Saturday’s TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: ‘The Doctor’s Finest’

Carey Mulligan in “Doctor Who” on BBC America.

“Doctor Who” revisits some of the finest episodes the sci-fi series. With Carey Mulligan.

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The Doctor’s Finest In anticipation of a new season of the venerable science fiction series “Doctor Who,” Hannah Hart (YouTube) hosts a new series of screenings of some of its best episodes. Up first is Carey Mulligan in “Blink,” 8 p.m BBC America. “The Waters of Mars” follows at 9:15.

MythBusters In this new episode, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman investigate the ability of hit men on movies and TV to take down a target with seemingly miraculous shots. 8 p.m. Discovery


Cedar Cove In this new episode, Grace (Teryl Rothery) insists that she is fine with calling off her engagement to Cliff (Sebastian Spence), but Olivia, Bob and Peggy (Andie MacDowell, Bruce Boxleitner, Barbara Niven) aren’t buying it. 8 p.m. Hallmark

Hell on Wheels Cullen (Anson Mount) confronts the Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) and violence erupts during a festival in Chinatown in this new episode. With Colm Meaney and Robin McLeavy. 9 p.m. AMC

Power Ghost (Omari Hardwick) is dealing with threats from Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) and Angela (Lela Loren) while bodies are dropping left and right in a blood bath that gets closer to Tommy (Joseph Sikora) and Ghost himself in the season finale. 9 and10 p.m. Starz

Hannibal The serial killer known as “The Red Dragon” (Richard Armitage) mulls targeting the people closest to his pursuers’ lives in the new episode. Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen and Gillian Anderson star. 10 p.m. NBC

America’s Next Weatherman In the new episode, the contestants battle hurricane-force winds. 11 p.m. TBS


The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar as lead actor for his superb performance as astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in this 2014 biography. Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson and David Thewlis also star. 8 p.m. HBO




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

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


Today “America’s Got Talent” finalists. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union Politics: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.). Effort to draft Joe Biden: Joshua Alcorn. Politics: Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). Panel: Eric Fehrnstrom; Amanda Carpenter; former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-Mont.); Mo Elleithee. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

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


Fareed Zakaria GPS Nuclear deal with Iran: Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. China currency; presidential election: Former Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah). Iraq and ISIS: Dexter Filkins; Michele Flournoy. Presidential election: Lawrence Lessig, Harvard. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Former Gov. Martin O’malley (D-Md.). Panel: Peggy Noonan; Jamelle Bouie; Mark Halperin; Ron Fournier; Robert Costa.(N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Presidential election; the economy; immigration; foreign policy: Donald Trump. Presidential election: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Panel: Molly Ball; Jeff Greenfield; Eugene Robinson; Kimberley Strassel. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina; Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday Presidential election: Dr. Ben Carson. Hillary Clinton emails: Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). Panel: George Will; Anne Gearan; Arthur Brooks; Bob Woodward. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz Coverage of Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton e-mails; coverage Sen. Bernie Sanders(I-Vt.): Richard Grenell; Julie Roginsky; Bob Cusack; Jeff Greenfield; Meghan McCain; Rich Lowry; Leslie Marshall. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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