On TV this Saturday: Jon Stewart raises money for autism with the help of a few famous friends, Chance the Rapper and Eminem preside over SNL and Lifetime chronicles the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar:
What to Watch Today
Jon Stewart Hosts Too Many Stars, Elizabeth Smart and More
Season 48 premiere: Elmo, Big Bird, Rosita, Alan, Julia, Nina and the rest of the neighborhood gather to celebrate Thanksgiving; singer Leon Bridges guest-stars.
Nine games: Among the broadcast-TV offerings are Virginia vs. Miami (12 pm, ABC); Mississippi State vs. Arkansas (12 pm, CBS); Michigan vs. Wisconsin (12 pm, Fox); Illinois vs. Ohio State (3:30 pm, ABC); Kentucky vs. Georgia (3:30 pm, CBS); Navy vs. Notre Dame (3:30 pm, NBC); Maryland vs. Michigan State (4 pm, Fox); UCLA vs. USC (8 pm, ABC); California vs. Stanford (8 pm, Fox).
Night of Too Many Stars
90 minutes: Jon Stewart hosts this star-studded benefit to raise money for autism programs; Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Adam Sandler,
Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Howie Mandel, Ben Stiller, Rob Corddry, J.J. Abrams, Ellie Kemper, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney and Olivia Munn are scheduled to appear.
I Am Elizabeth Smart
This TV-movie, made with Smart’s full participation, chronicles her 2002 kidnapping at the hands of Brian David Mitchell (Riverdale‘s Skeet Ulrich) and co-conspirator Wanda Barzee (The Blacklist‘s Deirdre Lovejoy); Alana Boden (Mr. Selfridge) stars as Smart.
Coming Home for Christmas
A house manager (The Wonder Years‘ Danica McKellar) throws a Christmas Eve gala for the family whose estate she’s trying to sell. Neal Bledsoe (The Mysteries of Laura) co-stars.
Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders
Docuseries premiere (Parts 1 and 2): From filmmaker Joe Berlinger comes this in-depth look at the infamous crime at the center of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. (Two-part finale airs Sunday at 9 pm.)
A military widow (Hawaii Five-0‘s Julie Benz) and a wounded soldier (Saving Hope‘s Michael Shanks) work together to save a town’s museum.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The villains attempt to stop the heroes, who are this close to identifying The Boy.
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice) kicks off an arc as Zsa Zsa Harper-Jenkinson, a “maestro of surgery” and former mentor to Dylan.
The Graham Norton Show
Guests include Hugh Grant, Jason Momoa and comedian Sarah Millican; Kelly Clarkson performs.
Saturday Night Live
Chance the Rapper hosts, with musical guest Eminem. (Watch Tiffany Haddish’s best and worst sketches.)