Saturday TV: Reliving a Different Time

ObamaPartyIn a weekend with the former First Couple back in the news, it’s a good time to relive the past with “BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration” (BET, 10 p.m.), which first aired in a much different world, just two years ago. Recorded on the White House South Lawn on Oct. 26, 2016,  it features Jill Scott, Common, Usher, Bell Biv DeVoe, The Roots, Janelle Monaé, De La Soul, Yolanda Adams, Michelle Williams, Kierra Sheard and Leslie Odom Jr. Terrence J and Regina Hall host. Speakers include Angela Bassett, Bradley Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie Williams.

College football clogs prime time again for Saturday night with Florida State at Notre Dame (NBC, 7:30 p.m.), Texas at Texas Tech (Fox, 7:30 p.m.) and Clemson at Boston College (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Greg Berlanti’s feature “Love, Simon” (HBO, 8 p.m.), with Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford and Jennifer Garner, makes its premium cable debut.

The latest way-too-early Yule film at least has a cute title: “It’s Christmas, Eve” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) in which LeAnn Rimes stars as a school superintendent who meets a widower music teacher (Tyler Hynes) and his daughter.

Other too early fare includes “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Freeform, 7:35 p.m.) and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (9:15 p.m.).

You’re probably wondering what “Truck Night in America” (History, 8 p.m.) has to do with history. “Truck Hunters” (History, 9 p.m.) may find out. But at least “Born Tough: Inside the Ford Factory” (History, 10 p.m.) has the whif of documentary history.

“Ghost Adventures” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to San Francisco.

The couples are still on their Antiqua trip on “Married to Medicine” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

On “Chad Loves Michelle” (OWN, 9 p.m.) they travel to Colorado to meet his family.

LeBron James docuseries “Shut Up and Dribble” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) continues its case.

The “Christmas Cookie Challenge” (Food, 10 p.m.) is on to its second episode.

Mother Nature messes with “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

Since she appeared at a Trump rally, there’s no way to consider “Justice with Judge Jeanine” (Fox News, 9 p.m.) as anything but particularly shrill party propaganda.

“Murder Made Me Famous” (Reelz, 8 p.m.) looks at the D.C. Sniper case from 16 years ago.

The murder of Kelsey Grammer’s estranged father is retold on “Murder in the Family with Geraldo Rivera” (Reelz, 9 p.m.).

Veteran’s Day weekend means World War II movies all day with “Battle of the Budge” (8 a.m.), “Where Eagles Dare” (11 a.m.), “The Great Escape” (1:45 p.m.) and “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (5 p.m.). Then in prime time it’s all about one battle, with “Bataan” (8 p.m.) and “Back to Bataan” (10 p.m.),  The noir at 12 o’clock is “The Threat” (midnight), followed by the sci-fi of “The Illustrated Man” (1:30 a.m.) and “World Without End” (3:30 a.m.).

Basketball includes Houston at San Antonio (NBA, 8 p.m.).

Hockey has Chicago at Philadelphia (NHL, 1 p.m.) and Toronto at Boston (NHL, 7 p.m.).

They are playing baseball in Arizona’s fall league with Mesa at Salt River (MLB, 8 p.m.).

College basketball includes Bethune-Cookman at Marquette (Fox Sports 2, 4 p.m.), Central Connecticut State at Georgetown (Fox Sports 2, 6 p.m.) and Quinnipiac at Villanova (Fox Sports 2, 8 p.m.).

But there is way more college football, starting at noon with games that include Wisconsin at Penn State (ABC), Mississippi at Texas A&M (CBS), Ohio State at Michigan State (Fox), South Carolina at Florida (ESPN), Navy at Central Florida (ESPN2), Tulsa at Memphis (ESPNU), TCU at West Virginia (Fox Sports 1) and Lafayette at Army (CBS Sports).

Games at 3:30 p.m. include Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (ABC), Mississippi State at Alabama (CBS), Northwestern at Iowa (Fox), Washington State at Colorado (ESPN), Purdue at Minnesota (ESPN2), Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (ESPNU), Baylor at Iowa State (Fox Sports 1) and New Mexico at Air Force (CBS Sports).

Then comes East Carolina at Tulane (ESPNews, 4 p.m.), Auburn at Georgia (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Miami at Georgia Tech (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), South Florida at Cincinnati (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Temple at Houston (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), California at Southern Cal (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.), UNLV at San Diego State (ESPN2, 10:30 p.m.) and Colorado State at Nevada (ESPNU, 10:30 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 (NBC, 3:30 p.m.).

Kacey Musgraves and Lukas Nelson play a new “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings).

Liev Schreiber hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with musical guest Lil Wayne.


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