What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on Freeform; ‘Killer Cheer Mom’ on Lifetime

Rami Malek as Queen's Freddie Mercury holds a microphone and raises his arm in "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Rami Malek stars as Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in the 2018 biographical musical “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Freeform.
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Trisha’s Southern Kitchen (season premiere) Noon Food Network

The Zoo: San Diego After taking over the former red river hog habitat, a gazelle gives the team a big surprise. Elsewhere, zoo staffers prepare a den when they suspect an Amur leopard is pregnant, and koalas who were rescued from devastating bushfires are nursed back to health. A second new episode follows. 8 and 9 p.m. Animal Planet

Five tigers now have the coronavirus. Zoo and Safari Park staff are vaccinating about 250 animals.

Aug. 3, 2021

Eden: Untamed Planet This visually stunning nature series wraps up its first season with an episode set primarily in the southeast portion of Alaska, home to one of the richest temperate rainforests on the planet, as well as the salmon run, an annual migration that attracts the greatest concentration of grizzly bears on Earth. Helen Bonham Carter narrates. 8 p.m. BBC America and midnight AMC

Design Star: Next Gen Dancer tWitch guest stars in this new episode. 10 p.m. HGTV


MLS Soccer Aston Villa versus Brentford, 7 a.m. CNBC; Brighton & Hove Albion versus Everton, 7 a.m. NBCSP; Liverpool versus Chelsea, 9:30 a.m. NBC


Little League World Series Tom Seaver Final: Sioux Falls (S.D.) versus Hamilton (Ohio), 9:30 a.m. ABC; Hank Aaron Final: Honolulu versus Taylor (Mich.), 12:30 p.m. ABC.

Torrance Little League is eliminated from the Little League World Series with the 4-2 loss to Hamilton of Ohio on Thursday.

Aug. 26, 2021

College Football Hawaii visits UCLA, 12:30 p.m. ESPN. Also, Nebraska visits Illinois, 10 a.m. Fox; Alcorn State visits North Carolina Central, 4 p.m. ESPN

NFL Preseason Football The Rams visit the Denver Broncos, 6 p.m. ABC; the Chargers visit the Seattle Seahawks, 7 p.m. CBS and NFL. Also, the Green Bay Packers visit the Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m. NFL; the Chicago Bears visit the Tennessee Titans, 4 p.m. NFL

Baseball The Boston Red Sox visit the Cleveland Indians, 1 p.m. FS1; regional coverage, 3 p.m. MLB; the San Diego Padres visit the Angels, 6 p.m. FS1; the Colorado Rockies visit the Dodgers, 6 p.m. SportsNetLA

MLS Soccer The L.A. Galaxy visits LAFC, 4 p.m. Fox

WNBA Basketball The Sparks visit the Connecticut Sun, 4 p.m. SportsNet

Tokyo Paralympics Swimming: Men’s and women’s 400m and 50m freestyle races and 100m backstroke. Track and field: 100m, high jump, long jump and 800m. Wheelchair basketball: U.S. versus Australia. Wheelchair rugby: bronze and gold medal matches. 10 p.m. NBCSP



Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Frank Buckley Interviews Actor-author Tembi Locke. 12:05 a.m. KTLA

Sunday Talk Show Guests: August 29: Mitt Romney will be on CNN’s “State of the Union”; “Face the Nation”; “Meet the Press”; “This Week”; “Fox News Sunday”

Aug. 27, 2021


Killer Cheer Mom After she moves to a new town with her father and new stepmother, a teenager is one of six girls trying out for two open slots on the high school cheerleading squad. When the other hopefuls get expelled or suffer mysterious “accidents,” she begins to suspect her stepmom may be responsible. Denise Richards, Thomas Calabro, Tix Texada, Courtney Fulk and Holly Barrett star in this new thriller. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek stars as Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in this 2018 biographical musical. Allen Leech, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Aidan Gillen also star. 8:10 p.m. Freeform

Sweet Pecan Summer A woman (Christine Ko) working at a major cosmetics company is asked by her aunt (Lauren Tom) to help sell her pecan farm, a long-cherished part of their family. Wes Brown also stars in this new romance. 9 p.m. Hallmark

