What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Saturday Night Live’ on NBC; the Dodgers visit the Atlanta Braves

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Alex Moffat, left, singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) and Chloe Fineman in a new episode of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.
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Whose Line Is It Anyway? Heather Anne Campbell is a guest in this new episode. 8 p.m. The CW

The Zoo: Bronx Tales The zoo introduces a rescued harbor seal pup to the rest of the colony. Also, a hand-raised red bird-of-paradise chick is reunited with its siblings in this new episode. 8 p.m. Animal Planet

Danger Force (season premiere) 8 p.m. Nickelodeon

Saturday Night Live Former series regular Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) hosts this new episode with musical guest Brandi Carlile. 8:29 and 11:29 p.m.

World’s Funniest Animals Amara Zaragoza (“Gossip Girl”) is the special guest for a new episode in which host Elizabeth Stanton introduces clips featuring a cat that needs help landing on its feet and a dog in a fountain that seems to be having the best day of his life. Commentary provided by panelists Mikalah Gordon, Brian Cooper, Carmen Hodgson and Noah Matthews. 9 p.m. The CW

The Zoo A pair of puma cubs travel to their new home at the Queens Zoo in this new episode. 9 p.m. Animal Planet

Born Mucky: Life on the Farm Pete and Ally’s farm is burglarized right before harvest in this new episode. 10 p.m. Animal Planet


Star Trek to Twilight Zone: TVs Favorite Sci-Fi This new special tells behind-the-scenes stories from “Star Trek,” “Lost in Space” and “The Twilight Zone.” 7 p.m. REELZ

Ricky Velez: Here’s Everything The comic from Queens, N.Y., in a stand-up special. 10 p.m. HBO


College Football Oregon visits UCLA, 12:30 p.m. ABC; USC visits Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m. NBC. Also, Illinois visits Penn State, 9 a.m. ABC; Northwestern visits Michigan, 9 a.m. Fox; Oklahoma visits Kansas, 9 a.m. ESPN; Cincinnati visits Navy, 9 a.m. ESPN2; Kansas State visits Texas Tech, 9 a.m. FS1; Syracuse visits Virginia Tech, 9:30 a.m. BSSC; LSU visits Ole Miss, 12:30 p.m. CBS; Oklahoma State visits Iowa State, 12:30 p.m. Fox; Clemson visits Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. ESPN; Maryland visits Minnesota, 12:30 p.m. ESPN2; BYU visits Washington State, 12:30 p.m. FS1; Tennessee visits Alabama, 4 p.m. ESPN; Ohio State visits Indiana, 4:30 p.m. ABC; NC State visits Miami, 4:30 p.m. ESPN2

Baseball National League Championship Series, Game 6: The Dodgers visit the Atlanta Braves, 5 p.m. TBS


NHL Hockey The Ducks visit the Minnesota Wild, 3 p.m. BSSC; the Kings visit the St. Louis Blues, 5 p.m. BSW

MLS Soccer LAFC visits Minnesota United FC, 5 p.m. KCOP

NBA Basketball The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Clippers, 7:30 p.m. BSSC

High School Football Servite visits Mater Dei, 8 p.m. BSW


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

CBS Saturday Morning (N) 10 a.m. KCAL

Frank Buckley Interviews Author Brian Greene (“Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning”). (N) 11 a.m. KTLA

Sunday Talk Show Guests: October 24 : Ro Khanna on “Fox News Sunday”; “Face the Nation”; “Meet the Press”; “This Week”; “State of the Union”; “60 Minutes”

Oct. 22, 2021


Boyfriends of Christmas Past In a new variation on Charles Dickens’ beloved yuletide spookfest “A Christmas Carol,” Catherine Haena Kim stars as Lauren, a marketing executive with a dubious romantic track record. In the days leading up to Christmas, she’s startled to receive visits from the ghosts of four former boyfriends. These old flames try to give Lauren a new perspective on her attitude, warning her that if she doesn’t learn how to open her heart, she risks losing her best friend, Nate, forever. Raymond Ablack and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (“Kim’s Convenience”) also star. 8 p.m. Hallmark

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren in director Michael Chaves’ 2021 horror movie, the eighth installment in “The Conjuring” franchise. Adapted from an actual trial in 1981 Connecticut, the Warrens defend a young man (Ruari O’Connor) who violently murdered his landlord. 8 p.m. HBO


Switched Before Birth A couple (Skyler Samuels, Bo Yokely) discover that one of their two new babies conceived through in vitro fertilization is not a biological twin but was implanted by mistake. Justina Machado and Yancey Arias also star in this 2021 melodrama. 8 p.m. Lifetime

Minari Director and screenwriter Lee Isaac Chung drew from his own upbringing for this 2020 drama about a family of South Korean immigrants struggling to make a new life in rural Arkansas in the 1980s. Yeri Han, Steven Yeun and Oscar winner Yuh-Jung Youn star. 9 p.m. Showtime

Lee Isaac Chung’s moving immigrant drama “Minari” is a gentle, truthful and tender story of family.

