On TV this Saturday: Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B reigns at Lifetime, Starz searches for The Missing, Atlantis returns for Season 2 and a True Detective star hosts Saturday Night Live. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Today
Aaliyah's Story Is Told, The Missing Debuts, SNL and More
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Hell on Wheels
Cullen struggles with Ruth’s unexpected decision, while Louise risks her reputation to fight for a story she believes in.
In a February 2007 episode, Drew Barrymore hosts and Lily Allen performs. (Plus: Amy Poehler does a spot-on impression of Dakota Fanning.)
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.