TV picks for March 17-18: Christiane Amanpour, ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Unmasking a Killer’
Matters of the heart
Christiane Amanpour: Sex Love Around the World gives the renowned foreign correspondent a chance to sharpen her skills on more amorous matters than international conflict although the host wont be tucking away her passport. The six-part series, executive-produced by Anthony Bourdain, has Amanpour discussing modern love everywhere from Accra to Shanghai.
9 p.m. Saturday, CNN
Gandalf meets his match
Stewie seeks therapy from Sir Ian McKellen in a commercial-free episode of Family Guy that sets viewers up for a very special, heartwarming episode before taking the darkest of turns. McKellen is a good sport throughout, although he falls short of matching buddy Patrick Stewarts sidesplitting sendup of himself on Ricky Gervais Extras.
8 p.m. Sunday, KMSP, Ch. 9
A search for justice
Unmasking a Killer serves as a proper companion piece to the new book Ill Be Gone in the Dark, by the late Michelle McNamara. Both the five-part documentary and the author, who was Patton Oswalts wife, shed light on the manhunt for the Golden State Killer, an elusive terror believed to have committed more than 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders from 1976 to 1986.
8 p.m. Sunday, HLN