Saturday is the series premiere of The Last Kingdom on BBC America at 10/9c. This is a contemporary story of redemption, vengeance, and self-discovery set against the birth of England. It follows young warrior and outsider, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), on a fierce mission to reclaim his birthright. Eleven-year-old Uhtred was born a Saxon in 9th century Northumbria. He watches from a cliff top as invading Danish ships move toward his home, not knowing that his future will soon be turned upside-down. Young Uhtred witnesses his father killed and the Saxon army defeated. That same day he is taken by the Danish warlord, Earl Ragnar (Peter Gantzler). His fellow captive is a feisty, sharp-tongued girl named Brida (Emily Cox). The orphans are brought up in the Danish camp. It also stars Adrian Bower, Alexandre Willaume, David Dawson, Henning Valin Jakobsen, Ian Hart, Joseph Millson, Matthew Macfadyen, Rune Temte, Rutger Hauer, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Tobias Santelmann, & Tom Taylor.
Tonight is also the season premiere of Unwrapped 2.0 on Food Network at 8/7c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 8:30/7:30c.
Finally, tonight is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Amy Schumer and musical guest The Weeknd.
Also on tonight:
- *Series Premiere* – The Last Kingdom (#101) – BBC America @ 10/9c
- *Season Premiere* – Unwrapped 2.0 – Food Network @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
- *Special* – The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story – Lifetime @ 8/7c
- *New* – Behind the Screams (#103) – Reelz @ 9/8c
- *New* – Blunt Talk (#108) – Starz @ 9/8c
- *New* – Doctor Who (#904) – BBC America @ 9/8c
- *New* – Fame Kills (#103) – Reelz @ 8/7c
- *New* – Ghost Adventures (#V1108) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
- *New* – Saturday Night Live (#4102) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
- *New* – Survivor’s Remorse (#208) – Starz @ 9:30/8:30c
- *New* – The Graham Norton Show (#1802) – BBC America @ 10/9c
- *New* – The Half Hour (#407/408) – Comedy Central @ 12:00AM/11:00PMc & 12:30AM/11:30PMc (2 New Episodes)