What to Watch Today

Freaky Saturday, Summer Olympics Day 2 and More

Freaky Vince Vaughn HBO

On TV this Saturday: Vince Vaughn gets Freaky, the Olympics continues with showdowns in swimming and volleyball, and comedian Tig Notaro debuts her new special. Here are seven programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • NBC
    Olympics

    The U.S. men take on France in volleyball, while the men’s road race in cycling begins; additional primetime events (beginning at 8 pm) include beach volleyball preliminary matches, men’s team gymnastics, men’s swimming finals and women’s 400m individual medleys. (View full schedule.)

  • Starz
    Power Book III: Raising Kanan

    Series premiere encore: In 1991 Queens, 15-year-old Kanan Stark (Kirby Buckets‘ Mekai Curtis) joins his family’s growing drug business led by his mom, Raquel (Madam Secretary‘s Patina Miller). (Re-airs at 9 pm; Episode 2 airs Sunday at 8 pm.)

  • Ovation
    The Hour

    Bel pitches an interview with an Egyptian diplomat to help curb negative reviews and fallen ratings; Freddie discovers a clue to Ruth’s death.

  • AMC, BBC America
    Eden: Untamed Planet

    Series premiere: Explore Earth’s few remaining untouched lands, as the environments struggle to survive the perils of the modern world — first up, Borneo; Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) narrates.

  • Lifetime
    Next Door Nightmare

    TV-movie premiere: An elderly woman (Anne With an E‘s Deborah Grover) will stop at nothing to invade the lives of her new, expectant neighbors (The Perfect Wedding‘s Julia Borsellino and Insomnia‘s Mark Taylor).

  • HBO
    Freaky

    Premium cable premiere: A teen (Big Little Lies‘ Kathryn Newton) has 24 hours to get her identity back after a serial killer’s (True Detective‘s Vince Vaughn) mystical dagger causes them to switch bodies; Katie Finneran (Bloodline) co-stars.

  • HBO
    Tig Notaro: Drawn

    The comic riffs about a hospital bed proposal and a high school talent show gone wrong in her new hour-long animated special.