What to Watch Today

SpongeBob Musical, Jennifer Lopez Hosts SNL and More

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Musical on Nickelodeon

On TV this Saturday: The residents of Bikini Bottom get tuneful, Steven Universe returns for a limited series event and Jennifer Lopez presides over SNL. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Various
    College Football Championship Games

    Ten games: Matchups include Baylor vs. Oklahoma (12 pm, ABC); Miami vs. Central Michigan (12 pm, ESPN2); Louisiana vs. Appalachian State (12 pm, ESPN); UAB vs. Florida Atlantic (1:30 pm, CBSSN); Cincinnati vs. Memphis (3:30 pm, ABC); Hawaii vs. Boise State (4 pm, ESPN); Georgia vs. LSU (4 pm, CBS); Southern vs. Alcorn State (4 pm, ESPNU); Virginia vs. Clemson (7:30 pm, ABC); and Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (8 pm, Fox).

  • Lifetime
    Mistletoe & Menorahs

    TV-movie premiere: When a toy company exec (Pitch Perfect‘s Kelley Jakle) has to brush up on all things Hanukah to land a big account, she enlists the help of a coworker’s friend (Degrassi‘s Jake Epstein).

  • Nickelodeon
    The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!

    The Tony-winning musical washes up on the small screen, as members of the original Broadway company reunite for one last performance; SpongeBob voice actor Tom Kenny plays Patchy the Pirate. (Watch trailer.)

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Christmas Love Story

    TV-movie premiere: A choir director (Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth) falls for the widowed dad (Party of Five‘s Scott Wolf) of a young boy who joins her chorus.

  • Lifetime
    Christmas Unleashed

    TV-movie premiere: Exes Becca and Max (BH90210‘s Vanessa Lachey and UnREAL‘s Christopher Russell) are brought together when her dog runs away on Xmas Eve.

  • LMN
    He's Out to Get You

    TV-movie premiere: A woman (The O.C.‘s Samaire Armstrong) is released from a mental institution and goes to live with her brother. After she arrives, the brother disappears!

  • Cartoon Network
    Steven Universe Future

    Limited series event (four back-to-back episodes): This time-jumping epilogue picks up after the events of Steven Universe: The Movie, as the Crystal Gems’ pasts come back to haunt them. (Watch trailer.)

  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
    A Homecoming for the Holidays

    TV-movie premiere: A country singer (Fosse/Verdon‘s Laura Osnes) helps an army vet (Letterkenny‘s Stephen Huszar) build a home for a friend in town.

  • HBO
    Dan Soder: Son of a Gary

    Comedy special premiere: The Billions actor shares his down-to-earth approach to everything from drug dogs at the airport to fake fights in the shower.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Jennifer Lopez hosts; DaBaby performs. (Who’s hosting on Dec. 14?)