1) Football, ABC and beyond. It’s the first full day of the college season, so let’s get used to it. From now on, Saturdays will be stuffed with football. ABC has a tripleheader — Mississippi at Memphis at noon ET, second-ranked Alabama hosting Duke at 3:30 p.m. and then perhaps the day’s best match-up, with Oregon (ranked No. 11, shown here with quarterback Justin Herbert) at Auburn (No. 16) at 7:30. Fox has Ohio State (No. 5) hosting Florida Atlantic at noon ET and Stanford (No. 25) hosting Northwestern at 4; cable has much more.
2) “America’s Got Talent,” 8:03 p.m., NBC. After a brief “This Is Us” preview, here’s a rerun of the second quarter-finals results show, sending seven acts into the semi-finals. The third and final quarter-finals will rerun in one chunk (performances and results) on Sunday.
3) “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2019), 8 p.m., HBO. Yes, Melissa McCarthy does a lot of comedy – some of it clever (“Spy,” “Ghostbusters”), some of it not, most of it funny. But lately, she’s also impressed us in drama. You can catch her in theaters with Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish in “The Kitchen,” a potent tale of crime wives taking control. And here’s her Oscar-nominated performance, in the true story of an author who began writing and selling letters, supposedly from literary superstars.
4) More movies, cable. At 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies has the epic “Spartacus” (1960), No, 81 on the American Film Institute’s all-time list. At 9 ET (barring breaking news), CNN reruns “Halston,” its terrific documentary about the once-dominant designer. There’s also a new film: At 9, Hallmark’s “My One & Only” has a couple meet on a reality show and then try dating at a ranch.
5) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Matt Damon hosted this Christmastime episode, with Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus as the music guests.