What to Watch Today

Ariana Grande Hosts SNL, Audra McDonald's Lady Day, Nick's Kids' Choice Awards and More


On TV this Saturday: SNL orders a double shot of Ariana Grande, Nickelodeon enrolls in the School of Rock (and hands out more orange blimps) and Fox brings the Party Over Here. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.

  • Nickelodeon
    Kids' Choice Awards

    The Voice coach Blake Shelton hosts this year’s ceremony, but let’s not forget the real star of the show: So. Much. Slime.

  • Lifetime
    The Stepchild

    After recovering from a home invasion that left her father dead and stepmother injured, Ashley (Sarah Fisher, Degrassi: TNG) suspects a family friend (Paul Johansson, One Tree Hill) as the reason her dad was killed.

  • HBO
    Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

    In this TV adaptation of the same-named Broadway musical, Tony winner Audra McDonald plays singer Billie Holiday, as seen during key moments in her tumultuous life and career.

  • Starz
    Black Sails

    Rogers comes under attack while moving a prisoner, and violence erupts on the Walrus.

  • Nickelodeon
    School of Rock

    Series premiere: Based on the 2003 film of the same name, this comedy centers on Dewey Finn (Hart of Dixie’s Tony Cavalero), a wannabe musician who poses as a prep-school substitute teacher and teaches his students to love rock ’n’ roll.

  • Esquire
    Beowulf

    Herot prepares for Slean and Keta’s wedding, but when secrets are revealed — Slean secretly watches The Bachelor! – the couple must make decisions about loyalties.

  • Fox
    Party Over Here

    Series premiere: For those craving a warm-up to SNL, this half-hour sketch series — produced by Andy Samberg’s The Lonely Island and Paul Scheer (The League) — covers pop culture, politics and more.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Ariana Grande takes on a big — er, venti — role, serving as both host and musical guest.