Saturday: Phoebe Waller-Bridge on ‘SNL’

taylor-swift-phoebe-waller-bridge-snl-oct-5-2019-billboard-1548The tall Emmy winning Phoebe Waller-Bridge of “Fleabag” fame hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with even taller musical guest Taylor Swift.

The comedian addresses his mental health struggles amid his latest standup special from Brooklyn, “Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh” (HBO, 10 p.m.).

Broadcast TV is dominated again by college football with Michigan State at Ohio State (ABC, 7:30 p.m.) and California at Oregon (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) begins its 45th season with a show featuring Gary Clark Jr.

The annual great salmon run is the focus of “Planet Earth: Nature’s Great Events” (BBC America, 9 p.m.).

Virginia Hudgens and Jordan Fisher host the 90-minute “31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest” (Freeform, 8 p.m.).

“Amanda to the Rescue” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.) begins its second season taking on two dogs who need immediate medical attention.

There’s also a second season start for the new generation of “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.), in which they relocate an aggressive crocodile and check a giraffe’s bum knee.

Jessica Lowndes plays a matchmaker who is interviewed for a magazine in the made-for-TV ”Over the Moon in Love” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.) with Wes Brown.

Also on tonight “Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) about the 1980 abduction and captivity of a math teacher and her eight-year-old daughter for seven weeks by a former student. Alyson Hannigan stars.

Liam Neeson stars as a snowplow driver who goes after a drug cartel in “Cold Pursuit” (HBO, 8 p.m.) making its premium cable debut. The cast also includes Tom Bateman, Tom Jackson, Emmy Possum and Laura Dern.

Also making its debut is “The Professor and the Madman” (Starz, 8 p.m.), about compiling the Oxford Dictionary in 1857, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.

Might be a good time to check out the four part documentary “Tricky Dick” (CNN, 9 p.m.) played in its entirety until 1 a.m.

A stray is hiding under a shipping container on the 13th season premiere of “Pit Bulls and Parolees” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

A game goes wrong at the cabin trip on “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” (OWN, 9 p.m.).

“The Princess Diaries” (CMT, 8 p.m.) is followed by “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” (CMT, 10:30 p.m.).

A couple of Vietnam movies, “Ashes and Embers” (8 p.m.) and “Summertree” (10:30 p.m.) precede the 12 o’clock noir, “Trapped” (midnight) on Turner Classic Movies. Then come a couple of Marx Brothers classics, “Animal Crackers” (2 a.m.) and “Monkey Business” (4 p.m.).

Postseason baseball has Minnesota at Yankees (Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.) and Tampa Bay at Houston (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.).

Hockey includes Montreal at Toronto (NHL, 7 p.m.).

College football begins at noon with games that include Oklahoma at Kansas (ABC), Iowa at Michigan (Fox), Purdue at Penn State (ESPN), TCU at Iowa State (ESPN2), Oklahoma State at Texas Tech (Fox Sports 1), Kent State at Wisconsin (ESPNU) and Tulane at Army (CBS Sports).

Games at 3:30 p.m. include Auburn at Florida (CBS), Bowling Green at Notre Dame (NBC), Virginia Tech at Miami (ESPN), Baylor at Kansas State (ESPN2), and Airfare at Navy (NBC Sports).

Then comes Memphis at Louisiana Monroe (ESPNU, 3:45 p.m.), Northwestern at Nebraska (Fox, 4 p.m.), South Florida at Connecticut (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Georgia at Tennessee (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Tulsa at Southern Methodist (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.), San Diego State at Colorado State (ESPN2, 10 p.m.), Washington at Stanford (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.) and Boise State at UNLV (CBS Sports, 10:30 p.m.).

Preseason basketball includes Sacramento vs. Indiana (NBA, 9:30 a.m.) and Lakers at Golden State (TNT, 8 p.m.).

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