Pom Poms and Payback When members of a high school cheer squad are betrayed by their boyfriends on prom night, they unite to exact revenge. Emily Killian, Carrie Schroeder, Shaylaren Hilton, Le’Priesh Roman and Jazlyn Nicolette Sward also star. 10 p.m. Lifetime

Hitch (2005) 8:15 a.m. POP

Attack! (1956) 8:30 a.m. TCM

Coming to America (1988) 9 a.m. Paramount

Jurassic Park (1993) 9:50 a.m. HBO

The Peanuts Movie (2015) 10 a.m. FXX

Hook (1991) 10 a.m. Ovation

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 10 a.m. TMC

Pretty Woman (1990) 10:05 a.m. Freeform

The Wild One (1954) 10:30 a.m. TCM

The Natural (1984) 11 a.m. MLB; 7 p.m. Ovation

Thelma & Louise (1991) 11 a.m. POP

Airplane! (1980) 11:54 a.m. Encore

The Breakfast Club (1985) Noon and 6 p.m. CMT

Spy (2015) Noon FX

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) Noon Nickelodeon

Friday (1995) Noon and 6 p.m. Paramount

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) 12:05 p.m. TMC

Cat Ballou (1965) 12:15 p.m. TCM

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) 12:24 p.m. USA

A League of Their Own (1992) 12:37 p.m. Starz

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) 12:45 p.m. Epix

Grease (1978) 12:45 p.m. Freeform

Selena (1997) 1 p.m. E!

300 (2006) 1 p.m. TNT

Looper (2012) 1:25 p.m. Encore

Back to School (1986) 1:30 p.m. AMC

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) 1:30 and 8 p.m. MTV

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) 1:30 p.m. Ovation

Raising Arizona (1987) 1:35 p.m. IFC

Hot Fuzz (2007) 1:49 p.m. Cinemax

The Dirty Dozen (1967) 2:15 p.m. TCM

Bridesmaids (2011) 2:30 and 10:32 p.m. Bravo

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 2:30 p.m. FX

Losing Isaiah (1995) 3 p.m. KCOP

The Bourne Identity (2002) 3 p.m. A&E

Collateral (2004) 3 p.m. HBO

Animal House (1978) 3:30 p.m. AMC

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) 3:50 p.m. USA

Easy A (2010) 4 and 10 p.m. CMT

Walk the Line (2005) 4 and 9:30 p.m. E!

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) 4 p.m. Nickelodeon

John Wick (2014) 4:30 p.m. Syfy

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 5 p.m. FX

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010) 5 and 8:30 p.m. REELZ

Point Blank (1967) 5 p.m. TCM

The Bourne Supremacy (2004) 5:30 p.m. A&E

Titanic (1997) 5:42 p.m. Encore

Talk to Me (2007) 6 p.m. Cinemax

Shrek (2001) 6 p.m. Nickelodeon

GalaxyQuest (1999) 6:15 p.m. Epix

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) 6:30 p.m. Syfy

The Professionals (1966) 7 p.m. TCM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) 7:30 p.m. USA

Angel and the Badman (1947) 8 p.m. KVCR

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 8 p.m. A&E

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) 8 p.m. AMC

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) 8 p.m. BET

Star Trek Beyond (2016) 8 p.m. Epix

Bumblebee (2018) 8 and 10:30 p.m. FX

Ready Player One (2018) 8 p.m. TNT

Elysium (2013) 8:59 p.m. Starz

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (2019) 9 p.m. Syfy

The Monster (2016) 9 p.m. TMC

Pocket Money (1972) 9:15 p.m. TCM

Trance (2013) 9:50 p.m. Cinemax

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) 10:30 p.m. USA

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) 10:31 p.m. Encore

Gorky Park (1983) 11:15 p.m. TCM

TV highlights for Aug. 22-28 include the return of “American Horror Story,” ABC’s new surfing competition and the Lifetime TV movie “Killer Cheer Mom”

Aug. 22, 2021

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Aug. 20, 2021

Movies on TV for the entire week, Aug. 22 - 28 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

Aug. 20, 2021

TV Grids for the entire week of Aug. 22 - 28 in downloadable and printable PDF files

Aug. 20, 2021

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