1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. It was a hectic stretch for John Mulaney: He went into a drug-rehab program in September of 2020 … hosted “SNL” on Halloween (shown here) …then relapsed. Friends – many from “SNL” – had an intervention and he returned to rehab in December. Here’s a rerun of the show he hosted 14 months later, with LCD Soundsystem as music guest. And yes, Mulaney managed to turn that intervention into a long and funny monolog.
2) “Transplant,” 8 p.m., NBC. This strong hour juggles emotional stories, none focusing on Bash, the central character. One doctor is in denial when her estranged father arrives as a patient; another struggles with a devastating case, while shunning a possible romance. An apartment-building fire exposes a well-meaning guy’s two romances. And we again see the men whose adoptive baby faces overwhelming troubles. It’s a tough episode, at times, but offers deep layers of humanity.
3) “Buried in Barstow,” 8-10 p.m., Lifetime. When she was 15, Hazel was taken from the Las Vegas streets and trained as a hit woman. Later, pregnancy changed her life. Now she’s in Barstow, Cal,, with a diner and a teen daughter; her old boss finds her and wants her to do one more hit. Angie Harmon stars — her first on-camera role since ”Rizzoli & Isles” ended six years ago – in what could become a series of TV movies. Kristoffer Polaha co-stars
4) “Dynasties II,” 8 p.m., BBC America, rerunning at 1:25 a.m. Mostly, we know the cheetah as the fasted creature on land. The brief chases we see here offer athletic splendor, prior to the gore. But this documentary focuses on the rest of the time. After seeing most of her offspring die young, mother tries again with three daughters. The result is beautifully filmed, surrounded by a day of first-rate nature reruns..
5) “Julia,” 9-11 p.m., CNN. If you missed this terrific film’s debut Sunday, here’s a second chance. We follow a remarkable life that transformed when Julia Child – a towering Smith grad and a former Office of Strategic Services worker – moved to Paris with her husband. Delighted by the food, she spent 12 years co-writing “The French Chef,” then became a TV star at 50. Her no-script, no-editing approach brought fresh life to public-TV and to food shows.