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.
What to Watch Today
Criminal Minds-athon, SNL's Fred Willard Tribute and More
Telly, Elmo and Abby go on a quest as knights to help a letter “Y” find its purpose in life.
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.)
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.
Frankie Drake Mysteries
Frankie and the team investigate a fire-bombing at a politician’s office.
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.
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.
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.
The late Fred Willard is celebrated with this Season 4 throwback, which originally aired Oct. 14, 1978; Devo performs.
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!)