What to Watch Today

The Greatest Showman on HBO, College Football and More

On TV this Saturday: HBO debuts The Greatest Showman, a Young and the Restless alum deals with her Boyfriend’s Secret and Georgia faces a major test in the SEC. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • HBO
    Esme & Roy

    Snug’s favorite toy is missing, and only Esme and Roy can find it. I repeat: The toy is missing. This is not a drill.

  • ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC
    College Football

    Eight games: Among the broadcast-TV match-ups are Georgia Tech vs. South Florida (12 pm, ABC), UCLA vs. Oklahoma (1 pm, Fox), Georgia vs. South Carolina (3:30 pm, CBS), Ball State vs. Notre Dame (3:30 pm, NBC), Colorado vs. Nebraska (3:30 pm, ABC), Iowa State vs. Iowa (5 pm, Fox), Penn State vs. Pittsburgh (8 pm, ABC) and USC vs. Stanford (8:30 pm, Fox).

  • CMT
    The Bandit
    As tribute to the late Burt Reynolds, CMT is airing this 2016 documentary about the movie star, his best friend and stunt-double Hal Needham, and the making of their unlikely smash hit Smokey & The Bandit.
  • HBO
    The Greatest Showman

    Premium cable premiere: Hugh Jackman leads this colorful musical about Barnum & Bailey Circus founder P.T. Barnum; Zac Efron (High School Musical), Michelle Williams (Dawson’s Creek) and Zendaya (K.C. Undercover) co-star. (Get details on Zendaya’s HBO drama.)

  • Lifetime
    Her Boyfriend’s Secret

    A home decorator (The Young and the Restless‘ Kelly Sullivan) thinks she’s found the perfect man — but since she’s in a Lifetime movie, he’s eventually revealed to be a violent sociopath.

  • BBC America
    Planet Earth: Mission Galapagos

    Docuseries finale: Liz Bonnin travels to the oldest islands in the Galapagos, where the team explores a lava cave. (Get Doctor Who return date!)

  • Reelz
    John Ritter: Behind Closed Doors

    This behind-the-scenes look at the life of the beloved funnyman includes interviews with Three’s Company roomies Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt and 8 Simple Rules‘ Kaley Cuoco.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Wedding of Dreams

    In the sequel to 2014’s Summer of Dreams, Debbie (singer Debbie Gibson) must choose between Noah (13 Reason Why‘s Robert Gant) and her music career.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: John Mulaney hosts, with musical guest Jack White. (Who could host the Season 44 premiere?)