Saturday TV: Graduating Remotely

Obama1The coronavirus spring left graduating seniors without ceremonies or other celebrations of their achievements. Today, a number of prominent figures will try to make up for it with a pair of graduation spcielas.

“Class of 2020: In This Together” (CNN, 7 p.m.) features Bill Clinton, Amy Schumer, Jason Alexander, Gal Gadot, Jack Gilinsky, Henry Winkler, Alex Rodriguez, Keegan Michael Key and Anthony Anderson with performances by Yo-Yo Ma, Bazzi and Foster the People.

Getting a wider berth is the commercial-free “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Freeform, MSNBC, 8 p.m.) headlined by Barack Obama, with LeBron James, the Jonas Brothers, Zendaya, Olivia Wilde, H.E.R., Bad Bunny, Parrell Williams, Ben Platt, Megan Rapine, Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams and Malala Yousafzi

For everyone else, there’s the premium cable premiere of “The Joker” (HBO, 8 p.m.), the dark film that earned Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar.

Also making their bow tonight are Emma Roberts, Eiza Gonzalez, Awkwafina and Milla Jovovich in the futuristic sci-fi thriller “Paradise Hills” (Showtime, 9 p.m.).

Oprah Winfrey seeks some answers for the Covid-19 era on the special “Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant” (OWN, 9 p.m.). BeBe Winans talks about her own brush with the pandemic.

In the made-for-TV romantic comedy “How to Train Your Husband” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), a marriage therapist has trouble with her own marriage. Julie Gonzalo and Jonathan Chase star.

On the made-for-TV thriller “Twisted Twin” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) Lorynn York plays a young woman surprised to meet her identical twin at college.

The oldest rhino doesn’t look so good on “The Zoo: Bronx Tales” (Animal Planet, 8 p.m.).

Primetime has a 2016 Utah at Lakers (ABC, 9 p.m.) game notable for being a 60-point showcase to end Kobe Bryant’s career.

Ree Drummond concentrates on meals you can make in quarantine on “The Pioneer Woman: Staying Home” (Food Network, 10 a.m.).

There are pig problems on “Saved by the Barn” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

At “The Zoo” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.), a sea lion takes ill.

The Australian wildfires consume a special episode of “Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet” (Nat Geo Wild, 8 p.m.).

It’s a good Saturday night to watch Buster Keaton, in his classic “The General” (8 p.m.), but also collected in the compendium “The Great Buster: A Celebration” (9:45 p.m.). The 12 o’clock noir is “The Crimson Kimono” (midnight), followed by a couple of costume action flicks from the 1950s, “The Flame and the Arrow” (1:45 a.m.) and “The Crimson Pirate” (3:30 a.m.).

Maggie Rogers plays an episode of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) from last year.

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) replays the first “At Home” version from April 11, with Tom Hanks and Chris Martin. There’s a 1993 episode with Bill Murray and Sting at 10 p.m.

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