Saturday TV: ‘Black + Iconic: Style Gods’

Emmy, Tony and Grammy-winning actor Billy Porter narrates the new documentary series “Black + Iconic: Style Gods” (BET VH1, 8 p.m.), highlighting the legacy and impact of Black figures in music, film, fashion and dance. Beyoncé and Rihanna will both be featured, but so will models Selita Ebanks and Eva Marcille, in addition to designer and stylist Misa Hylton, pictured above.

The new series “Pets and Pickers” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) follows the work of the Regional Animal Protection Society of Richmond, British Columbia and the pet-related thrift store they also operate (hence, the pickers part). 

It used to be a once-a-season event at New Year’s, but now the NHL are throwing additional outdoor games in hopes of gaining audiences or at least regular season primetime network coverage. They get it today with Washington at Carolina (ABC, 8 p.m.). 

It runs opposite the NBA’s All-Star Saturday Night (TNT, 8 p.m.) from Salt Lake City, which incorporates the annual Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Challenge. 

Less than a week after the NFL’s Super Bowl, here’s a new season of the reignited XFL with eight teams playing a 10-game regular season, beginning with Vegas at Arlington (ABC, 3 p.m.) and Orlando at Houston (ESPN, FX, 8:30 p.m.).

There’s college basketball on primetime too, with Michigan State at Michigan (Fox, 8 p.m.), preceded by a documentary on he sportscaster who returned to college, “Back to School with Gus Johnson” (Fox, 7 p.m.). 

A new “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) features the band Spoon.

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