TV highlights: ‘Breaking Bad’ returns; ‘Low Winter Sun’ debuts

August 9, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Drama “The White Queen” (Starz at 9 p.m. Saturday), based on Philippa Gregory’s novels about England’s War of the Roses and the women trying to rise to power, is reviewed on Page C1.

Largely improvised original movie “Clear History” (HBO at 9:05) stars Larry David as a guy who quits his job at a start-up just before it makes billions of dollars.

On the third-season premiere of “Hell on Wheels” (AMC at 9), Cullen and Elam head to New York and try to keep their railroad jobs.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 7:30 a.m.) interviews lawyer Michael Bromwich and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Tony Clark; “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8) has the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Arati Prabhakar and “Defense News” Israel Bureau Chief Barbara Opall-Rome; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s David Relman, New York University’s Martin Blaer and University of North Carolina’s Christian Jobin; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and strategists Joe Trippi and Chip Saltsman.

“White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Annette Heuser; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; “This Week” (ABC at 10) talks to Edward Snowden’s father, Lon Snowden, and lawyer Bruce Fein, along with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Edward R. Royce (R-Calif.); “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 a.m., WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to Ambassador Thomas Pickering; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), journalist Barton Gellman and NBC’s Ted Koppel; “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (WUSA at 11:30) has the National Association of Home Builders’ Jerry Howard, the Cato Institute’s Mark Calabria, Bloomberg’s Rob Levinson and veteran “white hat” hacker Alex Stamos.

It’s the 15th anniversary of the Teen Choice Awards (Fox at 8 p.m.), which has performances from One Direction and Paramore as it hands out surfboard trophies.

Oprah Winfrey sits down with her fellow cast members from “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN at 9).

“Breaking Bad” (AMC at 9) returns for the second half of its fifth and final season, followed by after-show “Talking Bad” (at 11), dissecting the episode.

Docu-series “Eat, Drink, Love” (Bravo at 9) follows five single women who are connected to the Los Angeles restaurant and food industry.

New drama “Low Winter Sun” (AMC at 10), based on a British series, starts with a Detroit cop murdered by a fellow detective.

— Emily Yahr

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