“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
This has been a busy
year for “SNL,” ranging from politics to Prince and from satire
to silliness. Now it's ending with a stretch of three straight new
Last week was
Oscar-winner Brie Larson; next week, Fred Armisen returns to host the
show he was a regular in for a decade. And tonight, Drake doubles as
host and music guest. He does both easily: Before becoming a rap
star, he spent eight years as an actor (under the name Aubrey Graham)
on the Canadian teen drama “DeGrassi: The Next Generation.”
“The Blind Side” (2009), 8-11 p.m., ABC.
On a break from its
busy basketball-playoff coverage, ABC detours slightly to show one of
the best sports movies lately. It tells of the relationship between a
wealthy family and Michael Oher, who went from a troubled teen to a
pro football player, now a key blocker for Cam Newton's Carolina
stretched the truth, apparently, but did it with a skillful blend of
humor and warmth. Sandra Bullock won a well-deserved Academy Award
and the film was nominated for best picture.
ALTERNATIVE: “Tulips in Spring,” 9-11 p.m., Hallmark.
Rose grew up on a
tulip farm, which is sorft of logical. (Is there a Tulip who grew up
on a rose farm?) In the tradition of such stories, she moved to the
city, where she has a fancy job (interior design) and an overbearing
boss, played byt Kelly Rowan, the movie's only well-known star.
Also in that
tradition, she must suddenly return home, providing a chance to
re-evaluate her life. This will rerun at 3 p.m. Sunday, giving us
plenty of chances for springtime tulips and Rose.
“The Jungle Book”
(1967), 10 a.m., Freeform. Here's another of those dandy marathons of
Disney's animated classics. The first two -- “One Hundred and One
Dalmations” (1961) is at noon -- later had non-cartoon versions.
They're followed by “Tarzan” (1999) at 2 p.m., “Ratatouille”
(2007) at 4:30, “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012) at 7, “Monsters
University” (2013) at 9:15 and “Aladdin” (1992) at 11:45.
More movies, cable.
A strong night starts with “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984), a splendid
Eddie Murphy romp, at 7:15 p.m. on AMC. At 8, there's one
disappointment -- “Pan” (2015) on HBO – and lots of fine
alternatives: “Batman Begins” (2005) on IFC, “The Hangover”
(2009) on TNT and another chance to see Prince's “Purple Rain”
(1984) – slim story, great visuals and music – on VH1.
Doyle,” 8 p.m., Fox. In a rerun of Monday's episode, a 12-year-old
takes revenge too far: He says he shot a suffragette to avenge a
murder in his past life.
Angeles,” 8 p.m., CBS. This show has already finished its season
(and loaned its Monday slot to “Person of Interest”), so we have
to catch reruns elsewhere. Tonight, a woman has gone missing, four
years after Sam led her to political asylum; the team searches.
Orleans,” 9 p.m., CBS. Someone misunderstands the notion of a
care-free Mardi Gras. In this rerun, Pride (Scott Bakula) and the
mayor (Steven Weber) are taken hostage during a party.
p.m., Starz, rerunning at 10 and 11. Formerly a nurse in 1940s
England, Claire uses her medical skills in the 18th century.
That's part of her scheme to block a deal that would finance the war.
Late laughs, 11 p.m.
to midnight, Fox. First is the sketch show “Party Over Here.”
Then, at 11:30, is a rerun of the fairly good pilot film to “Cooper
Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life.” Coop – his own life in
disarray – deals with the mistakes of a well-meaning roommate.