On TV this Saturday: Kerry Washington trades in Olivia Pope for Anita Hill, All That reunites its original cast, Beowulf faces its final battle and JLD returns to her SNL stomping grounds. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Today
Kerry's Confirmation, JLD Does SNL, All That-athon and More
Game 1 action tips off with the Pacers at the Raptors. Also: Rockets/Warriors (ABC, 3:30), Celtics/Hawks (ESPN, 7:00) and Mavericks/Thunder (ESPN, 9:30).
Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Pittsburgh Penguins (1-0) host the New York Rangers for Game 2. Other NHL face-offs airing today: Philadelphia at Washington (CNBC, 7 pm), Minnesota at Dallas (NBCSN, 8 pm) and San Jose at Los Angeles (NBCSN, 10:30 pm).
Scandal‘s Kerry Washington stars as Anita Hill in this TV-movie, which explores the 1991 Supreme Court nomination hearings of Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce, Treme), who was accused of sexual harassment. Greg Kinnear (Rake), Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) co-star. (Read Michael Slezak’s review.)
Dying to Be Loved
When her teenage daughter begins dating a bad boy, Jill (Passions‘ Lindsay Hartley) sets out to prove that the thug has gone on the run and taken her child with him.
Love by Chance
When a pastry chef (Beau Garrett, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) meets the perfect man, she is horrified to learn her meddling mom (Desperate Housewives‘ Brenda Strong) is responsible for their meeting. (If you’ve ever seen Because I Said So, no need to watch this movie… because it’s the exact same thing.)
Series finale: Women and children join the fray as Beowulf leads the defense against Herot’s attackers.
All That Marathon
Through 2 am | Ready yet? Get set! It’s a major ’90s nostalgia trip, complete with one- to three-minute promos in which original cast members – Danny Tamberelli, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server – celebrate the sketch series’ 22nd anniversary.
Party Over Here
In its first-ever “best of” episode – bit of a head-scratcher, since the show has only been on for a month – the comedy series revisits its strongest skits to date.
Saturday Night Live
Veep star (and onetime SNL cast member) Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to host, with musical guest Nick Jonas.