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What to Watch This Weekend: The Season Finales of The Returned, The Knick, The Affair, Homeland, Into the Badlands, and Z Nation

What to watch on Saturday, December 19...


MOVIE PREMIERE, 8pm, Hallmark
A Christmas Melody
Mariah Carey directs and co-stars in this tale of a young divorced mom (Lacey Chabert) who returns to her hometown after hitting a rocky professional patch. Though her welcome back is initially far from warm, might a Christmas variety show at her daughter’s school turn things around?

8pm, Starz
Da Vinci’s Demons
Leo and Sophia have trouble controlling their strange new invention, which really has to make them question the wisdom of installing a “run amok” mode. Elsewhere in “Angelus Iratissimus,” Riario awaits judgment while Lorenzo and Vanessa kick their partnership up a notch.

9pm, AMC
Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert
Willie Nelson, the Roots, Sheryl Crow, Tom Morello, Aloe Blacc, and many more are among the headliners from The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

9pm, Starz
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Ash must reckon with past demons before taking on the Evil in “Ashes to Ashes.” Meanwhile, Fisher faces a terrifying change in our hero.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10pm, Sundance
The Returned
Camille can’t stay with her family as they attempt to depart in “The Returned.” Also on their way out is the Horde, though Lucy doubts they can return whence they came; and another layer of the Victor/Louis mystery is revealed.

10pm, OWN
Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple
Oprah Winfrey leads a backstage tour of The Color Purple—The Musical, starring Jennifer Hudson and Danielle Brooks. The special also considers the impact and lasting legacy of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from which the play is adapted.

10pm, Esquire
While Martin’s past rears its head, Jean makes an ally on the police force. Elsewhere in “Fallowfield,” Oliver’s behavior raises red flags and Julie receives a commission from a surprising source.

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
If you looked up “breaking out the big guns” in the dictionary, there would be a picture of hostsTina Fey and Amy Poehler and musical guest Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Fingers crossed for a segment of “Really?! With Amy, Tina, and the Boss.”

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