The very best of John Prine performances from over more than 40 of seasons of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings) sounds like the best TV can offer tonight (though the show was first compiled in 2020, the year Prine died of Covid at 73.
College football dominates primetime with Pittsburgh at West Virginia (ABC, 7:30 p.m.), Syracuse at Purdue (NBC, 7:30 p.m.) and TCU at Houston (Fox, 8 p.m.). Many other games are listed below.
The 36th season of “48 Hours” (CBS, 9 p.m.) spotlights the Gilgo Beath murders, interviewing someone who worked with the suspect.
A third season begins for the court drama “All Rise” (OWN, 9 p.m.).
The documentary “Little Richard: I Am Everything” (CNN, 8 p.m.) gets a replay.
A pianist gets her mojo back in the seasonal made-for-TV romance “Notes of Autumn” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.).
In the made-for-TV thriller “How She Caught a Killer” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), a detective volunteers to go undercover to catch a serial killer.
“Coast Guard Dutch Caribbean” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) investigates an abandoned dinghy.
Kiki appears on “Crimestoppers” on “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” (OWN, 8 p.m.).
“Hip-Hop Treasures” (A&E, 10 p.m.) has Ice-T looking for Biz Markie memorabilia.
A pair of mountain stories are on Turner Classic Movies tonight, with “Man in the Wilderness” (8 p.m.) and “Jeremiah Johnson” (10 p.m.). The 12 o’clock noir is “Out of the Fog” (midnight), followed by two from the 1970s, “One is a Lonely Number” (2 a.m.) and “The Last Run” (4 a.m.).
College football begins at noon with games that include Florida State at Boston College (ABC), Penn State at Illinois (Fox), LSU at Mississippi State (ESPN), Liberty at Buffalo (CBS Sports), Wake Forest at Old Dominion (ESPN2), Iowa State at Ohio (ESPNU) and North Dakota at Boise State (Fox Sports 1).
After VMI at NC State (CW, 2 p.m.) and Central Michigan at Notre Dame (Peacock, 2:30 p.m.) comes games at 3:30 p.m. that include Alabama at South Florida (ABC), San Diego State at Oregon State (Fox Sports 1), Oklahoma at Tulsa (ESPN2), Minnesota at North Carolina (ESPN) and Florida International at UConn (Cbs Sports).
Then comes Western Kentucky at Ohio State (Fox, 4 p.m.), Tulane at Southern Miss (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), Washington at Michigan State (Peacock, 5 p.m.), Tennessee at Florida (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Northern Illinois at Nebraska (Fox Sports 1, 7 pm.), Vanderbilt at UNLV (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), James Madison at Troy (NFL, 7 p.m.), BYU at Arkansas (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.), Akron at Kentucky (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.), Colorado State at Colorado (ESPN, 10 p.m.), Fresno State at Arizona State (Fox Sports 1, 10:30 pm.) and Kansas at Nevada (CBS Sports, 10:30 p.m.).
NASCAR runs its Bass Pro Shops Night Race (USA, 7:30 p.m.).
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) is a rerun, of course, with Ana de Armas and Karol G, from April.