On TV this Saturday: The O.C.‘s Autumn Reeser navigates romance on the high seas, V.C. Andrews’ Casteel Saga comes to a close and Showtime chronicles the history of Motown. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
Motown Documentary, V.C. Andrews Saga Ends and More
Frankie Drake Mysteries
Season 2 finale (two episodes): Frankie is accused of murder after reluctantly taking a case for a mob boss. Later, Frankie goes undercover to solve the murder of a magician’s assistant. (Renewed for Season 3.)
Premium cable premiere: In this steampunk fantasy, wherein mobile cities fight for resources, a young woman (Da Vinci’s Demons‘ Hera Hilmar) must stop London from engulfing the world; Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), Stephen Lang (Into the Badlands), Jihae (Mars) and Robert Sheehan (The Umbrella Academy) co-star.
V.C. Andrews' Web of Dreams
Miniseries finale: In the fifth and final entry, Heaven’s mother (Freaky Friday‘s Jennifer LaPorte) escapes Farthingale Manor, falling into the arms of the devoted Luke Casteel Sr.; Cindy Busby (Heartland) co-stars.
A Million Little Things
Repeats to Revisit: Here’s your second chance to get hooked on the drama, with encores of the first three episodes. (Season 2 casting scoop!)
All Summer Long
TV-movie premiere: A dining cruise captain (The O.C.‘s Autumn Reeser) must navigate rough waters when her ex (UnREAL‘s Brennan Elliott) is hired as head chef.
Hitsville: The Making of Motown
Documentary premiere: This film focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in 1958 until its relocation to L.A. in the early 1970s, as Berry Gordy built up one of the most successful record labels of all time amid racial tensions and the Civil Rights movement. Interviews include Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Mary Wilson, Otis Williams, John Legend, the Jackson family, Jamie Foxx, Sam Smith and Lee Daniels.
Attenborough and the Giant Elephant
75 minutes: Planet Earth‘s Sir David Attenborough investigates the story of Jumbo, the second most famous elephant to ever live.
Saturday Night Live
Repeat to Revisit: Seth Meyers hosts; Paul Simon performs. (Who will host the Season 45 premiere?)