Saturday TV: Soul Food and Italian Realism

The new shows keep spilling out on Oprah Winfrey’s network, and this one’s about a soul food restaurant owned by soul singer Robbie Montgomery: “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN, 9 p.m.).

Among the standup comedy specials tonight are “Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent” (Showtime, 10 p.m.), recorded in Atlanta, and the talk show host returning to standup roots in “Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.), from Nashville.

Cable movies tonight include “Gulliver’s Travels” (HBO, 8 p.m.), with Jack Black, “Just Go with It” (Starz, 9 p.m.) with Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, and “Dinner for Schmucks” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.).

Maybe worth a look is the 2009 bio pick of early John Lennon, “Nowhere Boy” (Showtime, 8 p.m.).

The Italian neo-realist movement gets a showcase tonight on Turner Classic Movies, with “The Bicycle Thief” (8 p.m.), “Riso Amaro” (10 p.m.), “La Strada” (midnight), “Rome, Open City” (2 a.m.) and “Mamma Roma” (4 a.m.).

A new original TV movie, “Finding a Family” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) follows the true story of a ward of the state after his mother is critically injured in a car accident, who looks for adoptive family who he thinks can help him get into Harvard. Kim Delaney and Jared Abrahamson star.

What’s the longest film title tonight? “Mary Higgins Clark’s ‘You Belong to Me’” (TV Guide Network, 8 p.m.), “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (IFC, 8 p.m.) or “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (History, 8 p.m.)?

Same week reruns are offered of “Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.), “Harry’s Law” (NBC, 8 p.m.), “Prime Suspect” (NBC, 8 p.m.) and “Terra Nova” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Moving back to Texas, it’s Tigers at Rangers (8 p.m., Fox) in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Texas leads the best of seven series 3-2.

Widespread Panic performs on “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

College football games today include Michigan at Michigan State (ESPN, noon), Indiana at Wisconsin (ESPN2, noon), Baylor at Texas A&M (FX, noon), Utah at Pittsburgh (ESPNU, noon), LSU at Tennessee (CBS, 3 p.m.), Pennsylvania at Columbia (Versus, 3:30 p.m.), Oklahoma State at Texas (ABC, 3:30 p.m.), Ohio State at Illinois (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.), Georgia Tech at Virginia (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.), Alabama at Ole Miss (ESPN2, 6 p.m.), Florida at Auburn (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Clemson at Maryland (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Oklahoma at Kansas (ESPN2, 9:15 p.m.), Arizona State at Oregon (ESPN, 10:15 p.m.) and Prairie View A&M at Alabama State (ESPNU, 10:30 p.m.).

NASCAR’s Bank of America 500 (Fox, 7:30 p.m.) may be slower than usual this year at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They’re charging $5 a lap in fees.

Anna Faris returns to host “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with Drake as the musical guest.

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