TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Saturday Night
Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
This could draw a huge audience, with
Lindsay Lohan hosting and Jack White as music guest.
Skeptics will grumble that Lohan –
battered by personal problems – shouldn't be working live. Still,
she's an experienced pro; at 25, Lohan has starred in seven big
movies and many small ones; one (“Prairie Home Companion”) showed
she could hold her own with Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “Being Human,”
9 p.m., BBC America.
Already a good series, this has gone
through a massive makeover. George died last week, just as Nina and
Mitchell had done earlier. That leaves Annie the ghost and Tom the
werewolf protecting Eve.
As the orphaned baby of two werewolves,
Eve is apparently crucial role in the world's future. Now come three
visitors, one a vampire; that leads to two tautly superb scenes at a
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “We'll Take
Manhattan,” 8-10 p.m., Ovation.
As the 1960s began, fashion photography
– like much of life – was dull and stagnant. Then came David
Bailey, with his leather jacket, East End accent and country-girl
model, Jean Shrimpton.
Their story is told with some
exaggeration and much style, on a channel generally found on digital
cable or satellite. Aneurin Barnad and Karen Gillan (“Doctor Who”)
are terrific in the leads.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE II: “Blue-Eyed
Butcher,” 8-10 p.m., Lifetime and/or “Deadly Sins,” 9-10 p.m.,
People seem to kill loved ones a lot.
Lifetime has true-story reruns at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.; then “Blue-Eyed
Butcher” tells of Susan Wright, who stabbed her husband 193 times.
The early flashbacks are fairly monotone; things soar after the
stabbing, as Wright (well-played by Sara Paxton) lapses into denial.
“Deadly Sins” starts a seven-week
series, with two true stories in the hour. One has a therapist, 40,
launching a romance with a 15-year-old girl; another has lesbian
lovers scheming to get parents' money. Both repeat the same tacky
re-creations too often, but theey have interesting stories to tell.
Other choices include:
– “The Godfather Saga,” 10 a.m.
to 8 p.m. ET; reruns 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., AMC (7 to 5 and 5 to 3 PT).
After making two great “Godfather” films, Francis Coppola
re-arranged the scenes chronologically. He re-crafted an epic story,
going from Robert De Niro to Marlon Brando to Al Pacino.
– “Smash,” 8 p.m., NBC. In a
dandy rerun, the producer (Anjelica Huston) scrambles for money.
– “CSI: NY,” 8 p.m., CBS. Ne-Yo,
the music star, plays a suave and charming hit man in this rerun.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
9 p.m., CBS. Grissom is gone, but this rerun includes his mother
(Emmy-nominee Phyllis Frelich) and ex-girlfriend (Oscar-winnr Marlee
Matlin). Both are deaf, part of a story involving the murder of the
director of a scholarship fund at a school for the deaf.
– “20/20,” 9-11 p.m., ABC. This
two-hour special views bizarre afflictions.
– “Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit,” 10 p.m., NBC. A young woman has been killed at her
engagement party and her fiance (Timothy Busfield) is shattered. The
story involves mail-order brides and the Russian mafia, so Capt.
Cragen goes undercover as a lonely bachelor.