What to Watch Today

College Admissions Scandal Movie, My Little Pony Ends, Banana Splits Get Scary and More


On TV this Saturday: The College Admissions Scandal rocks Lifetime, David Harbour turns SNL upside down and The Banana Splits terrorize Syfy. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC
    College Football

    Six games: Broadcast matchups include Michigan vs. Illinois (12 pm, ABC); Oklahoma vs. Texas (12 pm, Fox); Florida State vs. Clemson (3:30 pm, ABC); Alabama vs. Texas A&M (3:30 pm, CBS); Penn State vs. Iowa (7:30 pm, ABC) and USC vs. Notre Dame (7:30 pm, NBC).

  • Fox, FS1
    American League Championship Series

    The New York Yankees take on the Houston Astros in Game 1, live from Minute Maid Park in Houston.

  • Lifetime
    The College Admissions Scandal

    TV-movie premiere: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Two wealthy mothers (American Crime‘s Penelope Ann Miller and Star Trek: Discovery‘s Mia Kirshner) will do anything to get their children into the best colleges. (Gretchen Carlson’s Beyond the Headlines special follows at 10; watch trailer.)

  • HBO
    Happy Death Day 2U

    Premium cable premiere: In this sequel, a young woman (La La Land‘s Jessica Rothe) and her friends get stuck in a murderous time loop; Suraj Sharma (God Friended Me), Ruby Modine (Shameless) and Steve Zissis (Togetherness) co-star.

  • Discovery Family
    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

    Series finale (90 minutes): The Mane Six must save the kingdom of Equestria from laminitis an evil alliance.

  • Nickelodeon
    All That

    Marie Kiddo declutters a treehouse; Dracula and the Invisible Man examine new technology.

  • Syfy
    The Banana Splits Movie

    TV-movie premiere: Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky return for this dark take on the children’s TV show, in which a young boy’s birthday party at the Banana Split studio goes horror-bly wrong. (Watch trailer.)

  • Hallmark Channel
    Love, Fall & Order

    TV-movie premiere: Sparks fly between the daughter (Stitchers‘ Erin Cahill) of a pumpkin farmer and her former rival (90210’s Trevor Donovan).

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Stranger Things‘ David Harbour hosts; Camila Cabello performs. (Watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge highlights; who’s hosting on Nov. 2?)