Saturday’s TV Highlights: ‘The Grim Sleeper’ on Lifetime

Dreama Walker in “The Grim Sleeper” on Lifetime.
A reporter (Dreama Walker) helps uncover a serial killer in “The Grim Sleeper.”
(David Bukach / Lifetime)

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This week’s TV Movies

Nightline Prime The late night newsmagazine debuts in prime time. 9 p.m. ABC


When Calls the Heart Abigail (Lori Loughlin) learns more about Gowen’s (Martin Cummins) dangerous behavior leading up to the mine disaster in this new episode. 9 p.m. Hallmark

Black Sails As the hunt for the Urca gets under way, big changes are in store for Eleanor (Hannah New), while Bonny and Rackham (Clara Paget, Toby Schmitz) find their past misdeeds coming back to haunt them in the season finale. 9 and 10 p.m. Starz

Deion’s Family Playbook Deion Sanders worries that Shilo’s pursuit of music is interfering with his football playing in this new episode. 10 p.m. OWN

Summer Dreams This new documentary takes viewers behind the scenes of the NBA’s Summer League, an annual exhibition event where rookies and unsigned players show coaches and team managers what they can do. 8 p.m. CBS


Zombie Marathon The Epix premium channel is holding a mini-marathon dedicated to the sub-genre that started with 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead” (6:15 and 11:30 p.m.). That’s followed at 8 by “Doc of the Dead,” a new documentary by filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe. Then, at 9:30, Brad Pitt stars in 2013’s “World War Z.”

The Great Gatsby The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story gets a typically rule-breaking revision from director Baz Luhrmann in a 2013 version with Leonardo DiCaprio as the wealthy 1920s recluse. Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke also star. 8 p.m. HBO

The Grim Sleeper Based on a true story, this new docudrama stars Dreama Walker as a Los Angeles reporter who connects the dots in dozens of unsolved murders and determines they’re the work of one killer. 8 p.m. Lifetime. The new special “Beyond the Headlines: The Real Grim Sleeper” 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 Missing Malaysian airliner: Commander William Marks, U.S. Navy. Missing Malaysian airliner; Colleen Keller; former FAA investigator Steve Wallace. Ukraine crisis: Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.). 2014 election strategy: RNC chairman Reince Priebus. Panel: Charles Blow; Ana Navarro; Ron Brownstein. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

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

Fareed Zakaria GPS Ukraine crisis: Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland; President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia: Nigeria: Ngozi Okongo-Iweala. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation Missing Malaysian airliner; Ukraine crisis: Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.); Tom Donilon; Capt. Chesley Sullenberger; Mark Rosenker; Bob Orr; Anne Gearan; Michael Gerson; Bobby Ghosh; Margaret Brennan (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Ukraine crisis; CIA/Senate spying allegations; 2014 elections: White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer. Ukraine crisis: Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.); Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). Bill Maher. Panel: Jon Ralston; Robert Gibbs; Carolyn Ryan; Israel Ortega. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC; 11 a.m. MSNBC

This Week Missing Malaysian airliner; Ukraine crisis: Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.); Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.). Education: Bill Gates. Panel: Matthew Dowd; Michael Eric Dyson; William Kristol; Katrina vanden Heuvel; Greta Van Susteren. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday Missing Malaysian airliner: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas); former NTSB official Peter Goelz. Ukraine crisis: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.); Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). Marcee Craighill, U.S. State Department. Panel: George Will; Judy Woodruff; Karl Rove; Juan Williams. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. FNC

Reliable Sources Missing Malaysian airliner coverage: Robert Hager; Frank Sesno; Dr. Gail Saltz. Covering Ukraine crisis: Anna Coren (N) 8 a.m. CNN


MediaBuzz Missing Malaysian airliner coverage; Sharyl Attkisson’s resignation from CBS; Lena Dunham’s comments about acting; Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Lauren Ashburn; Jim Pinkerton; Bill Press; Joe Concha, Mediaite; Elise Viebeck. Gun control: Bob Costas. (N) 8 a.m.; 2 p.m. FNC

60 Minutes TV host Bassem Youssef; privacy issues raised by small commercial drones with cameras; Tabasco. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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