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What to Watch on Saturday: Oprah Winfrey special on Michael Sam

Michael Sam.
Michael Sam. OWN / Discovery

Michael Sam (9 p.m., OWN)Oprah Winfrey’s documentary about Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL, finally airs tonight, after the project (originally intended as a docu-series) was postponed earlier this year. The 90-minute special includes Sam’s relationship with his boyfriend, the intense media scrutiny after the draft and an interview in which Winfrey and Sam discuss events that have taken place since the draft.

Also on tonight . . .

WWE Tribute to the Troops (8 p.m., NBC)Florida Georgia Line, Hulk Hogan, John Cena and the cast of “The Voice” headline this event intended to spread goodwill to U.S. Armed Forces around the world.

A Wife’s Nightmare (8 p.m., Lifetime) – A mysterious teen girl shows up at a couple’s house and claims to be the husband’s long-lost daughter. She’s welcomed, but the wife soon questions the girls motives and begins to doubt her own sanity.

The Book of Manning (8 p.m., ESPN2) – From 2013, the story of football’s Manning family, focusing not only on the careers of Ole Miss star Archie and his NFL sons Peyton and Eli, but on the sudden death of Archie’s father and its impact on his approach to fatherhood. Olivia and oldest son Cooper also appear, along with numerous friends and relatives. John Goodman narrates.

My Cat From Hell (9 p.m., Animal Planet)Jackson Galaxy helps three families in Boston whose cats are making the holidays difficult (no surprise – two of the homes have either a sphynx or a Bengal).

The Graham Norton Show (10 p.m., BBC America) –Norton’s guests are Ben Stiller, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Usher performs.

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