TV highlights for Oct. 23, 2010
Saturday night, Shannen Doherty stars in the Hallmark original movie "Growing the Big One" (at 9 p.m.) as a DJ who tries to save her grandfather's farm by winning money in a pumpkin-growing contest.
"The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" (Nickelodeon at 8) stars Victoria Justice and Brooke Shields in this new movie about the goings-on in a mysterious castle in Romania.
Sunday talk shows: "Platts Energy Week" (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews Renewable Fuels Association's Bob Dinneen; "BioCentury This Week" (WUSA at 8:30) features the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's David Kappos; "Ideas in Action With Jim Glassman" (MPT at 8:30, 9:30 on WHUT) has Kauffman Foundation's Carl Schramm, Army Col. Mike Meese and writer Ann Marlowe; "Fox News Sunday" (Fox at 9) hosts Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey (R), West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) and Fox News's Brit Hume, Nina Easton, Bill Kristol and Juan Williams; "Politics Program With Mark Plotkin" (TBD TV at 9) features political consultant Tad Devine and Washington Examiner's Timothy Carney; "White House Chronicle" (WETA at 9) has Arizona Public Service's Donald E. Brandt; "State of the Union" (CNN at 9) features a Florida Senate debate among Gov. Charlie Crist (I), Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) and Marco Rubio (R); "The Chris Matthews Show" (NBC at 10) hosts HDNet's Dan Rather, the Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, BBC's Katty Kay and Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker; "This Week" (ABC at 10) features Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, retired Gen. Hugh Shelton, former Bush White House counselor Ed Gillespie, former White House communications director Anita Dunn and ABC News's Amy Walter and George Will.
"Newsmakers" (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's Phil Angelides; "Meet the Press" (NBC at 10:30) has Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, New York Times' David Brooks, The Post's E.J. Dionne, former congressman Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.), MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and CNBC's Rick Santelli; "Face the Nation" (CBS at 10:30) talks to Fox News's Karl Rove and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); "Washington Watch With Roland Martin" (TV One at 11) hosts Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama; "This Week in Defense News" (WUSA at 11) has Echelon Research's Sash Tusa; "The McLaughlin Group" (WUSA at 11:30) features MSNBC's Pat Buchanan, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, Washington Times' Monica Crowley and U.S. News & World Report's Mort Zuckerman; "This Is America With Dennis Wholey" (WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to the U.N.'s Thomas Stelzer and Selim Jahan, and Johnson & Johnson's Sharon D'Agostino.
Sunday night, documentary series "First Life With David Attenborough" (Discovery at 8) examines the earliest animal species and how they have evolved.
-- Emily Yahr