What to Watch Tonight

Aquarius Finale, Star Trek Pilot, The Force Awakens and More


On TV this Saturday: Aquarius Season 2 comes to an end, George Takei hosts a Star Trek movie marathon and Star Wars: The Force Awakens makes its premium cable debut. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • EPIX
    Star Trek Fest 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Through Sunday at 6:15 am | George Takei hosts this all-day celebration featuring Trekkies (7 am), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (8:20 am and 5:45 pm), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ­(10:35 am and 8 pm), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (12:30 pm and 10 pm), The Captains ­(2:20 pm), Star Trek IX: Insurrection ­(4 pm and 3:30 am), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (11:45 pm), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1:35 am) and William Shatner’s Get a Life! ­(5:15 am).

  • Fox
    Saturday Night College Football

    The BYU Cougars face off against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • ABC
    Saturday Night College Football

    The Virginia Tech Hokies play the Tennessee Volunteers from the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

  • Lifetime
    The Girl in the Box

    This film tells the true story of Colleen Stan (Californication‘s Addison Timlin), a 22-year-old hitchhiker who in 1977 was kidnapped and forced to spend seven years as the sex slave and babysitter to a young couple; Zane Holtz (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Zelda Williams (Dead of Summer) co-star.

  • Starz
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    The J.J. Abrams-helmed Episode VII makes its premium cable debut. (Is a Star Wars TV series in the works?)

  • NBC
    Aquarius

    Season 2 finale (two episodes): The newly retired Hodiak goes to confront the serial killer who’s been tormenting him without the protection of the police. (Not yet renewed.)

  • MeTV
    Star Trek

    Two episodes: Back-to-back encores include the official 1966 series premiere “The Man Trap” and the rarely seen 1964 pilot “The Cage.” (20 greatest momentsdo I have MeTV?)

  • OWN
    Oprah: Where Are They Now?

    Subjects include R&B group Boyz II Men, Jeffersons scene stealer Marla Gibbs and former Blue Bloods cop Jennifer Esposito.

  • Comedy Central
    Jeff Ross Roasts Cops

    The Roastmaster General gets in a few jokes while talking with Boston P.D., local citizens and anti-police brutality protesters in New York.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: It’s hard to forget this December 2015 installment, which featured host Ryan Gosling breaking character opposite Kate McKinnon in an alien invasion sketch.