Saturday: Who’s Afraid of Michelle Wolf?

michelle-wolf-hbo-nice-ladyOne of the smartest and funniest correspondents on “The Daily Show” is Michelle Wolf. As good as she is in those five minute bits, can she sustain an hour standup special? Maybe if she didn’t point out how shrill her voice was, right off the bat. Reminding us of that undercuts some of “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Championship weekend brings more college football to prime time, with Miami vs. Clemson (ABC, 8 p.m.) in the ACC championship and Ohio vs. Wisconsin (Fox, 8 p.m.) for the Big Ten final.

Of course there are new Christmas movies on tonight. “Four Christmases and a Wedding” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) has Arielle Kebbel and Corey Sevier meeting at the annual Christmas festival. It may be most notable for costarring Judge Reinhold.

Ashley Williams and Teddy Sears play doctors who have an encounter on “Christmas in Evergreen” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.). Holly Robinson Peete and Barbara Niven costar.

There’s even a new one for kids: “Tiny Christmas” (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.) a comedy in which a couple of kids are shrunken by elves. Lizzy Greene and Riele Downs star.

And “Office Christmas Party” (Showtime, 9 p.m.), with Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and Kate McKinnon, makes its premium cable debut.

The opulent series “Versailles” (Ovation, 10 p.m.) has its second season finale.

“Your Worst Nightmare” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) returns for its fourth season with a tale about a college dancer’s disappearance.

On the new “Cajun Aces” (Food, 8:30 p.m.), a pair of Louisiana chefs prepare crawfish and, at 8:30, welcome a homecoming crowd.

The Raneys help ward off coyotes and bears on “Homestead Rescue” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

“Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) helps a boxer, Great Dane and cat.

Cats hide from dogs on “Cat vs. Dog” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

An inexperienced assistant is left to host an event on “Checked Inn” (OWN, 10 p.m.).

The film “Fear” is a source on “CopyCat Killers” (Reelz, 10 p.m.).

An ice cave that freezes in the summer and melts in the winter is investigated on “Secrets of the Underground” (Science, 10 p.m.).

“Cake Boss” (TLC, 10:30 p.m.) makes a monkey cake.

Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and Kesha are on “The Graham Norton Show” (BBC America, 10 p.m.).

Colin Clive, the English actor known for portraying Dr. Frankenstein in films like “Bride of Frankenstein” (TCM, 8 p.m.), is noted for two other films in the 1930s, “One More River” (TCM, 9:30 p.m.) and “Mad Love” (TCM, 11:15 a.m.). Then comes a couple of oddities from 1987, “Dudes” (TCM, 2 a.m.) and “Border Radio” (TCM, 3:45 a.m.).

Championship games in college football has Memphis at UCF (ABC, noon) in the ACC, Akron vs. Toledo (ESPN, noon) in the MAC, North Texas at Florida Atlantic (ESPN2, noon) in the C-USA, Oklahoma vs. TCU (Fox, 12:30 p.m.) for the Big 12, Auburn vs. Georgia (CBS, 4 p.m.) in the SEC, Alcorn State vs. Grambling (ESPNU, 4:30 p.m.) in the SWAC, Troy at Arkansas State (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.) and Fresno State at Boise State (ESPN, 7:45 p.m.).

Hockey includes Buffalo at Pittsburgh (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has Cincinnati at Xavier (Fox Sports 1, noon), Indiana at Michigan (CBS, 12:30 p.m.), Wichita State at Baylor (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Georgia at Marquette (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), St. Louis at Butler (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.), South Dakota at Duke (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.), Harvard at Kentucky (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.), Sacred Heart at St. John’s (Fox Sports 1, 4:30 p.m.), Ohio State at Wisconsin (Fox, 5 p.m.), Providence at Rhode Island (CBS Sports, 5 p.m.), Kansas vs. Syracuse (ESPN, 5:30 p.m.), Villanova at Saint Joseph’s (ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.), Arkansas at Houston (CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m.), Princeton vs. Miami (ESPNU, 8 p.m.), USC at SMU (ESPNU, 10 p.m.) and Arizona at UNLV (CBS Sports, 10 p.m.).

Golf includes third round play in the Hero World Challenge (Golf, noon; NBC, 2:30 p.m.).

It’s Australia vs. England (Fox Sports 2, 4 a.m.) in the Rugby World Cup final.

Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasia perform on a replay of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) from last year.

If last week’s episode was all hip-hop, this week’s “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) is all about the Irish, with Saoirse Ronan of “Lady Bird” hosting and U2 returning as musical guest. Earlier, a 2014 show with Amy Adams and One Direction is on at 10 p.m.


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