“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.
We're in the middle
of a flurry of new episodes – Peter Dinklage last week, Julia
Louis-Dreyfus next week ... and now Russell Crowe. He's not someone
you associate with comedy – or with working live – but next
month, in the “Nice Guys” movie, he has an odd-couple pairing
with Ryan Gosling.
guest is Margo Price, who went from small-town Illinois to become a
retro-country singer working with producer Jack White in Nashville.
“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” 9 p.m., CBS.
If you've skipped
the Wednesday episodes of this series, here's a chance to start over,
with a rerun of the fairly good pilot film.
imagines a high-tech team that jets around the globe to rescue
Americans. Tonight, three volunteers have disappeared in Thailand.
There, the team leader (Gary Sinise) links with an expert (Alana De
La Garza) from his past. Tyler James Williams (“Everyone Hates
Chris”) is their tech whiz.
ALTERNATIVE: “Outlander” season-opener, 9 p.m. Saturday, Starz,
rerunning at 10:05 and 11:10; also at 9:50 a.m. and 2:30 and 7 p.m.
This whole notion of
involuntary time-travel can be kind of dizzying for Claire. An
English nurse, fresh from World War II, she found herself last year
amid 18th-century rebels in the Scottish highlands.
And now? Dazed,
confused and in 18th-century garb, she's wandering a
highway. This season leaps between that and her alternate life in old
Paris. There, her alternate-husband Jamie and Murtagh grasp for a
political solution and Claire – with her nurse training – is
considered a gifted healer.
“Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory” (2005), 8 a.m., Freeform; also, “The Wizard of
Oz,” 2 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. Here are two great movies
that kids and grown-ups can savor equally.
“The People v O.J.
Simpson,” 2 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., FX. This was a superb series,
bringing fresh depth to a story viewers thought they already knew.
Now we can catch (or record) the entire thing.
“Walk the Line”
(2005), 5:30 p.m., CMT. This excellent Johnny Cash portrait includes
great music and Reese Witherspoon's Oscar winning work in support.
It's followed at 9 p.m. by a 2015 documentary (“Johnny Cash:
American Rebel”), on a strong movie night. At 8 p.m., choices
include “Ghostbusters” (1984) on VH1, “Jurassic Park” (1993)
on AMC and the family-friendly “Enchanted” (2007) on E.
Racing, 7:30 p.m.
ET, Fox. Here's NASCAR's Duck Commander 500, from Fort Worth.
8 p.m., CBS. There are plenty of undersea dangers, but this is a new
one: A scuba diver was apparently killed with a gun that had been
tossed after another murder. McGarrett investigates in this rerun,
while preparing to propose to Catherine (Michelle Borth).
p.m. ET, ABC, with preview at 8. In their second-to-last game of the
regular season, we see two teams with opposite fates: LeBron James'
Cleveland Cavaliers, comfortably atop the Eastern Conference, visit
the Chicago Bulls, desperate to get back into the final playoff spot.
Unsaid,” 9-11 p.m., HBO. Anderson Cooper has tackled fascinating
subjects, but here's the one he knows best: After a childhood with
much money and little affection, his mother Gloria Vanderbilt became
a vibrant force. We see her at 92, sifting through memories.
Perfect,” 11 p.m., Comedy Central. Glaser has always had a knack
for adult subjects; in her stand-up act, she admits, she was talking
about sex before she'd actually had sex. Now that subject dominates
her Tuesday show (“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”) and this
late-night stand-up special.