Dec. 10, 2020

Star Trek: First Contact (1996) 8:30 a.m. Epix

Live Free or Die Hard (2007) 9 a.m. Syfy

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) 9 a.m. TCM

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) 9:05 a.m. Showtime

Creepshow (1982) 9:30 a.m. AMC

Casper (1995) 9:30 a.m. Freeform

Jerry Maguire (1996) 9:50 a.m. Starz

The Wedding Singer (1998) 10 and 2:30 p.m. E!

Independence Day (1996) 10:25 a.m. HBO

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) 11 a.m. POP

Patton (1970) 11:29 a.m. Encore

Shrek (2001) 11:50 a.m. Freeform

The Lost Boys (1987) Noon and 11:15 p.m. CMT

Ocean’s Twelve (2004) Noon and 5:30 p.m. Paramount

Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) Noon and 11:03 p.m. Syfy

Big Fish (2003) 12:12 p.m. Starz

Bridesmaids (2011) 12:30 and 8 p.m. MTV

Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964) 12:30 p.m. TCM

The Italian Job (2003) 12:45 p.m. Cinemax

I Am Legend (2007) 1 p.m. TNT

Double Jeopardy (1999) 1:30 p.m. Ovation

Shrek 2 (2004) 1:55 p.m. Freeform

Beetlejuice (1988) 2:15 and 6:45 p.m. CMT

The Shining (1980) 2:30 p.m. AMC

Pulp Fiction (1994) 2:30 p.m. Sundance

Die Hard 2 (1990) 2:56 and 8:30 p.m. Syfy

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) 3 and 8:30 p.m. Paramount

Mystic Pizza (1988) 4 p.m. KCET

Men in Black (1997) 4 p.m. FX

Big (1988) 4:05 p.m. Encore

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) 4:20 p.m. Epix

My Cousin Vinny (1992) 4:30 p.m. E!

The Help (2011) 4:30 p.m. POP

Bird (1988) 5 p.m. TCM

Erin Brockovich (2000) 5:15 p.m. TMC

Die Hard (1988) 5:28 p.m. Syfy

Mean Girls (2004) 5:45 and 10:45 p.m. MTV

Despicable Me (2010) 6 p.m. Nickelodeon

True Grit (2010) 6:08 p.m. Cinemax

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) 6:15 p.m. Epix

Monsters, Inc. (2001) 6:20 p.m. Disney

Forrest Gump (1994) 6:30 p.m. Showtime

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 7:15 and 10:30 p.m. E!

Field of Dreams (1989) 7:30 p.m. Ovation

Cast Away (2000) 7:41 and 10:49 p.m. Bravo

Poltergeist (1982) 8 p.m. AMC

Primal Fear (1996) 8 p.m. Cinemax

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) 8 p.m. Epix

First Blood (1982) 8 p.m. Sundance

Unforgiven (1992) 8:15 p.m. TCM

Santa Fe Trail (1940) 9 p.m. KVCR

The Fly (1986) 10:30 p.m. AMC

Star Trek Beyond (2016) 10:45 p.m. Epix

The Most Dangerous Game (1932) 10:55 p.m. KVCR

Casino Royale (2006) 11 p.m. Paramount

TV highlights for Oct. 17-23 include the sci-fi epic ‘Dune,’ a new cycle of ‘The Bachelorette’ and the return of HBO’s Emmy-winning drama ‘Succession.

Oct. 17, 2021

TV Grids for the entire week of Oct. 17 - 23 as PDF files you can download and print

Oct. 15, 2021

Movies on TV this week: October 17: ‘The Untouchables’ on Epix; ‘Patton’ on Encore; ‘Halloween’ on AMC; ‘Milk’ on Showtime; ‘Unforgiven’ on TCM

Oct. 15, 2021


Movies on TV for the entire week, Oct. 17 - 23 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

Oct. 15, 2021

Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are television highlights from the Los Angeles Times.

July 26, 2022


TV highlights for Oct. 24-30 include the new series ‘American Veteran’ on PBS and the World Series on Fox.

Oct. 24, 2021

Movies on TV this week: October 24: ‘Frankenstein’ (1931) and ‘Young Frankenstein (1974) on TCM; ‘The Exorcist’ on AMC; ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ on Encore

Oct. 22, 2021

TV Grids for the entire week of Oct. 24 - 30 as PDF files you can download and print

Oct. 22, 2021

Movies on TV for the entire week, Oct. 24 - 30 in interactive PDF format for easy downloading and printing

Oct. 22, 2021


Looking for what to watch on TV? Here are television highlights from the Los Angeles Times.

July 26, 2022


1:24 p.m. Oct. 23, 2021: Updated MLB games and times.