1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. After missing some weeks because of the writers’ strike, “SNL” is busy. This is its fourth new episode in five weeks, with a fifth one (Jason Mamoa hosts) next week. Tonight is the second time as host for Timothee Chalamet, 27, whose “Wonka” (shown here) is coming Dec. 15. The music guest is the three-woman indie group, Boygenius.
2) “Beyond the Battlefield, 8-10 p.m., History. Navy veteran Remi Adeleke views the modern military, in a Veterans Day special produced by Peyton Manning. The first hour is at the Marine Corps Air Station; Tony Hawk visits and discusses his father’s time as a World War II Navy pilot. The second is at the Green Beret center, including the Nasty Nick Obstacle Course.
3) More Veterans Day shows. The History Channel has “World War II in HD” from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Vietnam in HD” at 1 and “Variety Salute to Service” (hosted by Navy vet Montel Williams) at 7. Turner Classic Movies has “The Steel Helmet” (1951) at 1:45 p.m., “Fighter Squadron” (1948) at 3:15 and the Oscat-winning “Best Years of Our Lives” (1946) at 5. Also, “A Veteran’s Christmas” (2018) is 8 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
4) “The Hammer” (2022), 10:03 p.m., Lifetime. Next Saturday, Lifetime joins the Christmas rush, with holiday films every Saturday and Sunday. Tonight, those are on Hallmark and Great American Family, while Lifetime has crime – an obsessive EMT at 6 p.m., an obsessive delivery dispatcher at 8 and this clever rerun, with Reba McEntire as a no-nonsense judge in the distant stretches of Nevada.
5) Football. The best match-up comes early – Michigan (ranked No. 3) at Penn State (10) at noon ET on Fox. The worst? At 7:30 p.m. on NBC, top-ranked Ohio State hosts Michigan State, which finally stopped a six-game losing streak. The night’s top game could be at 7 on ESPN; Georgia (2) hosts Mississippi (9). At 8, CBS has the National Women’s Soccer League championship, with the Seattle-based Reign and the New Jersey-based Gotham FC.