What to Watch Today

Benedict Cumberbatch Hosts SNL, Melissa Leo Caper and More

  • NBC
    Kentucky Derby

    Five hours: The 148th annual race — aka “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” — takes place live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

  • Ovation
    Murdoch Mysteries

    Christmas at an idyllic country estate turns potentially deadly for Murdoch and his crew.

  • Lifetime
    Bound by Blackmail

    TV-movie premiere: A woman (Passions‘ Jade Harlow) tries to take down a dangerous self-improvement program that keeps its all-female members trapped; Steve Richard Harris (Another World) co-stars.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Warming Up to You

    TV-movie premiere: A fitness expert (V.C. Andrews’ Heaven‘s Cindy Busby) must get a movie star (Love in the Forecast‘s Christopher Russell) into shape before he shoots his next film.

  • The CW
    Would I Lie to You?

    Guests include Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere), Dylan Baker (Hunters), Ali Wentworth (In Living Color) and Michael Ian Black (Wet Hot American Summer).

  • Showtime
    Ida Red

    Premium cable premiere: Wyatt Walker (Penny Dreadful‘s Josh Hartnett) tries to pull off one last heist in an attempt to free his crime boss mother Ida “Red” (I’m Dying Up Here‘s Melissa Leo) from prison; Frank Grillo (Kingdom) and Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil) co-star.

  • NBC
    Inspiring America: The 2022 Inspiration List

    The one-hour special honors Broadway legend Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Olympians Nathan Chen, Erin Jackson and Mikaela Shiffrin, and fashion icon Christy Turlington Burns; Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Lester Holt co-host.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Former cast member Molly Shannon hosts this Season 32 throwback from May 12, 2007; Linkin Park performs.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ Benedict Cumberbatch hosts; Arcade Fire performs. (Who’s hosting next week? Plus, readers rank Season 47!)


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