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Kentucky Derby, Tenet on HBO, NFL Draft and More

Kentucky Derby 2021

On TV this Saturday: The Kentucky Derby leaves the gates for the 147th time, the NFL draft winds down and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet hits HBO. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC, ESPN, NFLN
    NFL Draft

    Seven hours: Rece Davis, Mel Kiper and Louis Riddick lead coverage of Rounds 4-7, live from Cleveland.

  • NBC
    Kentucky Derby

    Five hours: The 147th annual race — aka “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” — takes place live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

  • Ovation
    Murdoch Mysteries

    Season 14 finale (Part 2 of 2): Murdoch seeks to avenge the murder of Anna Fulford.

  • NBC
    Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List

    The one-hour special honors Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), CEO of Feeding America Claire Babineaux-Fontenot and other extraordinary individuals who made an impact during an unusually challenging year; Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Lester Holt co-host.

  • BBC America
    One Wild Day

    Docuseries finale: Journey through the world’s jungles where sloths, monkeys and lizards survive the most diverse habitat on the planet.

  • Fox
    Premier Boxing Champions Special

    WBA super welterweight champ Erislandy Lara fights Thomas LaManna for the WBA middleweight title.

  • Lifetime
    Revenge Delivered

    TV-movie premiere: An obstetrician (The Expanse‘s Oluniké Adeliyi) suspects one of her students is the vengeful daughter of someone from her past.

  • HBO
    Tenet

    Premium cable premiere: A man (Ballers‘ John David Washington) armed with a single word heads out on a time-traveling mission to save the world; Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Kenneth Branagh (Henry V) co-star.

  • Showtime
    The Nest

    Premium cable premiere: An entrepreneur (The Third Day‘s Jude Law) moves his American family to Osea England, where he and his wife (The Leftovers‘ Carrie Coon) succumb to the bleak despair of 1980s Britain.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson hosts this installment from April 11, 2015; Mumford & Sons performs. (Season 46 episodes, ranked!)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Nick Jonas pulls double duty in this repeat from February. (Which cast members aren’t happy about Elon Musk hosting?)


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