TV Highlights: Lifetime airs Jodi Arias original movie

June 21, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Jodi Arias received a guilty verdict last month, and Lifetime already has a movie queued up: “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret” (Lifetime at 8 p.m. Saturday) tells the story of the woman who killed her former lover.

A bunch of former weeknight shows are now being burned off on Saturday nights: “Zero Hour” (ABC at 8), “666 Park Avenue” (ABC at 9) and “Brooklyn DA” (CBS at 9).

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 7:30 a.m.) interviews Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and EIA’s Angelina LaRose; “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8) has Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments’ Jim Thomas and Christopher Dougherty and Teal Group’s Richard Aboulafia; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features the FDA’s Janet Woodcock and Pfizer’s Brian Harvey; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Massachusetts candidate for Senate Gabriel Gomez (R).

“White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has Edison International’s Theodore Craver and American Electric Power’s Nicholas Akins; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.); “This Week” (ABC at 10) features Gen. Keith Alexander; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.); “This Is America and the World” (WETA at 10 a.m., WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to Brookings Institution’s Robert Kagan; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.); “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.); “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (WUSA at 11:30) has George W. Bush administration official Carlos Gutierrez, Honeywell’s David Cote and Bloomberg’s Evan Croen.

Sunday night, several shows return: “Celebrity Wife Swap” (ABC at 8) — kicking off with Bristol Palin and Melissa Rivers — along with “Copper” (BBC America at 9) and “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime at 9).

Two new series start at 9: “Whodunnit?” (ABC), a reality competition series that challenges people to solve a crime, and “Crossing Lines” (NBC), an acquired drama about a team that investigates cross-border crimes.

“CMT Crossroads: Willie Nelson & Friends at Third Man” (CMT at 9) celebrates the singer’s 80th birthday, with appearances from Jack White and Neil Young.

Now that “Desperate Housewives” is over, Marc Cherry is bringing five new women for some drama on prime-time soap “Devious Maids” (Lifetime at 10).

Nik Wallenda attempts to walk across the Grand Canyon, live, without a harness, on a tightrope on “Skywire Live With Nik Wallenda” (Discovery at 8); afterward, the network airs new series “Naked and Afraid” (at 10:20), which sends people into the jungle without clothes.

— Emily Yahr

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