What to Watch Today

Aaliyah's Story Is Told, The Missing Debuts, SNL and More

  • Lifetime
    Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

    Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis) stars as the titular actress-musician in this biopic, which follows the starlet from her rise to fame to the plane crash that brought her untimely death. (An Aaliyah-centric Beyond the Headlines airs at 10 pm.)

  • Hallmark Channel

    When a loss of togetherness threatens the existence of Santa’s Northpole, a little boy named Kevin is called upon to save the day. Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar), Max Charles (The Neighbors), Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) and Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) star.

  • Starz
    The Missing

    Series premiere: Told through two simultaneous time frames, this thriller follows Tony (James Nesbitt, The Hobbit), a father desperate to find his missing son. Frances O’Connor (Mr. Selfridge) also stars. (Read a preview with Nesbitt.)

  • BBC America

    Season 2 premiere: Time jump alert! A year after the events of Season 1, Ariadne is queen and finds herself at war with old adversary Pasiphae.

  • TNT

    First, a crime lord attempts to kidnap the young socialite that Frank is assigned to keep safe. Then at 10 pm, a simple Paris delivery turns into a deadly revenge plot.

  • AMC
    Hell on Wheels

    Cullen struggles with Ruth’s unexpected decision, while Louise risks her reputation to fight for a story she believes in.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    In a February 2007 episode, Drew Barrymore hosts and Lily Allen performs. (Plus: Amy Poehler does a spot-on impression of Dakota Fanning.)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    True Detective’s Woody Harrelson hosts (to promote a little indie film called The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1), with musical guest Kendrick Lamar.