What to Watch Today

Indie Spirit Awards, XFL Kickoff, RuPaul Hosts SNL and More

Aubrey Plaza Bill Murray Independent Spirit Awards

On TV this Saturday: Aubrey Plaza presides over the Film Independent Spirit Awards, RuPaul sashays into Studio 8H and an Originals alum plays a Hallmark Channel matchmaker. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC and Fox
    XFL Football

    The inaugural season kicks off with a matchup between the Seattle Dragons and the DC Defenders (2 pm, ABC), followed by a second game that pits the Los Angeles Wildcats against the Houston Roughnecks. (5 pm, Fox).

  • IFC
    Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Aubrey Plaza returns to host this annual, pre-Oscars celebration of outstanding indie filmmaking. (View nominees.)

  • HBO
    Ma

    Premium cable premiere: Octavia Spencer stars as a deranged woman with dangerous secrets who befriends a group of local teens.

  • ABC
    NBA Primetime Saturday

    The Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers, live from San Francisco’s Chase Center.

  • Lifetime
    The Neighbor in the Window

    TV-movie premiere: Karen (The Sopranos‘ Jamie-Lynn Sigler) befriends her new neighbor Lisa (Claws‘ Jenn Lyon), unaware of the woman’s ill intentions. (Guess Karen’s never seen a Lifetime movie!)

  • Nickelodeon
    All That

    Valentine’s Day candy is cancelled; a baking show contestant defends his “cake”; Asher Angel performs.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Matching Hearts

    TV-movie premiere: A matchmaker (The Originals‘ Taylor Cole) works to find a valentine for an entrepreneur (General Hospital‘s Ryan Paevey) who thrives on being single.

  • BBC America
    Seven Worlds, One Planet

    Walrus, bears, monkeys and rhino explore Asia’s expansive landscapes.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    The late Kirk Douglas hosts this Season 5 episode, which originally aired on Feb. 23, 1980; Sam & Dave performs.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    AJ and the Queen‘s RuPaul hosts; Justin Bieber performs. (Watch J.J. Watt highlights.)