Saturday TV: ‘Dog Whisperer,’ Not a Scream

His training techniques still come with a disclaimer (“seek a professional opinion”), have resulted in some copycat shows (“Dogs in the City”) and calmed hundreds of canines.

But the new season of “The Dog Whisperer” (Nat Geo Wild, 8 p.m.) will also be the last for Cesar Millan, it has been announced. He’s making the most of it, spending at least the first two episodes in London, where his show has caught on and there are some yapping, snippy dogs who need his direction. So, despite his penchant for saying “Cherrio” with a Mexican accent, he does his work one last time.

The Christmastime adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Starz, 9 p.m.) directed by David Fincher and starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig and  Christopher Plummer, makes its debut on premium cable tonight.

Also premiering on cable, Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson star in the competitive bird-watching comedy “The Big Year” (HBO, 8 p.m.), which also features Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston, Dianne Wiest, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy and Tim Blake Nelson.

Also, there is the 2011 remake of “The Thing” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.)

They’re burning off another episode of “The Firm” (NBC, 10 p.m.) an two episodes of “NYC 22” (CBS, 8 and 9 p.m.). They are the only new things on broadcast TV tonight.

The cinematography of Jack Hildyard is celebrated with four of the films he shot, bookended y two directed by David Lean, “Summertime” (TCM, 8 p.m.), “The Sundowners” (TCM, 9:45 p.m.), “The Journey” (12:15 a.m.) and “The Bridge On the River Kwai” (2:30 a.m.).

“LazyTown” (NBC, noon) and “The Wigggles” (NBC, 12:30 p.m.) move from the former PBS station Sprout to the Saturday morning network roster.

A week of James Bond continues with “Goldfinger” (Encore, 8 p.m.).

Sunday’s “BET Awards 2012” (BET, 8 p.m.), which has received generally good reviews,  gets a replay.

Yankees at Red Sox (Fox, 7 p.m.), thought to be of national interest, gets the broadcast spotlight in primetime.

Serena Williams faces Agnieszka Radwanska in the women’s final at Wimbledon (ESPN, 9 a.m.).

Stage 7 of the Tour de France (NBC, 8 p.m.), from Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles moves to broadcast TV.

Kira Soltanovich, Alycia Cooper and Jessica Kirson do their comedy on “Standup in Stilettos” (TV Guide Network, 10 p.m., hosted by Kate Flannery.

Elvis Costello plays a replay of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

The Sofia Vergara-hosted episode of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) is rerun, with boy band One Direction as music group.

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