Saturday TV: Remembering Burt, ‘Smokey’

Burt-Reynolds-Smokey-and-the-Bandit-722x406To mark the passing of Burt Reynolds Thursday at 82, there is a replay of the 2016 documentary “The Bandit” (CMT, noon), about one of his best-known films by the actor, “Smokey & the Bandit”

Also, “Fast N’ Loud” (Discovery, 9 a.m.) will rebroadcast a two hour episode that featured Reynolds, in which Richard Rawlings and his Gas Monkey crew rebuild an iconic ’77 Trans Am like the one that was featured in “Smokey and the Bandit.”

Onetime pop star Debbie Gibson continues her ride on the Hallmark romance film train with the made for TV “Wedding of Dreams” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), a sequel to the 2016 “Summer of Dreams,” in which she plays a musician moves back to her small town and finds love. Robert Gant and Pascale Hutton co-star.

Hugh Jackman’s “The Greatest Showman” (HBO, 8 p.m.) which had a better received soundtrack than it was a movie, makes its premium cable debut.

College football dominates prime time TV with Penn State at Pittsburgh (ABC, 8 p.m.) and California at Stanford (Fox, 8:30 p.m.), in addition to all the games listed below.

A second season starts for “Top Chef Junior” (Universal Kids, 6 p.m.).

It’s Missy vs. Fluffy on “My Cat from Hell” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.).

“Planet Earth: Mission Galapagos” (BBC America, 9 p.m.) looks at the human impact on the pristine islands.

A wildfire threatens an animal sanctuary on “Wolves and Warriors” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

A horror franchise gets its sixth sequel set in the Arctic with “Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) with Jamie Kennedy, Tanya van Graan and Michael Gross.

Former NBA star Jason Maxiell examines his marriage on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN, 9 p.m.).

A murder for hire scheme is examined on “Pink Collar Crimes” (CBS, 8 p.m.).

It’s that time of year again: The 17th anniversary of “9/11: The Day that Changed the World” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.) and “9/11: Stories in Fragments” (10 p.m.).

“The Bobby Brown Story” (BET, 6:55 p.m.) gets a full five-hour replay.

The cult slasher movie “The House on Sorority Row” (TMC, 9 p.m.) from 1983 returns.

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Guthrie, Okla.

A failed banana pudding business gets the aid of “Mind Your Business with Mahisha” (OWN, 10 p.m.).

“The Vanilla Ice Project” (DIY, 10 p.m.) messes with a chandelier.

A Sean Connery double feature on Turner Classic Movies of “Robin and Marian” (8 p.m.) and “The Man Who Would Be King” (10 p.m.) makes way for the noir of “Desperate” (midnight), and two with Vivien Leigh, “Ship of Fools” (2 a.m.) and “21 Days” (4:45 a.m.).

The onslaught of college football begins at noon with games that include Arizona at Houston (ABC), Georgia Tech at South Florida (ESPN2), Duke at Northwestern (ESPNU), Mississippi State at Kansas State (ESPN), Liberty at Army (CBS Sports) and Western Michigan at Michigan (Fox Sports 1).

It’s UCLA at Oklahoma (Fox, 1 p.m.) an hour later.

Games at 3:30 p.m. include Colorado at Nebraska (ABC), Georgia at South Carolina (CBS), Arkansas State at Alabama (ESPN2), North Carolina at East Carolina (ESPNU), Memphis at Navy (CBS Sports) and Ball State at Notre Dame (NBC).

Later, it’s Iowa State at Iowa (Fox, 5 p.m.), Clemson at Texas A&M (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Southeast Louisiana at LSU (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Wyoming at Missouri (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Arkansas at Colorado State (CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m.), Utah at Northern Illinois (ESPNews, 7:30 p.m.), Fresno State at Minnesota (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.), Connecticut at Boise State (ESPNU, 10:15 p.m.), California at BYU (ESPN2, 10:15 p.m.) and Michigan State at Arizona State (ESPN, 10:45 p.m.).

Baseball includes Miami at Pittsburgh (MLB, 1 p.m.), Houston at Boston (MLB, 4 p.m.), San Francisco at Milwaukee (MLB, 7 p.m.) and Atlanta at Arizona (MLB, 10 p.m.).

The U.S. Open (ESPN, 4 p.m.) has its women’s singles championship between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.

In golf, there is third round play in the BMW Championship (NBC, noon’ Golf, 3:30 p.m.).

Basketball has a women’s exhibition game of U.S. vs. Canada (NBA, 7 p.m.).

In soccer, its Bosnia at Northern Ireland (ESPNews, 8:50 a.m.) in the UEFA Nations League. And it’s Sudan at Equatorial Guinea (beIN Sports, 11 a.m.) in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

NASCAR has its Lilly Diabetes 250 (NBC Sports, 3 p.m.).

And surfing has its Surf Ranch Pro (CBS, 2 p.m.).

Herbie Hancock plays a replay of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings).

The “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with John Mulaney and Jack White is rerun.


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