1) Football, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC. The first full Saturday of the college season peaks with a big one – Clemson (ranked No. 3 and shown here) hosts Georgia (No. 5). Earlier, ABC has top-ranked Alabama at Miami (No. 14), at 3:30 p.m. ET. There’s much more, including a triple-header on Fox: It’s Penn State (No. 19) at Wisconsin (No. 12) at noon ET … Louisiana (23) at Texas (21) at 3:30 p.m. … and LSU (16) at UCLA.
2) “8:46 Films,” 8-9 p.m., CBS. These four films share only two things: Each is by a Black filmmaker; each runs 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time George Floyd was choked. Beyond that, they cover a road range of Black life: Kids envision a love match for their beloved bus driver …. An old woman with meningitisdrifts between reality and her dream world …. A couple savors a life built on routine …. And a man finds hope by learning to dance.
3) Kristin Wiig shows, all night. Wiig did seven seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” often as its top star. By the time she left in 2012, she was big in movies, co-writing and starring in “Bridesmaids” (2011). Now you can catch that film – a good one – at 5:49 or 8:56 p.m. on Bravo. Then switch to NBC at 11:29; “SNL” reruns her first hosting gig, from last December, with Dua Lipa as music guest.
4) More movies. “Black Panther” (2018) is 8-11 p.m. on TNT; despite one common Marvel flaw – a closing battle scene that seems eternal – it’s terrific, an epic that also has brains and heart. Another first-rate action film is Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” (2018) at 8 p.m. on TBS. Before that, catch the splendid “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), from 4-8 p.m on Turner Classic movies.
5) “Eden,” all day, BBC America. This was a gorgeous series, focusing on places where nature is mostly left alone. Now the full series reruns – Borneo at 2 p.m., Namibia at 3, Luangwa at 4, Galapagos at 5, Patagonia at 6, Alaska at 7. That’s followed by a new “making-of’ special at 8 p.m. and a new “Meerkat Manor” at 9. The series re-reruns (skipping Galapagos and Patagonia) at 9:35.