1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. As a first-time host, Halsey reflected on when she was a Jersey girl named Ashley Frangipane, watching “SNL” every week. Now, at 24, she’s a mono-named star – and an impressive one. As music guest(shown here) in this rerun, Halsey had some Gaga-esque moments, offering visual and vocal splendor. And as host, she blended into sketches well. It was a night that had a so-so start, then soared, including some clever satires of politicians with blackface pasts.
2) “Bull,” 8 p.m., CBS. Viewers were jolted in the season-opener, when tech-whiz Cable McCory suddenly died off-camera in a bridge collapse. This reruns one of the follow-up episodes: The team joins a civil suit against a bank that funded the terrorists who caused the collapse. (In real life, Annabella Attanasio, who played Cable, wanted to leave to direct a movie. The producers, including her father Paul Attanasio, an Oscar nominee for writing “Quiz Show” and “Donnie Brasco,” agreed.)
3) “America’s Got Talent,” 8 p.m., NBC. Here’s a quick rerun of Wednesday’s episode, giving us half of the 10 finalists. A dozen acts performed on Tuesday; the next night, four advanced … and viewers voted on which of the other eight to save. The same thing will happen next Tuesday and Wednesday.
4) “WOW: Women of Wrestling” season-opener, 8 p.m. ET, AXS, rerunning at 10 and midnight. You want subtlety? Then it’s best not to catch something that features Jungle Grrrl and Havok, The Monster of Madness. We’re told that Jessie Jones is from Kentucky (as proven by the fact tthat she says “y’all”) and The Beast is “from the darkest depths of your mind.” They collide loudly and violently. Last season reruns from noon to 8 p.m. ET, with “New Japan Pro Wrestling” at 9, rerunning at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.
5) “Maigret,” 7-9 p.m. ET, Ovation. This is why we have cable – to deliver extremes.The four “Maigret” movies (which started last Saturday) are the precise opposite of WOW. Subtle and stylish, they adapt Georges Simenon’s novels; Rowan Atkinson sets his comic brilliance aside and becomes Jules Maigret, solving crimes in mid-’50s France. Tonight, an agitated man keep calling, saying he’s being stalked.
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