On TV this Saturday: James Franco and Nicki Minaj do Saturday Night Live, One Child seeks justice, the late Mike Nichols is honored and It’s a Wonderful Life for NBC. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar.
What to Watch Today
Franco and Minaj Do SNL, Mike Nichols' Best and More
A Tribute to Mike Nichols
Through 2:15 am Sunday | The late filmmaker is honored with a triple-feature of his best films: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge.
It's a Wonderful Life
You’ve probably seen this a zillion times by now, but what’s one more? Enjoy this holiday classic, which follows Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a banker who learns what life would be like if he never existed.
Wishin' & Hopin'
Based on the novel by Wally Lamb, this 1960s-set Christmas flick follows 10-year-old Felix Funicello (Wyatt Ralff, Moonrise Kingdom), whose holiday season is changed by the arrival of a substitute teacher (Pretty in Pink’s Molly Ringwald).
Miniseries finale: In the drama’s second and final installment, Mei (Katie Leung, Harry Potter) is thrown into extreme danger in her attempt to save her brother from an unjust criminal sentence.
In 2006, a key witness is found murdered, a connection that Julien re-investigates in the present day.
As plans progress for the royal wedding, Ariadne must undertake a journey to Telemon’s homeland.
When Frank’s latest delivery goes wrong — I feel like this happens a lot — he is plunged into a dangerous sex trafficking mystery.
Saturday Night Live
James Franco hosts, with musical guest Nicki Minaj. (Shall we place bets on a Seth Rogen cameo?)