What to Watch Today

Paul Rudd Hosts SNL, Lori Loughlin's Comeback and More

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On TV this Saturday: Paul Rudd is inducted into SNL‘s Five Timers’ Club, Lori Loughlin returns to the When Calls the Heart universe, and Chad Michael Murray gets bitten by the holiday love bug. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Hallmark Channel
    The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls

    TV-movie premiere: Two brothers (iZombie‘s Robert Buckley and Mean Girls‘ Jonathan Bennett) compete in a Christmas house-decorating reality-TV contest; Treat Williams (Everwood) and Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue) co-star. (Christmas Movie Guide!)

  • The CW
    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

    Based on the goofy holiday song, this animated special follows young Jake Spankenheimer’s adventure to find his missing grandmother and prove that Santa is real.

  • Fox
    Premier Boxing Champions Special

    Two hours: Middleweight champ David Morrell Jr. defends his title against Alantez Fox.

  • Lifetime
    Toying With the Holidays

    TV-movie premiere: A single mom (Cedar Cove‘s Cindy Busby) returns to her hometown and reconnects with a former classmate (One Tree Hill‘s Chad Michael Murray).

  • GAC Family
    When Hope Calls

    Season 2 premiere (two episodes): Lori Loughlin reprises her When Calls the Heart role as Abigail Stanton, alongside Carter Ryan as Abigail’s adopted son Cody… and Daniel Lissing as the late Jack Thornton?! (Watch promo.)

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    Christmas for Keeps

    TV-movie premiere: Childhood friends return home for Christmas and celebrate the life of a beloved high school teacher; Ashley Newbrough (Privileged), Ryan Rottman (The Lying Game), Christa B. Allen (Revenge) and Marielle Scott (YOU) star.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Ellen DeGeneres hosts this Season 27 throwback that originally aired 20 years ago; No Doubt performs.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Fall finale: The Shrink Next Door‘s Paul Rudd hosts the final episode of the year; Charli XCX performs.