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What to Watch on Saturday: ‘Jonathan Strange’ and Steve Martin

Bertie Carvel (left) is Jonathan Strange and Eddie Marsan (right) is Mr. Norrell in the BBC America miniseries “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.”
Bertie Carvel (left) is Jonathan Strange and Eddie Marsan (right) is Mr. Norrell in the BBC America miniseries “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.” BBC

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (10 p.m., BBC America) – The premiere of an excellent new miniseries adapted from Susanna Clarke's bestselling books about two men who are determined to restore the popularity of magic in turn-of-the-century England. It stars Bertie Carvel as Strange and Eddie Marsan as Norrell.

Also on tonight . . .

When Calls the Heart (8 p.m., Hallmark) – In the two-hour season finale, Elizabeth and Jack face a life-threatening experience together and finally discover the truth about what has been keeping them apart. Also, all of Hope Valley witnesses a shocking arrest and an unexpected proposal.

I Killed my BFF (8 p.m., Lifetime) – In this movie, a friendship between two young mothers results in murder when one develops an attraction to the other's boyfriend.

My Cat From Hell (8 p.m., Animal Planet) – Jackson helps a woman who posted a video of her cat, Jimmy Slap, seeking a new home for him.

Power (9 p.m., Starz) – Tommy offers to help Ghost with his drug business on the condition that he uses Angela as an information source. Also, Ghost is surprised when Kanan is released from jail.

AFI Life Achievement Award (10 p.m., TBS) – The 43rd Life Achievement award is presented to Steve Martin at a gala taped in Los Angeles on June 4. The ceremony became a sort of roast of Martin, with jabs from Tina Fey, Martin Short, Amy Poehler, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Conan O'Brien, Carl Reiner and finally, Mel Brooks, who presents the award to Martin. This repeats at 11:30.

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