1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Four years ago, Dave Chappelle (shown here) hosted “SNL” after the election, when some viewers were still in shock. Kate McKinnon sang “Hallelujah”; Chappelle offered a soothing (and funny monolog), then linked with Chris Rock in a gentle sketch mocking White friends unfamiliar with bad news. Now Chappelle is back, in an episode that was added belatedly – a sixth straight new episodes, after soaring ratings for the first five. The mood may vary with the official vote count.
2) “Manhunt: Deadly Games” conclusion, 9 and 10 p.m., CBS, This true story, a 10-parter, started with security guard Richard Jewell suspected of setting the Olympic Park bomb. As he struggled to clear his name, the FBI began to find the real bomber, militia man Eric Randolph. In tonight’s first hour, the FBI tries to convince other militia people to help; in the second, Randolph is alone and surrounded.
3) “Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame,” 8 p.m., HBO. There’s no big get-together this year, but a lot of music greats are inducted, with extensive clips and presentations. The late Whitney Houston and the late Notorious B.I.G. are honored, along with the Doobie Brothers, Depeche Mode, T. Rex and Nine Inch Nails. Presenters include Ringo Starr, Alicia Keys, Luke Bryan and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
4) “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. If you prefer vintage Ringo, here’s the movie. Back then, rock films ranged from lame to awful; then the Beatles and director Richard Lester linked to create zest and fun. More Lester films follow – “Ring-a-Ding Rhythm,” also called “It’s Trad, Dad,” (1962) at 9:45 p.m. ET and “The Knack … and How to Get It” (1965) at 11:15.
5) Sports overload. NBC has the big football game, with top-ranked Clemson at Notre Dame (No. 4) at 7:30 p.m. ET. ABC, as usual, has a solid triple-header; this time, it’s West Virginia at Texas (No. 22) at noon, Houston at Cincinnati (No. 6) at 3:30 and Stanford at Oregon (No. 12) at 7:30. Fox has boxing at 8 p.m. ET, topped by cool nicknames — Louis “King Kong” Ortiz facing Alexander “The Great” Flores.