Saturday TV: Shepard Fairey Documentary

faireydocShepard Fairey, the street artist who plastered the streets with Andre the Giant stencils and helped boost Barack Obama’s candidacy with his famous “Hope” poster, is profiled on the new documentary by James Moll “Obey Giant” (Hulu, streaming). James Franco produced; Dhani Harrison did the music.

Abby Cadabby is featured on the new special “The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special” (HBO, 7 p.m.).

The new TV movie “Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) is a dramatization of the death involving the gold medal Paralympian, portrayed here by Andreas Damm. Toni Garrn plays his late girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. Already the Pistorius family has threatened a lawsuit against the film whose tagline is “Heart of a Champion, Mind of a Killer.” “Oscar was subjected to a month long psychological evaluation which was insisted upon by the prosecution,” the family said in a statement. “At no stage was Oscar found to have the mind of a killer.”

More common this time of year is the premature holiday film. So here’s “The Sweetest Christmas” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.), in which Lacey Chabert plays a pastry chef who meets an old high school beau (Lea Coco) in a gingerbread contest.

Prime time football includes Notre Dame at Miami (NBC, 8 p.m.) and TCU at Oklahoma (Fox, 8 p.m.).

Chefs Ed Kenney and Andrew Le travel to Hanoi for Pho on “Family Ingredients” (PBS, 10:30 p.m., check local listings).

“The Lego Batman Movie” (HBO, 8 p.m.) makes its premium cable debut, on a night when you can also see the original “The Lego Movie” (Nickelodeon, 9 p.m.). Also on tonight: last year’s “Brimstone” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) with Guy Pearce, Kit Harrington and Dakota Fanning.

The History Channel spends the night looking at a 2002 Army Ranger mission in Afghanistan to rescue a missing Navy SEAL on “The Warfighters” (History, 8 p.m.).

Here it is, the main event: “Cat vs. Dog” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

Dame Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad and St. Vincent are on “The Graham Norton Show” (BBC America, 10 p.m.).

“Killer Women with Piers Morgan” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) meets a murderer in a Florida prison.

Sam gets a driving lesson from his daughter on “Released” (OWN, 10 p.m.).

The movie “The Omen” is cited as an influence on a case on “CopyCat Killers” (Reelz, 10 p.m.).

“Cake Boss” (TLC, 8 p.m.) makes an Alice in Wonderland cake.

Nikola Tesla is the subject on “Secrets of the Underground” (Science, 10 p.m.).

“Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) performs emergency surgery on a pit bull.

Arnold shows up on “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” (BBC America, 9 p.m.).

Four convicted murderers get help from “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN, 9 p.m.).

“Murder Made Me Famous” (Reelz, 9 p.m.) focuses on John Gotti.

A screening of “No Time for Sergeants” (TCM, 8 p.m.) as one of the Essentials leads to two other sergeants: “Sergeant Rutledge” (TCM, 10:15 p.m.) and “Sergeant York” (12:15 a.m.).

College football starts at noon with games that include Duke at Army (CBS Sports), Michigan State at Ohio State (Fox), North Carolina at Boston College (ABC), Oklahoma State at Iowa State (ESPN2), Connecticut at UCF (ESPNU), Arkansas at LSU (ESPN), Florida at South Carolina (CBS) and Nebraska at Minnesota (Fox Sports 1).

Games at 3:30 p.m. include Virginia at Louisville (ESPNU), SMU at Navy (CBS Sports), Georgia at Auburn (CBS), Florida State at Clemson (ESPN), Iowa at Wisconsin (ABC) and West Virginia at Kansas State (ESPN2).

Then comes USC at Colorado (Fox, 4 p.m.), Alabama at Mississippi State (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Purdue at Northwestern (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Tulane at East Carolina (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), New Mexico at Texas A&M (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Oregon State at Arizona (ESPN2, 10 p.m.), Wyoming at Air Force (ESPNU, 10:15 p.m.) and Boise State at Colorado State (CBS Sports, 10:30 p.m.).

Basketball includes Brooklyn at Utah (NBA, 9 p.m.).

Hockey has Colorado at Ottawa (NHL, 1 p.m.) and Toronto at Boston (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has Notre Dame at DePaul (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.).

Men’s college hockey includes Penn State at Notre Dame (NBC Sports, 5:30 p.m.).

Soccer has Ivory Coast vs. Morocco (beIN Sports, 12:20 p.m.) and Denmark vs. Ireland (Fox Sports 2, 2:45 p.m.) in World Cup qualifiers.

The Head and the Heart and Benjamin Booker play a new “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m.).

Tiffany Haddish hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with Taylor Swift.

 

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