TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “Saturday Night
Live” season-finale, 11:29 p.m., NBC.
Mick Jagger seems to take his time
between “SNL” hosting gigs. This is his first one in 34 years.
He's also shown up a few times as music
guest; this time, he does it all. In the music moments, he's joined
by Jeff Beck, Arcade Fire and the Foo Fighters.
TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE: “Spider-Man 3”
(2007), 8-11 p.m., ABC
In seven weeks, the “Spider-Man”
films will re-start, with a new director (Marc Webb) and star (Andrew
Garfield). First, here's a chance to catch the end of director Sam
Peter (Tobey Maguire) turns temporarily
bad; the villain (James Franco) turns temporarily good. Also,
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: Baseball, 7 pm.
For 18 years, “Cops” and “America's
Most Wanted” were constant companions on Saturdays. That ended a
year ago when Fox canceled “Wanted” (which moved to Lifetime);
now “Cops” is going, too.
The network is dubbing this “Fox
Sports Saturday.” Baseball (with games varying) begins today; there
will also be NASCAR, martial arts and, this fall, college football.
Other choices include:
– “Harry's Law,” 8 p.m., NBC.
This won't be back next season, so we might as well enjoy it now. In
a rerun, Harry defends a rogue juror and Oliver and Cassie try to
adjust to their workplace romance. Also, another case reflects a real
life story, when a reality-show star's husband commits suicide.
– “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,”
8 p.m., CBS. This rerun puts the focus on Dr. Robbins, played by the
talented Robert David Hall. His wife (Wendy Crewson) finds a naked,
dead man in their bedroom.
– Action films, 8 p.m., cable.
“Spider-Man” has lots of competition tonight, including the
amiable “Charlie's Angels” (2000) on E. Also: “Harry Potter and
the Order of the Phoenix” (2007) on ABC Family, “X-Men: First
Class” (2011) on HBO, “Independence Day” (1996) on AMC and the
second “Star Wars” prequel, “Attack of the Clones” (2002) on
– “Talladega Nights” (2006),
8:30-11 p.m., Comedy Central. Will Ferrell's comedies have been
erratic, but this is one of his better ones, profiling a NASCAR
driver. It has some dandy moments – especially the blind driving
lesson – and a supporting cast that includes John C.Reilly and
Sacha Baron Cohen.
– “Criminal Minds,” 9 p.m., CBS.
This rerun has Charles Dutton as a boxing trainer. His people are
probed after some brutal murders. Also, Hotch trains for the
triathlon and meets an attractive runner.
– “The Firm,” 9 p.m., NBC. A
young client is charged with soliciting for prostitution, but Mitch
(Josh Lucas) soon realizes she has a much bigger secret. Meanwhile,
his wife (Molly Parker) visits home in Kentucky, where a
reconciliation with her parents won't be easy.
– “Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit,” 10 p.m., NBC. After being busy with the brilliant (but
canceled) “Awake,” BD Wong returned for the first time in a year,
as Dr. George Huang. It reruns tonight, with girls seeking their
sperm-donor dad. James Van Der Beek and Eric Close are guest stars.