What to Watch Tonight

Outlander Setback, a Reckless Plan, 6 Marathons and More

Outlander Season 1 Episode 4

Before we can enjoy the long weekend, we’ve worked overtime to compile the best marathons, specials and brand-new TV episodes airing on Labor Day Weekend. To kick things off, here are 13 programs to keep on your radar this Saturday. (More holiday programming will be covered in the Sunday and Monday editions of What to Watch.)

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  • Esquire
    American Ninja Warrior

    Through 3 am Sunday | While you get your barbecue on, watch these competitive beasts with a mix of envy and disgust.

  • HBO Signature
    Boardwalk Empire

    Through 9 pm | Looking to binge-watch the HBO drama before its final season bows Sept. 7? This marathon of Season 3 should help you out.

  • TV Land
    Saturday Night Live

    Through 11 pm | This “Fan Favorites” marathon features some of the series’ most entertaining hosts, including Justin Timberlake, Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin.

  • E!

    Through 4:30 pm | Hey, we all have our guilty pleasures. Let this plastic-surgery-gone-wrong marathon be yours.

  • TNT
    'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy

    Through 12:16 am | Plenty of time to practice your Gollum impression and revisit happier times for Sean Astin. (Right, The Strain fans?)

  • IFC

    Through 5:30 pm | The comedy’s quirky characters include a celery salesman, a date fact-checker and a woman haunted by intelligent ghosts.

  • Lifetime
    Sole Custody

    A cyber crime cop (played by Defiance’s Julie Benz) fights to prove her son is alive when she discovers her ex-husband has faked their child’s death.

  • CBS

    Special night and time! Carrie and Al dig into the secrets of an elite prep school when the father of one of the students is murdered.

  • Starz

    After a dangerous encounter with a drunken Dougal and an unexpected (but not unwelcome!) run-in with Jamie, Claire’s escape plans are dashed.

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who

    A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help them.

  • AMC
    Hell on Wheels

    Cullen’s family is at risk when a stranger arrives and stirs up old feelings, while The Swede faces consequences.

  • CBS

    Special night and time! Roy asks Terry to testify against Lee Anne, in a bid to get her sexual discrimination suit thrown out of court.

  • BBC America

    Jack tries to find Amy in Seattle, but her movements offer more questions than answers.

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  1. christine says:

    Outlander is appointment television.

  2. Jenna says:

    Intruders (in keeping with my 3 episode test)

  3. AnnieM says:

    Spending our Saturday evening with the Doctor.

  4. pam says:


  5. Liz says:

    Can’t wait for Outlander!

  6. lu says:

    Outlander and the Doctor at the same time…the DVR’s working overtime.

  7. Poppy says:

    Watching the Doctor and DVRing Outlander!

  8. squirrelysue says:

    Outlander for sure. Curled up on my bed with my cat away from the noise of other humans so I can immerse myself in 18th century Scotland and Jamie, of course Jamie.

  9. Mar says:

    Wow, Outlander has great company, but I’ll be headed to Scotland for sure.

  10. Steve says:

    Hell on Wheels

  11. Shelley says:

    Outlander definitely!

  12. Outland and Intruders will my watch live choices this evening. I love Outlander and The Intruders definitely intrigues me.

  13. LaBete says:

    Outlander for sure! Still watching Hell on Wheels but losing a bit of interest. Wish AMC would pick up Longmire to pair with HoW.