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Ellen Gray's weekend TV picks

Cicely Tyson stars in Lifetime’s “The Trip to Bountiful”
Cicely Tyson stars in Lifetime’s “The Trip to Bountiful”


8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime.

Cicely Tyson (below) positively glows as a homesick, hymn-singing woman on the lam from her officious daughter-in-law (Vanessa Williams) and careworn son (Blair Underwood). Tyson won a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival, and Geraldine Page an Oscar for the 1985 film. Lifetime's version brings Horton Foote's teleplay, first broadcast on NBC in 1953, back to the small screen.

* TRUE DETECTIVE. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO.

One week after Matthew McConaughey picked up the best actor Oscar, he and Woody Harrelson wrap up their mind-bending stint as detectives pursuing a killer and - maybe - fleeing their own demons. Call me crazy, but I'm hoping for a finale that leaves the "Yellow King" obsessives - and other theorists - dazed and confused.


ODYSSEY. 9 p.m. Sunday, Fox29, FX, NatGeo and several other Fox-owned channels.

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane's latest project, a stunningly beautiful revival of the late Carl Sagan's 1980 science series "Cosmos," features astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who'll introduce Sagan's "cosmic calendar" to a new generation.


Sunday, 6ABC.

Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith and Frances Fisher star in this drama about a small town whose lost loved ones start returning, beginning with a child who's been dead for decades. Only time will tell whether this is a dream or a nightmare.

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