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“Patsy & Loretta,” airing at 7 p.m. on Lifetime, is based on the untold story of the friendship between country music icons Patsy Cline (Megan Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller).

Lifetime forgoes its women-in-peril movies for a single Saturday night to celebrate two musical legends who happened to be friends. “Patsy & Loretta” (7 p.m., TV-14) stars Megan Hilty as Patsy Cline and Jessie Mueller as Loretta Lynn.

The film begins when Cline was already a sensation at dance halls and getting radio play, and Lynn a nobody with a $17 guitar to her name. Cline becomes a personal friend and professional mentor, and each helps the other through problems with bad male managers and abusive men.

Viewers may recall Hilty from “Smash,” the NBC musical series set on Broadway. She’s got a big voice and delivers Patsy Cline’s legendary numbers without lip-synching. It’s hard enough to re-enact the lives of country legends, but even more difficult to reprise film roles played by two of the best actresses of their generation. Sissy Spacek won an Oscar playing Loretta Lynn in “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and Jessica Lange was Patsy Cline in “Sweet Dreams.”

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Cult choice

Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard, Salma Hayek and Michael Mando star in the 2018 drama “The Hummingbird Project” (8 p.m., Showtime), about two traders who plan to stretch thousands of miles of fiber-optic cable in order to beat the competition by a fraction of a second. Written and directed by Kim Nguyen.

Series notes

On two helpings of “Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS, r, TV-PG), meddling matchmakers (7 p.m.), cultural outreach (7:30 p.m.) ... Two helpings of “The Masked Singer” (7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Fox, r, TV-PG) ... An agent’s death reveals a double life on “FBI” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) ... “48 Hours” (9 p.m., CBS).

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