What to Watch Tonight

Outlander Season 2 Marathon, College Football and More


On TV this Saturday: Starz gets all caught up on Outlander, CBS has (hopefully) had enough of Candy Crush and college football dominates the broadcast networks. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Starz Edge
    Outlander Marathon

    Through 9:08 pm | Here’s your chance to catch up on the fantasy drama’s sophomore run ahead of the highly anticipated Season 3 (get premiere dateview new photos and trailer; watch Comic-Con Q&A.)

  • HBO2
    The Wire Marathon

    Through 8:45 pm | The premium cabler is revisiting the acclaimed drama, with all 13 Season 1 episodes.

  • AMC
    The Walking Dead Marathon

    Through Sunday at 11 pm | The countdown to Season 8 (watch trailer) continues with another full weekend binge, beginning with Season 3’s “The Suicide King” and concluding with Season 5’s “Spend.”

  • Showtime Showcase
    Homeland Marathon

    Through 9:30 pm | Go back to the beginning with Carrie, Saul and Brody (R.I.P.!) and revisit the complete first season.

  • HBO
    Sesame Street

    Season 47 finale: Oscar- and Tony Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o stops by, as Mando, Chris and Leela help Segi realize that being brown is snazzy.

  • CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC
    College Football

    Seven games: Among the broadcast-TV offerings are California vs. North Carolina (12 pm, CBS); Akron vs. Penn State (12 pm, ABC); Temple vs. Notre Dame (3:30 pm, NBC);  Texas-El Paso vs. Oklahoma (3:30 pm, Fox); Florida vs. Michigan (3:30 pm, ABC); Louisville vs. Purdue (7:30 pm, Fox); Alabama vs. Florida State (8 pm, ABC). (Get full lineup.)

  • Showtime
    Ray Donovan Marathon

    Through 9 pm | Already behind on Season 5? Not to worry! The premium cabler is encoring the first four episodes.

  • CBS
    Candy Crush

    Season 1 finale (two episodes): Mario Lopez concludes a summer of trying to convince people that a mobile game can be adapted into a watchable TV show. (Not yet renewed.)

  • BBC America
    Planet Earth: Wild West

    Docuseries finale: The third and final hour examines the powerful forces that have helped shape the planet’s coastlines.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Encore presentation: Dwayne Johnson hosts the Season 42 finale (and announces his bid for president, alongside VP pick David S. Pumpkins Tom Hanks). (Who is hosting the Sept. 30 premiere?)