Saturday’s TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

Molly Ringwald in the TV movie “Wishin’ and Hopin’” on Lifetime.
A school teacher (Molly Ringwald) helps an unhappy student in the TV movie “Wishin’ and Hopin’” on Lifetime.
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This week’s TV Movies



Atlantis As wedding plans progress, Ariadne (Aiysha Hart) must travel to Telemon’s (Clive Standen) homeland in this new episode. 9 p.m. BBC America

The Graham Norton Show “Paddington” cast members Nicole Kidman, Julie Walters and Hugh Bonneville are guests. 10 p.m. BBC America



Directed by Mike Nichols TCM is paying tribute to the director with screenings of three of his best films. Up first, at 5 p.m., Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1966 drama “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” At 7:30 it’s Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft in the 1967 comedy “The Graduate.” That’s followed at 9:30 by the 1971 drama “Carnal Knowledge” starring Jack Nicholson.

Debbie Macomber’s Mr. Miracle Rob Morrow also plays an inexperienced yet determined guardian angel in this new TV fantasy, where he’s helping an insecure young woman (Britt Irvin) find the confidence to change her life for the better before Christmas Day. 8 p.m. Hallmark

Wishin’ and Hopin’ In 1964 Connecticut, a substitute teacher (Molly Ringwald) tries to help an awkward fifth-grader (Wyatt Ralff) — whose claim to fame is being former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello’s cousin — have a memorable Christmas in this adaptation of Wally Lamb’s novel. 8 p.m. Lifetime



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 Protests in New York and Ferguson; Book about President George HW Bush; will Jeb Bush run for president?: President George W Bush. Politics; immigration; gridlock: Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas); Sec. of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

CBS News Sunday Morning Educators who were present at the Sandy Hook shooting discuss the experience; Yusuf; James Corden. (N) 6:30 a.m. KCBS

Fareed Zakaria GPS Russian economy; Iran nuclear talks; ISIS in Syria; Iraq: Richard Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations; author Robin Wright (“Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World”); Canadian Member of Parliament Chrystia Freeland; David Rothkopf. Life in North Korea: Author Suki Kim (“Without You, There Is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite”). Fixing education: Joel Klein. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation NYC Police Commissioner: William Bratton; Cornell William Brooks, NAACP. Police Chief J. Scott Thomson (Camden County, N.J.). Michael Morell. Soledad O’Brien (“Black In America”).The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the U.S.: British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott. Panel: Charles Blow; Gerald Seib; Jeanne Cummings; David Ignatius. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos The grand jury’s decision in the death of Eric Garner: Mayor Bill de Blasio (D–New York); Former N.Y.P.D. Commissioner Ray Kelly. Republican party; prospects for 2016: Gov. John Kasich (R–Ohio). Panel: Matthew Dowd; Van Jones; Rich Lowry; Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D- Santa Ana). (N) 8 a.m. KABC


Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace Government shutdown; House action on immigration: Rush Limbaugh. 2016 Presidential election; politics: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.). Panel: Brit Hume; Jane Harman; George Will; Juan Williams. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources White House press strategy: Presidential advisor Dan Pfeiffer. Coverage of Eric Garner video: Gail Saltz; Carl Bernstein. Al Sharpton’s impact: Marc Morial; minister Johnathan Gentry; Errol Louis. Coverage of victims of sexual assault: Hannah Rosin. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

MediaBuzz The grand jury’s decision in the death of Eric Garner; protests in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases; speculation about Hillary Clinton running for president; Ray Rice’s appearance on “The Today Show"; coverage of Bill Cosby scandal: Sharyl Attkisson; Matt Lewis; Richard Fowler; Christina Bellantoni; Susan Ferrechio. (N) 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes Coal ash waste in North Carolina; Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong; Stradivarius violins. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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