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TV highlights: ‘Summer Dreams’ on CBS and ‘Cosmos’ Part II

SUMMER DREAMS: Referee and crew chief for the WNBA and the NBA Development League Lauren Holtkamp is spotlighted as she tries to become the third-ever full-time female referee and second current female referee in the NBA. (CBS /Courtesy of CBS )

Filmed in Las Vegas in 2013, “Summer Dreams” (CBS at 8 p.m. Saturday) follows four rookie basketball players through the experience of the NBA’s Summer League and a referee and crew chief for the WNBA and the NBA Development League, Lauren Holtkamp, as she tries to become the third full-time female referee and second current female referee in the NBA.

“The Grim Sleeper” (Lifetime at 8) tells the true story of an LA Weekly reporter who found a link between a string of murders in the 1980s and a murder that took place 20 years later that led to the capture of one of the nation’s most disturbing serial killers.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews former senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.); “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.); “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) and Peter Goelz, formerly of the National Transportation Safety Board; “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has the Providence Journal’s Edward Achorn.

“Government Matters” (WJLA at 9:30) hosts the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Donna Dodson; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.); “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to The Washington Post’s David Finkel; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer; “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.).

Sunday night, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (Fox at 9 p.m.) indulges us once again with host Neil deGrasse Tyson exploring the relatedness of all living things and possible evolution of the cosmos, which leads him to the grand Hall of Extinction, a monument to all the broken branches on the tree of life.

To prepare for a speech at the American Bar Association, Alicia looks to her past for inspiration on “The Good Wife” (CBS at 9).

The forever cryptic “The Walking Dead” (AMC at 9) gives us clues that the group is finding a new place to establish a shelter.

SERIES PREMIERE: A bus carrying the children of Washington’s elite, including the president’s son, is ambushed on “Crisis” (NBC at 10), and it’s up to a group of highly skilled agents to save them.

— Rachel Lubitz



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