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Between World and Me HBO Special, Feliz NaviDAD and More

Between the World and Me

On TV this Saturday: A Nashville vet gets the Christmas Carol treatment, Saved by the Bell‘s Mario Lopez is a Feliz NaviDAD, and Oprah Winfrey, Angela Bassett and others participate in a star-studded HBO adaptation. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox
    College Football

    Seven games: Clemson visits Florida State (at 12 pm, ABC); Indiana takes on Ohio State (12 pm; Fox); Wisconsin plays Northwestern (3:30 pm, ABC); Ole Miss challenges Texas A&M (3:30 pm, CBS); Kansas State goes head-to-head with Iowa State (4 pm, Fox); Oklahoma State plays Oklahoma (7:30 pm, ABC); Arizona battles Washington (8 pm, Fox).

  • Ovation
    The Fall

    In this 90-minute Season 2 episode, Gibson realizes she may have put witness Rose Stagg in danger, while Spector terrorizes Belfast.

  • HBO
    Between the World and Me

    Author Ta-Nehisi Coates details his experience coming of age in inner-city Baltimore, in a society that structurally supports white supremacy; Susan Kelechi Watson (who is also an EP), Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Jharrel Jerome, Janet Mock, Joe Morton, Wendell Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, MJ Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Courtney B. Vance and Oprah Winfrey appear.

  • BBC America
    Earth's Great Seasons

    Autumn’s spectacular transformations are explored, highlighting how Earth and its inhabitants prepare for the cold months of winter.

  • Lifetime
    Feliz NaviDAD

    TV-movie premiere: A single father (Saved by the Bell‘s Mario Lopez) finds romance when his daughter and sister play matchmaker during the holidays; AnnaLynne McCord (90210) co-stars.

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Nashville Christmas Carol

    TV-movie premiere: A TV producer (Nashville‘s Jessy Schram) gets the Ebenezer Scrooge treatment when a recently deceased mentor warns her about her dark future; Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans (Nashville) and RaeLynn (The Voice) co-star.

  • Lifetime Movie Network
    Pretty Cheaters, Deadly Lies

    TV-movie premiere: Hanna (Grand Army‘s Keara Graves) hopes to stop a blackmailing scheme by taking her cousin’s college entrance exam for her; Kate Drummond (Utopia Falls) and Sydney Meyer (V-Wars) co-star.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    The Angel Tree

    TV-movie premiere: A writer (Teen Wolf‘s Jill Wagner) looks for the person who grants wishes placed upon a tree, while reconnecting with a childhood friend (Haven‘s Lucas Bryant).

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Kerry Washington hosts this Season 39 throwback, which originally aired Nov. 2, 2013.

  • Fox
    Premier Boxing Champions Special

    One hour: Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and Danny “Swift” Garcia share their lives and training regimen, as they prepare for their highly anticipated Dec. 5 match-up.


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