TV highlights: Lena Dunham hosts ‘SNL’; ‘Lindsay’ premieres on OWN


LINDSAY: A still from the new docu-series about actress Lindsay Lohan and her public period of crisis. (Oprah Winfrey Network/Oprah Winfrey Network)
March 7

A television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote’s Tony-nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime at 8 p.m.) is set during the final years of the Jim Crow South. The film follows one woman’s quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family’s future.

“Girls” creator Lena Dunham is the host of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC at 11:30), with musical guests the National.

Sunday talk shows: “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts former U.S. secretary of defense Robert Gates and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.); “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser for President Obama, and former Florida governor Charlie Crist.

“This Week” (ABC at 10) features Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.); “Newsmakers”
(C-SPAN at 10) talks with Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) welcomes U.S. ambassador Thomas Pickering; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Cardinal Timothy Dolan; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) features former vice president Dick Cheney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

FINALE WATCH: On Sunday night, “True Detective” (HBO at 9 p.m.) will reveal the fates of Rust and Marty and the true identity of the Yellow King in its first season finale.

SERIES PREMIERE: “Lindsay” (OWN at 10) follows the life and travails of celebrity Lindsay Lohan. As she works to stay on track amid the demands (and pitfalls) of fame, she opens up as never before, discussing everything from her emotional recovery process to her exhausting run-ins with the paparazzi.

SERIES PREMIERE: Each week, “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male” (Bravo at 10) follows two men as they hunt for their ideal partner (or fling!). Viewers will get an inside look at the male psyche from the beginning stages of trolling and communicating online to landing a date with a potential match.

— Rachel Lubitz

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