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Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Smash' on NBC

April 05, 2013|By Ed Stockly
  • Liza Minnelli helps plan a party on "Smash" at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Liza Minnelli helps plan a party on "Smash" at 9 p.m. on NBC. (Will Hart / NBC )

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My Cat From Hell A deaf and blind cat stops using its litter box in the season premiere. 8 p.m. Animal Planet That's followed at 9 by the premiere of "My Cat From Hell: Scratch Tracks."

Gruden's QB Camp USC's Matt Barkley has his turn in this new episode. 8 p.m. ESPN2

Smash Liza Minnelli guest stars as herself in this new episode. 9 p.m. NBC

20/20 Katie Couric takes viewers behind the scenes in the fictional town of Port Charles, the setting for "General Hospital." With Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield and Frank Valentini. 9 p.m. ABC

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? Joan's X-ray leads to a more tests in this new episode. 9 p.m. WE

Saturday Night Live Melissa McCarthy hosts this new episode, with musical guest Phoenix. 11:29 p.m. NBC


Man on a Ledge Sam Worthington plays a man perched on a New York ledge, an ex-cop who's the prime suspect in a diamond theft. Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Kyra Sedgwick, Ed Harris and Edward Burns also star in this 2012 drama. 9 p.m. Showtime

Battledogs A werewolf virus threatens New York — and the world — in this new TV thriller starring Dennis Haysbert, Craig Sheffer, Kate Vernon and Bill Duke. 9 p.m. Syfy

Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) 9 a.m. TCM

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2007) 10 a.m. Sundance

Big (1988) 10 a.m. WE

The Cowboys (1972) 11 a.m. AMC

Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011) Noon Disney XD

When Harry Met Sally (1989) 1:30 p.m. Oxygen

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 2 p.m. Showtime

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 2 p.m. TNT

For a Few Dollars More (1965) 2:45 p.m. TCM

Me and Orson Welles (2008) 4 p.m. Sundance

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 5 p.m. TCM

Madagascar (2005) 7 p.m. TOON

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 8 p.m. IFC



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

McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET


The Chris Matthews Show Joe Klein, Time; Katty Kay, BBC; Peter Alexander, NBC; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC

Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC

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

State of the Union With Candy Crowley Gun laws and school safety: Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.). North Korea: Former Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-Utah). Immigration reform: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.); Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.). Politics: Mike Duffy, Time; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN

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

Fareed Zakaria GPS Korea; Egypt; the budget and the economy: Tom Friedman, the New York Times; Richard Haass; Bret Stephens, the Wall Street Journal; Katrina vanden Heuvel, the Nation. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN

Face the Nation North Korea; immigration; gun control: Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.); Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright. Panel: Gerald Seib, the Wall Street Journal; Blaine Harden; Major Garrett; Nancy Cordes; Margaret Brennan; Mark Mazzetti. (N) 8 a.m. KCBS

Meet the Press Immigration; budget; North Korea; the economy: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). North Korea; foreign policy: Former Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.); Michèle Flournoy, Dept. of Defense. Panel: Mike Murphy; Maggie Haberman; Andrea Mitchell. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC

This Week With George Stephanopoulos White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer. North Korea: George Will; Martha Raddatz; David Sanger, the New York Times; Greta Van Susteren, Fox News. Politics: George Will; Arianna Huffington; Paul Krugman, the New York Times; David Stockman; Greta Van Susteren. (N) 8 a.m. KABC

Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace North Korea; the budget; gun control: White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer. Gun control and school safety: former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ariz.). Martin Baron, the Washington Post. Panel: Brit Hume; Kirsten Powers; Jennifer Rubin ; Juan Williams. (N) 8 a.m. KTTV

Reliable Sources Coverage of Rutgers basketball coach: Andy Katz, ESPN. Late-night TV: Ken Tucker. Coverage of Hillary Clinton; Coverage of Mark Sanford: Roger Simon, Politico; Erin McPike; Matt Lewis. (N) 8 a.m. CNN

60 Minutes Parents of children killed in the Newtown, Conn., massacre discuss their quest to change guns laws. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS

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