Saturday TV: Creative Emmys First

creativeArtsEmmyLast Sunday night’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (FXX, 9 p.m.) gets an airing on cable, on the recently splintered FX station, giving hints on how tomorrow night’s Emmys will go.

At the Nokia Theatre, the business of the nearly four hour show was giving away 90 mostly technical awards that will be ignored at this weekend’s event. Winners, who were given 45 minutes to reach the stage and give a speech, were often forced to sprint to get a word in.

The show will be edited to two hours for TV. Heidi Klum, Margo Martindale, Joel McHale, Gilbert Gottfried and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog are among the presenters. And, spoiler alert: one of them will also win.

This weekend is also the finale for “Dexter,” and one of its former cast members, Julie Benz, pops up in a TV movie. In “Taken: the Search for Sophie Parker” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), Benz plays the NYPD detective whose daughter is drugged and abducted while on spring break in Moscow and about to be sold to sexual slavery.

The biographical “Hitchcock” (HBO, 8 p.m.) makes its premium cable premiere, as does “Pitch Perfect” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.).

College football takes over prime time with Arizona State at Stanford (Fox, 7 p.m.), Michigan at Connecticut (ABC, 8 p.m.), Colorado State at Alabama (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), SMU at Texas A&M (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Oregon State at San Diego State (CBS Sports Network, 7:30 p.m.), Auburn at LSU (ESPN, 7:45 p.m.), Wyoming at Air Force (ESPNU, 10:15 p.m.) and Utah at BYU (ESPN2, 10:15 p.m.).

The screenwriter Robert Riskin is saluted on Turner Classic Movies with his “It Happened One Night” (8 p.m.), “The Whole Town’s Talking” (10 p.m.) and “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (midnight).

Later, two musicians become actors as John Doe stars in “Border Radio” (TCM, 2 a.m.) and Johnny Cash stars in the 1951 “Door-to-Door Maniac” (TCM, 3:30 a.m.).

Gary Clark Jr. plays a rerun of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

Ben Affleck hosts last spring’s 38th season finale of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.). The repeat features Kanye West as musical guest. The new season starts next week.

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