1) “Saturday Night Live, 11:29 p.m., NBC. After a 23-week gap, “SNL” finally returned last week and … well, brought scattered laughs. There were some great early moments from host Pete Davidson, some good ones on “Weekend Update” and brief surprise visits from Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce; there were also lots of so-so sketches. Now Bad Bunny (shown here), who’s had two No. 1 albums and 11 top-10 singles, will double as host and music guest.
2) Christmas movies, 8 p.m., cable. Beginning today, we’ll find new holiday films every Saturday and Friday on both Hallmark (which also has them on Sundays) and Great American Family. Tonight, GAF has “Twas the Text Before Christmas”; after getting a mis-sent text, a woman spends Christmas with a stranger’s family. Hallmark has “Where Are You Christmas?” After wishing for a year without the holiday, a woman wakes up in a black-and-white world.
3) “NCIS: Hawaii,” 8 p.m., CBS. In a rerun, an astronaut is killed in a Mars simulation and the team tries a precarious move: Ernie – a tech guy, not used to field work – must investigate on his own.
4) Halloween lite. You can catch the fun side with cartoon movies: “Monsters Inc.” (2001) is 8 p.m. on the Disney Channel; “Hotel Transylvania” (2012) and “Hotel Transylvania 3” (2018) are at 7:15 and 9:20 on Freeform. Or just catch a fun fiolm: The Lucy-Desi “The Long, Long Trailor” (1954) is 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies; the “Back to the Future” films (1984, ‘89, ‘90) are at 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:59 p.m. on Syfy, then at 6:30, 9:01 and 11:30.
5) Sports overlap. You can choose a sport. There’s figure-skating (8 p.m., E), possibly baseball (game five of the Phillies-Diamondbacks, if needed, at 8:07 on TBS) and lots of football. That includes North Carolina (ranked No. 10) hosting Virginia at 6:30 p.m. ET on CW, Michigan (No, 2) at a wobbling Michigan State at 7:30 on NBC, Duke (No. 16) ar Florida State (No. 4) at 7:30 on ABC and Utah (No, 14) at Southern California (No. 18) at 8 on Fox.