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    Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Friday

    Cicely Tyson
    Annette Brown
    Cicely Tyson

    The Trip to Bountiful Saturday, 8 p.m., Lifetime

    This Horton Foote classic began life as a TV film, migrated to Broadway, then the big screen (for which Geraldine Page won an Oscar), and then back to Broadway in a Tony-winning revival starring Cicely Tyson. “Bountiful” comes full circle with this star-studded Lifetime adaptation that finds Tyson reprising her Tony-winning Broadway role and joined by fellow revival castmate Vanessa Williams as well as Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer. Tyson, who should qualify for national treasure status at this point, remains a theatrical force with which to be reckoned.


    Lindsay Sunday, 10 p.m., OWN


    Actress Lindsay Lohan’s struggles with substance abuse have sadly eclipsed what was once a promising career. Enter Oprah Winfrey, who apparently thought she could help rehabilitate Lohan’s career — and boost her network’s proflie — with a reality show, here dressed up as a “documentary” series. The preview clips of Winfrey telling Lohan to cut the BS, the paparazzi dogging the actress, and her expressing feeling like a prisoner make it look like this is going to be a very grim ride.

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    Gucci: The Director Friday, 8 p.m., Showtime

    James Franco: The Producer

    Online Dating Rituals of the American Male Sunday, 10 p.m., Bravo

    Click to click.


    True Detective Sunday, 9 p.m., HBO

    The Yellow King dethroned?