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!
    Botched

    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
    Portlandia

    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
    Unforgettable

    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
    Outlander

    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
    Reckless

    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
    Intruders

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