Saturday TV: The Gender-Benders of ’82

tootsie-1982-movie-review-dorothy-michaels-dustin-hoffman-crossdressingBefore Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscars is over, they present a couple of the award-winning gender bending roles, both from the same year, 1982: “Tootsie” (8 p.m.) and “Victor/Victoria” (10:15 p.m.). Then comes a couple of the best coming of age films, “The Graduate” (12:45 a.m.) and “The Last Picture Show” (2:45 a.m.).

Earlier in the day are all the sci-fi films that got nominations over the years — “Marooned” (8 a.m.), “The Time Machine” (10:15 a.m.), “Forbidden Planet” (noon), “Them!” (2 p.m.), “Destination Moon” (3:45 p.m.) and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (5:30 p.m.).

Competing cooks spark romance as well in the made-for-TV movie “Just Add Romance” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) with Meghann Fahy and Luke Macfarlane.

The other new original film tonight is less cheery. “The Killer Downstairs” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) is about a woman whose new basement tenant is a suspicious stalker.

“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” (OWN, 10 p.m.) ends its first season with the real estate enterprise as shaky as some of the relationships.

The Craigslist killer is featured on “I Lived with a Killer” (Reelz, 11 p.m.).

“Your Worst Nightmare” (Investigation Discovery, 10 p.m.) looks at the abduction of a 13-year-old.

It’s a missing high-end escort on the scripted drama “Ransom” (CBS, 8 p.m.), the only new program on network TV tonight.

Honestly, there isn’t much on tonight. But you can choose between “Pit Bulls and Parolees” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) or “The Polar Bear Family & Me” (BBC America, 9 p.m.).

Hockey includes Chicago at Los Angeles (NHL, 4 p.m.) and Buffalo at Toronto (NHL, 7 p.m.)

Basketball has Golden State at Philadelphia (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

Spring baseball includes Houston vs. Mets (MLB, 1 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Michigan State at Indiana (Fox, noon), LSU at Alabama (ESPN, noon), Kansas at Oklahoma State (CBS, noon), N.C. State at Florida State (ESPN2, noon), Kentucky at Tennessee (CBS, 2 p.m.), Ohio State at Purdue (ESPN, 2 p.m.), Butler at Villanova (Fox, 2 p.m.), Iowa State at Texas (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), West Virginia at Oklahoma (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Illinois State at Southern Illinois (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), Georgetown at Saint Louis (NBC Sports, 3 p.m.), Miami at Duke (CBS, 4 p.m.), Central Florida at Houston (ESPN, 4 p.m.), Texas Tech at TCU (ESPN2, 4 p.m.), Mississippi State at Auburn (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), VCU at Richmond (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.), La Salle at Saint Joseph’s (NBC Sports, 5 p.m.), North Carolina at Clemson (ESPN, 6 p.m.), Bradly at Loyola Chicago (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Utah at Colorado (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), Seton Hall at Georgetown (CBS Sports, 6:30 p.m.), Baylor at Kansas State (ESPN2, 8 p.m.), Memphis at Cincinnati (ESPNU, 8 p.m.), Nevada at Utah State (CBS Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s (ESPN, 10 p.m.), Arizona at Oregon (ESPN2, 10 p.m.), Colorado State at New Mexico (ESPNU, 10 p.m.) and Boise State at UNLV (CBS Sports, 10:30 p.m.).

NASCAR runs its Boyd Gaming 300 (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.).

Golf has third round play in the Honda Classic (Golf, 1 p.m.; NBC, 3 p.m.).

In men’s college hockey, it’s Penn State at Notre Dame (NBC Sports, 7 p.m.).

My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper are on a replay of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) from 2016.

A longtime writer on the show, John Mulaney returns to host a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.). It’s his second time. Thomas Rhett is musical guest.


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