Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Hoover Dam Reinvented' on National Geographic
DAM BIG: In the one-hour special “Hoover Dam Reinvented,” engineers redesign Hoover Dam to show how it would be built today at 7 and 10 p.m. on National Geographic.
Flashpoint: Inspired by the Toronto police's Emergency Task Force, this new drama series centers on an elite team of Canadian police officers who handle the most delicate cases, from hostage situations and would-be suicides to bombings and gang warfare (8 p.m. CBS).
Samantha Brown's Napa: Samantha travels through the Napa Valley wine region and its surrounding mountains in this new special (10 p.m. Travel).
The Best Years of Our Lives: Director William Wyler's 1946 drama remains an extremely telling portrait of the effects of war on ordinary citizens. Honored with seven Academy Awards including best picture, the film features flawless performances by Dana Andrews, Fredric March and Harold Russell as veterans struggling to cope with being back home (5 p.m. TCM).The Special Relationship: Michael Sheen (“The Deal”; “The Queen”) plays British Prime Minister Tony Blair once again in this new fact-based drama, which chronicles how Blair forged a friendship with U.S. President Bill Clinton (Dennis Quaid). Helen McCrory and Hope Davis co-star as Cherie Blair and Hillary Clinton, respectively (9 p.m. HBO).
College Softball: NCAA Super Regional: California vs. Georgia (9 a.m. ESPN); TBA (11:30 a.m. ESPN); Arizona State vs. Florida (4:30 p.m. ESPN); Louisiana-Lafayette vs. UCLA (6 p.m. ESPN2). NCAA Tournament: Alabama vs. Hawaii (2 p.m. ESPN).
Soccer: United States vs. Turkey (10:30 a.m. ESPN2).
Baseball: The Seattle Mariners visit the Angels (1 p.m. Fox); the Dodgers visit the Colorado Rockies (5 p.m. KCAL).
Soccer: The Galaxy visit the Columbus Crew (4:30 p.m. FSN); Club Deportivo Chivas USA visit D.C. United (4:30 p.m. FS Prime).
Hockey: Stanley Cup Final: The Philadelphia Flyers visit the Chicago Blackhawks (5 p.m. NBC).
Basketball: NBA playoffs: The Lakers visit the Phoenix Suns (5:30 p.m. TNT).
Photo: Associated Press