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Saturday's TV Highlights: Doris Roberts stars as a 'Mrs. Miracle' on Hallmark

'DEBBIE MACOMBER'S MRS. MIRACLE:' A single father hires a nanny (Doris Roberts) to help him care for his 6-year-old twins in the new TV movie at 8 and 10 p.m. Hallmark.

December 05, 2009


Gone Too Far: DJ AM tried to help a 21-year-old meth addict who had been keeping a chilling secret on the final episode of this reality series (10 p.m. MTV).

Saturday Night Live: Blake Lively hosts with musical guest Rihanna. (11:29 p.m. NBC).


Death Fog: Scientists return to the lakeside village in Cameroon, West Africa, where nearly 2,000 people died in one night in the 1980s, suffocated by a white fog as they slept, according to neighbors (5 and 8 p.m. NGC).

Sandra Lee Celebrates: Magical Merry Christmas: The economically minded chef works with a family to create a holiday of good food, decorating projects, and gifts on a small budget (8 p.m. HGTV).


White Christmas: This 1954 holiday musical starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen has become a traditional part of the yuletide celebration for millions around the world. The classic title tune is just one of several memorable Irving Berlin melodies performed here with style, heart and panache (8 p.m. AMC).

Taken: A former spy (Liam Neeson) uses his old skills to save his kidnapped daughter in this 2009 thriller (8:45 p.m. HBO).

12 Men of Christmas: Kristin Chenoweth stars as a New York public relations executive who loses her job and her fiance on the same night, and channels her energy and media savvy into raising funds for a Montana rescue team by producing a steamy calendar of its hunky men, in this 2009 TV romantic comedy, adapted from a novel by Phillipa Ashley (9 and 11 p.m. Lifetime).

Gran Torino: Clint Eastwood plays a bigoted Korean War veteran whose psyche gets altered after his prized car is targeted by a young Asian neighbor (Bee Vang), in this 2008 drama (10 p.m. Cinemax).


College football: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (9 a.m. ABC); West Virginia at Rutgers (9 a.m. ESPN); Conference USA Final: Houston at East Carolina (9 a.m. ESPN2); Arizona at USC (12:30 p.m. ABC); NCAA Division II semifinal: Carson-Newman at Grand Valley State (12:30 p.m. ESPN); SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Florida (1 p.m. CBS); Big 12 Championship: Nebraska vs. Texas (5 p.m. ABC); ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (5 p.m. ESPN); South Florida at Connecticut (5 p.m. ESPN2); Wisconsin at Hawaii (8:30 p.m. ESPN2).

College basketball: North Carolina at Kentucky (9:30 a.m. CBS); St. John's at Duke (12:30 p.m. ESPN2); Wake Forest at Gonzaga (2:30 p.m. ESPN2).

Golf: Chevron World Challenge, Third Round, from Thousand Oaks (noon NBC).

Hockey: The St. Louis Blues visit the Kings (1 p.m. FSN).

Boxing: Sergio Martinez (44-1-2, 24 KOs) takes on Paul Williams (37-1, 27 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Also: Cristobal Arreola (27-1, 24 KOs) vs. Brian Minto (34-2, 21 KOs), heavyweights, 10 rounds (6:30 p.m. HBO).

High school football: CIF-SS Semifinal: Lakewood visits Edison (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Pro basketball: The Indiana Pacers visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).

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