Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Friday

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The Searchers Saturday at 8 p.m., TCM

They don’t make ’em like this anymore. And they don’t say that anymore, but who cares. This John Ford western from 1956 is about two men, a Civil War veteran played by John Wayne (pictured) and his nephew, who are out looking for his abducted niece. It’s a classic and perfect for a Saturday night, with Vera Miles and Natalie Wood.

Magic City 10 p.m., Starz


The second episode of this gorgeously designed 1950s-set series introduces James Caan (left) as — you guessed it — a mobster. He’s a Chicago boss named Sy Berman who makes Miami boss Ben Diamond — a very creepy Danny Huston (right) — look like a puppy dog. And Ben is pretty horrible, which is loud and clear at the end of this hour when he — oh, you have to see it. Huston has toned down Ben this season, but he’s still a big bundle of crazy.

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Madonna: The MDNA Tour Saturday at 8 p.m., Epix

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Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Saturday at 8 p.m., Lifetime

Could it possibly be better than Nancy Grace’s version?


Mad Men Sunday at 10 p.m., AMC

The season’s jumping off point.

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