TV Highlights: Lifetime airs ‘Anna Nicole’ original movie

June 28, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Original movie “Anna Nicole” (Lifetime at 8 p.m.) explores the life of Vicki Lynn Hogan, a Texas high school dropout turned Playboy model and tragic tabloid figure Anna Nicole Smith.

Brooke White (of “American Idol” fame) stars as the lead singer in a family band that broke up due to sibling drama — but she and her brothers are forced to come back together on TV movie “Banner 4th of July” (Hallmark at 9) when their mother becomes ill.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-esque medical drama “Do No Harm” (NBC at 10), pulled off the air after two episodes this spring, gets a new Saturday night time slot.

Sunday talk-shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 7:30 a.m.) interviews Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz; This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8) has French Air Force Gen. Denis Mercier and the Royal Air Force’s Sir Stephen Dalton; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Novartis Oncology ‘s Hervé Hoppenot and Alexion’s Martin Mackay;“Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has author Steven Mitnick and Edison Electric Institute’s John Easton.

“State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Luis V. Gutierrez ­(D-Ill.);“This Week” (ABC at 10) features WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, Bush administration whistleblower Jesselyn Radack, Human Rights Campaign’s Chad Griffin, National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown and Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis ­(D-Fort Worth); “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.); “This is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to the New York Times’ David Sanger; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Davis and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas); “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to former U.S. solicitor general Ted Olson, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Gen. Michael Hayden and Davis; “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (WUSA at 11:30) has Goodlatte, Richmond Fed President Jeff Lacker, BGOV’s Rob Barnett and National Mall and Memorial Parks superintendent Robert Vogel.

Chris Tucker hosts the BET Awards (at 8), which features performances by singers Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj, R. Kelly, Erykah Badu and Justin Timberlake.

Big night on Showtime as “Dexter” (at 9) begins its eighth and final season, as Dex and his sister, Deb, struggle to recover after the traumatic events of last season’s finale. Then, it’s the premiere of “Ray Donovan” (at 10), starring Liev Schreiber as a Hollywood fixer whose recently imprisoned father (Jon Voight) shows up to cause trouble.

— Emily Yahr

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