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TV highlights for March 16-17, 2013


Saturday night, NBC airs some Season 4 repeats of “American Ninja Warrior” (at 8), but with the bonus of unseen footage.

Steven Weber stars as a straight-laced advertising exec who gets fired when he’s declared “too old“ in original movie “Tom Dick & Harriet”(Hallmark at 9), and hires a young con man to help him pose as a copywriter and save his career.

Sunday talk shows: “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) has Military Times’s Rick Maze, American University’s Gordon Adams, American Enterprise Institute’s Mackenzie Eaglen and the Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Migration Policy Institute’s Demetrios Papademetriou, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Benjamin Corb and National Health Council’s Myrl Weinberg; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Sens. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has U. S. Energy Association’s Barry Worthington; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md. ), Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

“The Chris Matthews Show” (NBC at 10) hosts NBC’s Chuck Todd and Kelly O’Donnell, Time’s Joe Klein and BBC’s Katty Kay; “This Week” (ABC at 10) features House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio); “Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 a.m., WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, and Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md. ) and Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.); “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and the Republican National Committee’s Reince Priebus; “Washington Watch With Roland Martin” (TV One at 11) hosts Bishop T.D. Jakes,
AFL-CIO’s William Spriggs and The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher. “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (WUSA at 11:30) has Sen. Ronald H. Johnson (R-Wis.), George Strawn and Bloomberg’s Michael Nelson.

Sunday night, MTV and mtvU air the “Woodie Awards” (at 8), which celebrates popular music among the college crowd; performers include Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Reality show “Playing With Fire” (E! at 10) follows high-profile New York culinary figures, including Todd English, as well as the heiress to the Chef Boyardee fortune, Anna Boiardi.

New docu-series “Wicked Single” (VH1 at 11) follows a group of rowdy friends in Boston as they come to grips with the fact they are about to turn 30 and should probably think about becoming (gasp!) adults.

— Emily Yahr

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