October 23, 2021

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Saturday Night Live

NBC | 11:29 pm
Former series regular Jason Sudeikis, who recently won two Emmy Awards for his work in the Apple TV Plus comedy series "Ted Lasso," returns to his old professional stomping grounds in NBC's Studio 8H for his first appearance as guest host. In addition to appearing in sketches with Kenan Thompson and other former "SNL" colleagues, Sudeikis also introduces singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, who makes her debut as musical guest in conjunction with the recent release of her new album "In These Silent Days." […]


The Dead Files

TRAVEL | 10:00 pm
Co-hosts Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan open their 14th season with a visit to Victorville, Calif., in the premiere episode "Victimville." The partners have come there in response to a distress call from a terrified woman, who claims her home is under almost constant attack from diabolical paranormal forces. Moreover, she believes that whatever is lurking inside the residence killed her roommate. Now, unless Steve and Amy can help her, she fears the entity will strike again and again until it is banished. […]



SHO | 9:00 pm
Director and screenwriter Lee Isaac Chung drew from his own upbringing for this semi-autobiographical 2020 drama about a family of South Korean immigrants struggling to make a new life in the rural United States during the 1980s. One of the most lavishly praised films of its release year, "Minari" earned an Academy Award for supporting actress Youn Yuh-jung, the first Korean to win an Oscar for acting. The movie also received Oscar nominations for best picture, best director, best actor (Steven Yeun), best original score and best original screenplay. […]


World's Funniest Animals

CW | 9:00 pm
Actress Amara Zaragoza, known for playing Poppy on "Gossip Girl," is the special guest for a new episode in which host Elizabeth Stanton introduces clips featuring a cat who needs some help landing on its feet and a dog that seems to be having the best day of his life in the middle of a fountain. Other highlights include hungry hamsters, twirling terriers and larcenous lizards, with commentary provided by panelists Mikalah Gordon, Brian Cooper, Carmen Hodgson and Noah Matthews. […]

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