Saturday TV: College Football, Doctor Who, Saturday Night Live & More

News & Notes

Get Doctor Who S.9 Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, BBC America has the series premiere of The Last Kingdom, Food Network has the second season premiere of Unwrapped 2.0, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Harvest Moon, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story followed by a Behind the Headlines: Melrose Place special, Showtime has the documentary premiere of Prophet’s Prey, Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Ominous, and TV One has The Triumph Awards.

In late night, BBC America has the 18th season premiere of The Graham Norton Show and Comedy Central has a Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving comedy special.

Prime Picks

Scorpion (CBS): Repeat. The “Talisman” episode from last season replays, where the team tries to retrieve some stealth technology after a plane goes down before it ends up in enemy hands.

Doctor Who (BBC America): New. An alien warlord attempts to ensure they survive and puts the universe in peril. Plays again later two times. Last week’s episode, “Under the Lake,” replays right before.

The Last Kingdom (BBC America): Series Premiere. Uhtred’s father meets his demise in battle and his lands get seized by his uncle Aelfric, who is a toady for the Danes. Uhtred ultimately gets captured and brought to the Danish warlord Ragnar. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Strike Back (Cinemax): Repeat. Last night’s series finale episode replays. Plays again later. All 10 episodes of the final season replay today over on MoMAX.
  • Survivor’s Remorse (Starz): New. Cam tries to plan a great first date with Allison. Uncle Julius goes on a ride-along with the police. Plays again later three times.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader college football action this afternoon and Saturday Night College Football tonight with Miami at Florida State.
  • CBS has college football action today with Georgia at Tennessee.
  • CBS Sports has tripleheader college football action with Utah State at Fresno State closing out the night.
  • ESPN has quadruple-header college football action with California at Utah closing out the night.
  • ESPN2 has quadruple-header college football action with Wyoming at Air Force closing out the night.
  • ESPNews has college football action today with Tulane at Temple.
  • ESPNU has tripleheader college football action with East Carolina at BYU closing out the day.
  • FOX has CFB on FOX college football action with TCU at Kansas State tonight.
  • FS1 has doubleheader college football action today with Baylor at Kansas followed by Oregon State at Arizona.
  • NBC has college football action today with Navy at Notre Dame.
  • TBS has doubleheader National League Division Series action today with Game 2 of the Chicago Cubs at the St. Louis Cardinals followed by Game 2 of the New York Mets at the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Late Night

  • The Bastard Executioner (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s episode, “P. Profit/Proffidwyr Troeth,” replays. Runs 80 minutes.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Amy Schumer hosts with musical guest The Weeknd.
  • The Strain (FX): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s second season finale episode, “Night Train,” replays. Runs 63 minutes.

Saturday TV Marathons

Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
The Knick (HBO2): Has all 10 first season episodes. Season two premieres next Friday on Cinemax.
Law & Order (WEtv): Eight episodes tonight and into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Seven episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (ION): Has 16 episodes.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 12 episodes.
Sanford and Son (TV One): Has 16 episodes today.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America): Five episodes tonight.
Strike Back (MoMAX): Has all 10 fourth season episodes.

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