Weekend Preview: ‘Killing Eve’ And ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ Return, And Kit Harington Hosts ‘SNL’


Killing Eve (Saturday, BBC America & AMC 8:00 p.m.) — Season 2 picks up immediately after the first season cliffhanger with action and intrigue still intact. Villanelle and Eve grow even more fixated with each other, and audiences still won’t be able to look away from the impossibly electric and entrancing series. Oh, and a third party is poised to add some (more) drama, so tune in.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (Friday, Netflix) — A fast-tracked second season freefalls into darkness after the teenage witch becomes a full-fledged Church of Night member. Although this season is much more intense, it’s still an incredibly rich (and somewhat sweet) goth-y dream that refuses to succumb to a sophomore slump.

SNL (Saturday, NBC 11:30 p.m.) — Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington has already attempted to avoid spoilers and done Cersei’s Walk of Shame in the promos, but one can expect more Jon Snow where that came from. His fresh haircut hosts for the first time alongside musical guest Sara Bareilles.

Unicorn Store (Netflix, Friday) — Brie Larson’s directorial debut teams her up again with Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L. Jackson. In this film, he plays an offbeat store owner who aims to help her (a failed artist) own a pet unicorn, but she must first find a deeper purpose in life. Lots of glitter and paint gets strewn across this offbeat project that’s not what you’re expecting from this pair.

Our Planet (Netflix, Friday) –Sir David Attenborough narrates an 8-part series from the makers of Planet Earth and Dynasties. Over the course of four years, the crew filmed on every continent and throughout 50 countries to explore the world’s diverse habitats, all the way from oceans to jungles to grasslands and Arctic wilderness.

Here’s the rest of this weekend’s notable programming.

MacGyver (Friday, CBS 8:00 p.m.) — The Phoenix must find help from an unlikely source when Nicholas Helman resurfaces with a killing spree. Yikes.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Friday, CW 8:00 p.m.) — The series finale is alive with Rebecca in love and struggling to come to a decision about her future.

Blindspot (Friday, NBC 8:00 p.m.) — Jane ends up in the crosshairs of the nightmarish scheme of a killer while the team tries to save her.

The Cool Kids (Friday, FOX 8:30 p.m.) — Sid meets his teen idol with the help of Margaret while Hank grows upset about Charlie ditching him for a woman.

Hawaii Five-O (Friday, CBS 8:00 p.m.) — A teen buys a gun from a junkie, which leads to the Five-O team finding weird links between the weapon and all of their lives.

The Blacklist (Friday, NBC 9:00 p.m.) — The Task Force must find a woman who might be connected to an international conspiracy and who’s an expert in taking over criminal organizations.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Friday, CW 9:00 p.m.) — The series finale gets a followup with a “concert special” that features the cast performing fan-favorite tunes.

Proven Innocent (Friday, FOX 9:00 p.m.) — The team works the case of a transwoman who was wrongfully convicted of killing an activist.

Real Time With Bill Maher (Friday, HBO 10:00 p.m.) — Interviews include Julián Castro and Chelsea Handler while Salman Rushdie, Gideon Rose, and Danielle Pletka round out the panel.

American Gods (Sunday, Starz 8:00 p.m.) — Shadow becomes immersed in the ways of the dead while New Orleans is ground central for Mad Sweeney and Laura climbing deeper into voodoo healing.

The 54th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (Sunday, CBS 8:00 p.m.) — Reba McEntire is host with a lineup of performances from Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, and Luke Combs.

The Simpsons (Sunday, FOX 8:00 p.m.) — Marge directs the local theater while using Lisa’s Hamilton-esque script, and Homer takes a shine to a supervisor at Maggie’s baby class.

Action (Sunday, Showtime 8:00 p.m.) — The third episode follows professional gamblers through the NFL 2018 season after the Supreme Court lifts the sports-betting ban

Bob’s Burgers (Sunday, FOX 8:30 p.m.) — Bob has an encounter with his hero, who happens to be a radio shock jock, and the Belchers try to help him achieve a comeback.

Now Apocalypse (Sunday, Starz 9:00 p.m.) — Ulysses encounters alien expert Mitchell Kent in an effort to unravel cosmic happenings while Ford is a guest at an elaborate party and drags everyone else along.

A Discovery Of Witches (Sunday, AMC & BBC America 9:00 p.m.) — This series premiere follows an Oxford library historian who’s confronted by a vampire geneticist over an ancient magical manuscript.

Billions (Sunday, Showtime 9:00 p.m.) — An attack on Axe leads him to pursue help from Chuck, and Taylor may find an unexpected business partner.

Barry (Sunday, HBO 10:00 p.m.) — Barry tries to pull of a big hit while feeling pressure from NoHo Hank. Sally is then disappointed by visiting her agents, and Gene faces ghosts from the past.

Good Girls (Sunday, NBC 10:00 p.m.) — Beth and Dean can’t cope with their new work and home roles, and Ruby and Stan are targeted by Turner.

Veep (Sunday, HBO 10:30 p.m.) — Selena jousts with potential rivals and allies at a glitzy retreat for wealthy donors, and Amy makes Gary suspicious.

The Chi (Sunday, Showtime 10:00 p.m.) — Season 2 begins with Brandon coming back to Reg after an unfortunate development, Ronnie mentors an inmate, and Jada pushes Emmet to finally grow up.

Last Week With John Oliver (Sunday, HBO 11:00 p.m.) — John Oliver is back with a whole new set of targets. Who won’t he roast this week?