“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Jonah Hill is
sometimes a sidekick in movies, but on “SNL” he's a star. This
will be his fourth time hosting the show ... tying him with Melissa
McCarthy, each close to joining the “Five Timers Club” that the
show makes a big deal about. This time, the music guest is Future.
You can spend much
of the night with Hill: At 6:20 p.m. on Comedy Central, he stars in
“Get Him to the Greek” (2010), trying to keep track of a rock
star (Russell Brand).
“Spy” (2015), 8 p.m., HBO.
If you're not
watching Hill, then catch McCarthy – another sidekick turned star.
This story cleverly
sets her up as a desk-bound minion who's suddenly the only one
available to go out in the field. It has plenty of sight gags
(McCarthy's specialty), but that's alongside a fairly smart script.
Jude Law and Jason Statham play your usual spy guys, one suave and
the other tough.
ALTERNATIVE: “Mythbusters” series finale, 8 p.m., Discovery.
For 14 seasons, 248
episodes and more than 900 explosions, this has explored long-held
beliefs, usually disproving them. Now Discovery says the finale will
be explosive (literally).
Afterward, all five
of the hosts will gather at 9 p.m., for an instant reunion special.
And there's one more: At 8 p.m. Sunday, an unaired duct-tape episode
will show up on the Science Channel.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Black Sails,” 9 p.m., Starz, repeating at 10 and
Last week's fierce
hour (rerunning at 1:15 and 8 p.m.), had a sort of pirates summit. It
also set up a key possibility: Return the treasure to the Spanish (by
way of the English), to avoid an attack on Nassau.
That part is oddly
anti-climactic tonight, but two scenes show the “Sails” strength
as a character drama. In one, we see how commanding – and how
brutal-- the one-legged John Silver is becoming; in another, the
English leader offers surprising depth, going eye-to-eye with Captain
Angeles,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, only one employee escaped a
Department of Defense shooting. Sam and Callen head to Mexico to find
the survivor, while others search for a motive.
p.m., Fox. This rerun finds a troubled young genius accused of
murder. As Rosewood probes the case, his health troubles worsen and
Villa's people problems complicate things.
Election coverage, 8
p.m. ET, cable news channels. After the huge rush of “super
Tuesday,” here's a milder day. There's the primary election in
Louisiana, plus caucuses in Kansas, Nebraska (Democrats only) and
Kentucky and Maine (Republicans only).
p.m. ET, ABC. The Chicago Bulls host the Houston Rockets, with
pre-game at 8.
p.m., Fox. A star quarterback is, of course, a friend of Lucifer.
When a woman's body is found in his swimming pool in this rerun, he
turns to his pal for help.
“Where Are They
Now?” 10 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network. This visits Chris Soules, the
Iowa farmer who found TV fame on “Bachelorette,” “The Bachelor”
(later ending his engagement) and “Dancing With the Stars.” It
also meets Laila Ali, who was a boxing champion like her dad
Muhammad; and Kristina Wagner, the “General Hospital” actress and
ex-wife of former “GH” star Jack Wagner.