What to Watch Today

James McAvoy Hosts SNL, NHL All-Star Game and More


On TV this Saturday: The NHL’s best face off in a midseason showcase, Marcia Gay Harden leads a Lifetime movie and James McAvoy makes his SNL hosting debut. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • NBC
    NHL All-Star Game

    Four divisions face off in 3-on-3 play, live from the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif; captains include Connor McDavid (Pacific), Nathan MacKinnon (Central) and Auston Matthews (Atlantic).

  • Lifetime
    Love You to Death

    TV-movie premiere: Shocking secrets are revealed when a mother is found stabbed to death and her daughter is declared missing; Marcia Gay Harden (Code Black) and Emily Skeggs (Broadway’s Fun Home) star.

  • Hallmark

    TV-movie premiere: A famous NFL QB (90210’s Trevor Donovan) returns to his hometown to celebrate his high school coach’s retirement and rekindles a romance with his former flame (The Librarians’ Lindy Booth).

  • HBO

    Premium cable premiere: Five highly competitive friends — Ed Helms (The Office), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Hannibal Buress (Broad City), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Jeremy Renner (Avengers) — partake in an annual no-holds-barred game of tag.

  • ABC
    NBA Basketball

    The Boston Celtics host the Golden State Warriors, live from TD Garden in Boston.

  • BBC America

    85 minutes: The second installment follows a group of chimpanzees in Senegal led by an alpha male named… Dave?

  • HBO
    Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’

    Stand-up comedy special: The Insecure actress touches on workplace email etiquette and the difference between catcalling and compliments.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Glass star James McAvoy hosts, with musical guest Meek Mill. (Watch Rachel Brosnahan highlights!)