On TV this Saturday: Promising Young Woman makes its HBO debut, Elvira returns with a new special, and Billie Eilish and Coldplay headline Global Citizen Live. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman, Elvira Special, Global Citizen Live and More
Boise State tackles Utah State (12 pm, CBS); Notre Dame visits Wisconsin (12 pm, Fox); Texas A&M takes on Arkansas (3:30 pm, CBS); and West Virginia plays Oklahoma (7:30 pm, ABC).
Global Citizen Live
Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Cyndi Lauper, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez and more perform on the 24-hour event to raise awareness and help end global poverty; Prince Harry and Meghan, and Elton John appear. (On Sunday, FX will air four hours of event coverage at 3 pm, while ABC will broadcast a one-hour special at 7 pm.)
Frankie Drake Mysteries: Music at Midnight
This one-hour special features performances by cast members Chantel Riley and Sharron Matthews, along with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. (The fourth and final season premieres next Saturday, Oct. 2.)
TV-movie premiere: A dangerous young woman (My Halloween Friends‘ Angelina Boris) stops at nothing to be crowned the belle of a debutante ball.
Elvira's 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special
The horror hostess (Movie Macabre’s Cassandra Peterson) returns with fresh commentary on Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, House on Haunted Hill (1959), The City of the Dead and Messiah of Evil.
Gabby Petito Investigation: Cross-Country Nightmare
The one-hour special breaks down the Gabby Petito case, including the original 911 call and body-cam footage from Utah police; CNN’s Randi Kaye reports.
Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty
Rain returns to the manor, which triggers the movers and shakers within the families; Swift faces a crisis after kicking out her nannies.
Encore presentation: The latest offshoot centers on Jane Tennant (Call Me Kat‘s Vanessa Lachey), the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor. (Episode 2 airs Monday at 10/9c.)
Promising Young Woman
Premium cable premiere: A med school dropout (An Education‘s Carey Mulligan) goes on a mission to punish predatory men; Bo Burnham (Inside), Alison Brie (Community), Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) co-star.
Taking the Reins
TV-movie premiere: While at her family’s ranch, a writer (Awkward.‘s Nikki DeLoach) learns the truth behind her failed marriage — and why she stopped riding horses; Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights), Corbin Bernsen (Psych) and Janine Turner (Northern Exposure) co-star.
Saturday Night Live
The Queen’s Gambit‘s Anya Taylor-Joy hosts this Season 46 finale encore; Lil Nas X performs. (Who’s hosting Season 47 premiere?)
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