What to Watch Today

George Michael Film, Dana Carvey Show Docu and More


On TV this Saturday: Showtime chronicles the late George Michael, Anjelica Huston fronts Lifetime’s Watcher In the Woods remake and Hillary Clinton visits with Graham Norton. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar:

  • Hulu
    Too Funny to Fail

    This docu chronicles the unanticipated failure of 1996’s short-lived The Dana Carvey Show, featuring new interviews with Carvey and then-unknowns Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. (Watch trailer.)

  • CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC
    College Football

    Eight games: Among the broadcast-TV offerings are Maryland vs. Wisconsin (12 pm, Fox); Oklahoma State vs. Texas (12 pm, ABC); Tennessee vs. Alabama (3:30 pm, CBS); Indiana vs. Michigan State (3:30 pm, ABC); Oklahoma vs. Kansas State (4 pm, Fox); USC vs. Notre Dame (7:30 pm, NBC); Michigan vs. Penn State (7:30 pm, ABC); Kansas vs. TCU (8 pm, Fox).

  • Lifetime
    The Watcher In the Woods

    From director Melissa Joan Hart comes this remake of the 1980s cult classic, featuring Oscar winner Anjelica Huston in the role of Mrs. Aylwood.

  • BBC America
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk, Todd and Farah come across a body that is linked to a cold case.

  • Hallmark
    A Harvest Wedding

    A woman (Teen Wolf‘s Jill Wagner) is reunited with her first love (Continuum‘s Victor Webster) while planning a wedding. Andrea Brooks (Supergirl) co-stars.

  • Showtime
    George Michael: Freedom

    This 90-minute documentary gives insight into the most formative period of the late singer’s life, including a struggle with his record label and the death of a loved one. (Watch trailer.)

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    Guests include former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, actor Jeff Goldblum, comic Jack Whitehall and musical guest Gregory Porter.

  • Ovation
    Versailles

    A battle of the sexes ensues within the palace, as preparations for the war abroad get underway.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Encore presentation: Ryan Gosling hosts the Season 43 premiere, with musical guest Jay-Z. (Watch cold open, plus additional highlights.)