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Lifetime's Salt-N-Pepa Biopic, A Wild Year on Earth and More

Salt-N-Pepa Lifetime

On TV this Saturday: Salt-N-Pepa’s biopic is here, Anderson Cooper breaks down the last four years of our democracy, and a Downton Abbey vet chronicles A Wild Year on Earth. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • HBO Max
    Wonder Woman 1984

    You have just 48 hours left to watch Gal Gadot’s superhero face off with Max Lord (The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (SNL‘s Kristen Wiig) before the sequel’s 30-day streaming window closes.

  • AMC+, Shudder, Sundance Now
    A Discovery of Witches

    After finding a dead body in Oxford, Domenico wonders if the strange affliction known as blood rage has returned; Matthew and Diana come across a possible clue as to the whereabouts of the Book of Life.

  • Lifetime
    Salt-N-Pepa

    TV-movie premiere: Community college students Cheryl “Salt” James (In the Cut‘s GG Townson) and Sandra “Pepa” Denton (The Bobby DeBarge Story‘s Laila Odom) take the hip-hop world by storm after a recording session with a friend jump-starts their careers.

  • HBO
    Don't Let Go

    Premium cable premiere: A detective (Selma‘s David Oyelowo) receives a call from his recently murdered niece (Euphoria‘s Storm Reid), and must reach across time to prevent the crime from happening; Mykelti Williamson (Justified), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) and Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan) co-star.

  • BBC America
    A Wild Year on Earth

    Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael narrates this docuseries that explores the planet’s migration patterns, rebirth and transformation over the course of a year.

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Winter Getaway

    TV-movie premiere: After he’s gifted a vacation from a wealthy friend, Joe (The Young and the Restless‘ Brooks Darnell) meets a travel concierge (Ransom‘s Nazneen Contractor), who just might be the love of his life.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Nicole Kidman hosts this Season 19 throwback from Nov. 20, 1993; Stone Temple Pilots performs.

  • CNN
    CNN Special Report: Living History With Anderson Cooper, Doris Kearns Goodwin & Ken Burns

    Presidential historian Kearns Goodwin and documentary filmmaker Burns join Cooper to reflect on the historical significance of the last four years, and discuss the challenges facing the Biden administration.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Timothée Chalamet hosts this repeat from, well, December; Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs. (Who’s hosting next weekend?)


    ON THIS DAY IN TV HISTORY
    Series that premiered on Jan. 23 include Barney Miller (in 1975), The A-Team (in 1983) and Numb3rs (in 2005).