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Harriet's HBO Premiere, Tom Hanks-athon and More

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On TV this Saturday: Tom Hanks gets the marathon treatment, Starz revisits cult classic Party Down and Cynthia Erivo’s Harriet biopic makes its HBO debut. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Starz
    Party Down Marathon

    Through 5 pm | Revisit Season 1 of the short-lived cult classic, which featured Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), Ken Marino (Black Monday), Lizzy Caplan (Castle Rock), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley) and Jane Lynch (Glee) as a group of wannabe actors who work as caterers. (Season 2 follows next Saturday at noon.)

  • Starz Encore
    Tom Hanks Movie Marathon

    Through 11:08 pm | The cabler revisits five of the Oscar winner’s earlier films, including Joe Versus the Volcano (at 1:15 pm), Bachelor Party (3:03 pm), The ‘Burbs (4:51 pm), Forrest Gump (6:35 pm) and Philadelphia (9 pm).

  • Science Channel
    Science Channel's Grant Imahara Marathon

    Through 8 pm | The late Grant Imahara is remembered with a Killer Robots: Robo Games 2011 encore, four of his best MythBusters outings and an episode of White Rabbit Project.

  • Ovation
    Partners in Crime

    Tommy and Tuppence’s search for nuclear bomb thief suspect “N” takes them to the Sans Souci guesthouse.

  • HBO

    Premium cable premiere: Cynthia Erivo (The Outsider) is Harriet Tubman in this biopic that chronicles the abolitionist’s escape from slavery and her efforts to free others via the Underground Railroad; Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) and Janelle Monáe (Homecoming) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    Murder in the Vineyard

    TV-movie premiere: When Beatrice (Avengers: Endgame‘s Emma Fuhrmann) is hazed and harassed after moving to a new town, her mom (666 Park Avenue‘s Helena Mattsson) struggles to protect her.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Anne Hathaway hosts this Season 34 throwback that originally aired Oct. 4, 2008; The Killers perform.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Drag Race‘s RuPaul hosts; Justin Bieber performs. (Season 45 episodes, ranked!)