1) Football, 4:30 p.m. ET, Fox; and 8:15 p.m., NBC. The college season has finally finished, but the pros are just starting their play-offs. That starts now with San Francisco (shown here) hosting Seattle and then Jacksonville hostingh the Los Angeles Chargers. There are three more games Sunday, plus Monday Night Football. The six winners will then join the two top-seeded teams; all will be two wins from the Super Bowl.
2) “Will Trent,” 8-10 pm., ABC. This show’s two-part opener, a good one, reruns in one gulp. Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective, not big on making friends. After his police-corruption busts, he’s hated by Atlanta cops (except for one, who sometimes loves him). Now a case reflects his troubled childhood: A kidnapped teen is the daughter of an old enemy/friend from their juvenile-home years. The result is a smart, taut start to a promising series.
3) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Amy Schumer is an ideal host; even the opening monologs (often an “SNL” weakness) are first-rate. Here’s a rerun of her third hosting gig, Nov. 5; Steve Lacey is the music guest.
4) “Navalny” (2021), 9-11 p.m., CNN. On the next two Saturdays, we’ll see the range and quality of CNN documentries. Next week’s rerun is fun, profiling pop star Dionne Warwick. This one is dead-serious: Alexei Navalny, a lawyer, dared to challenge the Putin regimel he was poisoned and survived. In a rural retreat with his family (including a Stanford-bound daughter), he tricks one official into a near-confession; then he prepares a return to Moscow.
5) Movies. It’s a night for broadly popular films. At 7 p.m., AMC has the the teen gem “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982). At 8, A&E has Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” (2012); Epix has “No Time to Die” (2021), which delivers all the epic James Bond touches we expect, plus a closing jolt.