TV highlights

April 27, 2012
HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday morning, the home improvement series “This Old House” (WETA at 10 a.m.) comes to the District, where a resident needs help with her front door.

Later in the day, keep up with the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner at the Washington Hilton. C-SPAN starts coverage at 6:30 p.m.

Russell Hantz of “Survivor” is back on TV with his own reality show, “Flipped Off” (A&E at 10), in which he joins the world of real estate — specifically, house flipping.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews the American Chemistry Council’s Cal Dooley and Bentek’s Adam Bedard; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s Tom Myers, AMFAR’s Owen Ryan and Georgetown University’s Jonathan Jay; “Ideas in Action With Jim Glassman” (MPT at 8:30, 9:30 on WHUT) has Johns Hopkins University’s Robert Balfanz, Marian University’s Lindan B. Hill and E.L. Haynes Charter School’s Jennie Niles; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts the president’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, and pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen; “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe, the Center for Strategic and International Studies’s Arnaud de Borchgrave and Georgetown University’s Christopher Chambers; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Brennan, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Govs. Robert F. McDonnell (R-Va.) and Brian Schweitzer (D-Mont.).

“The Chris Matthews Show” (NBC at 10) hosts Time magazine’s Richard Stengel, the New York Times’ Helene Cooper, The Post’s David Ignatius and the BBC’s Katty Kay; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features Brennan, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina and former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm; “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Postmaster General Patrick Donahue; “This Is America With Dennis Wholey” (WETA at 10) talks to New Zealand Education Minister Hekia Parata, the National Education Association’s Dennis Van Roekel and the Pearson Foundation’s Mark Nieker; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has President Obama’s senior campaign adviser, Robert Gibbs, and Mitt Romney’s senior adviser, Ed Gillespie; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) and Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.); “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One at 11) hosts Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), actor Columbus Short and the WNBA’s Chamique Holdsclaw;“This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 11:30) interviews a U-2 squadron commander.

Sunday night, Kelly Ripa hosts the TV Land Awards (TV Land at 9). The casts of “Laverne & Shirley” and “One Day at a Time” are honored, and Aretha Franklin gets a music icon award.

FINALE WATCH: “The Good Wife” (CBS at 9). Status: Renewed. As the action at Lockhart & Gardner wraps up for a third season, the law firm gets a shock when Louis Canning (guest star Michael J. Fox) announces he’s going to drive it into bankruptcy.

New docu-series “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” (TLC at 10) looks at Gypsy communities around the country and examines some lavish weddings.

— Emily Yahr

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