What to Watch Today

Dog and Cat Bowls, NFL Honors, J.J. Watt Hosts SNL and More

Dog Bowl 2020 ROxy

On TV this Saturday: Footballer J.J. Watt tackles sketch comedy, dogs and cats run rampant in their respective Bowls, and TCM kicks off its annual Oscar-nominated movie marathon. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • TCM
    31 Days of Oscar

    The network’s 25th annual Oscar programming event kicks off with 1960’s The Entertainer (starring Laurence Olivier) and runs through March 2. (View schedule.)

  • Ovation
    Murdoch Mysteries

    Season 13 premiere: Murdoch investigates an explosion at a suffrage rally; Special Constable Robert Parker, a black former Pinkerton, joins the station’s rankings.

  • Fox
    NFL Honors

    Two hours: The best players and performances from the 2019 season are celebrated; Steve Harvey hosts.

  • Lifetime
    Poisoned Love: The Stacey Castor Story

    TV-movie premiere: The second husband of Stacey Castor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘s Nia Vardalos) dies in an apparent suicide — but the death mirrors that of her first groom.

  • Animal Planet
    Dog Bowl III

    Senior dogs strut their stuff on the gridiron. (Puppy Bowl XVI airs Sunday at 3 pm.)

  • BBC America
    Seven Worlds, One Planet

    Puma successfully hunt guanaco in South America.

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Valentine's Match

    TV-movie premiere: A reality-TV show host (One Tree Hill‘s Bethany Joy Lenz) is duped into running her hometown’s festival auction with her ex-fiancé (Brothers and Sisters‘ Luke Macfarlane).

  • Hallmark Channel
    Cat Bowl II

    “Cat-letes” compete on the field for viewers’ hearts; Beth Stern, Cameron Mathison and Larissa Wohl host. (Kitten Bowl VII airs Sunday at 2 pm.)

  • Fox
    Super Bowl LIV Music Fest

    Maroon 5, Guns N’ Roses and DJ Khaled perform, live from Miami.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt hosts; Luke Combs performs. (Who’s hosting on Feb. 8?)