Tippi Hedren worked with Alfred Hitchcock in two movies - "The Birds" and "Marnie" - and her experiences were, at times, horrific. In the TV movie The Girl (Saturday, 10 p.m., HBO), we see a young woman abused and assaulted.
"We are dealing with a brain here that is unusual, genius and evil, deviant almost to the point of dangerous," said Hedren, who is portrayed by Sienna Miller (with Toby Jones as Hitchcock).
Friday on TV ...
Women's college soccer: Utah at Southern California (4:30 p.m., P12N-Mountain); Gonzaga at BYU (7 p.m., BYUtv)
National League Championship Series (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 5 - San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals
Women's college volleyball (7 p.m., P12N-Mountain): Utah at Southern California
CSI: NY (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Lindsay is injured during the attempted assassination of a political candidate.
Grimm (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A high school competition turns deadly.
Nikita (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Ryan and Nikita take charge of Division. (Season premiere)
Haven (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): A woman is stalking Haven's criminals.
Blue Bloods (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A bride is murdered on her wedding day.
Boss (10 and 11 p.m., Starz): Miller prints a story that could destroy Kane.
Saturday on TV ...
College football: New Mexico State at Utah State (1 p.m., Ch. 2.2); BYU at Notre Dame (1:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5); Utah at Oregon State (8:30 p.m., ESPN2)
Bedlam (7 and 10 p.m., BBC America): Ellie finds unexpected comfort after her engagement ends.
The Girl (10 p.m., HBO): Tippi Hedren's tale of how she was terrorized by Alfred Hitchcock during the filming of "The Birds" and "Marnie" is turned into a rather shocking made-for-TV movie.
Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., Ch. 30): Bruno Mars hosts and performs.
Sunday on TV ...
NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans (11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Washington Redskins at New York Giants (11 a.m., Fox/Ch. 13); New York Jets at New England Patriots (2 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2); Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (6:20 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5)
National League Championship Series (2:30 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Game 6 (if necessary) - St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants
60 Minutes (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Steven Spielberg talks about his upcoming film, "Lincoln"; the medical marijuana industry in Colorado; a former Goldman Sachs employee rats out the company.
The Amazing Race (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The remaining teams race through Bangladesh.
Once Upon a Time (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Rumplestiltskin tries to save his wife from a band of pirates.
Call the Midwife (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A baby is missing.
The Simpsons (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Marge gets a new car.
The Walking Dead (7, 8 and 10 p.m., AMC): A life hangs in the balance.
The Good Wife (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Alicia and Diane have to scramble when the opposing attorney keeps changing his arguments.
Revenge (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Daniel takes matters into his own hands.
Masterpiece Classic (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The house is in an uproar on "Upstairs, Downstairs."
The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team gets caught in the middle of a small-town gang war.
666 Park Avenue (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The apparition issues a warning.
I Was Mummified (10 p.m., Discovery): A guy leaves his body to science so scientists can try to mummify his remains. Ick.
Boardwalk Empire (10 p.m., HBO): Nucky is detained in Washington.
Dexter (10 p.m., Showtime): The Ukrainian mobsters are after Dexter.
Treme (11 p.m., HBO): Desiree's mother's house collapses.
Homeland (11 p.m., Showtime): Brody runs into Carrie at CIA headquarters.