It’s a great Saturday TV night if you are a fan of Sister Wives, but otherwise it’s slim pickings although we have found some joyful possibilities from the houses of Lifetime and Reelz.
A House on Fire [Lifetime, 8p]
This true crime thriller is based on the Ann Rule book about “Debora Green, a brilliant doctor with a genius IQ who appeared to be living the American dream,” who burned down her house and was sentenced to 30 years in prison when her children died. From the looks of the preview, Ann Rule probably deserves better in an adaptation.
Golden Girls: Ageless [Reelz, 8p]
Reelz seems to be stretching out a bit from music hourlong docs to… general pop culture hourlong docs. If you watched last week’s RuPaul’s Drag Race and still are a bit peeved from Elliott with 2 T’s lukewarm take on Rue McClanahan, here’s a chance to revel in one of the great sitcoms of the 1980s as this Reelz doc looks into the origin of the show along with the lives of McClanahan, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and the truly ageless Betty White.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE (IF NOT MUCH):
- We’re way in the middle of the awards season and tonight’s the only one where both The Mandalorian and Alexa & Kate could win awards. It’s Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards hosted by arguably the network’s most successful export, Kenan Thompson.
- If you watched the Lifetime movie above and would like more information about the topic at hand, Lifetime is pairing it with Beyond the Headlines: Mental Health Myths & Misconceptions.
- Certainly the most intense of the veterenarian shows, Nat Geo Wild’s Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet returns for its eighth season.
- And as we led with, if you’re a fan of the polygamy program Sister Wives, you’re in for a fun night as TLC has four hours of the show with unseen bonus content.