William H. Macy stars in TNT's "A Slight Case of Murder," which the "Fargo" star co-wrote with the film's director, Steven Schachter.
The movie premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. and co-stars Adam Arkin, Felicity Huffman and James Cromwell.
The story line of the comic thriller is based on Donald E. Westlake's novella "A Travesty" and offers a number of nifty twists and turns. Macy plays a film critic whose lifestyle includes adultery, larceny and possibly murder. It all starts catching up with him when a quirky detective, played by Arkin, gets on his trail.
The movie repeats at 10 p.m. and midnight, Wednesday at 10 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 and 10 p.m.
* Sunday on A&E Network at 8 p.m., "It's Only Talk: The Real Story of America's Talk Shows" tracks talk-show hosts back to Steve Allen, Edward R. Murrow, Art Linkletter, Mike Wallace, Morton Downey Jr. and, more recently, Oprah Winfrey and dozens of others who have turned up the volume and in some cases turned down the standards. Repeats at 10 p.m., midnight and 2 a.m.
* Sunday on Showtime at 8 p.m., Bethany Richards stars in "Hayley Wagner, Star," about a pampered child film actress who outgrows her roles and moves back with her family to try to become a regular kid. Bill Fagerbakke and Priscilla Presley co-star. Repeats: Friday at 6:15 p.m. and Sept. 30.
* Sunday on CNBC at 8 p.m., "National Geographic Explorer" premieres "The Cheetah Story," a look at that animal's circle of life, and "Living Wild," about one family's obsession in saving wildlife in Namibia as cultivation of crops and livestock expands. Repeats Saturday at 8 p.m.
* Monday and Tuesday on TLC at 8 p.m., two sneak previews. On Monday's "Paramedics: Behind the Facade," emergency medical workers rush to New Orleans's scenes of crime and violence. On Tuesday, "Trauma: Life in the ER: Road Warriors" looks at the care in San Diego's Scripps Mercy Hospital, which serves the toughest parts of that city and the area down to the Mexican border.
* Monday-Thursday on History Channel at 9 p.m., "Fire and Ice: The Korean War," a four-part series in which GIs recount both thrilling and heartbreaking stories about that conflict, which resulted in more than 2 million military and civilian casualties. All four parts repeat Sunday, Sept. 26, starting at 3 p.m.
* Wednesday-Friday on USA Network, a four-film "Goldie Hawn Week." Wednesday at 9 p.m., it's "Housesitter"; Thursday at 9, "Bird on a Wire"; and Friday at 9, "Death Becomes Her," followed by "Shampoo" at 11 p.m. and "Housesitter" at 1 a.m.
* Friday on the Disney Channel at 6:30 p.m., "The Jersey," the story of an athletic shirt, handed down from a deceased grandfather, that becomes a magical portal into the world of sports. Nick Lighter, Michael Galeota and Morgan Hudson star. Repeats Saturday at 6:30 p.m. n