1) “Stand Up to Cancer,” 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, E, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, more. The first six specials raised awareness, plus $603 million for cancer research. They were on even-numbered years, but missed 2020 because of COVID. This one is hosted by comedy people – Anthony Anderson, Sofia Vergara, Ken Jeong and his wife Tran Ho (they’re shown here with their daughters)– and has music from Brittany Howard and from Common with Stevie Wonder. Segments include Ciara, Deon Cole, Jennifer Garner and more.
2) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. We jump all the way back to the season-opener. That was on Oct. 3 … the first time in seven months that the show could get everyone together in the studio. Chris Rock hosted, with Megan Thee Stallion as music guest.
3) “Eden,” 8 to 9:15 p.m., BBC America. Last week’s episode (rerunning at 6:40 p.m.) took us to the relatively user-friendly world of Galapagos. Now comes a much tougher world: Patagonia is a general region that sprawls across the southern 5,000 miles of South America. With starkly different worlds on opposite sides of the Andes, it ranges from a desert (with no rain measured in 500 years) to wet wonderlands. There are some great scenes, particularly the amazing mating dance of the hooded grebe.
4) “NCIS: New Orleans,” 9 p.m., CBS. Here’s the second half of a story that began when a cop was killed, shortly before testifying on police misconduct. As corruption becomes more obvious, the mayor asks Pride to join a task force. Also, Dr. Wade finally addresses the toll the pandemic has had on her.
5) “Godzilla vs. Kong” (2021), 9 p.m., HBO. Scattered here and there, we see skilled actors – Rebecca Hall, Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown – in some fairly solid scenes. Then the film quickly gets back to its purpose – mega-monsters colliding amid strong special effects.