What to Watch Today

Kevin Hart's MDA Telethon, Adele Hosts SNL and More

Kevin Hart MDA Telethon

On TV this Saturday: Kevin Hart hosts the newly revived MDA telethon, Adele takes the Studio 8H stage as host, and Hallmark Channel kicks off its “Countdown to Christmas.” Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox
    College Football

    Three games: Nebraska visits Ohio State (12 pm, Fox); Alabama takes on Tennessee (3:30 pm, CBS); Michigan plays Minnesota (7:30 pm, ABC).

  • Fox
    MLB World Series

    The Tampa Bay Rays face the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the Fall Classic.

  • Lifetime
    Christmas Unwrapped

    TV-movie premiere: A reporter (Greek‘s Amber Stevens West) gets a Christmas surprise when she interviews a popular townie claiming that all of his gifts are actually from Santa Claus; Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels) co-stars. (View full “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” schedule.)

  • HBO
    Emma

    Premium cable premiere: Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) stars as the titular character who meddles in others’ love lives; Josh O’Connor (The Crown) and Bill Nighy (Love, Actually) co-star.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Jingle Bell Bride

    TV-movie premiere: While searching Alaska for a rare flower for a celebrity client, a wedding planner (Supergirl‘s Julie Gonzalo) is charmed by a local (Star Trek: Discovery‘s Ronnie Rowe). (View full “Countdown to Christmas” schedule.)

  • Facebook, Pluto TV, YouTube
    MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon

    The two-hour telethon raises funds for children with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neurological diseases; Kevin Hart replaces the late Jerry Lewis as host, with Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Common, Jack Black, Garcelle Beauvais, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Levy, Leslie Mann, Gabrielle Union Wade and others set to appear. (Watch here.)

  • Lifetime Movie Network
    The Pom Pom Murders

    TV-movie premiere: A cheerleader is suspected of murdering a fellow squad member, who was previously involved with her new boyfriend.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Christmas Tree Lane

    TV-movie premiere: A music store owner (Nashville‘s Alicia Witt) falls for a handsome acquaintance (yep, Andrew Walker) as she works to save a holiday shopping district from demolition.

  • AMC
    Eli Roth's History of Horror

    Roth and his guests examine cinema’s greatest body horror films.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Pop superstar Adele hosts; H.E.R. performs. (Watch Issa Rae highlights.)


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