Saturday TV: The Saga of the Coreys

ATaleOfTwoCoreys-watch-desktop-hero-2048x1152Piggybacking on the recent spate of stories of sexual abuse in Hollywood is the new made for TV movie, “A Tale of Two Coreys” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.). It looks at the troubled and entangled careers of Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, who first became teen stars in 1987’s “The Lost Boys” and went on to star in “Dream a Little Dream,” its sequel, and a handful of lesser films. Eventually they were in an A&E reality series called “The Two Coreys.”

Feldman is a producer of the film on their lives; versions of them are played by Elijah Marcano and Scott Bosely in the case of Feldman; and Justin Ellings and Casey Leach in the case of Haim, who died in 2010 at the age of 38.

The survivor talks about those days subsequently in “Corey Feldman: Moment of Truth” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.).

Elsewhere, “The Incredible Dr. Pol” (Nat Geo Wild, 9 p.m.) returns for its new season.

On network TV, “Ten Days in the Valley” (ABC, 9 and 10 p.m.) reaches its ninth and tenth days — and the end of its run.

Now it just takes winter to stoke romance on “Love on the Slopes” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), their latest made for TV movie.

“Everything, Everything” (HBO, 8 p.m.), based on the young adult novel, makes its premium cable debut. Katrina Bowden stars as a travel magazine copy editor; Thomas Beaudoin is an extreme sports photographer. The cast includes Amandla Sternberg, Nick Robinson and Anika Noni Rose.

Also making its cable debut is “Rough Night” (Starz, 8 p.m.) with Kate McKinnon Ilana Glaser, Zoe Kravitz, Demi Moore and Ty Burrell.

As the 16th season starts, “Say Yes to the Dress” (TLC, 8 p.m.) finds more brides picking out wedding gowns.

A special episode of “Pit Bulls and Parolees” (Animal Planet, 10:12 p.m.) looks at especially memorable dogs.

“MythBusters” (Discovery, 10 p.m.) tests wether a leaping carp could kill a water skier.

“The Lion King” (Freeform, 9 p.m.) is joined by “The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride” (Freeform, 11:05 p.m.).

A woman is taken hostage and a 911 operator tries to help on “Your Worst Nightmare” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

The boxer Chuck Wepner is profiled in the documentary “Chuck” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

Texas is the locale for “Four Weddings” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

The season may be over, but here’s “Elf” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

On the second season start for “Falling Water” (USA, 10 p.m.), Tess, Taka and Burton try to move on.

A tribute to Keir Dullea on Turner Classic Movies starts with “2001: A Space Odyssey” (8 p.m.) and continues with “David and Lisa” (10:45 p.m.) and “The Hoodlum Priest” (12:30 a.m.).  Then there are two 1980s movies about gymnasts, “Never Too Young to Die” (2:30 a.m.) and “Gymkata” (4:15 a.m.).

In the first round of the NFL Playoffs, it’s Tennessee at Kansas City (ESPN, 4:35 p.m.) in the AFC, and Atlanta at Rams (NBC, 8:15 p.m.) in the NFC.

In an errant college football game, it’s James Madison vs. North Dakota State (ESPN2, noon) in the FCS championship.

Men’s college basketball includes Creighton at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1, noon), Xavier at Providence (Fox, noon), East Carolina at Connecticut (ESPNews, noon), Massachusetts at Dayton (NBC Sports, noon), North Carolina at Virginia (ESPN, 1 p.m.), Florida at Missouri (CBS, 1 p.m.), VCU at La Salle (NBC Sports, 2 p.m.), Texas at Baylor (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Seton Hall at Butler (Fox Sports 1, 2:30 p.m.), Notre Dame at Syracuse (ESPN2, 3:15 p.m.), Duquesne at Fordham (CBS Sports, 3:30 p.m.), Tulsa at Memphis (ESPNews, 4 p.m.), Iowa State at Oklahoma State (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), Mississippi State at Mississippi (SEC, 4:30 p.m.), Indiana at Minnesota (ESPN2, 5:15 p.m.), Fresno State at Colorado State (CBS Sports, 5:30 p.m.), Arkansas at Auburn (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), Oklahoma at West Virginia (ESPN2, 7:15 p.m.), Duke at North Carolina State (ESPN, 8 p.m.), St. Bonaventure at Saint Joseph’s (ESPNU, 8 p.m.), Marquette at Villanova (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.), Kansas at TCU (ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.), Kansas at TCU (ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.), Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount (ESPNU, 10 p.m.) and UC Riverside at UC Santa Barbara (ESPNU, midnight).

Women’s games include Massachusetts at St. Bonaventure (CBS Sports, 11 a.m.) and Saint Louis at Fordham (CBS Sports, 1 p.m.).

In rugby’s premiership, it’s Gloucester at Northampton (NBC Sports, 10 a.m.).

Skiing (NBC Sports, 4 p.m.) has its FIS Alpine World Cup. It’s the pairs final in the U.S. championships of figure skating (NBC, 4 p.m.), and later, men’s free skate (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.). And the U.S. Olympic trials in speedskating (NBC Sports, 6 p.m.) continue.

Father John Misty and the Black Angels are on a new episode of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m.).

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC, midnight) is a rerun with Chance the Rapper and Eminem; it’s delayed at least a half hour because of football.

 

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