Another new original TV movie is “The Seven Year Hitch” (Hallmark Movie Channel, 8 p.m.), starring Natalie Hall and Darin Brooks. The cast also includes George Wendt and Frances Fisher.
With both divisional games going to a full five games, the turnaround is quick for the first American League Champtionship Series game 1 of Tigers at Yankees (TBS, 8 p.m.).
Also on cable tonight: “Apollo 18” (Showtime, 8 p.m.), “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (Starz, 9 p.m.) and “Transit” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.).
It’s also the first of a two night play of “Hot Tub Time Machine” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.).
Bon Iver plays a new “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).
The weeklong miniseries “Titanic: Blood & Steel” (Encore, 8 and 8:48 p.m.) comes to an end. I won’t tell you how it ends.
To cap a week when a DC comics hero started his own series, “Arrow,” the Saturday morning lineup returns with new episodes of “Green Lantern” (Cartoon Network, 10 a.m.) and “Young Justice: Invasion” (Cartoon Network, 10:30 a.m.).
The cinematography of Robert Krasker gets the spotlight on Turner Classic Movies tonight, in screenings of “The Third Man” (8 p.m.), “Cry, the Beloved Country” (10 p.m.), “Brief Encounter” (midnight), “Alexander the Great” (1:45 a.m.) and “Billy Budd” (4:15 a.m.).
Same week reruns abound, as networks make Saturday night catch-up night for things like “Revolution” (NBC, 8 p.m.), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 9 p.m.), “Hawaii Five-0” (CBS, 9 p.m.).
Primetime network sports include the Bank of American 500 NASCAR Race (ABC, 7:30 p.m.) and California at Washington (Fox, 7 p.m.) in college football.
It caps another big Saturday of football that includes Louisville at Pittsburgh (ESPNU, 11 a.m.), Oklahoma at Texas (ABC, noon), Iowa at Michigan State (ESPN, noon), Northwestern at Minnesota (ESPN2, noon), Kansas State at Iowa State (FX, noon), Brown at Princeton (NBC Sports, noon), Kent State at Army (CBS Sports, noon), Duke at Virginia Tech (Fox, 12:30 p.m.), North Carolina at Miami (ESPNU, 2:30 p.m.), Utah at UCLA (Fox, 3 p.m.), Stanford at Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30 p.m.), West Virginia at Texas Tech (ABC, 3:30 p.m.), Alabama at Missouri (CBS, 3:30 p.m.), Illinois at Michigan (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.), Fresno State at Boise State (NBC Sports, 3:30 p.m.), Bucknell at Harvard (CBS Sports, 3:30 p.m.), Boston College at Florida State (ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.), Florida at Vanderbilt (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), USC at Washington (Fox, 7 p.m.), South Carolina at LSU (ESPN, 8 p.m.), Southern Mississippi at Central Florida (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.), Tennessee at Mississippi State (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech (ESPNU, 9:15 p.m.).
In preseason NBA action it’s Clippers vs. Heat (NBA, 12:30 a.m.) from Shanghai.
“Parking Wars” (A&E, 9 and 9:30 p.m.) are spreading out all over the place, in Trenton, the Bronx, Providence and Detroit.
As a prelude to the new season start on Sunday, past episodes of “The Walking Dead” (AMC, 10 a.m.) play all day. Everybody is getting into the zombie scene, though, even “Bayou Billionaires” (CMT, 9 p.m.).
Christina Applegate hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) which may spend its entire time recreating the vice presidential debate. Passion Pit is the musical guest.