What to Watch Today

The High Note on HBO, Ruffalo Treads Dark Waters and More

The High Note Premiere HBO

On TV this Saturday: Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson kick off the year on a High Note, Mark Ruffalo enters Dark Waters and Netflix hosts a Cobra Kai afterparty. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Netflix
    The Netflix Afterparty

    Series premiere: Hosts David Spade, Fortune Feimster and London Hughes chat with guests from the newest Netflix release. First up: the cast of Cobra Kai.

  • HBO
    The High Note

    Premium cable premiere: A high-maintenance diva (black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis Ross) and her overworked personal assistant (Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson) navigate the high-stress world of entertainment showbiz; Bill Pullman (The Sinner) and Eddie Izzard (The Riches) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    Kidnapped in Paradise

    TV-movie premiere: Parents (Five-0‘s Claire van der Boom and Vampire Diaries‘ Todd Lasance) panic when their daughter disappears from an Aussie resort.

  • Showtime
    Dark Waters

    Premium cable premiere: An environmental attorney (I Know This Much is True‘s Mark Ruffalo) tries to take down a chemical manufacturing plant; Tim Robbins (Castle Rock), Anne Hathaway (Modern Love) and Bill Pullman (The High Note) co-star.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Taking a Shot at Love

    TV-movie premiere: Romance blooms when a ballet instructor (Spy Kids‘ Alexa PenaVega) helps a pro hockey player (Killjoys‘ Luke Macfarlane) recover from the same injury that halted her career.

  • CBS
    48 Hours

    After taking nearly 12 years to solve the disappearance of a Georgia teacher, recent findings suggest the 2005 case could’ve been cracked much sooner.

  • NBC
    SNL Vintage

    Dolly Parton hosts and performs in this Season 14 throwback, which originally aired April 15, 1989.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Former SNL writer John Mulaney hosts this repeat from October; The Strokes perform. (Season 46 episodes, ranked!)