October 19, 2019

Today’s Best Bets


Saturday Night Live

NBC | 10:00 pm
A summer of political developments undoubtedly filled the coffers of this show's writers and performers — and though "Weekend Update" got a primetime run, it's business for real as the late-night staple debuts its 43rd season. Ryan Gosling, whose movie "Blade Runner 2049" is about to open, returns as guest host — with Jay-Z, riding high on the success of his album "4:44," as the musical guest. Alec Baldwin is expected to return as President Donald Trump. […]

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Amanda to the Rescue

ANIMAL | 10:01 pm
Amanda and her kids travel to Hawaii, where they meet dogs perfect for Panda Paws: a deaf mother-daughter Catahoula duo, Loco Moco, a puppy who may be blind, and Super Scootie, a senior in need of a home after years of neglect. […]

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The Hummingbird Project

SHO | 9:00 pm
Strapping Swedish heartthrob Alexander Skarsgård might seem unlikely casting to play a nerd, but he pulls off the challenge with aplomb opposite Jesse Eisenberg in French-Canadian writer-director Kim Nguyen's 2018 thriller about two cousins bent on getting revenge against their former Wall Street boss (Salma Hayek). The two tech wizards hit on an audacious scheme to lay a thousand miles of fiber-optic cable from their Midwest home to New York, giving them a fractional edge in their transactions with the New York Stock Exchange. […]

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Love & Marriage: Huntsville

OWN | 9:00 pm
Over Kimmi's understandably strong reservations, Maurice moves ahead with his dubious plans to move Kiuwha and Monster to Huntsville in the new episode "Babies, Birthdays and Unfinished Business." Already emotional from the effects of her pregnancy, Melody finds herself entertaining the prospect of divorce. LaTisha has her hands full trying to juggle the tricky family dynamics of her mother and husband. […]

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HBO | 8:00 pm
Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan concludes his "Unbreakable" trilogy with this 2019 psychological thriller, which is both a crossover and a sequel to the 2000 original "Unbreakable" and "Split" from 2016. Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard re-team in their roles from the first film, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy reprise their "Split" characters. Sarah Paulson, Adam David Thompson and Luke Kirby also join the cast. […]

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