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Creative Arts Emmys, Picturing the Obamas and More

Creative Arts Emmys 2022

On TV this Saturday: FXX airs the Creative Arts Emmys, the Smithsonian Channel goes behind the scenes of the Obamas’ National Portrait Gallery unveilings, and Mena Suvari plays the crazed matriarch in Lifetime’s House of Chains. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)

  • ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC
    College Football

    Broadcast matchups include Alabama vs. Texas (12 pm, Fox), Ohio vs. Penn State (12 pm, ABC), Marshall vs. Notre Dame (2:30 pm, NBC), Tennessee vs. Pitt (3:30 pm, ABC), Washington State vs. Wisconsin (3:30 pm, Fox), Colorado vs. Air Force (3:30 pm, CBS) and USC vs. Stanford (7:30 pm, ABC). (View full schedule.)

  • Lifetime
    Husband, Wife and Their Lover

    TV-movie premiere: An ad exec and her hubby invite her (not-at-all crazy!) personal trainer into the bedroom. (Lifetime plots Dr. Quinn and Reba reunions!)

  • Oxygen
    Cold Justice

    Kelly and Steve investigate the 2007 murder of a single father who was gunned down by a sharpshooter with a high-powered rifle.

  • FXX
    Creative Arts Emmy Awards

    The two-day creative arts ceremonies (which were held Sept. 3 and 4) have been condensed into this two-and-a-half hour broadcast. (The main Emmys ceremony airs Monday at 8 pm on NBC; view nominations; readers’ winner picks; 25 biggest snubs; and winners so far.)

  • Lifetime
    House of Chains

    TV-movie premiere: American Beauty‘s Mena Suvari plays a crazed mother who, along with her equally oppressive husband (Bitten‘s Greyston Holt), keeps their children separated from the outside world.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Marry Go Round

    TV-movie premiere: A successful executive (played by 12 Monkeys‘ Amanda Schull) is set to move to Paris and marry her new beau… until she discovers she’s still hitched to her high school sweetheart (UnREAL‘s Brennan Elliott). (TV’s Best Series Finales Ranked!)

  • Smithsonian Channel
    Picturing the Obamas

    The two-part docuseries examines the history and legacy of Barack and Michelle Obama as told through their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery.

  • The CW
    Masters of Illusion

    Featured acts include Bill Cook, Alex Ramon, Jeff Hobson, Eric Buss, Trino, Paige Thompson and Greg Gleason.

  • Epix
    NFL Icons

    Season 2 premiere: The first hour chronicles the life of the late John Madden.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Simu Liu hosts this November encore, with musical guest Saweetie. (Seven cast members out ahead of Season 48!)