SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (11:30PM NBC, Global in Canada)
If the above preview is any indication — tonight’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE hosted by Gabourey Sidibe, breakout star of last year’s Oscar darling Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire — might actually be worth staying up for. And not just because there is something oddly entertaining about repeating the phrase Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire over and over again.
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (9PM HBO, HBO Canada)
Which is just one of the reasons you’ll want to check out tonight’s very well-received HBO biopic of Jack Kevorkian. The other reason: So you won’t be scratching your head come Emmy and Golden Globe night as to why Al Pacino is walking away with all of that hardware.
PARENTHOOD (8PM NBC)
Have yet to jump on the PARENTHOOD bandwagon for fear that some clueless NBC executive will pull another “Leno” and replace it with the surely in-development BIGGER BIGGEST LOSER? Good news! PARENTHOOD has been off being given the go-ahead for a second season this week which means it’s now safe to return to the Peacock Network. And you can start with a repeat of Tuesday’s fantastic episode of what is quickly becoming our favorite non-singing ensemble drama of the season.
DOCTOR WHO (9PM BBC America, Space in Canada)
With one whole episode of DOCTOR WHO under our belt, we’re the first to admit that we’re probably not the ones to be accusing the iconic British series of running out of ideas. That said, does anyone else find something frakkin’ familiar about tonight’s instalment that has Amy and the good doctor visiting the distant future where they find the British people living on a
battlestar starship in space searching for a new planet to call home. Anyone?
MOTHMAN (9PM Syfy)
It’s Mothman meets I Know What You Did Last Summer when a tragic prank and subsequent cover-up come back to haunt childhood friends that reunite in their hometown. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!