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.
What to Watch Today
Kevin Hart's MDA Telethon, Adele Hosts SNL and More
Three games: Nebraska visits Ohio State (12 pm, Fox); Alabama takes on Tennessee (3:30 pm, CBS); Michigan plays Minnesota (7:30 pm, ABC).
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.)
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.
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.)
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.)
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.
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.
Eli Roth's History of Horror
Roth and his guests examine cinema’s greatest body horror films.
Saturday Night Live
Pop superstar Adele hosts; H.E.R. performs. (Watch Issa Rae highlights.)
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