On TV this Saturday: SNL orders a double shot of Ariana Grande, Nickelodeon enrolls in the School of Rock (and hands out more orange blimps) and Fox brings the Party Over Here. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
Ariana Grande Hosts SNL, Audra McDonald's Lady Day, Nick's Kids' Choice Awards and More
Kids' Choice Awards
The Voice coach Blake Shelton hosts this year’s ceremony, but let’s not forget the real star of the show: So. Much. Slime.
After recovering from a home invasion that left her father dead and stepmother injured, Ashley (Sarah Fisher, Degrassi: TNG) suspects a family friend (Paul Johansson, One Tree Hill) as the reason her dad was killed.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
In this TV adaptation of the same-named Broadway musical, Tony winner Audra McDonald plays singer Billie Holiday, as seen during key moments in her tumultuous life and career.
Rogers comes under attack while moving a prisoner, and violence erupts on the Walrus.
School of Rock
Series premiere: Based on the 2003 film of the same name, this comedy centers on Dewey Finn (Hart of Dixie’s Tony Cavalero), a wannabe musician who poses as a prep-school substitute teacher and teaches his students to love rock ’n’ roll.
Herot prepares for Slean and Keta’s wedding, but when secrets are revealed — Slean secretly watches The Bachelor! – the couple must make decisions about loyalties.
Party Over Here
Series premiere: For those craving a warm-up to SNL, this half-hour sketch series — produced by Andy Samberg’s The Lonely Island and Paul Scheer (The League) — covers pop culture, politics and more.
Saturday Night Live
Ariana Grande takes on a big — er, venti — role, serving as both host and musical guest.