1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Morgan Wallen (shown here) is a young (27) country singer on a roll; his last four singles have each hit No. 1 on on the country airplay charts. He was supposed to be music guest earlier this season – then blew it when social media showed him partying without a mask. Dropped from the show then, he gets a second chance now; Jason Bateman hosts.
2) “Baby Chimp Rescue,” 8 p.m. and 1:15 a.m. ET, BBC America. Jim and Jenny Desmond had lived in eight other African countries, but their world changed when they moved to Liberia five years ago. They were there to help an island for chimpanzees that had been retired from research; then someone asked them to care for two baby chimps orphaned by hunters. More followed. As this begins, they have 19 chimps. Despite hints of tragedy, this is fun and funny, with good-spirited people and chimps.
3) Football, 8 p.m., CBS. Top-rated Alabama visits Louisiana State, on a night when three of the big-four networks have games. At 7:30 p.m. on ABC , Clemson (ranked No. 3) visits Virginia Tech; at 8 on Fox, Oklahoma (No. 11) hosts Baylor. Earlier, Notre Dame (No. 2) hosts Syracuse, at 2 p.m. on NBC.
4) “Ellen’s Game of Games” and “The Wall,” 8 and 9 p.m., NBC. As the only big network without a game tonight, NBC fills the gap with game shows.
5) Christmas movies. There are three new ones tonight, with UpTV joining the crowd. It has “Dashing Home for Christmas,” at 7 p.m. At 8, the too-white world of Christmas movies has two films with Black stars – Kyla Pratt in Lifetime’s “Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve” and Holly Robinson Peete in Hallmark’s “A Goodwink Christmas: First Loves, Second Chances.”