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Saturday's TV Highlights: Mickey Rourke gets a grip on a great role

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This week's TV Movies



Et-288-nov28-kco90cnc 'THE WRESTLER': Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, left, gives a poignant performance in director Darren Aronofsky's potent 2008 drama at 8 p.m. on HBO.

SERIES

Robin Hood: After intercepting a message revealing that King Richard's return is imminent, Robin (Jonas Armstrong) focuses on taking the castle and holding it for the king against Prince John (Toby Stephens), but is caught in Archer's (Clive Standen) trap (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America).

SPECIALS

The Whale That Ate Jaws: This new special features dramatic footage captured by biologist Peter Pyle off the coast of San Francisco, where whale watchers witnessed a killer whale break the surface with a great white shark in its mouth (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic)

Sandra Lee Celebrates: Holiday Homecoming: In a challenging year, Sandra works with a family to create a holiday of good food, decorating projects and gifts on a very low budget (8 p.m. HGTV).

Merry Madagascar: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith lend their voices to this animated holiday sequel to "Madagascar" and "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" (8 p.m. NBC)

MOVIES

Bedazzled: This tart 1967 British reworking of the Faust legend showcases the comedy team of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore as, respectively, Satan and the hapless short-order cook who sells his soul for the love of a waitress. Raquel Welch costars (7 p.m. TCM).

The National Tree: Andrew McCarthy stars in this new made-for-cable holiday tale (8 and 10:04 p.m. Hallmark).

The Incredibles: This computer-animated 2004 hit about a family of superheroes features the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter (8:30 p.m. NBC).

The Forbidden Kingdom: Martial arts superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li team up in this 2008 fantasy-adventure about a movie-loving teenager who travels back in time to ancient China (9 p.m. Showtime)

The International: Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star in director Tom Tykwer's 2009 thriller about skullduggery in the world of high finance (9 p.m. Starz).

Beyond Sherwood Forest: Robin Dunne and "Smallville's" Erica Durance star in this 2009 tale based on the Robin Hood legend (9 p.m. Syfy).

SPORTS

College football: Mississippi at Mississippi State (9 a.m. KDOC); Clemson at South Carolina (9 a.m. ESPN); North Carolina at North Carolina State (9 a.m. ESPN2); Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (9:30 a.m. FSN); Grambling State vs. Southern (11 a.m. NBC); Florida State at Florida (12:30 p.m. CBS); Arizona at Arizona State (12:30 p.m. ABC); Miami at South Florida or Virginia Tech at Virginia (12:30 p.m. ESPN); Texas Tech at Baylor (3 p.m. FSN); Arkansas at LSU (4 p.m. ESPN); Notre Dame at Stanford (5 p.m. ABC); Georgia at Georgia Tech or Notre Dame at Stanford (5 p.m. ESPN2); UCLA at USC (7 p.m. FSN2).

College basketball: La Salle visits Villanova (12:30 p.m. ESPN2).

Basketball: The Lakers visit the Golden State Warriors (7:30 p.m. KCAL).

Hockey: The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Kings (7:30 p.m. FSN).

Photo credit: Niko Tavernise / Fox Searchlight Pictures

 
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