What to Watch Today

Lady Bird Hosts SNL, College Football and More

On TV this Saturday: Saoirse Ronan and U2 preside over SNL, a Daily Show standout debuts her first stand-up comedy special and a Midnight, Texas assassin leads a Lifetime holiday flick. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar:

  • HBO
    Sesame Street

    Abby helps Mother Goose with a new nursery rhyme by detailing all the things that make Elmo special. (As if that Muppet needs anyone else to stroke his ego!)

  • CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC
    College Football

    Five games: Among the broadcast-TV offerings are the AAC Championship (Memphis vs. Florida on ABC, 12 pm); the Big 12 Championship (TCU vs. Oklahoma on Fox, 12:30 pm); the SEC Championship (Georgia vs. Auburn on CBS, 4 pm); the ACC Championship (Miami vs. Clemson on ABC, 8 pm); the Big Ten Championship (Ohio State vs. Wisconsin on Fox, 8 pm).

  • Hallmark
    Christmas in Evergreen

    A veterinarian (HIMYM‘s Ashley Williams) gets stranded in an airport on Christmas, where she befriends a doctor (The Flash‘s Teddy Sears) and his daughter; Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper), Barbara Niven (One Life to Live) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    Four Christmases and a Wedding

    An event planner (Midnight, Texas‘ Arielle Kebbel) finally finds Mr. Right (Mistresses‘ Corey Sevier) at the opening of a local Christmas festival, but life keeps getting in the way of their happy ending; Markie Post (Night Court) and Judge Reinhold (Mock Trial With J. Reinhold) co-star.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Christmas in Angel Falls

    An angel (Witches of East End‘s Rachel Boston) helps spread yuletide cheer throughout a town severely lacking in Christmas spirit; Paul Greene (Bitten) and Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex) co-star.

  • BBC America
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Dirk takes charge in the mission to rescue the Brotzman siblings; Panto gives Bart a chance at a better life.

  • HBO
    Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady

    The Daily Show correspondent’s first stand-up special includes commentary on the environment, the mystery surrounding public bathrooms, and how it’s easier to conceive a baby than make a croissant.

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    Guests include Daddy’s Home 2‘s Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and (ugh) Mel Gibson; Kesha performs.

  • Ovation

    Season 2 finale: Montespan and Gaston attempt to keep a low profile as the guards begin arresting nobles implicated in the poison scandal.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Lady Bird‘s Saoirse Ronan hosts, with musical guest U2. (Was SNL a Fall TV Winner or Loser? Who else is hosting in December?)