“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
For Ariana Grande,
this is a big night. She doubles as the “SNL” host and music
guest; and earlier (see next item), she'll learn if she won a Kids
Choice award; she's up for favorite female singer, facing Adele,
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Meghan Trainor and Selena Gomez.
Grande has only done
“SNL” once (as music guest in last season's opener), but she's
done tons of TV. She played the same character on three seasons of
Nickelodeon's “Victorious” and one of “Sam & Cat.” She's
also had two albums reach No. 1 on the billboard charts, with five
singles in the top 10.
“Kids Choice Awards,” 8 p.m., Nickelodeon and TV Land, rerunning
at 10 p.m. on Nickelodeon.
Blake Shelton takes
over as host of the award show. Among other things, that makes the
6-foot-5 country guy one of the largest targets Kids Choice has ever
had for a possible sliming.
Charlie Puth sings
“One Call Away” and (with Wiz Khalifa) “See You Again.” Also,
there are lots of awards – for TV, movies, music and beyond – and
ALTERNATIVE: “Lady Day at Emerson Bar & Grill,” 8 p.m., HBO.
Two immense talents
sort of merge, when Audra McDonald films her Tony-winning work as
Billie Holliday. This was classified as a play (not a musical), which
evens McDonald's record: She's now won three Tonys for plays and
three more for musicals.
But be assured that
there's lots of music. On Broadway, this had 13 songs, including “God
Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” “What a Little Moonlight
Can Do” and “Ain't Nobody's Business if I Do.”
(1996), 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., Pop. This launches a strong movie night.
There's “Jaws” (1975) at 5:45 and 8:30 p.m. on IFC, plus “Forrest
Gump” (1994) at 6:30 p.m. on Freeform, “Despicable Me” (2010)
at 7:40 p.m. on Disney and “Batman Begins” (2005) at 8 p.m. on
p.m., Fox. A brilliant doctor is suspected of two murders in this
rerun, but there isn't much evidence.
“NCIS,” 8 p.m.,
CBS. In a rerun, the murder charges against a petty officer have been
dismissed because of mishandled evidence. Determined to clear his
name, he volunteers to face a court martial.
9 p.m., CBS. In this rerun, a small Florida town is filled with sex
offenders. Now a murder case leaves the team with a town full of
p.m., Fox. While working a missing-girl case with Chloe in this
rerun, Lucifer has a definite distraction: He's so infatuated with
Chloe that he feels the only solution is to seduce her.
“Black Sails,” 9
p.m., Starz, rerunning at 9:55 and 10:50. Last week, the British
reneged on their deal. They retrieved the treasure, but failed to
return Rackham. Now both the treasure and the man are heading to
Havana ... unless the pirates can intercept them before they reach
the beach. Amid fierce action and sharp dialog, the future – of
Nassau and of the seas – is precarious.
“Party Over Here”
debut, 11 p.m., Fox. Here's sketch comedy from a three-woman team
that tapes before an audience at a Los Angeles hotel. It's from
Lonely Planet, which did many of Andy Samberg's “Saturday Night
Live” videos. At 11:30 is a funny rerun of “Cooper Barrett's
Guide to Surviving Life.”: