Saturday TV: Return of The Conchords

cq5dam.web.1200.675-4It was the time it took to write their songs that made the amusing New Zealand duo hang up their successful HBO comedy show. So Jemaine Clement and a Bret we can get behind, Bret McKenzie are back with a live show of mostly new songs in “Flight of the Conchords: Live in London” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Now a little greying, they are typically deadpan in their patter, which is as amusing as the songs. And they bring back one of their favorite oldies as well, “Robots.”

The lavish “Versailles” (Ovation, 10 p.m.) returns for its third and final season with Louis XIV (George Blagden) welcoming a visiting relative.

College football dominates prime time with Washington at UCLA (Fox, 7:30 p.m.) and Notre Dame at Virginia Tech (ABC, 8 p.m.).

There are reruns of recently premiered shows “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “Happy Together” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) and “God Friended Me” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

The action comedy “Game Night” (HBO, 8:15 p.m.) with Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman and an array of unexpected violence, makes its premium cable premiere.

Made for TV horror is the fare Saturdays this month on Syfy, starting with the double feature of “You Might Be the Killer” (Syfy, 7 p.m.) a horror comedy that started as a viral Twitter thread, with Alyson Hannigan and Fran Franz, who was also in “The Cabin in the Woods” (Syfy, 5 p.m.). and “No Escape Room” (Syfy, 9 p.m.), starring Mark Ghanimé and Jeni Ross as a father-daughter team who check out a small time escape room with a paranormal bent.

The daughter of a hostage negotiator is kidnapped on the thriller “A Mother’s Worst Fear” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) with Katrina Begin, Joey Lawrence and Lily Delamere.

The fall themed romances on Hallmark continue with “Falling for You” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.) with Taylor Cole and Tyler Hynes about a woman trying to raise money for a radio station by getting bachelors to bake pies.

Hey, of there can be “The Vanilla Ice Project” (DIY, 10 p.m.), why not a home improvement show from a guy from Boyz II Men. So here’s “Hit Properties with Nathan Morris” (DIY, 10:30 p.m.). Now we’re waiting for a housepainter show from Color Me Badd.

A woman’s abuse by her grandfather is revisited on “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN, 9 p.m.).

The Kilchers start a complete homestead overhaul on a three hour “Alaska: The Last Frontier” (Discovery, 8 p.m.).

An anti-wolf poaching effort is going slower than expected on “Wolves and Warriors” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

Couples learn to pick their battles on “Black Love” (OWN, 10 p.m.).

The spinoff “Ghost Adventures: Graveyard of the Pacific” (Travel, 9 p.m.) concentrates on the port city of Astoria, Ore.

The double feature tonight on Turner Classic Movies, “Let’s Make It Legal” (8 p.m.) and “Blume in Love” (9:45 p.m.) come under the banner “How to win back your wife.” Later comes the noir “Odds Against Tomorrow” (midnight) and a pair of 70s films, Robert Altman’s “California Split” (2 a.m.) and Gene Hackman in “Scarecrow” (4 a.m.).

College football begins at noon with Maryland at Michigan (ABC), Texas at Oklahoma (Fox), Alabama at Arkansas (ESPN), Kansas at West Virginia (ESPN2), Tulane at Cincinnati (ESPNU), East Carolina at Temple (ESPNews), Northwestern at Michigan State (Fox Sports 1) and Buffalo at Central Michigan (CBS Sports).

Games at 3:30 p.m.) include LSU at Florida (CBS), Florida State at Miami (ABC), Clemson at Wake Forest (ESPN), Iowa State at Oklahoma State (ESPN2), San Diego State at Boise State (ESPNU), Navy at Air Force (CBS Sports), Kansas State at Baylor (Fox Sports 1) and Iowa at Minnesota (ESPN2).

Later comes Indiana at Ohio State (Fox, 4 p.m.), Kentucky at Texas A&M (ESPN, 7 p.m.), SMU at Central Florida (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Connecticut at Memphis (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Auburn at Mississippi State (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.), California at Arizona (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.), Utah at Stanford (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.), Colorado State at San Jose State (CBS Sports, 10:30 p.m.) and Fresno State at Nevada (ESPNU, 10:30 p.m.).

The American League Divisional Series have second games from Cleveland at Houston (TBS, 4:30 p.m.) and Yankees at Boston (TBS, 8:15 p.m.).

Your first hockey Saturday of the season has Edmonton at New Jersey (NHL, 1 p.m.), Montreal at Pittsburgh (NHL, 7 p.m.) and Philadelphia at Colorado (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.).

Preseason basketball has Boston at Cleveland (NBA, 7:30 p.m.) and Clippers at Lakers (NBA, 10 p.m.).

Auto racing includes NASCAR’s Bar Harbor 200 (NBC Sports, 3 p.m.) and the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix (ESPN2, 1 a.m.).

St. Vincent plays the 17th season premiere of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings).

Awkwafina hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with musical guest Travis Scott. They also reinstate the 10 p.m. reruns of shows from the past.

 

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