What to Watch Today

Non-Live Sitcom Encores, Ransom Finale and More


On TV this Saturday: Halloween comes early, Ransom wraps its third season and ABC gives viewers a second chance to move on up with the Jeffersons and the Bunkers. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Lifetime
    Fatal Getaway

    TV-movie premiere: A group of friends take a much-needed girls trip to a stunning Airbnb… only to discover that there’s no wifi their host is a psychopathic killer.

  • HBO
    Halloween (2018)

    Premium cable premiere: Michael Myers returns and seeks revenge against Laurie Strode (Scream Queens‘ Jamie Lee Curtis); Judy Greer (Kidding) and Will Patton (Falling Skies) co-star.

  • ABC
    Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons

    Non-live encore (90 minutes): These revivals star Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei (as Archie and Edith Bunker), Ellie Kemper and Ike Barinholtz (as Gloria and Mike Stivic), Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes (as George and Louise Jefferson), Kerry Washington and Will Ferrell (as Helen and George Willis), Jovan Adepo and Amber Stevens West (as Lionel and Jenny) and Marla Gibbs, who reprises her role as Florence; Lear and Jimmy Kimmel host. (Read recaps, watch highlights.) 

  • Hallmark Channel
    From Friend to Fiancé

    TV-movie premiere: A woman (The Strain‘s Jocelyn Hudon) develops feelings for her childhood best friend (Hallmark fave Ryan Paevey) after she is hired to plan his wedding. (Hey, Hallmark: The title gives away the ending!)

  • CBS
    Ransom

    Season 3 finale: When Cynthia and Tyler are abducted, Eric and the team must break the rules to save them. (Not yet renewed.)

  • AMC
    The Son

    Young Eli hides a deadly secret; Maria’s return brings disaster upon the McCullough’s oil business. (Which AMC drama was just cancelled?)

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    A young veteran confesses to killing the love of his life, but complications arise when he blames his actions on PTSD.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to RevisitManiac‘s Emma Stone hosts; BTS performs. (Watch Paul Rudd highlights.)