(This is the Saturday TV column, a tad out of order. If you scroll down to the next one, that's Sunday, April 3)
Basketball, 6 p.m. ET, TBS, TNT and TruTV.
time, as the NCAA tournament nears its peak. Tonight's winners will
collide Monday, for the college championship.
Of the four teams
seeded No. 1 in their regions, only one survived. That's North
Carolina; in the second game (about 8:49 p.m.), it faces Syracuse –
which (at No. 10) ia the fourth-lowest seed ever to get this far. The
first game, tipping off at 6:09 p.m., has two No. 2 seeds, Villanova
II: “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
OK, enough of those
way-too-tall basketball people. On the flip side, Peter Dinklage,
Dinklage, 46, has
done a few of the standard little-person roles, but mostly has veered
toward independent films. In 2003 (the same year he did “Elf”),
he starred in “The Station Agent,” drawing raves, two acting
awards and 10 nominations. He's had Emmy nominations in every season
of “Game of Thrones,” winning twice; now he hosts “SNL,” with
Gwen Stefani as music guest.
ALTERNATIVE: Figure skating, 9 p.m., NBC.
The World Figure
Skating championships are wrapping up in Boston. Most of that has
been confined to cable, including the pairs finals, at 2 p.m. today
on the NBC Sports Network. But the women, as usual, will get
primetime, big-network attention.
Gracie Gold and
Ashley Wagner have combined to win the past five U.S. championships,
but each has had to settle for one fourth-place in the world event.
They're on the U.S. team with Polina Edmunds, who at 17 has already
finished second twice in the nationals.
(1995), 7 p.m., Freeform. This dandy comedy starts a strong movie
night on cable. At 8 p.m., there's “Star Trek Into Darkness”
(2013) on FXX, the animated “Hotel Transylvania” (2012) on FX,
Amy Schumer's clever “Trainwreck” (2015) on HBO and two great
Eddie Murphy performances – “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984) on IFC
and “Dreamgirls” (2006) on BET.
(2012), 8-10 p.m., ABC. The Snow White story gets a big-budget
treatment here, with stars and special effects. Julia Roberts is the
evil queen and Lily Collins is the sweet heroine, with lots of others
– Sean Bean, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane and more – in support.
“Rush Hour,” 8
p.m., CBS. The network really wants to make sure we see this pilot.
Just two days after it debuted (on a strong CBS night), it reruns
here. Aiming to match the 1998 movie's mixture of action and humor,
this has Jon Foo as a quiet Hong Kong cop and Justin Hires as a loud
American cop. They're forced together, on a case that packs a family
impact for Foo.
p.m., Fox. In a rerun, a murder trial brings competing duelling
testimony from two skilled pathologists – Dr. Rosewood (Morris
Chestnut) and his father (Vondie Curtis-Hall).
p.m., Fox. This rerun finds Lucifer needing an unlikely ally, as he
tries to learn what's n the stolen container. Also, Chloe makes some
key progress in the Palmetto case.
“Amy Schumer: Live
at the Apollo,” 10 p.m., HBO. Fresh from watching Schumer's movie,
HBO viewers will want to re-visit her stand-up special from October.
ALSO: If you need to
catch up on “The Walking Dead” before the season-finale (9 p.m.
Sunday), this is the time. The first half of the season reruns at 8
p.m. today, then promptly re-reruns at 5 a.m. Sunday. The second half
starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, leading into the finale.