1) “Planet Earth: Frozen Planet II” (shown here), 8 p.m., BBC America. A third of our planet remains mostly frozen, David Attenborough tells us here. Parts of the Arctic are fierce – 200-mile-an-hour winds whipping temperatures of 94-below-zero Fahrenheit. But moving south a tad, there’s spectacular footage of frozen forests, cascading waterfalls, wolves and bison colliding. This is great filmmaking, in a day filled with reruns of other BBC nature gems .
2) Figure skating. The women had their finals Friday and the men get their moment from 3-6 p.m. Sunday. Today however, the duos take over. There are finals for free dance (2-4:30 p.m. on NBC) and then for pairs, from 8-10 p.m. on the USA Network.
3) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC, and more. It’s Michael B. Jordan’s night. First, we can watch him co-star in the epic “Black Panther” (2018), at 7 p.m. on FX. That repeats at 10, but we’ll want to catch Jordan hosting “SNL.” It’s his first turn at that, in a busy career that has seen him in both “Black Panther” films, both “Creed” films (he’s directing the third) and more.
4) Basketball, everywhere. The game now fills large chunks of the Saturday landscaspe. ABC has the pros, with games at 3 and 5:30 p.m. and then the Lakers and Celtics at 8:30. Fox has college games st 3 and 5:30 and then Ohio State and Indiana at 8. There are more college games everywhere – including 18 of them on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports1, CBS and CBS Sports Network.
5) ALSO: At 8 p.m., CBS has an “NCIS: Los Angeles” rerun from May: The team investigates the deaths of two men whose explosives blew up as they were breaking into a military base. And at 9, Showtime has this year’s Academy Award leader: “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a fanciful tale hopping across universes, has 11 Oscar nominations, including best picture.
— Mike Hughes, TV America