On TV this Saturday: Liev Schreiber makes his Saturday Night Live hosting debut, Paddington 2 and Love, Simon come to HBO and the Sesame Street gang wishes upon… a pickle? Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:
What to Watch Today
Ray Donovan Hosts SNL, Love, Simon on HBO and More
Rocky Franchise Marathon
Through Sunday at 4 am | Step into the ring with Creed (9 am and 8 pm), Rocky (12 pm), Rocky II (3 pm and 11 pm) and Rocky IV (6 pm and 2 am).
Nine games: Wisconsin vs. Penn State (12 pm, ABC); Mississippi vs. Texas A&M (12 pm, CBS); Ohio State vs. Michigan State (12 pm, Fox); Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma (3:30 pm, ABC); Mississippi State vs. Alabama (3:30 pm, CBS); Northwestern vs. Iowa (3:30 pm, Fox); Florida State vs. Notre Dame (7:30 pm, NBC); Texas vs. Texas Tech (7:30 pm, Fox); Clemson vs. Boston College (8 pm, ABC).
Premium cable premiere: Paddington (voiced by A Very English Scandal‘s Ben Whishaw) goes on an epic quest to find his beloved aunt’s stolen birthday gift; Hugh Grant (Love Actually), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) co-star.
When You Wish Upon a Pickle: A Sesame Street Special
45 minutes: After wishing upon a Wish Pickle (?!), Elmo switches bodies with Chris, Abby solves mysteries with her favorite literary detective, and Bert becomes a TV meteorologist; Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) and Amanda Seyfried (Big Love) guest-star. (Season 48 premieres next Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 am.)
Premium cable premiere: A closeted high school student (Melissa & Joey‘s Nick Robinson) balances friends and family, while also dealing with a blackmailer who threatens to reveal his secret; Jennifer Garner (Camping), Josh Duhamel (11.22.63) and Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) co-star.
It’s Christmas, Eve
A superintendent (country music star LeAnn Rimes) and a music teacher (UnREAL‘s Tyler Hynes) work together to save the local school’s music program.
Aya (Teen Wolf‘s Haley Webb) invites fellow sorority sister Taryn (General Hospital‘s Haley Pullos) to live with her, then learns Taryn will stop at nothing to build the family she always wanted as a foster child.
Shut Up & Dribble
Michael Jordan enters the NBA, finding unprecedented success on and off the court.
Louis counters Leopold, but finds a new foe in Cardinal Leto; Philippe makes a shocking discovery regarding the man with the iron mask.