Saturday's TV best bets


"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

A college student dies while attending a dinosaur show, and the CSI team must determine whether it was an accident or a case of foul play. Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica") guest stars as a detective who helps the team with a missing persons case. 7 p.m. on CBS and KWCH, Channel 12

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

Jeremy Irons ("Brideshead Revisited") guest stars in this episode as Captain Jackson, whose daughter is in critical condition after being raped by a masked man. As Benson and Stabler (Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni) investigate, they learn he has a history of alcohol and sex addiction, but his new role as a sex therapist is hampering their efforts to get information. A.J. Cook also guest stars. 9 p.m. on NBC and KSNW, Channel 3


"Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension"

The mischief-making stepbrothers have an discover their pet platypus, Perry, is actually a secret agent known as Agent P, who takes them on a journey through a parallel universe with alternate versions of themselves, their friends and the dastardly Dr. Doofenshmirtz. And in this dimension, he's more evil than ever. 7 p.m. on ABC and KAKE, Channel 10

"The Italian Job"

Honor among thieves goes only so far in director F. Gary Gray's ("The Negotiator") energetic 2003 update of a 1969 heist tale. Mark Wahlberg plays the mastermind behind a Venice gold robbery that goes like clockwork — until one team member (Edward Norton) turns traitor. The others are determined to even the score in Los Angeles, where several small, very speedy cars are pivotal to the plan. Charlize Theron also stars. 7 p.m. on AMC, Channel 55


Denzel Washington has worked several times with action-specialist director Tony Scott ("Crimson Tide"), and they reteam on this effective, fact-inspired 2010 thriller that puts fresh spins on a time-tested premise of a train that's out of control. Washington plays an experienced engineer who's training a newcomer (Chris Pine, "Star Trek") when they become the only hope of stopping a chemical-laden locomotive hurtling toward a town. 7 p.m. on HBO, Channel 17

"A Place in the Sun"

An ambitious young laborer (Montgomery Clift) goes to work in his uncle's factory and becomes involved with a co-worker (Shelley Winters). But he soon has his eye on a more valuable prize: a wealthy beauty (Elizabeth Taylor) from his uncle's circle. His factory-girl lover is still in the way — and in the family way — until one fateful afternoon in a boat. This 1951 adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's fact-based novel "An American Tragedy" won six Oscars. 7 p.m. on TCM, Channel 54

"Steel Magnolias"

This 1989 comedy-drama, adapted from a play by Robert Harling, follows the stories of six Southern women who share a close friendship, as well as the latest gossip. Julia Roberts stars as a young woman determined to live life to the fullest despite suffering from severe diabetes. Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine and Daryl Hannah also star. 7:30 p.m. on CMT, Channel 52