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Criminal Minds-athon, SNL's Fred Willard Tribute and More

Criminal Minds Marathon we TV

On TV this Saturday: A summer-long Criminal Minds binge-a-thon gets underway, the late Fred Willard presides over a vintage SNL and The Last Dance sets foot on ABC. Here are 9 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • HBO
    Sesame Street

    Telly, Elmo and Abby go on a quest as knights to help a letter “Y” find its purpose in life.

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    Criminal Minds Summer Stakeout

    Through 1 am | As a lead-up to the recently ended CBS procedural’s 15th anniversary in September, the cabler launches a summer-long marathon (continuing every Saturday and Monday hereafter) consisting of cast- and fan-favorite episodes. (View lineup.)

  • Ovation
    Republic of Doyle

    Two episodes: First, in the Season 1 finale, the community tries to keep it together as the Republic falls apart. Then, in the Season 2 premiere, Jake and Mal investigate a kidnapping.

  • Ovation
    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Frankie and the team investigate a fire-bombing at a politician’s office.

  • ABC
    The Last Dance

    Broadcast premiere (two episodes per week): The acclaimed 10-part ESPN docuseries chronicles basketball legend Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls dynasty, featuring brand new footage from the 1997-98 season when the team secured its sixth NBA championship in eight years.

  • HBO
    Ready or Not

    Premium cable premiere: When a newlywed (Hollywood‘s Samara Weaving) is forced to play hide-and-seek with her wealthy, weird in-laws, she quickly finds out that it’s a deadly game of survival; Adam Brody (The O.C.) and Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) co-star.

  • NBC
    The Secret Life of Pets

    Broadcast premiere: A domesticated terrier (voiced by, ugh, Louis C.K.) and his crazy canine companion (Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet) meet an unruly bunny and his gang of forsaken pets.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    The late Fred Willard is celebrated with this Season 4 throwback, which originally aired Oct. 14, 1978; Devo performs.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: Kristen Wiig hosts the Season 45 finale, produced entirely from home; Boyz II Men (featuring Babyface) performs. (Season 45 episodes, ranked!)