On a relatively busy Saturday, a classic British quiz show gets an American makeover that actually looks quite faithful to the original (and that’s a good thing); Jake Gyllenhaal makes his second appearance on SNL this year–albeit, the previous turn was as the subject of an ex’s 10 minute diss track; and Lifetime brings back one of its most quality movie series.
Would I Lie To You? [The CW, 8:30p]
The British original version of this What’s My Line-style comic storytelling game has been on the air since 2007 and like WML, it is a treasure trove of hilarious YouTube videos. It’s essentially the game “two truths and one lie” only in a reverse ratio. In that original, Rob Brydon moderates between two teams of three where captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack lead two teams of revolving celebrities who tell stories about their relationship to various people who are paraded out, only one actually knows said person. The American remake features Aasif Mandvi, Matt Walsh, and Sabrina Jalees in the respective roles above as an odd mix of familiar faces from Chris Gethard to Julie Klausner to Preet Bharara (really). British quiz shows are notoriously hard to translate to the U.S. market, but based on the choice of “celebrity” this one seems to at least keep up the insouciant spirit of its original.
Saturday Night Live [NBC, 11:30p]
Jake Gyllenhal hosts as Camilla Cabello provides the music for this week’s episode of the longest-running show outside of Meet the Press. it’s never cool to say SNL is good, but I have to admit I’m enjoying the writing this season. and like the cast. Dammit, it’s worth watching.
Fallen Angels Murder Club: Heroes & Felons [Lifetime, 8p]
Lifetime’s anthology murder-mystery movie series returns for more. This time the club must join together when a journalist is murdered–and Toni Braxton’s former felon is under investigation.