What To Watch: 01/28/2022

Michael B. Jordan is best known for his superserious roles in films like Fruitvale Station and Creed, but he was also just about the only (intentionally) funny moments in Space Jam: A New Legacy. Sometimes this knd of choice of host can pay dividents (notably Christoph Waltz). Will that be the case for Jordan? We shall see. Also, 96-year-old nature expert Sir David Attenborough unveils his latest collection of animals in their natural habitats.

Saturday Night Live [NBC, 11:30p]
There’s a new Creed movie, Creed III, on the horizon so you know what that means! Michel B Jordan is taking the stage live from 30 Rockefeller Center in New York. Da Baby supplies the hip hop. Can every sketch have Bowen Yang’s George Santos in it?

Frozen Planet II [BBC America, 8p]
Sir David Attenborough is still a force into his 90s, still showing us the glory in nature; his specials are always a welcome sight. This one comes with the wonderfully unlikely theme music collaboration between pop star and former Fifth Harmony star Carmen Caballo and German film scorer Hans Zimmer. 


  • Lifetime moves up in the world, or at least in our feature as tonight’s new flick is ripped from one of the odder headlines. It’s Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini about the 2016 kidnapping of Californian Papini who was thought to be abducted while jogging, but the case would turn out to be a hoax… and given the movie’s title, that’s not a spoiler. Jamie King plays Papini.
  • For our non-LHV (Lifetime-Hallmark Vortex) also ran, we’ve got the return of the Travel Channel tribute to voyeurism, Unexplained: Caught on Camera.
  • Back to the LHV, where in addition to the above Lifetime film, we’ve got a Hallmark heartwarmer, along with a new movie on neither outlet but with the vortex vibe. On GAF, we see that they think enough time has passed since you know what to put Lori Loughlin back in their movies. She stars with James Tupper in the vaguely titled Fall Into Winter which appears to hit all the requisite beats (i.e. hometown return, old crush meet cute, aprons). Finally, Hallmark’s offering is Love in Glacier National: A Natural Park Romance and you probably get the rest, but if you really want to know it, the late OMC would suggest you perhaps buy the rights.

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