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Saturday’s TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: ‘Mary Poppins’ on ABC

A magical nanny (Julie Andrews) helps a troubled family in "Mary Poppins" on ABC. With Dick Van Dyke.  

A magical nanny (Julie Andrews) helps a troubled family in “Mary Poppins” on ABC. With Dick Van Dyke.

 

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SERIES

30 for 30 This new episode of the sports documentary series recalls the NFL’s Buffalo Bills of the early ‘90s, who made it to four straight Super Bowls, yet never won. 6:30 p.m. ESPN and 10 p.m. ESPN2

Da Vinci’s Demons Demoralized by the cunning and sheer numbers of their Turkish adversaries, Nico and Zo (Eros Vlahos, Gregg Chillin) turn to an old enemy for support for the Crusade in this new episode. Tom Riley stars. 8 and 10 p.m. Starz

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Ash vs Evil Dead Ash, Pablo, Kelly and Fisher (Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Jill Marie Jones) arrive at the survivalist camp in the midst of chaos in this new episode. 9 and 9:30 p.m. Starz

Saturday Night Live Chris Hemsworth hosts with musical guest Chance the Rapper. 11:29 p.m. NBC

SPECIALS

2015 Heisman Trophy Presentation Running backs Derrick Henry (Alabama), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) and quarterback Deshaun Watson (Clemson) are the finalists for College football’s top individual award. 5 p.m. ESPN

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The Truth About Sex & College Martha MacCallum anchors an in-depth look at sexual assault on college campuses. 5 p.m. Fox News

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer A bad storm hits on Christmas Eve in the holiday classic based on the song by Johnny Marks. 8 p.m. CBS

MOVIES

Mary Poppins Julie Andrews earned an Oscar for her portrayal of the P.L. Travers-created, practically perfect nanny who arrives on the doorstep of the Banks home. 8 p.m. ABC

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas A woman (Brooke Nevin) is delighted when her long-time crush (Robin Dunne) moves back to their hometown in this new holiday treat. 8 p.m. Hallmark

The Divergent Series: Insurgent The “Divergent” saga continues with this first sequel, as heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) tries to find respite while being hunted by enemies. Kate Winslet also stars. 8 p.m. HBO

WEEKEND TALK

SATURDAY

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

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

SUNDAY

Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Panel: Dana Bash; Hugh Hewitt; Ana Navarro; Van Jones. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Will Smith (“Concussion”); Andrew Lloyd Webber; author Michael Lewis (“The Big Short”). (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Presidential election: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Terrorism; San Bernardino shootings: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). Medical research: Dr. Robert Langer, Langer Lab. Panel: George Will; Neera Tanden; Karl Rove; Charles Lane. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. FNC

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Fareed Zakaria GPS Nationalism, fear-mongering, and xenophobia around the world: Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group; Bernard-Henri Lévy; David Miliband. Refugees: Aya, a refugee originally from Iraq, who fled Syria; Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.). Fran Townsend; Farah Pandith. Results of a focus group of Donald Trump supporters: Frank Luntz. Panel: Jamelle Bouie; Peter Baker, the New York Times; Kim Strassel, the Wall Street Journal; Susan Page, USA Today. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Campaign strategy; Trump’s controversial comments: Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Molly Ball, the Atlantic; Helene Cooper, the New York Times; Ted Koppel; Gerald Seib, the Wall Street Journal. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

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Reliable Sources Moderating upcoming Republican debate: Wolf Blitzer. Coverage of Trump: Matthew Dowd; Andrew Stiles, the Washington Free Beacon; Jon Ralston. Trump’s call to ban Muslim immigrants: Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera America. Provocative front pages: Jim Rich, New York Daily News. The future of NPR: Jarl Mohn, NPR. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Coverage of Trump’s call to halt Muslim immigration: Mercedes Schlapp; Sharyl Attkisson; Simon Rosenberg; Laura Ingraham; Gayle Trotter; Keli Goff. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes Addiction: Michael Botticelli, National Drug Control Policy. Directing “Star Wars”: JJ Abrams. Formula One racing: Lewis Hamilton. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

 

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