Saturday TV: What Led to ‘Jackass’

Jackass-logo-7A8EBCC483-seeklogo.comWhen skateboard culture looked like it was dying off in the 1990s, a new irreverent magazine began, highlighting all kinds of ill-advised stunts they’d think up. It had the kind of name that’s now exclusively used for government heavy-handedness: Big Brother. Its increasingly crazy stunts led to videos that they sent to MTV, which they made into the phenomenon of “Jackass.” Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Steve-O were all there’d they are also part of the subsequent documentary getting its TV debut, “Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine” (Hulu, streaming), directed by Patrick O’Dell.

Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (HBO, 8 p.m.) makes its premium cable debut. It plays opposite his 2005 “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (Syfy, 6 p.m.) and his 2010 version of “Alice in Wonderland” (Syfy, 8:30 p.m.) — both with Johnny Depp.

Bill and Nardole go on a deadly mission to rescue “Doctor Who” (BBC America, 9 p.m.).

The heroes have to save the Earth on the season one finale of “Class” (BBC America, 10 p.m.).

The newsmagazine spinoff “20/20: In an Instant” (ABC, 9 p.m.) begins with the two hour story of a California family stuck in a blizzard while en route to Idaho, forcing them on a three-day, 20-mile hike.

It runs opposite a two hour repeat of “Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.) looks into the disappearance of a Marine’s wife in California.

On the special “Bill Weir: States of Change” (CNN, 9 p.m.), the correspondent visits some of the towns where he grew up to understand their support of Trump.

Young Eli has to trust a strange ally to survive on “The Son” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

On the made for TV romance “Destination Wedding” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.) a woman planning a wedding for her sister in Acapulco is forced to spend time with the best man, who is her ex.

A Rottweiler is in labor on “The Vet Wife” (Animal, 9 p.m.).

There’s a same week replay of “World of Dance” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“Nate and Jeremiah by Design” (TLC, 9 p.m.) tries to rescue a woman’s childhood home.

House hunters on “Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation” (HGTV, 9 p.m.) visit Ocean City.

“The Book of John Gray” (OWN, 10 p.m.) helps a mother after her son goes to prison.

A soccer star was born without feet on “Body Bizarre” (Discovery Life, 9 p.m.).

“The Dead Files” (Travel, 10 p.m.) looks at paranormal activity in Indiana.

Last year’s bio movie “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” (BET, 8 p.m.) gets a replay, running opposite last week’s “Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). And there’s the Johnny Cash one too: “Walk the Line” (Starz, 8 p.m.).

“By the Sea” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.), from 2015, with Bratt Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 1970s France, should not be confused with, say, “Manchester by the Sea.”

“Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…” (Reelz, 9 p.m.), concentrates on Patrick Swayze.

Marriage to a cop is covered on “Fatal Vows” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

Salma Hayek, David Walliams and Liam Payne are on a new episode of “The Graham Norton Show” (BBC America, 11:05 p.m.).

Alec Baldwin hosts that bearded sage David Letterman for another edition of “The Essentials” on Turner Classic Movies. Their choice: David Lean’s “Brief Encounter” (8 p.m.), followed by three other romances that occur in railroad stations: “Indiscretion of An American Wife” (9:45 p.m.), “Anna Karenina” (11 p.m.) and “Union Depot” (1 a.m.).

Then comes a couple of blaxploitation films from the ‘70s starring women, “The Muthers” (TCM, 2:30 a.m.) with Jeanne Bell and “Cleopatra Jones” (TCM, 4:15 a.m.) with Tamara Dobson.

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Pittsburgh at Nashville (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.), is on cable.

Baseball includes Yankees at Toronto (MLB, 1 p.m.), Atlanta at Cincinnati (Fox Sports 1, 4:10 p.m.), Boston at Baltimore (Fox, 7:15 p.m.) and Minnesota at Angels (MLB, 10 p.m.).

Third round play comes in the PGA’s Memorial Tournament (Golf, 12:30 p.m.; CBS, 3 p.m.).

Third round play also occurs in the French Open (Tennis, 5 a.m.; NBC, noon).

In the Women’s College World Series, it’s UCLA vs. Texas A&M (ESPN, noon), Oregon vs. Baylor (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.) and then the winners of those games against the other game’s losers at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Alabama Shakes and Vintage Trouble play an “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) from last year.

The “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) hosted by Chris Pine with LCD Soundsystem is rerun.

 

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