Writer Peter Morgan and actor Michael Sheen wrap up their trilogy on the political life of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Saturday night, with the TV docudrama "The Special Relationship" (HBO, 9 p.m.)
The movie -- which follows the pair's critically acclaimed work that began with "The Queen" and continued with "The Deal" -- focuses on the relationship between the then novice Blair and Bill Clinton (Dennis Quaid). Blair turns to the newly elected President as a role model as he himself tries to get elected in Britain.
Helen McCrory reprises her role of Cherie Blair, while Hope Davis portrays Hilary Clinton.
The movie follows the relationship between the Blairs and the Clintons through events such as sending troops to Kosovo to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
I've found the whole concept of the same writer and actor following the life of one real-life figure through a series of movies to be fascinating. Sheen has done a brilliant job of capturing the essence of Blair, while Morgan remains one of the top writers out there. (The two also collaborated on the real-life story of former British soccer coach Brian Clough in the terrific "The Damned United" last year).
CHANGE FOR 'MIX': The Telegraph announced it will move "Mix In The Morning," featuring Charles Richardson, Kenny Burgamy and Liz Fabian, from WPGA to WGXA/ABC-16 and WMAC-AM 940 beginning July 26. The show will air from 6-9 a.m. on the radio, and be broadcast live on the TV stations.
COMING NEXT WEEK: Network report cards. CBS won the overall ratings race for the seventh time in the last eight years, while Fox won the coveted 18-49 age group for the sixth straight year.
WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: Not a whole lot going on because of the holiday weekend. "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 8 p.m.) is new, while Fox burns off episodes of the little-seen "Past Life" at 8 p.m.
If you missed the pilot for the very funny "The Good Guys," Fox is rerunning it tonight at 9 p.m.
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers begins Saturday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.
On Sunday, the only new thing of note is a new "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 10 p.m.)
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