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Stand Up to Cancer Special, We Love NYC Concert and More

Stand Up to Cancer 2021 Chadwick Boseman

On TV this Saturday: Chadwick Boseman is honored as celebrities Stand Up to Cancer, Pixie debuts on Showtime and New York City puts on a concert in Central Park. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • CNN
    We Love NYC

    This five-hour concert (broadcasting live from Central Park) celebrates the resilience of the city and nation following a challenging year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic; line-up includes Andrea Bocelli, LL COOL J, Elvis Costello, Earth, Wind & Fire, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Manilow, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Hudson, The Killers, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and more. (Anderson Cooper kicks off coverage starting at 4 pm.)

  • Lifetime
    Do You Trust Your Boyfriend?

    TV-movie premiere: After strange events take place at her high school, a senior (Man With a Van‘s Lawson Greyson) becomes determined to uncover a new student’s (License to Kill‘s Kendall Cato) true identity.

  • BBC America
    Eden: Untamed Planet

    “A magical realm at the end of the world” is spotlighted: South America’s Patagonia region.

  • HBO
    Godzilla vs. Kong

    The oversized adversaries meet in an epic battle; Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir star. (Watch trailer.)

  • ABC, CBS, E!, Fox, HBO, Hulu, NBC, Paramount+, Peacock, Showtime, YouTube
    Stand Up to Cancer

    This one-hour special raises money for cancer research and treatments, while paying tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther); Common and Brittany Howard perform; Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Ken Jeong (Community) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) co-host.

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Little Daytime Drama

    TV-movie premiere: A writer (Days of Our Lives‘ Jen Lilley) tries to convince a famous actor (General Hospital‘s Ryan Paevey) — who’s also her ex-boyfriend — to return to her daytime soap opera; Linda Dano (Another World) co-stars.

  • Showtime

    Premium cable premiere: A young woman (Bates Motel‘s Olivia Cooke) attempts a heist in order to avenge her mother’s death and escape her small Irish town; Alec Baldwin (30 Rock); Fra Fee (Les Misérables) and Rory Fleck Byrne (Harlots) co-star.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Chris Rock hosts this repeat from October; Megan Thee Stallion performs. (Season 46 episodes, ranked!)