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The Writer of Thelma & Louise Steers Patsy & Loretta to Lifetime

ALSO: Glass, The Good Witch, The Graham Norton Show, Countdown to Christmas, Live PD, and more
  • Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty star in Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime)
    Jessie Mueller and Megan Hilty star in Patsy & Loretta (Lifetime)

    This is an eclectic Saturday for television, with the writer behind one of film's most iconic female duos bringing the friendship of two country legends to life. Other highlights include Christmas and Halloween specials, the finale of an unexpected superhero trilogy, and The Boss, Vito Corleone, and Ant-Man on one couch. Here are all the details.

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Callie Khouri, the writer of Thelma & Louise (and creator of Nashvile) directs Patsy & Loretta, which explores the little known friendship between country legends Patsy Cline (Megan Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller). Watch the preview. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    CABLE PREMIERE: HBO's big Saturday movie this week is Glass. The 2019 film caps the M. Night Shyamalan superhero trilogy that began with 2000's Unbreakable and continued with 2016's surprise sequel Split. Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy co-star. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO

    HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Cassie (Catherine Bell) meets a worthy rival in Good Witch: Curse From a Rose. When roommate Autumn Delaney (Lolita Davidovich) arrives unexpectedly, her visits throws a monkey wrench in the Good Witch's Halloween party plans. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    NEW EPISODE: Talk about an embarrassment of riches. The Graham Norton Show welcomes what may be the best talk show guest lineup of al time: Bruce Springsteen, Robert De Niro, and Paul Rudd 11:00 PM ET on BBC America


    • Countdown to Christmas 10th Anniversary Preview Special gives Hallmark fans a sneak peek at its record-breaking slate of original holiday movies with host Candace Cameron Bure. 10:00 PM ET on Hallmark
    • LIVE PD heads out on patrol in the cities of America. 9:00 PM ET on A&E
    • Crikey! It’s the Irwins helps usher in a new era for Animal Planet, as the late Crocodile Hunter's children continue their father's work. 8:00 PM ET on Animal Planet
    • Saturday Night Live repeats its much talked-about season opener with host Woody Harrelson and gravity-defying musical guest Billie Eilish. 11:35 PM ET on NBC

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Patsy & Loretta, Lifetime, Callie Khouri, Jessie Mueller, Loretta Lynn, Megan Hilty, Patsy Cline