1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Brendan Gleeson already had a terrific career that included playing Churchill, Trump and the king of Scotland. Then he added an Oscar nomination (for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” shown here with Gleeson, left, and Colin Farrell) and hosted “SNL,” with Willow as music guest. It reruns now.
2) “Strength of a Woman,” 8 p.m. and midnight, Lifetime. Here’s the second half of a story based on two Mary J. Blige song titles. In “Real Love” (rerunning at 6), we met Kendra (Ajiona Alexus), a bright and beautiful freshman who liked college and loved photogrraphy and Ben; then came harsh setbacks. Now we jump ahead 16 years, for a story that often remanins downbeat, but interesting. Alexus is especially good, in a film produced by Blige.
3) “Murdoch Mysteries” season-finale, 7 and 8 p.m. ET, Ovation. Finales tend to be quite good – unless they try too hard. That’s what this one does. Discarding the usual “Murdoch” strengths – solid Canadian characters and stories that conclude each hour – this one introduces an over-the-top boss and a tangled story that will continue into next season.
4) “Time After Time” (1979), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies These days, we’re used to time-travel. Indeed, we see it tonight on HBO (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” 2014, 7:40 p.m.) and Starz (the “Outlander” season-opener, rerunning at 10:53 a.m. and at 5:51, 9 and 11:55 p.m.). But when this film arrived, it was fresh and fun and involving: Jack the Ripper steals the time machine from H.G. Wells … who must follow him into our era.
5) More. There’s golf all day on NBC and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” all night on ABC. Fox has baseball and CBS has an “NCIS” rerun, with McGee suspecting a father at his kids’ school. And Disney movies abound: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021) at 7 and 10 p.m. on FX, the delightful “Inside Out” (2015) at 8 on the Disney Channel and more cartoons (including “Monsters” films, at 7:20 and 9:25) on Freeform.
— Mike Hughes, TV America