What to Watch Tonight

Whitney's Story, SNL Returns, Empire Catch-Up and More

  • NBC
    Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals

    The premier canine sporting event features the country’s top athletic dogs competing in Olympic-style events, including a Belgian Malinois who breaks the Diving Dog World Record. (Cutest. Sporting event. Ever.)

  • Lifetime
    Whitney

    Top Model finalist Yaya DaCosta stars as Whitney Houston in this biopic, directed by Horror Story’s Angela Bassett. The film chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Houston and Bobby Brown (Arlen Escarpeta, Extant) during her rise to fame. (A Whitney-centric Beyond the Headlines follows at 10 pm.)

  • Nickelodeon
    Bella and the Bulldogs

    Series premiere: When middle schooler Bella (Brec Bassinger, The Haunted Hathaways) puts down her pom-poms to play quarterback, she must find a balance between her football team and her cheerleader BFFs. (I think the secret is to be aggressive. Be, be aggressive.)

  • Fox
    Empire

    Repeat to Revisit: Missed the freshman drama’s first two episodes? Catch ‘em now with these back-to-back reruns.

  • BBC America
    The Musketeers

    Season 2 premiere: The Musketeers are sent to retrieve the Comte de Rochefort, the Cardinal’s man in Madrid who has escaped from a Spanish prison.

  • Hallmark
    Bridal Wave

    As a bride-to-be (Vampire Diaries‘ Arielle Kebbel) starts to have doubts about her wedding day, she encounters an ex-architect (Andrew W. Walker, Against the Wall) with whom she develops undeniable chemistry.

  • TNT
    Transporter

    After Frank and Caterina deliver a briefcase to a mine in the middle of the Sahara, an explosion traps a group of miners.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Revisit the ‘80s with a December 1984 episode, featuring host Eddie Murphy and musical guest Robert Plant and the Honeydrippers.

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    New time slot alert! Graham welcomes Meryl Streep, James McAvoy, Mark Ruffalo and Hozier.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Winter premiere: Kevin Hart hosts, and Sia — well, someone standing in for Sia — performs.