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October 5, 2013

What to Watch on Saturday: Will ‘House of Versace’ be greatest Lifetime movie ever?

‘House of Versace’ chronicles Donatella Versarce’s triumph over tragedy following the murder of her brother, fashion designer Gianna Versace.

House of Versace (8pm, Lifetime) - This could be the greatest Lifetime movie ever made (I feel like we've said that on this page before). ‘House of Versace’ chronicles Donatella Versace's triumph over tragedy by carrying on the legacy of her brother, fashion designer Gianni Versace, after his 1997 slaying. Donatella is played Gina Gershon and Gianni is played by Enrico Colantoni ("Just Shoot Me") -- both dead ringers (no pun intended) for their real life counterparts. Based on the book by Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball, the movie follows Donatella through years of ridicule, drug addiction and nearly bankrupting the Versace company. With the help of family, including her Aunt Lucia, played by Raquel Welch, and brother Santo ( Colm Feore), Donatella enters rehab and returns stronger than ever to reignite the Versace brand with her own vision.

Hell on Wheels (9pm, AMC) - In the Season 3 finale, Cullen deals with consequences and Elam mounts a rescue attempt. Also, Durant receives Gen. Grant and the U.P. board in Cheyenne ahead of the deadline.

Versace: Beyond the Headlines (10pm, Lifetime) - This look at Gianni Versace's start in the fashion business, his rise in the industry and the creation of his fashion empire includes interviews with family, friends, fellow fashion designers, police and a criminologist.

Saturday Night Live (11:29, NBC) - Miley Cyrus does double duty as host and musical guest. Should be interesting.

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