What to Watch Tonight

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On TV this Saturday: A guardian of the galaxy visits Studio 8H for Saturday Night Live‘s 40th premiere, Outlander wraps for a while, the Global Citizen Music Festival attracts some huge names and Doctor Who goes incognito. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

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  • CBS
    Madam Secretary

    Did football overrun foil your DVR’s valiant attempts to catch this new, Tea Leoni-starring drama last Sunday? Well take note, because here is a third chance to check it out. (After that, it’s all on you.)

  • Hallmark
    Midnight Masquerade

    Autumn Reeser (Last Resort) stars as a young businesswoman whose life becomes all about tracking down a handsome man she meets at a costume ball — unaware that he’s actually the employee of a rival company. Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives) and Christopher Russell (Flashpoint) co-star.

  • Starz

    Midseason finale: In the 1940s, Frank desperately searches for his missing wife. In the 1740s, Claire settles into her marriage to Jamie… until a gigantic opportunity presents itself. NOTE: A marathon of the first seven episodes begins at 1:45 pm. (Watch a sneak preview, and find out when the series will return.)

  • BBC America
    Doctor Who

    The Doctor goes undercover when terrifying events threaten Coal Hill school. Plus, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are bound to meet!

  • AMC
    Hell on Wheels

    Cullen clashes with the new marshal to recover his arrested railroad workers; Campbell confronts Louise over a story.

  • NBC
    Music for Change: The Global Citizen Festival

    Jay-Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, Tiësto, The Roots and Fun. headline this concert — broadcast from New York’s Central Park — as part of a movement to end global poverty. Hugh Jackman hosts.

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    Season 27 premiere: The title of tonight’s true crime hour is “Murder or Madness?” (Do I have to choose one or the other?)

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    The first in a series of weekly “vintage” episode rebroadcasts is a Season 1 outing hosted by comedian Richard Pryor. Sketches include “Samurai Hotel” and an Exorcist spoof. (Get details.)

  • Starz
    The Chair

    In the final week of pre-production, Anna and Shane hit casting dilemmas, and table reads raise doubt that the scripts are ready for filming.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Season 40 premiere: Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy) hosts with musical guest Ariana Grande.

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  1. auntiemm says:

    Madam Secretary, Pirate game, SNL with Pryor to see just how much they sanitize it and SNL live later.

  2. Tran says:

    SNL with Chris Pratt

  3. Steve says:

    Hell on Wheels

  4. herman1959 says:

    OK, since CBS is airing it a THIRD time: Madame Secretary.

  5. Eric says:

    SNL, perhaps SNL Vintage. We’ll see.

  6. justme says:


  7. Tom says:

    > Plus, any second now, Danny Pink and the Doctor are bound to meet!

    Can we avoid that? And Danny Pink altogether? Not liking him