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Creative Arts Emmys, NXIVM Sex Cult Movie and More

Bradley Whitford - Emmys 2019

On TV this Saturday: FXX broadcasts the Creative Arts Emmys, Supergirl‘s Peter Facinelli plays a sex cult leader and Hallmark Channel previews its streaming-only When Calls the Heart spinoff. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Showtime
    Shameless Marathon

    Through 9 pm | The cabler continues its slow binge in anticipation of the Season 10 premiere with a look back at Season 2.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox
    College Football

    Five games: Among the broadcast-network matchups are Michigan State vs. Northwestern (12 pm, ABC); Michigan vs. Wisconsin (12 pm, Fox); Auburn vs. Texas A&M (3:30 pm, CBS); Oklahoma State vs Texas (7:30 pm, ABC) and Notre Dame vs. Georgia (8 pm, CBS).  

  • Ovation

    Season 2 finale: Maigret investigates the link between a stripper and a countess after the two are found strangled within a day of each other.

  • FXX
    Creative Arts Emmy Awards

    The two-night creative arts ceremony (which took place on Sept. 14 and 15) has been condensed into one, two-and-a-half hour broadcast. (View Primetime Emmy nominations; get Ausiello’s predictions; relive greatest moments.)

  • Lifetime
    Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter

    TV-movie premiere: In this shocking true story, actress Catherine Oxenberg (played by Cloak & Dagger‘s Andrea Roth) fights to save her daughter India from the titular sex cult and its charismatic leader, Keith Raniere (Supergirl‘s Peter Facinelli); Sara Fletcher (Mom Tested) co-stars as Smallville alum-turned-Raniere associate Allison Mack. (A follow-up special hosted by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson airs at 10 pm.)

  • HBO
    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

    Premium cable premiere: When DUPLO invaders attack Bricksburg, Emmet (Parks and Rec’s Chris Pratt) and the rest of the gang must work together to save the LEGO universe; Will Ferrell and Maya Rudolph (SNL), Elizabeth Banks (Press Your Luck), Will Arnett (Arrested Development), Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G.), Alison Brie (GLOW) and Nick Offerman co-star.

  • Nickelodeon
    All That

    Everyone goes crazy when Beyoncé stumbles into the classroom; Detectives Ann and Dan crash a birthday party; Peyton Manning visits Jay-Z Penny.

  • Hallmark Channel
    When Hope Calls

    Special preview (two episodes): This When Calls the Heart spinoff follows two orphaned sisters (The Strain‘s Jocelyn Hudon and Ransom‘s Morgan Kohan) who open an orphanage in a small town. (The series can be streamed on Hallmark Movies Now, where the first four episodes are currently available.)

  • BBC America
    Planet Earth: Nature's Great Events

    70 minutes: The Great Flood turns the arid plains of the Okavango into bountiful wetlands, making it the perfect place for a herd of elephants to settle down.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: Former cast member Adam Sandler hosts; Shawn Mendes performs.


    NEXT SATURDAYSNL returns with host Woody Harrelson, musical guest Billie Eilish and new cast members Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman and… nope, just those two!