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Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman, Elvira Special, Global Citizen Live and More

Promising Young Woman HBO Premiere

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.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox
    College Football

    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).

  • ABC News Live, Apple TV, GlobalCitizen.com, Twitter, YouTube
    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.)  

  • Ovation
    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.)

  • Lifetime
    Deadly Debutante

    TV-movie premiere: A dangerous young woman (My Halloween Friends‘ Angelina Boris) stops at nothing to be crowned the belle of a debutante ball.

  • Shudder
    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.

  • HLN
    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.

  • BBC America
    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.

  • CBS
    NCIS: Hawai'i

    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.)

  • HBO
    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.

  • Hallmark Channel
    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.

  • NBC
    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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