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What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – Bruno Mars on SNL

Okay, I'll admit the gauntlet was thrown down for watching last week's Saturday Night Live. I ended up liking it more than I usually do this season, but I was watching it with my son, which always makes me enjoy it. I'm going to give it another go this week, and I hope it's just as good, but I'm not sure if Bruno Mars will be as good in the hosting gig as Christina Applegate was last week Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. MLB Baseball. Game 5 of National League Championship Series, San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals. 6:30 PM CT Fox

2. Shark Tank. Business ideas include a protein-infused energy drink to help women find success, a lobster roll food truck, eco-friendly cleaning products, colorful drink insulators, and more on a lip balm idea. 7:00 PM CT ABC

3. America's Next Top Model. The aspiring models meet up with fashion designers nab more modeling jobs, have a retro mug shot photo shoot, and an eliminated contestant rejoins the show. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. Monsters Inside Me. A traveler's face is eaten away by infection, a man's back injury brings life-threatening complications, and a parasite attacks the brain of a promising young athlete. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

5. CSI: NY. During the attempted murder of a political candidate, LIndsay is murdered, as the rest of the team are left to pursue the shooter. 8:00 PM CT CBS

6. Grimm. Hank and Nick investigate when a high-school competition goes deadly, and Capt. Renard deals with an unwanted infatuation. 8:00 PM CT NBC

7. Primetime: What Would You Do? Situations include a contestant wanting to go on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire cheats, a child wanting a Halloween costume meant for someone of the opposite gender, a cashier questioning why a man is buying two diamond bracelets, and a diner forces his daughter to be on a restrictive diet. 8:00 PM CT ABC

8. Nikita. Season premiere. Ryan and Nikita take over Division, leaving on a mission to bring in rogue agents, and Birkhoff has a difficult time keeping things professional with Sonya. 8:00 PM CT CW

9. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. In the first half hour, Sonya and her fiancé disagree on her dress, and Shelby has been to more than twenty salons looking for a dress. In the second half hour, Cynthia's 8-year-old bridesmaid is her biggest critic, Madison wants the bride to wear a lot of bling, and Kayla and her mom can't agree. 8:00 PM CT TLC

10. Ghost Adventures. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin investigate the Sedamsville Rectory in Cincinnati, OH, the site of many abominations, including a priest who abused young children in the 1950s and 60s and, in more recent years, an illegal dog-fighting ring. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

11. Boss. Kane could get destroyed destroyed by a story Miller publishes, Kane is worried about Kitty's alliance with Doyle, and Kane tries to stay on top. 8:00 PM CT Starz

12. Blue Bloods. On her wedding day, a bride is murdered in a gang shooting, and Vinny performs an unjustified stop, leaving Jamie to question his partner's methods. 9:00 PM CT CBS

13. Dateline NBC. 9:00 PM CT NBC

14. 20/20. The man whose allegations of sexual abuse led to Jerry Sandusky's conviction breaks his silence, a bomb goes off in a car nearly killing a woman, and a man goes missing during a trip to the beach. 9:00 PM CT ABC

15. Haven Audrey tries to prevent a woman from stalking Haven's criminals. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Secret Princes. The princes invite the women to a ball to reveal their true identies. 9:00 PM CT TLC

17. The Dead Files: Dead Files Revisited. Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan reveal new information about previous investigations of paranormal activity at an old Texas homestead and a historic central Florida hotel. In Texas, we’ll learn if the shadow figures in the trees and fields still want to destroy the property. And in Florida, we’ll find out if the hotel’s guests are still being frightened by disturbing entities, and if the sluggish business will survive. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Real Time with Bill Maher. Panelists include Boris Epshteyn, John Fund, Goldie Taylor, Gary Hirshberg, and Matt Taibbi. 9:00 PM CT HBO

19. Hunted. Series premiere. Sam Hunter, an operative for a PI and security firm, is finishing a mission when an attempt on her life leaves her critically injured. She disappears to a remote location and returns nearly a year later, surprising her co-workers, who are suspicious about her disappearance. The team devises a plan to have Sam infiltrate a family headed by powerful millionaire Jack Turner, a man with a criminal past. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

Saturday

1. College Football. Purdue at Ohio State. 11:00 AM CT ABC

2. College Football. Iowa State at Oklahoma State. 11:00 AM CT FX

3. College Football. LSU at Texas A&M. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

4. College Football. Stanford at California. 2:00 PM CT Fox

5. College Football. South Carolina at Florida. 2:30 PM CT CBS

6. College Football. BYU at Notre Dame. 2:30 PM CT NBC

7. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. 2:30 PM CT ESPN

8. College Football. Kansas State at West Virginia. 6:00 PM CT Fox

9. College Football. Alabama at Tennessee. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

10. College Football. Middle Tennessee State at Mississippi State. 6:00 PM CT ESPN 2

11. College Football. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. I Married Who? Jordan Grady isn’t able to keep what happens in Vegas to stay in Vegas! After a wild bachelorette party an Elvis impersonator officiates an unplanned wedding between her and movie star Matt Swift (Ethan Erickson) which floods the media and ends up alerting her fiancé before she can annul the mistake. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark Movie Channel

13. Too Cute! A tiny tuxedoed kitten meets a stinky animal that look just like him, Russian Blue siblings go on an adventure, and an ocicat tries to control five little jungle cats. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

14. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie goes on vacation, leaving Upper Crust Charles' charge, and Jenae plans to get the wedding arrangements back on track. 8:00 PM CT OWN

15. Dateline: Real Life Mysteries. Part 1 and 2 of Strangers on a Train. 8:00 PM CT TLC

16. My Fair Wedding: Unveiled. David Tutera has pulled wedding celebrations out of the fire for four seasons. Now, David is pulling the veil back to show how these wedding day dreams nearly became romance-killing nightmares. Through clips and interviews, we’ll uncover all the footage that was originally excluded. Like a backstage pass, in this first special we witness the staggering flubs, the scariest in-laws, the wooziest grooms and the booziest brides. 8:00 PM CT WE

17. Carnage. Based on the play God of Carnage, two sets of parents meet to discuss their kids' nasty fight, but their discussion soon turns to finger-pinting, insults, and tantrums. 8:00 PM CT Starz

18. 48 Hours Mystery. A preacher looks for answers in his girlfriend's death. 9:00 PM CT CBS

19. Iyanla, Fix My Life. Sisters have a difficult time getting closer and healing after the death of their mother. 9:00 PM CT OWN

20. Pit Bulls and Parolees. When Tia and mariah help a man take care of two rescued animals, tragedy results, and a Villalobos volunteers wants to adopt a dog with a strange past. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

21. Saturday Night Live. Bruno Mars is the guest host and musical guest. 10:30 PM CT NBC

 

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