What to Watch Today

Mary Queen of Scots on HBO, Happytime Murders and More

Margot Robbie - Mary Queen of Scots

On TV this Saturday: Mary Queen of Scots rules on HBO, Melissa McCarthy investigates The Happytime Murders and college football ramps up on Fox. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. 

  • Discovery Family
    Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy

    Two episodes: The Bots must decide who will repair the Asgard after being stranded in space. Then at 9:30 am, Hoist’s cleaning droid goes out of control.

  • Ovation

    Maigret investigates the death of gambler with connections to a Czechoslovakian gang.

  • Fox
    College Football on Fox

    Season 9 premiere: The University of Buffalo Bulls take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.

  • Lifetime
    Identity Theft of a Cheerleader

    TV-movie premiere: A 30-year-old woman (Switched at Birth‘s Maiara Walsh) steals the identity of a cheerleader and goes back to high school; Gail O’Grady (Criminal Minds), Jesse Irving (Project Blue Book) and Karis Cameron (UnREAL) co-star.

  • HBO
    Mary Queen of Scots

    Premium cable premiere: Mary Stuart (Lady Bird‘s Saoirse Ronan) returns to Scotland to reclaim the throne from her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood‘s Margot Robbie); David Tennant (Good Omens) co-stars.

  • AXS TV
    WOW: Women of Wrestling

    Season 2 premiere: The Beast, Jungle Grrrl and Havok the Monster Of Madness challenge reigning champ The Born Legend for the WOW World Championship.

  • Showtime
    The Happytime Murders

    Premium cable premiere: A joint task force of humans and puppets must work together to solve the murders of former cast members from a famous TV show; Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Elizabeth Banks (Press Your Luck), Maya Rudolph (Forever), Leslie David Baker (The Office) and Joel McHale (Community) star.

  • BBC America
    Planet Earth: Nature's Great Events

    A pride of lions struggles to survive following the migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra. 

  • Showtime
    Gary Owen: #DoinWhatIDo

    Stand-up comedy special premiere: The comedian recounts his early days as a wrestler, his friendship with Kevin Hart and his reaction to his daughter dating.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: Halsey pulls double duty as host and musical guest. (Leslie Jones speaks out about her exit; who’s hosting the premiere?)