What to Watch Today

Independent Spirit Awards, Top Gear, SNL and More


On TV this Saturday: John Mulaney and Nick Kroll return as hosts of the Spirit Awards, Charles Barkley aims for another SNL slam dunk and Top Gear revs back up for its 25th season. Here are seven programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • IFC
    Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll return to host this annual, pre-Oscars celebration of outstanding indie filmmaking. (View nominees.)

  • Lifetime
    Bad Tutor

    A tutor (PLL‘s Charlies Hitinger) becomes obsessed with a pupil (Inbetweeners‘ Alex Frnka) who is the spitting image of the ex he pushed off a cliff; Vanessa Marcil (General Hospital) plays Mom.

  • BBC America
    Planet Earth: Blue Planet II

    Season finale: The final installment takes a closer look at human activity’s effect on the ocean 😔

  • USA Network
    Falling Water

    The team comes up with a plan to catch Taylor Bennett and her buyer; Taka and Alex turn to Shadowman’s daughter for a lead.

  • OWN
    Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

    Honorees include Black Panther‘s Danai Gurira, Girls Trip‘s Tiffany Haddish, Westworld‘s Tessa Thompson and Master of None‘s Lena Waithe.

  • BBC America
    Top Gear

    Season 25 premiere (special night and time): Matt, Chris and Rory test out three new V8 sports cars: the McLaren 570GT, Jaguar F-Type SVR and an ultra-fast Ford Mustang.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    NBA commentator Charles Barkley returns for his fourth hosting stint, with musical guest Migos. (Which This Is Us star is hosting next weekend?)