What to Watch Today

George Michael Film, Dana Carvey Show Docu and More

  • 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

    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.)