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Earth to the Moon, Conan Closes Out SDCC and More

From the Earth to the Moon

On TV this Saturday: Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong, HBO revisits From the Earth to the Moon and Conan closes out a four-night stint at Comic-Con. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • HBO2
    From the Earth to the Moon Marathon

    Through 8 pm | The Emmy-winning 1998 miniseries about the Apollo 11 moon landing has been remastered with HD visuals and new special effects; the ensemble includes EP Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Mark Harmon (NCIS), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Stephen Root (Barry), Gary Cole (Veep), Tim Daly (Madam Secretary), Sally Field (Dispatches From Elsewhere) and many more. (Also available on HBO On Demand.)

  • Fox
    Premier Boxing Champions Special: Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee

    Four hours: Undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) defends his title against Mike Lee (21-0, 11 KOs), live from Las Vegas.

  • Ovation
    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Season 1 finale (two episodes): First up, Frankie must verify the identity of a Russian princess and protect her from her enemies. Then at 8 pm, a mysterious phone call reveals how Trudy and Frankie met.

  • Discovery
    Apollo: The Forgotten Films

    Documentary premiere (120 minutes): This film includes never-before-seen footage of one of mankind’s most significant accomplishments.

  • HBO
    First Man

    Premium cable premiere: Astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) risks everything as he seeks to become the first man to walk on the moon; Claire Foy (The Crown), Kyle Chandler (Bloodline), Jason Clarke (Brotherhood) and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    The Madam of Purity Falls

    TV-movie premiere: A recently widowed mother moves her family to a small town, where her son gets entangled with their neighbor’s criminal enterprise; Trevor Stines (Riverdale) stars. 

  • CBS
    Million Dollar Mile

    It’s brains vs. brawn when a Harvard med student takes on a Harvard football player; a Ft. Lauderdale gym rat tries to beat his opponent’s perfect record.

  • BBC America
    Moon Landing Live

    Documentary premiere (120 minutes): Witness the moon landing as if it were happening right before your eyes, featuring news footage from across the globe that captured the once-in-a-lifetime event.

  • TLC
    Say Yes to the Dress

    Season 18 premiere (120 minutes): Dancing with the Stars lovebirds Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson look for a dream dress; WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley helps a friend with a last-minute search.

  • TBS

    O’Brien closes out his stint at Comic-Con with Carnival Row‘s Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.