Saturday on TV – 1/20/18

Saturday is the series premiere of Planet Earth: Blue Planet II on BBC America at 9/8c. Presented by Sir David Attenborough and scored by Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer, Planet Earth: Blue Planet II takes viewers on a revelatory and magical journey into the mesmerizing world of our oceans — by turn tempestuous and serene, exquisitely beautiful and bleakly forbidding. They cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and hold 97% of all the water in the world. There is more life in the deep sea than anywhere else on Earth, and it is said we know more about the surface of Mars than the depths of our own planet. Our final frontier is the deep ocean – Earth’s “inner space.” By using breakthroughs in science and cutting-edge technology to explore this final frontier, the series reveals the astonishing characters, otherworldly places and extraordinary new animal behaviors. Warm and compelling stories about marine habitats and their characterful inhabitants will leave you emotionally invested in our oceans and the creatures who dwell there, and bring a whole new perspective to this little-known world. Over four years in production, the teams mounted 125 expeditions, visited 39 countries, and filmed on every continent and across every ocean. They spent over 6,000 hours diving underwater, filming everywhere from familiar shores to the deepest seas.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Say Yes: Wedding SOS on TLC at 9/8c. The show will focus on transforming couples who have let themselves go. From every-day life challenges including balancing kids and work and trying to keep that special spark alive, the couples featured on the show are in desperate need of a makeover for their special day. In each hour-long episode, style expert George Kotsiopoulos will work with the bride and groom and get them ready to walk down the aisle. From wardrobe and hair to veneers and tattoo removal, the couple will meet each other at the altar in front of their friends and family with a new look and, most importantly, renewed confidence as they head off into wedded bliss. Viewers will go along for the ride as they watch the couples go from drab to fab from custom suit fittings, liposuction, corrective eye surgery, microblading and laser hair removal, just to name a few.

Finally, tonight is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Jessica Chastain and musical guest Troye Sivan.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Premiere*Planet Earth: Blue Planet II (#101) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Series Premiere*Say Yes: Wedding SOS (#101) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Falling Water (#203) – USA Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures (#1410) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#4311) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress (#1603-60) – TLC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Snapped (#902) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
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