Daniel Kaluuya will surely be a real trooper and get in…to the roles he plays on TV’s longest running sketch shows. Beyond that, it’s the usual relatively quiet Saturday, but with a better Lifetime movie than usual–they’ve been quietly inching towards prestige actually–paying tribute to a legendary gospel figure. Also, there’s the return of the show about tough men and women and the gentle dog breed that has been misconstrued as rough.
SNL [NBC, 11:30]
The number one all-time sketch show has been pretty on point this season. I can expect this trend to continue when two-time Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya hosts tonight. St. Vincent brings her quirky lovable incredible guitar talents as musical guest. Better than watching a murder show.
Robin Roberts Presents Mahalia [Lifetime, 8p]
Danielle Brooks plays Mahlia Jackson, the gospel singer and Civil Rights icon in this biopic from Robin Roberts.
Pit Bulls & Parolees [Discovery, 8p]
From the files of the Reality Shows That Do Good, this program about people and animals who are shunned by society finding each other. As a one-time co-parent of one of the sweetest dogs in the history of everything (Vinny you are missed) and a believer in rehabilitation, I’ll always have a loving place in my heart for this half-hour showcase of Tia Torres and her Villalobos Rescue.