Saturday TV: Creative Arts Emmy Awards

CreativeArtsEmmysInterest in Sunday’s actual Emmy Awards are stoked by tonight’s presentation of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards (FXX, 8 p.m.) held last week. While a lot of it is technical awards for cinematography, editing costumes, sound editing, makeup, there are also awards for best guest actor in drama and comedy roles. Because it was held last weekend, we know the winners by now, but we won’t spoil it for you, except to say “Westworld,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “This is Us” all do well.

The rarely seen 30-year-old Prince concert film “Sign ‘O’ the Times” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) featuring a lot of the songs from that great albums as well as some skits, gets a showing.

Vanessa Hudgens goes hiking on a new episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (NBC 10 p.m.).

College football dominates prime time with Clemson at Louisville (ABC, 8 p.m.) and Texas at Southern California (Fox, 8:30 p.m.). They cap a whole lot of games listed below.

The almost-Oscar winning “La La Land” (HBO, 8 p.m.) makes its premium cable debut.

Also on tonight, “Illicit” (BET, 10 p.m.) with Vivica A. Fox, David Ramsey and Dean Cain, and “Downsized” (TV One, 9 p.m.) with Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker.

Donna struggles with suspicion and Bosworth reaches a breaking point on “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC, 9 p.m.).

Tia worries about flooding in Assumption Parish and tries to come up with an evacuation plan on “Pit Bulls and Parolees” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.).

Kim Jong-un’s country is examined in the news special “Secret State: Inside North Korea” (CNN, 8 p.m.).

Supposed training in Louisiana is uncovered in declassified files on “JFK: Tracking Oswald” (History, 9 p.m.).

On the made-for-TV “Ten: Murder Island” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) a group of kids travel to an abandoned island to party only to find they’re being stalked by a dangerous predator.

The first season of “Black Love” (OWN, 9 p.m.) has its finale.

“Scandal Made Me Famous” (Reelz, 9 p.m.) dredges up the story of the would-be-bride who faked her death instead of marrying.

The 6-foot-9 Haleigh and the 6-foot-8 Lindsay and Coco, 6-foot-6, get updates on three episodes of “My Giant Life” (TLC, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.).

Speaking of which, Shaquille O’Neal is on “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN, 10 p.m.).

A TV set is infused with Charlie Manson on “Ghost Adventures: Artifacts” (Travel, 9 p.m.).

A lab mix learns to push a life-alert pendant on “Rescue Dog to Super Dog” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

Someone on “CopyCat Killers” (Reelz, 10 p.m.) copies Chuckie from the movies.

A spotlight on “The Band Wagon” (TCM, 8 p.m.) kicks off a trio of musicals that also include “The Boy Friend” (TCM, 10:15 p.m.) and “Dancing Lady” (12:45 a.m.), which represented Fred Astaire’s 1933 movie debut.

Later comes horror via Egyptian possession on “The Awakening” (TCM, 2:30 a.m.) and “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb” (4:30 a.m.).

Baseball includes Dodgers at Washington (Fox, 1 p.m.), Kansas City at Cleveland (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.), Boston at Tampa Bay (MLB, 7 p.m.) and Texas at Angels (MLB, 9 p.m.).

In golf, the third round is played in the BMW Championship (Golf, 1 p.m.; NBC, 3 p.m.).

NASCAR’s Chicagoland 300 (NBC Sports, 3:30 p.m.) is run.

College football begins at noon with Connecticut at Virginia (ESPN2), Oklahoma State at Pittsburgh (ESPN), UCLA at Memphis (ABC), Northern Illinois at Nebraska (Fox Sports 1), Iowa State at Akron (CBS Sports) and Kansas at Ohio (ESPNU).

Games at 3:30 p.m. include Virginia Tech at East Carolina (CBS Sports), Wisconsin at BYU (ABC), SMU at TCU (ESPNU), Tennessee at Florida (CBS), Notre Dame at Boston College (ESPN) and North Texas at Iowa (ESPN2).

Then comes Army at Ohio State (Fox, 4:30 p.m.), Colorado State at Alabama (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), LSU at Mississippi State (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Oregon at Wyoming (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Kansas State at Vanderbilt (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.), San Jose State at Utah (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.) and Mississippi at California (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.).

“Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) shows highlights from the 2015 ACL Hall of Fame with Jason Isbell, Guy Clark, and Flack Jimenez.

Last year’s Halloween “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga and David S. Pumpkins, gets a replay.


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