1) “Saturday Night Live” season-finale, 11:29 p.m., NBC. Two years ago, Anya Taylor-Joy (shown here) and Lil Nas X were mostly unknown; now they’re host and music guest. She was up for two Golden Globes this year; she won for “The Queen’s Gambit” and was nominated for “Emma.” He saw his “Old Town Road” start on the country chart, cross over to pop … and spend 17 weeks at No. 1. Breaking barriers, he became the first Black and openly gay man to win a Country Music Association award.
2) “NCIS: New Orleans,” 9 p.m., CBS. On the eve of the series finale, here’s a rerun of a key episode. Sunday’s finale includes the wedding of Pride and Rita – played by real-life married couple Scott Bakula and Chelsea Field; in this episode, she has a tempting job offer in Kansas City. While fretting about that, Pride must also worry about a sniper – or maybe two of them.
3) “A Radical Rebellion,” 9 p.m., CNN. In a rerun of Sunday’s potent hour, Fareed Zakaria asked how the Republicans – once the party of Lincoln and later of political pragmatism – could have moved so far to the right. He views past history – the John Birch Society and McCarthyism, resisted by Dwight Eisenhower … Barry Goldwater, stopped by voters … Newt Gingrich, nudged out of power by his party. And he views Trump-ism, which goes almost unchallenged in the party.
4) Sports overload. Fox starts its summer habit of Saturday-night baseball; at 7:15 p.m., varying by region, that’s Red Sox-Phillies, Cubs-Cardinals or Dodgers-Giants. That happens to collide with play-off time for two other pro sports. It’s basketball at 8:30 p.m. on ABC and hockey at 3 and 8 on NBC.
5) “Moneyball” (2011), 8 p.m., IFC. Instead of watching a baseball game, try a movie about baseball. Aaron Sorkin skillfully adapted a non-fiction book about the Oakland general manager (played by Brad Pitt), getting wins on a tight budget. Sorkin’s great “A Few Good Men” (1992) follows at 11.