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Creative Arts Emmys, 48 Hours Returns and More

Emmys 2021

On TV this Saturday: FXX broadcasts the Creative Arts Emmys, 48 Hours investigates the murder of a social media figure, and Hallmark Channel raises a Glass to Love. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC, CBS, ESPN, Fox, NBC
    College Football

    Nebraska visits Oklahoma (at 12 pm on Fox); Cincinnati plays Indiana (12 pm, ESPN); Purdue challenges Notre Dame (2:30 pm, NBC); USC takes on Washington State (3:30 pm, Fox); Georgia Tech goes head-to-head with Clemson (3:30 pm, ABC); Florida State visits Wake Forest (3:30 pm, ESPN); Alabama plays Florida (3:30 pm, CBS); South Carolina kicks off against Georgia (7 pm, ESPN); Auburn visits Penn State (7:30 pm, ABC); and Arizona State plays BYU (10:15 pm, ESPN).

  • FXX
    Creative Arts Emmy Awards

    The two-day creative arts ceremonies (which were held Sept. 11 and 12) have been condensed into this two-and-a-half hour broadcast. (The main Emmys ceremony airs Sunday at 8 pm on CBS; view  nominations; readers’ winner picks; 25 biggest snubs; and winners so far.)

  • Lifetime
    Imperfect High

    TV-movie premiere: A teen suffering from an anxiety disorder (The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Nia Sioux) finds herself in danger when she befriends two mysterious students at her new school; Sherri Shepherd (The View) and Ali Skovbye (Firefly Lane) co-star.

  • BBC America
    Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty

    Swift struggles to trust her eldest girls, Pandi and Mercy; Daisy’s daughters choose questionable mates.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Raise a Glass to Love

    TV-movie premiere: Sparks fly when aspiring sommelier Jenna (One Royal Holiday‘s Laura Osnes) meets Argentinian winemaker Marcelo (Fuller House‘s Juan Pablo Di Pace) at her family’s vineyard.

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    Season 34 premiere: After a killer murders a popular social media figure and posts photos of her body online, the victim’s mother opens up about her loss and the subsequent attacks on her family.

  • Lifetime
    The Price of Fitting In

    TV-movie premiere: A mother (Between Waves‘ Lora Burke) tries to save her daughter (newcomer Elizabeth Adams) from a serious drug addiction.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this repeat from November; Foo Fighters perform. (When does the new season premiere?)


    👆 ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY 👆
    On Sept. 18, The Addams Family debuted on ABC (in 1964), I Dream of Jeannie premiered on NBC (1965), and Supernatural introduced Castiel (and thus angels/God) into its mythology (2008).