What to Watch Today

Ian Ziering vs. Zombies, Clint Eastwood Is The Mule and More

Ian Ziering - Zombie Tidal Wave

On TV this Saturday: Ian Ziering dives headfirst into a Zombie Tidal Wave, When Calls the Heart‘s Elizabeth enjoys a Summer Romance and Clint Eastwood is an old Mule. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Ovation
    Frankie Drake Mysteries

    Two episodes: Mary accuses Detective Greyson of hiding evidence. Then at 8 pm, the team hunts down a dangerous jewel thief.

  • Starz
    Escape Room

    Premium cable premiere: A group of strangers must navigate a series of deadly escape rooms and the fatal puzzles contained within; Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil), Taylor Russell (Lost in Space), Jay Ellis (Insecure) and Tyler Labine (New Amsterdam) star.

  • HBO
    The Mule

    Premium cable premiere: John Mulaney and Pete Davidson’s favorite Clint Eastwood movie focuses on an elderly war vet who runs drugs for a powerful kingpin — and has multiple threesomes along the way; Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Andy Garcia (Ballers), Laurence Fishburne (black-ish), Michael Peña (Narcos: Mexico) and Dianne Wiest (Life in Pieces) co-star.

  • Lifetime
    V.C. Andrews' Gates of Paradise

    In the fourth of five films, Heaven’s orphaned and crippled daughter (When Calls the Heart‘s Lizzie Boys) is sent to live with her great grandfather, where her family’s dark past continues to haunt her.

  • ABC
    Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons

    Non-live encore (90 minutes): Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei play Archie and Edith Bunker, while Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes portray George and “Weezy” Jefferson. (Two more Studio Audience specials are coming — but which sitcoms should be revived?)

  • Hallmark Channel
    A Summer Romance

    TV-movie premiere: Sparks fly between a Montana rancher (When Calls the Heart‘s Erin Krakow) and a business developer (General Hospital‘s Ryan Paevey) after he tries to buy her family’s property.

  • Syfy
    Zombie Tidal Wave

    TV-movie premiere: A veteran sea captain (BH90210‘s Ian Ziering) must lead his island community against a literal tornado tidal wave of sharks zombies.

  • BBC America
    Wild Singapore

    Explore the jungles of Singapore, which hide obscure primates and flying dragons.

  • NBC
    Saturday Night Live

    Repeat to Revisit: Maniac‘s Jonah Hill hosts; Maggie Rogers performs. (Get NBC fall premiere dates.)