On TV this Saturday: Lifetime wants to dance with Whitney, Saturday Night Live finds its Hart, The Musketeers track down a person of interest and Empire cues up a great two-for-one deal. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Whitney's Story, SNL Returns, Empire Catch-Up and More
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.)
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.)
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.)
Repeat to Revisit: Missed the freshman drama’s first two episodes? Catch ‘em now with these back-to-back reruns.
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.
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.
After Frank and Caterina deliver a briefcase to a mine in the middle of the Sahara, an explosion traps a group of miners.
Revisit the ‘80s with a December 1984 episode, featuring host Eddie Murphy and musical guest Robert Plant and the Honeydrippers.
The Graham Norton Show
New time slot alert! Graham welcomes Meryl Streep, James McAvoy, Mark Ruffalo and Hozier.
Saturday Night Live
Winter premiere: Kevin Hart hosts, and Sia — well, someone standing in for Sia — performs.