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What to Watch on Saturday: Lifetime’s ‘Marilyn’ miniseries

Kelli Garner (left) as Marilyn Monroe and Susan Sarandon as Gladys in the Lifetime miniseries “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.”
Kelli Garner (left) as Marilyn Monroe and Susan Sarandon as Gladys in the Lifetime miniseries “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” Danny Feld/Lifetime

Marilyn: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (8 p.m., Lifetime) – In the first night of this dramatized two-part miniseries about Marilyn Monroe, secrets from the movie star’s life are uncovered, including one of her biggest – her mother, Gladys, long institutionalized for mental illness. Kelli Garner plays Monroe and Susan Sarandon plays Gladys. Emily Watson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also star. A 10 p.m. special “Beyond the Headlines” looks at some of Marilyn’s romantic relationships.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (8 p.m., HBO) – Inductees include Ringo Starr, The 5 Royales, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Green Day, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and Bill Withers at the ceremony in Cleveland.

Grey’s Anatomy (8 p.m., ABC) – If you hate yourself and like to feel miserable, re-watch this episode where Shonda kills McDreamy.

Treetop Cat Rescue (9 p.m., Animal Planet) – In the first episode of a new series about cat rescues, Tom navigates a sloping tree to rescue a difficult cat, and Shaun faces wet and damp conditions to save a friendly, homesick stray. A second episode airs at 9:30.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) – As far as reruns go, you can’t get much better than this: a B.B. King performance from 1983 that features the songs “The Thrill is Gone,” “Night Life” and “”Everyday I Have the Blues.” Watch it.

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