MOVIE “Mary Poppins” / 8:00pm (7) Julie Andrews received an Oscar for her portrayal of the practically perfect nanny who arrives mysteriously on the doorstep of the Banks household. She loosens up the stiff family with her magical charm. The charming 1964 Disney musical — whose not totally smooth backstory was told in “Saving Mr. Banks” — features such well-known songs as “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Chim Chim Cheree.” Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns and Ed Wynn also star.
MOVIE “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” / 8:00pm (HBO) While trying to find documentation supporting his claim to be a descendant of Alexander the Great, family patriarch Gus Portokalos (Michael Constantine) is shocked to discover his wedding certificate never was signed by the priest who married Gus and Maria (Lainie Kazan) 50 years ago. The revelation sends daughter Toula (Nia Vardalos) and the rest of their large clan racing to put thing rights in this 2016 sequel to the 2002 comedy blockbuster. John Corbett and Andrea Martin also star.
2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation / 8:00pm (ESPN) Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals comes into tonight’s Heisman Trophy presentation as the clear front runner to win college football’s most coveted award; if not the biggest in all of sports. Jackson, a duel threat quarterback who has tallied some incredible statistics, deserves that recognition. However, not to be overlooked are fellow candidates Jake Browning of Washington and Deshaun Watson of Clemson (both quarterbacks), along with Michigan linebacker Jamel Peppers.
MOVIE “A Nutcracker Christmas” / 8:00pm (Hallmark) As a young woman, Lilly James (Amy Acker, “Person of Interest”) was obsessed with ballet and seemed headed for a major dance career when her dreams were dashed by a family tragedy and a personal betrayal. Now, years later, Amy has vowed never to dance again, but when her adored niece (Sophia Lucia, “Dance Moms”) snags a dream role in a local production of “The Nutcracker,” Lilly must confront her past and a few painful truths in this new 2016 holiday drama. Sascha Radetsky (“Flesh and Bone”) also stars.
Julie Andrews stars in “Mary Poppins” Saturday on ABC.