Saturday TV: ‘Bedlam’ and Weird Al

Never build your luxury condo out of a haunted former mental asylum. The tenants will never get any sleep, but you’ll be able to get a new series out of it, which happens tonight when Theo James becomes a medium with the spirits at the housing complex, hearing stories that will provide the basis for the six-episode series called “Bedlam” (BBC America, 10 p.m.). It follows the season finale for “Doctor Who” (BBC America, 9 p.m.), which brings him back to the Utah lake where the season began, contemplating sacrifice in order to save the world.

Amid the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor may not be the time to see Weird Al Yankovic’s full costume parody of “Bad” called “Fat.” But it was just bad timing. His first concert special in a decade, “Weird Al Live: The Acopolypse Tour” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.) was taped at a Toronto tour stop during the summer.

He’s got a lot of other stuff to do, too, including his take-off on bad sport Lady Gaga (who wouldn’t allow use of a hit for a parody), a new polka compendium of recent pop songs and a bunch of blasts from the past. You may think you’ve outgrown him, but he’s remained a fairly consistent burr on pop culture for many decades.

One thing Oprah Winfrey’s network does well is behind the scenes stuff, so in stead of, say, a Celine Dion concert, we get “Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show” (OWN, 10 p.m.), a 90 minute special about creating her Vegas stage show and raising her sons.

“Black Swan” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.) makes its way to premium cable. Also, the remake “Tron: Legacy” (Starz, 9 p.m.).

If you missed the two hour premiere Monday, “Terra Nova” (Fox, 8 p.m.) is on again. (The dinosaurs must have eaten the “Cops”).

It’s a full day of college football, capped by some prime time games: Clemson at Virginia Tech (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Texas at Iowa State (FX, 7 p.m.) Nebraska at Wisconsin (ABC, 8 p.m.) in the Husker’s first Big Ten game, Alabama at Florida (CBS, 8 p.m.), Notre Dame at Perdue (ESPN, 8 p.m.), and Mississippi at Virginia Tech (ESPN2, 9:30 p.m.),

Cheryl Ladd and Bruce Boxleitner star in “Love’s Everlasting Courage” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), yet another prequel in the “Love Comes Softly” series, continuing the G-rated series.

Because of the deluge Friday night the American League Divisional Series game of Tigers at Yankees (TBS, 8:35 p.m.) continues the game that was tied when play was halted in the second inning, 1-1.

It’s all about professors on Turner Classic Movies with “Ball of Fire” (8 p.m.), “Vivacious Lady” (10 p.m.), “She’s Working Her Way through College” (midnight), “The Male Animal” (2 a.m.)  and “Young Ideas” (4 a.m.).

A new season starts for “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) with roots rockers Mumford and Sons.

Still hugging her Emmy for “Mike & Molly,” Melissa McCarthy hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with Lady Antebellum.

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