Saturday on TV – 1/23/16

Saturday is the series premiere of Beowulf on Esquire at 10/9c. Based on the legendary English poem over a thousand years old, Beowulf tells the story of a disillusioned and damaged hero. The 13-episode, one hour drama will chronicle Beowulf’s return to his home Herot, to make peace with his past. Unwittingly in search of a cause to believe in and a community to fight for, Beowulf finds himself wrongly accused of murder and hunts down the true perpetrator to avenge the death of his fellow kinsmen. Beowulf becomes Herot’s tough but unconventional hero, responsible for upholding the law and protecting the town from danger. The last of a dying breed, Beowulf is a man capable of shaping the world around him by his actions and force of will. While this may seem like a familiar tale, Beowulf unearths the full story of the complicated, driven man behind the lore. The show stars Kieran Bew as Beowulf, William Hurt at Hrothgar, David Ajala as Rate, Ed Speleers as Slean, Joanne Whalley as Rheda, & Laura Donnelly as Elvina.

Tonight is also the season premiere of Black Sails on Starz at 9/8c and a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Ronda Rousey & musical guest Selena Gomez.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Beowulf (#101) – Esquire @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Black Sails (#301) – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#1903) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#4111) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*The Dead Files (#V703) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tiny House Hunting (#50) – FYI @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tiny House World (#12) – FYI @ 9:30/8:30c
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