“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
So far, Melissa
McCarthy has a perfect record: She's hosted “SNL” three times and
received an Emmy nomination (best guest actress in a comedy) each
time. Those go neatly with her three nominations (and her lone win)
for best actresss in a comedy, for “Mike & Molly.”
Now comes her fourth
time, with Kanye West in his sixth turn as music guest.
Presidential debate, 9-11 p.m. ET, CBS.
Now that Iowa and
New Hampshire are doe grabbing the spotlight, South Carolina gets its
turn. It has the Republican primary next Saturday and the Democratic
one a week later – three days before “super Tuesday” puts 10
states fully up for grabs.
So now we get the
Republican debate in Greenville, S.C. John Dickerson, CBS' political
director, will anchor, with Major Garrett of CBS and Kimberley
Strassel of the Wall Street Journal. Dickerson will stay in
Greenville on Sunday, to anchor “Face the Nation.”
ALTERNATIVE: Lovers or zombies, cable.
Sunday will see the
collision of two vital days – Valentine's Day and, of course, the
return of “The Walking Dead.” Both will have warm-ups tonight;
try not to mix them up.
AMC has already
started its four-day, non-stop marathon of “Dead” reruns, leading
to the new hour at 9 p.m. Sunday. Meanwhile, Hallmark has romantic
movies from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and Sunday. Most are reruns, but
9 p.m. brings the debuts of “Valentine Ever After” (city women
sentenced to community-service in cowboy country) today and “Anything
For Love” on Sunday.
(2013), 6-8:30 p.m., USA. Lasse Hallstrom brings quiet quality to
everything he does, including this understated movie about a newcomer
(Julianne Hough) in a seaside community.
Saturday” preview at 7 p.m. ET and coverage at 8, TNT. On the eve
of their all-star game, the pros have the popular slam-dunk and
three-point-shot contests, plus more.
Racing, 8 p.m. ET,
Fox. Warming up for the NASCAR season, this is a relatively short,
non-points race in Daytona Beach.
“How to Get Away With Murder,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. With the NBA
holding its all-star weekend, ABC doesn't have a Saturday game. It's
filling the gap with reruns of shows that returned Thursday.
“Scandal” starts six months after the break-up, “Murder” a
few weeks after the shooting.
8 p.m., Showtime. When a strike paralyzed Britain's mining towns in
1984, a gay-rights group decided to donate money, choosing Onllwyn, a
tiny village (now with 1,200 people) in Wales. The result brought a
merger of opposites, neatly captured in this low-key and well-crafted
(1989), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. This drama-comedy-tragedy
has a great cast, from Shirley MacLaine to almost-newcomer Julia
Roberts. Other 8 p.m. films include “The Devil Wears Prada”
(2006) on E, “Grumpy Old Men” (1993) on CMT and “Furious 7”
(2015) on HBO.
“Black Sails,” 9
p.m., Starz, rerunning at 10 and 11. With civilization overtaking the
former pirate island, Vane and Teach (also known as Blackbeard) need
a bold plan.