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Childish Gambino Takes You to Guava Island, Emma Stone and BTS Do SNL and More


On TV this Saturday: Donald Glover and Rihanna journey to Guava Island, Crazy Rich Asians lands on HBO and Emma Stone returns to SNL. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Amazon
    Guava Island

    Original movie premiere: First screened at Coachella and helmed by Atlanta director Hiro Murai, this Childish Gambino film centers on a singer (Donald Glover) who promises to write his girlfriend (Rihanna) a song, then uses his music to unite the citizens of the titular isle; Nonso Anozie (Zoo) and Letitia Wright (Black Mirror) co-star. (Movie will be free to all until 9 pm ET, then only available to Prime subscribers.)

  • Disney Channel

    Series finale: Frankie worries that she will lose her best friend when Paige volunteers for a veterinarian channel.

  • Disney Channel
    Coop & Cami Ask the World

    Season 1 finale: Cooper struggles with the “Would You Wrather” challenges without Cami; Cami focuses on the dance team. (Check renewal status.)

  • Hallmark Channel
    Bottled With Love

    TV-movie premiere: Stood up, Abbey (One Tree Hill‘s Bethany Joy Lenz) opens her heart in a letter, puts it in a bottle and lobs it into the ocean. Months later, a fisherman (the ubiquitous Andrew Walker) finds said bottle and reaches out.

  • HBO
    Crazy Rich Asians

    Premium cable premiere: A young woman (Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu) travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family for the first time, only to discover that he is a member of one of the richest families in the country; Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery), Gemma Chan (Humans), Awkwafina (Ocean’s Eight) and Ken Jeong (Community) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    Secrets in a Small Town

    TV-movie premiere: A single mother (Wynonna Earp‘s Kate Drummond) must uncover the dark secrets of her small town after her daughter goes missing; Rya Kihlstedt (Charmed) co-stars.   

  • Showtime
    The Resurgence: Demarcus Cousins

    Documentary premiere (70 minutes): NBA superstar DeMarcus Cousins fights to get back onto the court after a tear in his Achilles nearly derails his career.

  • CBS

    The team must negotiate the release of two rival ballerinas. (On the move in May!)

  • CNN
    Chasing Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    Docuseries premiere (two episodes): The neurosurgeon travels across the world in search of the secrets to living a happier, healthier and longer life.

  • CBS
    The Code

    Repeat to revisit: Here’s a second chance to catch this JAG-gy drama, which follows judge advocates as they tackle legal challenges facing the U.S. Marine Corps; Dana Delany (Body of Proof) and Luke Mitchell (Blindspot) star. (Episode 2 airs Monday at 9 pm.)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    The Favourite‘s Emma Stone marks her fourth time as host; BTS performs. (Which former cast member is hosting on May 4?)