What To Watch: 10/23/2021

The screen content providers have got a nice little Saturday planned out for you, where even though the longest-running comedy TV show is crowning it “Jason Day,” our Jason goes in a different comic direction.

JASON’S PICK:
Ricky Velez: Here’s Everything [HBO, 10p]
Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show was wronged in 2016 when it was taken off-the-air mid-Presidential campaign at the moment we needed it the most. I both mourn the show and the loss of perhaps the best crew of faux news correspondents in TV history led by crusty Mike Yard, peppy Grace Parra, and master of depression humor Ricky Velez. It’s baffling we have not heard more from them, but we finally do get an hourlong special from Velez, an even more masterful miner of his own pain for laughs than Pete Davidson–uncoincidentally, Velez played Davidson’s friend in King of Staten Island

BRAD’S PICK:
Danger Force [Nickelodeon]
While it looks like a sketch schemed up by Andy Dwyer for Johnny Karate, that can be a good thing. The second season of this low-budget but fun kids comedy is on tonight.

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Boyfriends of Christmas Past [Hallmark, 8p]
Christmas before Halloween? If it’s Hallmark, we might as well. A marketing executive is visited by the ghosts of four ex-boyfriends in an effort to open her heart to love. (We assume she hasn’t murdered them all.)

BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:

  • As we hinted at above, it’s Jason Week on SNL by which they mean the former cast member behind that tender hearted football coach who charmed America through the pandemic. Jason Sudeikis returns to host the fourth week of the legedary program.
  • HGTV has Unfinished Business. Given we’re talking about the premier fix-em-up network and the title, the concept is pretty obvious.
  • Yes, Katherine, there are already Christmas Hallmark movies, and not only that. Hallmark has two xmas movies dropping tonight. There’s also the very Hallmark-y titled Christmas in My Heart. It’s got Sheryl Lee Ralph. Over on Lifetime, it’s Switched Before Birth about, presumably, someone switched before birth.

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