“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
“Ghostbusters” movie reaches theaters on Friday, but we can see
most of its stars in this rerun. Melissa McCarthy hosts, linking with
Kate McKinnon as cat-lovers and with Leslie Jones in a wild sight-gag
bit that has people watching a film's test screening.
Those three are the
new “Ghostbusters” stars, along with “SNL” alumna Kristen
Wiig. Also tonight, Kanye West is the music guest, complete with a
rap battle against (really) Kyle Mooney.
II: “The American West,” 10 p.m., AMC.
Three giant figures
dominate tonight. Wyatt Earp – a former railroad worker, buffalo
hunter and brothel bouncer – becomes the Dodge City deputy marshal,
injecting some law and order. Billy the Kid goes the opposite way;
born in a New York slum, orphanned at 15 in New Mexico, he becomes a
And Crazy Horse?
Less than a year after his triumph over George Custer, he's stymied
by the army strategy of killing buffalo to deplete food sources.
After moving to a reservation, he's apparently bayoneted by a guard.
“I think we all died that day,” says lakota historian historian
ALTERNATIVE: “Outlander,” Starz, or “Hell on Wheels,” AMC;
both 9 p.m.
A time-travel epic
peaks tonight in two eras. In 1746, Claire and Jamie try to avoid the
crushing defeat known as the Battle of Culloden; in modern times, she
tries to tell the truth to her daughter. That's in a 90-minute
“Outlander: season-finale that repeats at 10: 30 p.m. and midnight,
then four times Sunday.
It collides with a
compelling “Hell on Wheels,” which was scheduled for last week,
then moved. Mei Fong has been disguising as a man, but loving Cullen
as a woman. Now the brutal Chang knows her secret. The result,
rerunning at 11:01 p.m., mixes fierce gunplay and deeply tender
(2007), 7 p.m., E. This vibrant musical offers an early start to the
night's movies. Others include Aaron Sorkin's “The American
President” (1995, 7 p.m., Pop), the comedy “Forgetting Sarah
Marshall” (7:15, Comedy Central) and the intense “Black Mass”
(2015, 8 p.m., HBO).
p.m. and 10:45 p.m. to 12:45 a.m., Showtime. Nimbly written and
directed by Cameron Crowe (“Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”),
this has emerged as one of the best new series in a while. The third
episode will be 10 p.m. Sunday, but here's a chance to catch the
first two together; mixing humor, drama, sex and and music, they
introduce the people who work a rock band's tour.
Olympic trials, 8-9
p.m., NBC. The gymnasts are taking the day off, before their finals
Sunday. Track-and-field, however, continues today and from 7-8:30
“Angel From Hell,”
8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS. A ratings failure during the regular season,
“Angel” at least gives us some new comedy episodes on summer
Saturdays. Tonight, Amy (Jane Lynch), the guardian angel, tries to
nudge the dating life of Allison (Maggie Lawson), a diligent doctor.
In the first episode, she suggests a fling; in the second, she tries
to facilitate a first kiss.
debut, 8 and 8:30 p.m., Discovery. Nature scenes are paired to
contemporary music. That starts with Usher's “Strong” and
Christina Aguilera's “Light Up the Sky.”
Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. This rerun of the 150th episode
starts on a day off for Sam and Callen. Then they get a call, saying
people woill be killed if they don't follow instructions.
11:30 p.m., Fox. With his brother (Fred Savage) diverted, Dean (Rob
Lowe) gets a key role in their dad's big case. That follows an 11
p.m. rerun of the sketch show “Party Over Here.”