What to Watch Today

SNL Returns, Lifetime's Wendy Williams Biopic and More

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On TV this Saturday: Wendy Williams gets the biopic treatment, Anderson Cooper examines the QAnon movement and John Krasinski makes his Studio 8H debut. Here are 11 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • AMC+, Shudder, Sundance Now
    A Discovery of Witches

    Another vicious vampire murder hits present day Oxford; Marcus tracks evidence of Matthew and Diana’s journey to 1590.

  • Antenna TV
    The Facts of Life Marathon

    Through 6 pm | To honor the late Cloris Leachman, the retro network (find your channel here) is marathoning a dozen of her appearances as Beverly Ann Stickle, beginning with the character’s Season 8 debut.

  • Lifetime
    Wendy Williams: The Movie

    TV-movie premiere: Ciera Payton (The Oval) portrays the larger-than-life TV personality in this authorized biopic, which shows Williams overcome obstacles and naysayers to become a syndicated talk show host.

  • BBC America
    A Wild Year on Earth

    Longer days trigger dramatic events, as cherry blossoms bloom in Japan and various creatures seek mates.

  • Showtime

    Premium cable premiere: A Black Baptist leader (Godfather of Harlem‘s Forest Whitaker) takes in an orphan raised by the Ku Klux Klan, putting him at odds with a local Klan leader bent on revenge; Tom Wilkinson (John Adams), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman) and Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) co-star.

  • CNN
    CNN Special Report: Inside the QAnon Conspiracy

    Anderson Cooper investigates the conspiracy theory movement and why it motivated some believers to storm the U.S. Capitol.

  • Hallmark Channel

    TV-movie premiere: A New York writer (Days of Our Lives‘ Jen Lilley) travels to Canada where sparks fly between her and an adventurous tour guide (When Calls the Heart‘s Chris McNally).

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    In “The Search for Christie Wilson,” two investigators discover the location of a victim who was murdered 15 years prior.

  • OWN
    Oprah's Master Class: Cicely Tyson

    The cabler re-airs Tyson’s 2014 Master Class, and shares this tribute by Oprah Winfrey: “Ms. Tyson was a rare talent both on and off the screen, one that we at OWN were blessed and honored to work with and be inspired by. We are so grateful for the gifts she gave us with her art, her activism, and her passionate love of life. May she rise in power.”

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    John Goodman hosts this Season 16 installment, which originally aired Dec. 1, 1990; Faith No More performs. (Does The Conners‘ Ben need to shave?)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Office vet John Krasinski (finally!) makes his hosting debut; Machine Gun Kelly performs. (What are the best and worst episodes? Who’s hosting Feb. 6?)