1) White House Correspondents Dinner, 8-11 p.m. ET, CNN. This event has been cancelled for the past two years (due to Covid) and hasn’t had a president there in six years (due to, well, Trump). But Joe Biden plans to be there, barring an emergency, to take and deliver barbs. Trebor Noah (shown here) hosts; the best parts tend to come near the end.
2) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. There’s one more rerun, before the show returns to new episodes (starting with Benedict Cumberbatch) next week. This one is hosted by Ariana DeBose, the terrific Oscar-winner in “West Side Story,” with Bleachers as the music guest.
3) “The Godfather” (1972), 7 p.m., Paramount. This week, Paramount+ launched “The Offer,” a 10-week mini-series about the making of “Godfather.” Now we can see the film itself, plus its sequel (1974) at 11 p.m.; they’ll also air at 4 and 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Both are Oscar-winners for best-picture; they’re No. 2 (behind “Citizen Kane”) and No. 31 on the American Film Institute’s all-time list.
4) Sports surge. The pro-football draft concludes, from noon to 7 p.m. ET, while other sports events continue. It’s football on Fox (the USFL, 8 p.m. ET), basketball all day on TNT, baseball on Fox Sports1 (Angels-White Sox at 4:05 p.m., Phillies-Mets at 7:100 and ultimate-fighting and boxing on ESPN. AND a great baseball movie — “Field of Dreams” (1989)– N is 8 p.m. on BBC America.
5) ALSO: With Bruce Willis’ retirement, there’s fresh interest in the superb “Die Hard” (1988). You can catch it at 5 p.m. today on Syfy – no, it’s not even remotely a sci-fi movie – with the sequels at 8 (1990) and 10:30 p.m. (1995) and 1:28 a.m.(2007). Also, CBS has an “Equalizer” rerun at 8 p.m. and at 8:30 CW has the fun “Would I Lie to You?”