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.
Dog and Cat Bowls, NFL Honors, J.J. Watt Hosts SNL and More
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.)
Season 13 premiere: Murdoch investigates an explosion at a suffrage rally; Special Constable Robert Parker, a black former Pinkerton, joins the station’s rankings.
Two hours: The best players and performances from the 2019 season are celebrated; Steve Harvey hosts.
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.
Dog Bowl III
Senior dogs strut their stuff on the gridiron. (Puppy Bowl XVI airs Sunday at 3 pm.)
Seven Worlds, One Planet
Puma successfully hunt guanaco in South America.
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).
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.)
Super Bowl LIV Music Fest
Maroon 5, Guns N’ Roses and DJ Khaled perform, live from Miami.
Saturday Night Live
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt hosts; Luke Combs performs. (Who’s hosting on Feb. 8?)