What to Watch Today

The Way Back on HBO, Stanley Cup Playoffs and More

The Way Back HBO Premiere

On TV this Saturday: Ben Affleck’s sports drama The Way Back arrives on HBO, Round 2 of the NHL playoffs continue and SNL revisits JLo’s latest hosting stint. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • NBC, NBCSN
    NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Three games: The Tampa Bay Lightning hits the ice with the Boston Bruins (12 pm, NBC); the Philadelphia Flyers face off against the N.Y. Islanders (7 pm, NBCSN); and the Vegas Golden Knights take on the Vancouver Canucks (9:45 pm, NBCSN).

  • NBC
    NASCAR Cup Series: Coke Zero Sugar 400

    Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and more compete in the 400-mile race, live from Florida’s Daytona International Speedway.

  • CBS
    Love Island

    While suffering from an alien fever, Buck fears that an ambassador and his entourage are really reptilian beings. (CBS does not provide Love Island teasers, so we’ll be running random MeTV synopses from each night.)

  • Fox
    Premier Boxing Champions Special

    Two hours: Former champ Erislandy Lara battles Greg Vendetti for the WBA Super Welterweight Title; Alfredo Angulo takes on Caleb Truax.

  • Lifetime
    Sorority Secrets

    TV-movie premiere: A college student finds herself in danger after joining a sorority that doubles as an escort service.

  • HBO
    The Way Back

    Premium cable premiere: A former high school athlete (Justice League’s Ben Affleck) who drowned his future in alcohol gets a chance at redemption when he becomes the basketball coach at his alma mater; Al Madrigal (I’m Dying Up Here), Janina Gavankar (The Morning Show) and Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn) co-star.

  • TBS
    Black Panther

    Three hours: The Wakanda-set Marvel film airs in tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman. (Re-airs Sunday at 8 pm; read obituary.)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: Jennifer Lopez hosts; DaBaby performs. (Will the show return to its home turf this fall?)