Saturday TV: Aiding the Lame Pachyderm

dodoThe Dodo, the website that often goes viral with all those feel-good videos of people helping animals comes to TV with “Dodo Heroes” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) with more such episodes, starting with a Virginia orthotist who travels to Botswana to design a giant leg brace for an ailing elephant.

The terrific miniseries “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role winds up tonight with a clean and sober Patrick planning his mother’s memorial service. The earlier four episodes precede it in order, starting at 4:55 p.m.

The single season of “The Crossing” (ABC, 8 and 9 p.m.) concludes with two episodes.

June brings a slew of wedding-related programming, from original romance movies like “The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), a sequel to a past “The Perfect Bride” movie, with Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith; to the return of “Say Yes to the Dress” (TLC, 8 p.m.) for its 10th season and the premiere of “I Want THAT Wedding” (TLC, 9 p.m.) about high-stakes ceremony choices.

The new series “Gotti: Godfather & Son” (A&E, 10 p.m.) begins with young John learning the story of his father’s rise to power in organized crime.

After 100 episodes of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN, 10 p.m.), the series about a new Orleans food family comes to an end. At 10 p.m.,  Kym Whitley hosts a look back with a reunion special.

On “Ransom” (CBS, 8 p.m.), Eric negotiates the release of the daughter of the Netherlands prime minister who has been kidnapped

Bryan is targeted by a powerful crime syndicate on “Taken” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

The Tom Cruise CIA smuggling flick “American Made” (HBO, 8 p.m.) makes its premium cable debut.

On the new series “Vet Gone Wild” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.), Dr. Chris Brown travels the world to treat animals.

Feral cats bedevil a Colorado town on “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.).

A man regrets who he rented the other half of his duplex to, on the true crime “Fear Thy Neighbor” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.).

The network newsmagazines all run against one another with “48 Hours” (CBS, 10 p.m.), “20/20” (ABC, 10 p.m.) and “Dateline” (NBC, 9 p.m.).

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) looks into Satanic worship in Denton, Texas.

A Kim Novak double feature on Turner Classic Movies tonight has “Bell Book and Candle” (8 p.m.) and “Boys’ Night Out” (10 p.m.).

Prime time baseball has Yankees at Mets (Fox, 7 p.m.). Earlier games include Milwaukee at Philadelphia (MLB, 1 p.m.) and White Sox at Boston (MLB, 4 p.m.).

The French Open has its men’s doubles final (Tennis, 5 a.m.) and women’s singles final (NBC, 9 a.m.).

The third race in the triple crown, the Belmont Stakes (NBC, 4 p.m.) is run; actual post time is 6:37 p.m.

In soccer, it’s United States at France (ESPN, 2:55 p.m.) in an international friendly.

WNBA action has Minnesota at Connecticut (NBA, 2 p.m.).

In arena football, it’s Baltimore at Albany (CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

The college baseball NCAA super regionals has Auburn at Florida (EPN, noon), Stetson at North Carolina (ESPN2, noon), Duke at Texas Tech (ESPNU, 3 p.m.), Tennessee Tech at Texas (ESPN2, 3 p.m.), Washington at Cal State Fullerton (ESPNU, 6:30 p.m.), South Carolina at Arkansas (ESPN2, 6:30 p.m.), Mississippi State at Vanderbilt (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.) and Minnesota at Oregon State (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.).

Track and field has the NCAA Division I outdoor championships (ESPN, 7 p.m.).

Auto racing includes the LTi Printing 250 (Fox, 1:30 p.m.) and DXC Technology 600 (NBC Sports, 8:30 p.m.).

Golf has the Curtis Cup (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.; Fox Sports, 5 p.m.) and the St. Jude Classic (CBS, 3 p.m.).

Norah Jones and Angel Olsen play an “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) from last year.

The Natalie Portman-hosted “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with Dua Lipa is rerun.

 

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