MOVIE. Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini star in a fictionalized behind-the-scenes account of the PBS 1973 docu-drama “An American Family,” regarded as TV’s first reality series.
Premiere, Saturday, 9 p.m., HBO
DRAMA. Who’s gonna help keep Earth safe from invading aliens this time? Richard Nixon! The fun, two-part premiere finds the Doctor traveling to 1969 Washington, D.C., saving the day with all the sci-fi fueled wit we love about this series.
Season premiere, Saturday, 9 p.m., BBC America
DRAMA. The “Smallville” team keeps its promise to go out big in its final season, enlisting DC Comics scribe Geoff Johns, himself a hero among fans, to pen this story about Booster Gold. Star Tom Welling directs.
Friday, 8 p.m., The CW