On TV this Saturday: Kevin James plays against type, A Discovery of Witches heads back to the 16th Century, and NBC gives viewers a second chance to find Debris. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
Kevin James Plays a Neo-Nazi, Pregnant Discovery and More
A Discovery of Witches
Diana learns she’s pregnant with Matthew’s child, as the couple returns to 1591 London; William Cecil is tasked with finding the Book of Life.
Circle of Deception
TV-movie premiere: A resident of a small island community (Stargate: Atlantis‘ Paul McGillion) is found dead on the day after Christmas; Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica), Diane Neal and Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU) co-star.
In this 70-minute special, the planet’s toughest animals prepare for winter, showcasing their strategies for surviving the season’s coldest temperatures.
Apollo 11: Quarantine
The half-hour special circles back to the summer of 1969, when the Apollo 11 astronauts entered a three-week quarantine (imagine!) upon their return to Earth.
Premium cable premiere: In this thriller, a group of escaped convicts, led by merciless Neo-Nazi Dominick (The Crew‘s Kevin James), wreak havoc on a father-daughter getaway; Lulu Wilson (Haunting of Hill House) and Joel McHale (Community) co-star.
Series premiere encore: CIA and MI6 agents (played by Kingdom’s Jonathan Tucker and The Magicians‘ Riann Steele) investigate the effects that alien spaceship wreckage has on humankind. (Read review.)
Fit for a Prince
TV-movie premiere: A seamstress (All My Children‘s Natalie Hall) tries to impress a prince (Reign‘s Jonathan Keltz) with her charity ball dresses.
Miley Cyrus hosts this Season 36 installment, which originally aired March 5, 2011; The Strokes perform. (Season 46 episodes, ranked!)
Saturday Night Live
Former cast member Kristen Wiig hosts this repeat from December; Dua Lipa performs. (Which fellow series vet is hosting on March 27?)
♦ ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY ♦
On March 6, 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off as anchor of the CBS Evening News, ending his 19-year run with one final, “And that’s the way it is.”