On TV this Saturday: Ben Savage headlines Hallmark’s first Hanukkah movie, HBO chronicles the meteoric rise of the Bee Gees, and Timothée Chalamet makes his Studio 8H debut. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
Hallmark's Hanukkah Movie, The Christmas Setup, Bee Gees Docu, Chalamet Hosts SNL and More
Five games: Michigan State vs. Penn State (at 12 pm on ABC); Utah vs. Colorado (12 pm, Fox); North Carolina vs. Miami (3:30 pm, ABC); California vs. Washington State (4 pm, Fox); USC vs. UCLA (7:30 pm, ABC).
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
The documentary chronicles the Brothers Gibb’s stratospheric rise and 20 number one singles; Barry Gibb (the sole living brother), Eric Clapton, Nick Jonas, Justin Timberlake and more appear.
The Christmas Setup
TV-movie premiere: A lawyer (Arrow‘s Ben Lewis) heads home for holidays, where he’s reunited with his high school crush (Mixology‘s Blake Lee); Ellen Wong (GLOW) and Fran Drescher (The Nanny) co-star. (Read preview; get the complete “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” schedule.)
MLS Cup 2020
Seattle Sounders FC and the Columbus Crew SC face off live from MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Love, Lights, Hanukkah!
TV-movie premiere: A restaurateur (Star Trek: Discovery‘s Mia Kirshner) learns from a DNA test that she’s Jewish, which leads to a new family and new romance (with Boy Meets World‘s Ben Savage). (View “Countdown to Christmas” lineup.)
Pretty Little Dead Girl
TV-movie premiere: Emma (The Good Wife‘s Makenzie Vega) discovers that her heart donor was an estranged cousin — but the real surprise is that the girl was murdered… and possibly by someone Emma knows!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Burl Ives narrates this 1964 stop-motion classic based on the song of the same name by Johnny Marks, about a shy reindeer with a blinking beak.
Frosty the Snowman
In this 1969 cartoon, comedian Jackie Vernon voices the snowman, who sets off for the North Pole to keep from melting. (Frosty Returns follows at 9:30.)
A Glenbrooke Christmas
TV-movie premiere: An heiress (The O.C.‘s Autumn Reeser) falls for an attractive fireman (Blood & Treasure‘s Antonio Cupo). That’s the entire plot??
Saturday Night Live
Call Me by Your Name‘s Timothée Chalamet hosts; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs. (Who’s hosting Dec. 19?)