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Ellen Gray's weekend TV picks

Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks at the Q and A for ´Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at Paramount Theatre on March 7, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks at the Q and A for 'Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey during the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive at Paramount Theatre on March 7, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW

* CRISIS. 10 p.m. Sunday, NBC10.

A school trip goes seriously south when a bus full of Washington, D.C., teens - including the president's son - is ambushed and the students and chaperones taken captive. What's it going to take to free them? If only someone could call "Scandal's" Olivia Pope! Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney star as parents coming at the problem from very different places.

* THE GOOD WIFE. 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS3.

Now that "True Detective's" season is over, can we get back to talking about Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)? The set-in-Chicago, filmed-in-New York drama pretends to travel for an episode in which Alicia's tapped to deliver the keynote at an American Bar Association confab in the Big Apple.

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  • * COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY. 8 p.m. Saturday, Fox29.

    If you missed last Sunday's premiere - scheduled in one of the busiest time slots on TV - here's an opportunity to catch up with Fox's entertaining (and, OK, educational) reboot of the iconic Carl Sagan series, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. You can then catch the next installment 9 p.m. Sunday.

    * BLACK SAILS. 9 p.m. Saturday, Starz.

    Starz' pirate drama sails into its first season finale. For the restless, I promise this: There will

    be blood. And treachery. And cannon fire. And plenty of that seafaring action you've been itching for.

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