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.); Kristen Soltis Anderson; LZ Granderson. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Reliable Sources Coverage of President Obama’s crisis management: Jay Carney. The Ottawa shooting: Frank Sesno; Rula Jebreal. Monica Lewinsky returns to the public spotlight: Donna Rice Hughes. Coverage of UNC cheating scandal: Sara Ganim. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz The passing of Ben Bradlee; President Obama’s relationship with the Democratic Party; coverage of the Ferguson leaks; Monica Lewinsky’s return to the spotlight: Jonah Goldberg; Joe Trippi; Christina Bellantoni; Sarah Lacy; Bob Woodward. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes Genetic testing and in vitro fertilization; Dave Grohl and the band Foo Fighters. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS


2014 World Series If the Dodgers or Angels are at the World Series this year, let’s hope they have good seats as the Giants host the Royals in game 4. 5 p.m. Fox