What to Watch Today

Kristen Wiig Hosts SNL, Global Citizen Prize and More


On TV this Saturday: Kristen Wiig returns to Studio 8H for her fourth hosting gig, John Legend leads a Global Citizen celebration and an All My Children alum gets Swept Up by Christmas. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • BBC America
    Baby Chimp Rescue

    Docuseries finale: One of the babies is lost to illness; the orphans get a first taste of life in the wild and prepare for their move.

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Christmas Carousel

    TV-movie premiere: A woman (Witches of East End‘s Rachel Boston) falls for a prince (NCIS: New Orleans‘ Neal Bledsoe) after she is hired by his family to repair a carousel by, well, you know… (View full “Countdown to Christmas” lineup.)

  • Lifetime
    A Christmas Exchange

    TV-movie premiere: A woman (Smallville‘s Laura Vandervoort) swaps her farmhouse for a posh London apartment and falls for a local financier  (High Fidelity‘s Rainbow Sun Francks). (Get the complete “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” schedule.)

  • NBC
    Global Citizen Prize

    John Legend hosts this one-hour special celebrating activists fighting for change; Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, Common and more perform.

  • Lifetime Movie Network
    Stolen in Plain Sight

    TV-movie premiere: A young mother (The Nine Lives of Chloe King‘s Gracie Gillam) deals with the sudden disappearance of her son while also trying to escape an abusive husband (Doom Patrol‘s Kyle Clements).

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Paul Rudd hosts this Season 39 “throwback” from Dec. 7, 2013; One Direction performs.

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Swept Up by Christmas

    TV-movie premiere: An antique seller and a professional cleaner (The Librarians‘ Lindy Booth and All My Children‘s Justin Bruening) help a reclusive owner downsize his large estate and reconnect with his Christmas past. (Get When Calls the Heart return date.)

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Former cast member/Wonder Woman 1984 baddie Kristen Wiig hosts the last episode of 2020; Dua Lipa performs. (Watch Timothée Chalamet highlights.)