1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. After its Olympic break, “SNL” was in top form last week. It started with an emotional Ukraine chorus, followed with a sharp John Mullaly monolog, then had neatly offbeat sketches. Now Oscar Isaac – the Guatemalan native who plays Poe Damera (show here) in “Star Wars” films – has his first turn as host. Charli XCX has her second (and first in eight years) as music guest.
2) Sports overload. For men’s basketball, most conference tournaments are next week. The Ohio Valley Conference, however, has its championship game at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Four other conferences – Missouri Valley, Big South, Northeast and ASUN – have their semi-finals today. The games collide with pro ball (Warriors-Lakers) at 8:30 on ABC, soccer at 7:30 on Fox and the paralympics at 8 p.m . on NBC.
3) “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 8 p.m., CBS. A beloved Japanese-American war veteran, the father of a Los Angeles cop, is the victim of a hate crime. That’s followed by another rerun, at 9: “Bull” sees the trial of a vaping company center on one juror.
4) “The Great Chocolate Showdown,” 8 p.m., CW. Half the contestants have been eliminated in this pleasant-enough Canadian show. Two weeks from the finale, five remain – three Canadians (Renu Mathew, Kathy Choffe and Venessa Liang) plus T. Lawrence Simon of Massachusetts and Casey Halen of New York City. Now they make chocolate flowers, then mix chocolate and a savory element.
5) Movies. Bravo has the terrific “Knives Out” (2019) at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; AMC counters with a great action film – “Die Hard” (1988) – at 4 p.m., with its sequels at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. And Turner Classic Movies has Dustin Hoffman’s most entertaining films – “Tootsie” (1982) at 8 p.m. and “Rain Man” (1988) at 10:15.