Saturday: Melissa McCarthy in the Bushes

melissa-mccarthy-sean-spicer-se-207p_3c26c41c03c5dbb8b1c00f6408244a74.nbcnews-fp-1200-800Melissa McCarthy returns to host “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) and already she’s been seen speeding around the streets in the mobile podium as Sean Spicer (so far not mowing down any bushes) in the streets of New York City. Last time she appeared as Spicer, it was live from Los Angeles in the first show that was aired live coast to coast. That bicoastal approach didn’t really work as well; we assume everything tonight will be from 30 Rock. Haim is musical guest.

When it comes to political humor, though, it may be hard to beat the Donald Trump interview on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” (Fox News, 9 p.m.)

It’s opposite something of interest on CNN, Sen. McCain interviewed on “The Axe Files with David Axelrod” (CNN, 9 p.m.). Ought to be better than, say, another episode of “Lockup: Orange County – Extended Say” (MSNBC, 9 p.m.). Though there is a special Saturday night edition of

An Olympic runner gets fitted on “Say Yes to the Dress” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

“Doctor Who” (BBC America, 9 p.m.) gets stuck in a spaceship.

Last year’s “Jason Bourne” (HBO, 8 p.m.) premieres on premium cable. Also on tonight, the Mother’s Day weekend premiere for  “Bad Moms” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) with Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Christina Applegate

 Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final of the Stanley Cup has Ottawa at Pittsburgh (NBC, 7 p.m.).

“The Dead Files” (Travel, 10 p.m.) looks into paranormal activity at a bed and breakfast in Bromley, Mo.

The two part episode of “Class” (BBC America, 10 p.m.) comes to a conclusion.

“Training Day” (CBS, 9 p.m.) plays the first of a two part episode; it’s the only new scripted programming on broadcast TV.

A 1976 shooting spree in Fort Worth gets another look on “48 Hours” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Two roosters are injured in a brawl on “The Vet Life” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

A man falls for a younger coworker on “Fatal Vows” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

The preacher helps a sexual abuse survivor on “The Book of John Gray” (OWN, 10 p.m.).

Young Eli navigates tribal politics on “The Son” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

One feline on “My Cat from Hell” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) has the name of a serial killer.

“Monsters University” (ABC, 8 p.m.) gets a prime time broadcast replay.  Other animated fare tonight include “Rio 2” (FXX, 8 p.m.) and “The Incredibles” (Disney, 9 p.m.).

Here’s a whole series about missing young women: “Little Girl Gone” (Investigation Discovery, 8 p.m.).

“Iyania: Fix My Life” (OWN, 9 p.m.) is still working on an estranged family.

The killer of model Dorothy Stratten is subject of “Murder Made Me Famous” (Reelz, 8 p.m.).

An engaged couple inherits a house that needs a lot of work on “Nate and Jeremiah by Design” (TLC, 9 p.m.).

The actress Jo Van Fleet is featured tonight on Turner Classic Movies, in “East of Eden” (8 p.m.), “I’ll Cry Tomorrow” (10:15 p.m.) and “Wild River” (2:30 a.m.).

Later comes what Martin Scorsese calls his favorite rock ’n’ roll movie, the 1962  “The World’s Greatest Sinner” (TCM, 2:30 a.m.), written, directed and starring Timothy Carey, about a rockabilly singer who becomes a political and religious cult leader. The film’s soundtrack is by a young Frank Zappa, which he once called “the world’s worst movie.” Carey is also featured in the 1957 drama “Bayou” (TCM, 4 a.m.) with Peter Graves.

Baseball includes Houston at Yankees (MLB, 1 p.m.), Cubs at St. Louis (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.), Tampa Bay at Boston (MLB, 7 p.m.) and Oakland at Texas (MLB, 10 p.m.).

WNBA action includes San Antonio at New York (NBA, 3 p.m.) and Seattle at Los Angeles (ESPN, 5 p.m.).

In golf, there is third round play in the Players Championship (NBC, 2 p.m.).

The NCAA Men’s College Lacrosse tournament begins with Towson at Penn State (ESPNU, noon), Duke at John Hopkins (CBS Sports, 3:30 p.m.), Air Force at Denver (ESPNU, 5 p.m.) and North Carolina at Albany (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.).

College baseball includes Houston at Tulane (CBS Sports, 3:30 p.m.).

College softball includes Tulsa vs. Houston (ESPN, noon) for the American Athletic Conference championship, FIU vs. Louisiana Tech (CBS Sports, 1 p.m.) in the Conference USA final, Florida State at North Carolina (ESPN, 2 p.m.) in the ACC title game. The SEC title game is at 8 p.m. on ESPN, from games played earlier in the day (postponed Friday by rain) of Alabama vs. Mississippi (SEC, 11 a.m.) and Auburn vs. LSU (ESPN2, 2 p.m.).

Gary Clark Jr. and Courtney Barnett play a 2015 replay of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings).


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