Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

(7:30-11 p.m., USA) - Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom are back - along with several boatloads of bearded buccaneers and ghostly mutant fish people - in this follow-up to 2003's rollicking high-seas hit.

The Rookie

(8-11 p.m., 6ABC) - A true story, an engaging performance by Dennis Quaid, and some gorgeous cinematography help this 2002 drama rise above the usual sports-flick cliches. Quaid plays Jim Morris, a high school baseball coach in his 30s who, on a bet with his players, goes out for the majors - a long-deferred dream.


(8-10 p.m., TCM) - Director Alfred Hitchcock broke all the rules and invented some powerful new ones in this 1960 masterpiece of terror about motel manager Norman Bates and his doting but demanding "mother." Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin and Martin Balsam star.

EliteXC Saturday Night Fights

(9-11 p.m., CBS3) - Robbie Lawler defends his middleweight championship title against Scott Steel; Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson; Gina Carano vs. Kaitlin Young; Phil Baroni vs. Joey Villasenor; and Jon Murphy vs. Brett Rogers. From Newark, N.J.


(10 p.m.-12:40 a.m., HBO) - A triumph from director Ridley Scott combines dazzling action, first-rate acting, and a vision of the grandeur that was Rome, while dissecting the barbarous assumptions on which the civilization was built. Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix star.