What to Watch Today

The Shape of Water on HBO, College Football and More


On TV this Saturday: HBO discovers The Shape of Water, SNL revisits Will Ferrell’s latest hosting stint and an Awkward alum falls Truly, Madly, Sweetly in love. Here are seven programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern:

  • HBO
    Esme & Roy

    A rainy day sends Esme, Roy, Hugo and baby Fig to their Netflix accounts the planetarium. 

  • ABC, CBS, Fox
    College Football

    Six games: Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest (at 12 pm, ABC), Clemson vs. Georgia Tech (3:30 pm, ABC), Texas A&M vs. Alabama (3:30 pm, CBS), TCU vs. Texas (4:30 pm, Fox), Stanford vs. Oregon (8 pm, ABC) and Wisconsin vs. Iowa (8:30 pm, Fox).

  • Ovation
    Versailles Marathon

    Through 10 pm | Revisit Season 1 ahead of its third — and final — season (premiering Saturday, Oct. 6). (A Season 2 marathon airs next Saturday.)

  • HBO
    The Shape of Water

    Premium cable premiere: The Best Picture winner centers on a mute maid (Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mysterious creature held captive in a secret government facility; Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer co-star.

  • BBC America
    Planet Earth: Yellowstone

    70 minutes: Summer arrives, melting the chilling snow to reveal valleys, grasslands and summer forests.

  • Hallmark Channel
    Truly, Madly, Sweetly

    Sparks fly after a food truck owner (Awkward‘s Nikki Deloach) and a finance manager (Cedar Cove‘s Dylan Neal) are forced into an unlikely partnership.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: Will Ferrell hosts — whether Chevy Chase likes it or not. (Who’s hosting the Season 44 premiere?)