Saturday on TV – 10/17/20

Saturday is a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Issa Rae and musical guest Justin Bieber.

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Tonight is David Byrne’s American Utopia on HBO at 8/7c. The special event, directed by Spike Lee, presents a one-of-a-kind, dynamic film that gives audiences access to Byrne’s electrifying critically acclaimed Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences. The filmed version was recorded during its late 2019 to early 2020 run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre in New York City. Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.
 
Tonight is also the 2-part, 4-hour The Story of the Royals special on Reelz starting at 8/7c. The mystique and history of the monarchy as it draws international interest this spring with a new royal baby and the introduction of Meghan Markle, the first American to marry into the British royal family since Wallis Simpson in 1937.
 
Tonight is the TV movie Sweet Autumn on Hallmark at 9/8c. Maggie (Nikki DeLoach, Awkward, The Jury), a successful entrepreneur, returns home for a will reading and discovers she’s inherited half of her aunt’s famed maple candy business. What she doesn’t understand is why Aunt Dee’s (Henriette Ivanans) maple supplier, Dex (Andrew Walker, Against the Wall, Maybe It’s Me), inherited the other half. Her return also coincides with the town’s Sweet Autumn Fest, and through a series of letters Aunt Dee left, Maggie and Dex search for the reason behind her aunt’s final wishes. As she and Dex grow closer, Maggie must decide if the life she built is the one she wants.
 
Tonight is 1-hour Holy Calamavote special on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim at 12AM/11PMc. A special performance by Run the Jewels.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Help! I Wrecked My House (#104) – HGTV @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Hidden Potential – HGTV @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Special*David Byrne’s American Utopia – HBO @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Holy Calamavote – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *Special*Sweet Autumn – Hallmark @ 9/8c
  • *Special*The Story of the Royals – Reelz @ 8/7c
  • *New*AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (#202) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (#704) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ghost Nation (#208) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*License to Kill (#211) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Live Rescue – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Magical Girl Friendship Squad (#104) – Syfy @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Mega Zoo (#103) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#4603) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Secrets of the Zoo – Nat Geo WILD @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Secret Life of the Zoo (#509) – Animal Planet @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wild Life (#104) – Syfy @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc
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