What to Watch Today

Luke Perry's Classic SNL, Idris Elba's 8H Debut and More


On TV this Saturday: SNL pays tribute to Luke Perry, then welcomes first-time host Idris Elba, and Fuller House‘s Stephanie finds Love Under the Rainbow. Here are seven programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • FX
    Marvel Movie Marathon

    Through Sunday at 1:30 am | Captain Marvel got you in a mood? Suit up with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (11 am), Captain America: The First Avenger (2 pm), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (aka the movie that had TV’s S.H.I.E.L.D. in a holding pattern, at 4:30 pm), Iron Man 3 (8 pm) and Thor: The Dark World (11 pm).

  • HBO
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Premium cable premiere: Former Jurassic Park employees (Parks and Rec‘s Chris Pratt and The Help‘s Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs; Jeff Goldblum, James Cromwell (Counterpart) and BD Wong (Mr. Robot) co-star. 

  • Hallmark Channel
    Love Under the Rainbow

    TV-movie premiere: An unlucky-in-love teacher (Fuller House’s Jodie Sweetin) fights for the (figurative?) heart of a single father (Supernatural’s David Haydn-Jones).

  • Lifetime
    Suburban Swingers Club

    TV-movie premiere: A young couple (Franklin & Bash‘s Dana Davis and Luke’s Jesse Ruda) is targeted by a homicidal neighbor after agreeing to join a secret swingers party in their suburban neighborhood.

  • CBS

    Eric and the team negotiate the release of an Italian fashion designer’s wife. (Should Madam Secretary be renewed?)

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    The late Luke Perry hosts this Season 18 episode, which originally aired on Feb. 6, 1993; Mick Jagger performs. (Watch monologue.)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Luther/Turn Up Charlie star Idris Elba hosts, with musical guest Khalid. (Watch John Mulaney highlights!)