TV highlights: The White House Correspondents Dinner

The Washington Post's Roxanne Roberts explains which celebrities have played a large role in dramatically changing the White House correspondents' dinner over the years. (Jhaan Elker, JulieAnn McKellogg and Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post)
May 2

Presented live and, depending on your preferred network, clocking in at two-plus hours, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner ­(C-SPAN at 6 p.m., CNN at 8, MSNBC at 9) this year will be helmed by comedian Joel McHale, who will attempt to make new jokes at the expense of the press and the president.

A college freshman fears that her recently widowed mother’s new boyfriend is bad news on “A Daughter’s Nightmare” (Lifetime at 8). Stars Emily Osment and Gregg Sulkin.

Andrew Garfield hosts “SNL” (NBC at 11:30), with Coldplay as musical guest.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.); “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.); “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has George Washington University’s Amitai Etzioni; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features CNN’s Ana Navarro and Donna Brazile.

“This Week” (ABC at 10) features Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.); “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.); “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” (Fox News Channel at 10) hosts the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank’s Richard Fisher; “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Sunday night, Cersei and Tywin plan their next move and Jon Snow embarks on a new mission on “Game of Thrones” (HBO at 9 p.m.).

Now that it’s canceled its Mount Everest skydive stunt that was scheduled for May 11, Discovery presents “Everest Avalanche Tragedy” (Discovery at 9), a 90-minute special about the recent deadly avalanche there, with eyewitness accounts from an NBC camera crew that was preparing for the special.

FINALE WATCH: In its first season finale, “Resurrection” (ABC at 9) leaves us with a town in chaos as the undead reach new heights.

SERIES PREMIERE: Jon Taffer of “Bar Rescue” fame joins two expert chefs on a nationwide search for “diamond in the rough” restaurants that are struggling but have the potential for turnaround success on “Hungry Investors” (Spike at 10).

Don looks for an old friend and Peggy is underestimated (as usual) on “Mad Men” (AMC at 10).

Comedian David Spade breaks down all of his first-world upsets and historic “SNL” moments (including the time Chris Farley bought him 10 lap dances in a row) on his stand-up special “David Spade: My Fake Problems” (Comedy Central at 10), his first televised stand-up since 1998.

Rachel Lubitz

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