“Hawking” (2004), 10 p.m., Discovery.
On Sunday, the
Golden Globes will include a face-off between two superb movies, each
with a brilliant portrayal of a real-life British genius. It's Eddie
Remayne as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything” and
Benedict Cumberbatch as computer pioneer Alan Turing in “The
First, here's a
twist: A decade ago, Cumberbatch starred in this TV film about
Hawking. The result brought praise and BAFTA (the British equivalent
of Emmy) nominations for him and the film.
Football, 4:35 p.m. ET, NBC, and 8:15 p.m. ET, Fox.
After getting byes
last week, the NFL's top-seeded teams each host a game. If they win,
they'll face the winners of Sunday's games, for spots in the Super
First, Tom Brady and
the New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens. Then Russell
Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers ... who
still don't have a winning record.
ALTERNATIVE: “Saturday Night Live,” 10 and 11:29 p.m. (or later,
with football overrun), NBC.
Two reruns offer
movie stars, along with impressive female music guests.
First is William
Shatner, from back in 1975, with his much-discussed “get a life”
sketch; Lone Justice, with powerhouse singer Maria McKee, is the
guest. Then is a show from this past Oct. 25, with Jim Carrey hosting
and Iggy Azalea as music guest.
1:30-10:05 p.m., Starz. For seven compelling weeks, we've seen a
man's desperate search for his son in 2006 (when the boy disappeared
in France) and in 2014 (with the man's marriage and life shattered).
Now the entire season (so far) reruns, followed by the finale –
well, the first-season finale, anyway – reportedly with key
discoveries. That reruns at 10:05 and 11:10 p.m.
“Agent Carter,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. Here's a chance to catch up
with ambitious shows that debuted this past week. “Galavant: is a
comedy musical mini-series, spread over eight half-hours on four
Sundays; tonight, we see a knight vow to win back his true love ...
who, alas, is married to the king. “Agent Carter” has Hayley
Atwell in the role she played in two “Captain America” movies.
Now its 1946, women are marginalized, but she's needed to save Howard
Stark, who's been framed.
8 p.m., CBS. Nick Jonas plays a computer whiz in this rerun. The
governor wants him to be protected by McGarrett and Grover.
“NCIS,” 9 p.m.,
CBS. In a rerun, the murder of a Port Authority seems to point toward
the terrorist named Parsa. Also, Ellie (Emily Wickersham) reveals her
past link to Parsa.
Dr. Pol Story,” 10 p.m., NatGeo Wild. Jan Pol was a Dutch
foreign-exchange student when he visited Michigan. He later returned
to become a small-town veterinarian with a wide-ranging practice. You
can catch his reality show (“The Incredible Dr. Pol”) today from
noon to 3 a.m.; in the midst of that is this hour – not incredible,
but fairly interesting – viewing his life, romance and more.