TV picks: Weekend, Oct. 19-21
MOVIE. The twisted relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his muse, Tippi Hedren, plays out in the kind of psychological battle found in one of the suspense master’s movies. This film dramatizes Hedren’s time as a “Hitchcock blonde” while filming “The Birds” and “Marnie,” when the director — portrayed here by Toby Jones as a lecherous drunk — subjected his leading lady to physical and mental abuse. Based on the tell-all book “Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies,” “The Girl” stars Sienna Miller in the titular role as Hedren.
Premiere, Saturday, 9 p.m., HBO
“Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs”
SPECIAL. Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler and a bunch more famous people join host Jon Stewart in the funniest fundraiser for autism programs around.
Sunday, 8 p.m., Comedy Central
DRAMA. The good guys may now be in charge of Division, but that doesn’t mean the job’s gotten any easier when the agents are tasked with bringing in “The Dirty 30,” the agents who went rogue after Percy was killed.
Season premiere, Friday, 9 p.m., The CW