What to Watch Today

Roots Marathon, NCIS Star Talks Stalking Laws and More


On TV this Saturday: Sundance TV revisits the story of Kunta Kinte, Castle‘s former captain takes charge of the Media and John Mulaney and Nick Kroll host the Spirit Awards. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • Sundance TV
    Roots Marathon

    The basic cabler is honoring the nine-time Emmy winner’s 40th anniversary with a four-day event; the original 1977 miniseries will air in its entirety twice (with marathons beginning Saturday and Sunday at 11 am); Roots: The Next Generations will then air over two nights, Monday and Tuesday (beginning at 5 pm).

  • IFC
    Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Oh, Hello funnymen John Mulaney and Nick Kroll host this year’s ceremony honoring independent filmmakers. (View nominees.)

  • Lifetime
    Infidelity in Suburbia

    A stay-at-home mom is held captive by her contractor (UnREAL‘s Marcus Rosner) after she tries to end their forbidden tryst. On top of that, he went over budget.

  • TV One
    Media

    A wealthy family fights to maintain its status in the communications industry; Penny Johnson Jerald (Castle), Brian White (Chicago Fire) and Pooch Hall (The Game) star.

  • CBS
    Ransom

    Eric and the team delve into a senator’s darkest secrets in an effort to try and rescue his kidnapped daughter. (Which CBS drama got quickly axed?)

  • VH1
    The Notebook Marathon

    “VH1 Goes Gosling” this weekend in honor of the La La Land star’s Oscar nod, with a 24-hour marathon of his and Rachel McAdams’ 2004 romantic weeper.

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    An investigation pauley-perretteof terrifying stalking cases also details the efforts by NCIS star Pauley Perrette to change laws that she says are outdated or ineffective.

  • BBC America
    Planet Earth II

    In this hour focused on mountain animals, snow leopards try to help a mother and her cub trapped by rival males.

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    New time slot alert! Guests include Fences‘ Denzel Washington, Fifty Shades‘ Jamie Dornan, John Wick 2‘s Keanu Reeves and The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to RevisitLa La Land‘s Emma Stone hosts — with a surprise assist from Jennifer Aniston; Shawn Mendes performs. (Read recap.)