March 4, 2012 in Features

TV Notes: Versatile Moore stars in Palin role

Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times
 

Don’t miss

“Game Change” – Like a master illusionist, actress Julianne Moore makes an incredible metamorphosis to become Sarah Palin in this compelling, behind-the-scenes look into John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Based on segments of the best-selling book of the same name, “Game Change” revisits a defining moment in U.S. politics, capturing the human drama tied to the process in which Palin was chosen to be McCain’s running mate and her stunning emergence as the “game changer” who invigorated his beleaguered campaign. Ed Harris plays McCain and Woody Harrelson plays chief strategist Steve Schmidt, the man who championed Palin for the ticket. 9 p.m. Saturday, HBO.

Today

“Army Wives” storms into its sixth season with a hurricane headed straight for Fort Marshall just as the tribe is preparing to leave behind the recently decommissioned base. New to the show: Kelli Williams joins the cast and Susan Lucci makes several guest appearances. 9 p.m., Lifetime.

Apparently, you just can’t escape high school. In the soapy new drama, “GCB,” former mean girl Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb) returns to Dallas after a long absence to find that the God-fearing classmates she once tormented aren’t about to let go of old grudges. Also among the cast: Kristin Chenoweth and Annie Potts. 10 p.m., ABC.

The cons continue to aid the cops in Season 2 of “Breakout Kings.” But the stakes are raised as the kings set their eyes on a particularly vicious serial killer who has a score to settle with Lloyd (Jimmi Simpson). 7 p.m., A&E.

Monday

Let’s get ready to ruuuuuumble. The so-called battle rounds begin tonight on “The Voice” as the singers compete in duets and the coaches enlist the help of guest mentors such as Kelly Clarkson, Ne-Yo, Miranda Lambert and others. 8 p.m., NBC.

Tuesday

Emmy winner Megan Mullally joins the cast of “Breaking In” as the sitcom opens its second season. She plays a brash and unhinged new boss who makes life rough for the gang after Oz (Christian Slater) is forced to sell Contra Security to a global conglomerate. 9:30 p.m., Fox.

The popular series “House Hunters” comes to the Silicon Valley, where a couple look to take their relationship to the next level by purchasing their first home together. But reality soon hits: Money doesn’t stretch very far in this pricey real estate market. 10 p.m., HGTV.

Thursday

On “Person of Interest,” Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) are perplexed when their machine points to a 6-month-old baby as the next POI. Meanwhile, an old rival resurfaces. 9 p.m., CBS.

Friday

It’s another bizarre case for the gang on “Grimm.” While investigating an arson-related homicide, Nick (David Giuntoli) finds himself in the heated world of Portland fire-dancing, where he meets a woman who, um, may be too hot to handle. 9 p.m., NBC.

Saturday

“Of Two Minds” is a new TV movie that examines the challenges of mental illness. It’s the story of a woman (Kristin Davis) who takes in her schizophrenic sister following the death of their mother. But her sibling’s behavior threatens their relationship and her family. 8 p.m., Lifetime.


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