What to Watch Today

Chris Rock Hosts SNL, Schitt's Creek Season 6 Binge and More

Saturday Night Live Season 46 Premiere Chris Rock

On TV this Saturday: Chris Rock returns to Studio 8H, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell ski toward disaster and Freeform continues its month-long countdown to Halloween. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    Schitt's Creek

    Originally scheduled for Oct. 7, Season 6 of the Emmy Award-winning Canadian comedy (plus its companion documentary Best Wishes, Warmest Regards) is now available to binge! (View series finale standout moments; could the series return as a movie?)

  • Facebook.com/HBO
    The Third Day: Autumn

    Through 4:30 pm | This live theatrical event bridges the gap between the series’ “Summer” and “Winter” episodes, unraveling the events of a single day in real time; Jude Law and Katherine Waterston appear; recording artist Florence Welch co-stars. (The event will be available to stream on HBO’s Facebook page following its run.)

  • Freeform
    31 Nights of Halloween

    Day 3 highlights include Ghostbusters (at 10 am), Ghostbusters II (12:30 pm), Beetlejuice (3:05 pm) and Hocus Pocus (5:10 pm). (View full line-up.)

  • ABC, CBS
    College Football

    Three games: Baylor hosts West Virginia (12 pm, ABC); Texas A&M takes on Alabama (3:30 pm, CBS); North Carolina at Boston College (3:30 pm, ABC).

  • HBO
    Downhill

    Premium cable premiere: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Will Ferrell (Saturday Night Live) play marrieds forced to reevaluate their relationship after surviving a near-death experience on a ski vacation; Zach Woods (Avenue 5) and Miranda Otto (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    Dying to Be a Cheerleader

    TV-movie premiere: A high school student becomes a murder suspect when a cheerleader is found dead in the gym showers.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Country at Heart

    TV-movie premiere: When a struggling country singer (Nashville‘s Jessy Schram) and a songwriter (Eureka‘s Niall Matter) team up, their complicated partnership results in both a hit song… and true love!

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti takes viewers inside the 2019 investigation into the disappearance of two children whose bodies eventually turned up in their stepfather’s yard. 

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Season 46 premiere: Fargo star and former SNL cast member Chris Rock hosts, Jim Carrey makes his debut as Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden (watch promo), and Megan Thee Stallion serves as musical guest. (Who else is hosting in October?)