What to Watch This Weekend: Good Wife's Great Crisis, Mentalist Sees Red, SAG Awards and More

Saturday Night Live - Season 38On TV this weekend: Syfy’s Snowman ain’t no Frosty, Adam Levine is Live and kickin’, the Screen Actors Guild Awards celebrate TV and film’s best, a Good Wife‘s great dilemma and The Mentalist finds his nemesis’ handiwork in an old case. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Victorious (Nickelodeon) | Tori thinks her biggest fear, while performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a televised game, is forgetting the lyrics. She soon learns she’s very wrong.

8:30 pm Maz Jobrani: I Come in Peace (Showtime) | The Knights of Prosperity alum performs his stand-up routine.

9 pm Abominable Snowman (Syfy) | Think winter’s rough by you? The skiers and snowboarders in this flick have to battle a man-eating Bigfoot, a blizzard and an avalanche or two (and there’s probably not even hot chocolate waiting for them at the lodge). Adrian Paul (Highlander), Chuck Campbell (Sanctuary) star.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Voice coach/Horror Story amputee/Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine makes his hosting debut, with musical guest Kendrick Lamar.

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8 pm Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT/TBS) | Tune in to see your TV and film faves celebrated at the less-booze-than-the-Globes, less-stuffy-than-the-Oscars gala. Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, Falling Skies‘ Noah Wyle, 30 Rock‘s Alec Baldwin and Private Practice‘s Taye Diggs are among those scheduled to appear. (Check out this year’s TV nominees.)

8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | When a near-death situation prompts Homer and Marge to name legal guardians for the kids, their prospects include Homer’s half-brother Herb (guest-voiced by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Danny DeVito) and a cool woman named Portia (Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones).

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9 pm The Makeover (ABC) | In this Hallmark Hall of Fame TV-movie, Julia Stiles (Dexter) plays an education consultant who tries to get an unpolished beer vendor (Bent‘s David Walton) Boom De Yah Daelected to Congress… and falls for him in the process. Frances Fisher (Titanic), Camryn Manheim (The Practice) and Georgia Lyman (Brotherhood) co-star.

9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Alicia is conflicted when she’s presented with a career-changing offer that carries a large financial risk. (Don’t fall for it! That guy’s not really a wealthy foreigner – heck, he’s probably not even from Nigeria!)

9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | New servants try to fit in on the estate; new evidence turns up in a baffling case.

9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Quagmire accidentally weds a prostitute (?) and pretends to be lovers with Peter to get out of the marriage. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara, Smash‘s Megan Hilty and Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman lend their voices to the episode.

9:30 pm American Dad! (Fox) | High and low culture collide as the animated sitcom sends up Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County.

9:30 pm Enlightened (HBO) | Levi escapes Open Air for a night of drug- and alcohol-filled debauchery. But when the hangover wears off, will he return to rehab?

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10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | The team investigates a 25-year-old case that seems to involve both Red John and the Visualize group. Kyle Secor (Homicide: Life on the Street) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) guest-star.

10:30 pm Californication (Showtime) | Hank and Faith attend a funeral; Robbie Mac takes Charlie out on the town.

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  1. iMember says:

    I just want OUAT and Revenge back. Especially Revenge now that we’re heading up to the big climactic episode we saw at the start of the season.

  2. eila1995 says:

    Reblogged this on Let Life Move You and commented:
    I am so excited for the SAG awards! I will take a look at all the fashion on Monday! Can’t wait!

  3. Liz says:

    This looks like a good weekend to get all caught up on the DVR. I may check out the Pro Bowl for a little bit too since there’s no new OUAT or Revenge.

  4. mia says:

    A movie with Chuck Campbell! Hahah! Yay for Chuck. Any Stargate/Sanctuary/Primeval fan should be pretty excited to see ol’ Chuck again.

  5. tp says:

    I can’t wait for Ripper Street tonight!

  6. Lucy says:

    Alicia’s perpetual dilemmas: Will or Peter? Canning or L&G?
    My perpetual dilemma: can we move on?

  7. Alienate says:

    So UFC on Fox gets no love?

  8. Andy says:

    Animation Domination and The Mentalist

    • Jay says:

      By now you may have noticed this site has no love for Bob’s Burgers. If they did, it would have been included in the list. FOR SHAME!

  9. nick1372 says:

    I’m not watching anything this weekend, but I’m going to shoutout a thanks for including Saturday in the What To Watch Tonight articles!

  10. ollie says:

    the good wife

  11. DarkDefender says:

    I miss Dexter.

  12. Vic says:

    The Good Wife, obviously

  13. How come there’s an episode of Downton Abbey? I thought season 3 was over…

  14. Templar says:

    DVR The 39 Steps [Hitchcock’s orig.] on TCM, watch Downton Abbey.

  15. CW says:

    The Good Wife
    Downtown Abbey

    First class dramas, both.