TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Saturday Night Live,” 11 a.m. to 11
p.m., TV Land; then 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Here are 13-and-a-half hours of “SNL” reruns, with some great
moments. The cable marathon starts with Jennifer Aniston hosting and ends with
Betty White. Its best stretch has Jerry Seinfeld (12:11 p.m.), followed by “best-of”
specials for Jimmy Fallon (1:22), Alec Baldwin (3:30) and Amy Poehler (5:44).
Later, switch to NBC. It has Lady Gaga as host and music
TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Unforgettable” and “Reckless,” 8 and 9
In a bonus for viewers, CBS is speeding the summer runs for
both shows (and for “Extant”), clearing the way for a fast fall start Sept. 21.
That means these two have new episodes tonight and Sunday.
First, Carrie and Al probe an elite prep school, after a
prominent parent is killed. Then Roy wants Terry to testify against Lee Anne;
her sexual-discrimination case will get a fresh jolt Sunday.
TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: Football, all day.
Get used to it, this is what Saturdays will look like for
several months. Today’s games start at noon ET and continue to about 2 a.m.,
absorbing prime time on ABC, Fox and more.
ABC has the top-rated teams – No. 2 Alabama facing West
Virginia at 3:30 p.m., No. 1 Florida State visiting Oklahoma State at 8. Fox
has No. 15 Southern California hosting Fresno State at 7:30 p.m. Better
match-ups are on ESPN – Clemson (No. 16) at Georgia (No. 12) at 5:30 p.m.,
Wisconsin (No. 14) at Louisiana State (No. 13) at 9. There’s much more; there
Other choices include:
Movies, 7 p.m., cable. “Jerry Maguire” (1996, WE) is a great
film, beautifully cast … “Parenthood” (1989, TV Guide) is Ron Howard’s uneven
but interesting comedy-drama … “Sharknado 2: The Next One” (2014, Syfy) isn’t
much of a movie, but it’s still fun in its own deliberately ragged way.
“Rio” (2011), 8-10 p.m., ABC Family. Shivering in Minnesota,
Blu feels he’s the last bird of his species; then there’s word of a possible mate
in Rio de Janeiro. That whisks us to a world of glowing colors and grand music,
in an animated delight for any age.
“Outlander,” 9 p.m., Starz. Suddenly in the wrong place (the
Scottish Highlands) and wrong year (1743), Claire is anxious to get back to
1940s England; she plans an escape. Don’t get your hopes up – this is, after
all, a series – but do expect a tenderly solemn scene that adds much-needed
“Doctor Who,” 9 p.m., BBC America. After last week’s fuss for
the 12th Doctor debut (rerunning at 7:15 p.m.), the show settles
down to its weekly duty. Tonight, a Dalek fleet surrounds a rebel ship.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 10 p.m., NBC. Amaro
has gone too far again, putting him in trouble with Internal Affairs. Also in
this rerun, a rape and robbery case includes a suspect Benson knows.
“Intruders,” 10 p.m., BBC America. Last week’s opener was
both compelling and scattered. This hour settles on two strong stories: An
ex-cop searches for his wife; a little girl is on the lam, pursued by the hit
man who regrets his moment of mercy. Both tales are beautifully filmed; some
day, they may merge.