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Weekend Preview: Louis C.K. Hosts ‘SNL’ And ‘The Son’ Premieres


The Son
(AMC, Saturday 9:00 p.m.) – The new drama starring Pierce Brosnan premieres Saturday. The show follows Eli McCullough, a man leading his family’s empire through difficult times after a frontier Comanche attack in 1849. Then, in 1915, Eli and Pete clash over how to respond to an unexpected attack on their home.

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:30 p.m.) – Louis C.K. returns to host the show with the Chainsmokers as musical guests.

First Dates (NBC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – The premiere of this reality dating show follows couples as they go on their first dates. Daters include one with an innocent charm; one with a nostalgic flip phone, and one with a story of loss.

MacGyver (CBS, Friday 8:00 p.m.) — When the team intercepts a terror group’s message meant for Murdoc, Mac poses as a terrorist to save the intended target and find out why they want Murdoc to assassinate him.

Rosewood (Fox, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Rosewood and Villa head to Little Havana to investigate a homicide and are surprised when it looks like Villa’s brother has ties to the case.

The Originals (CW, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – Hayley and Klaus turn to Marcel for help in figuring out what’s draining Hope’s life force as Vincent and Elijah go hunting for the thing hexing children in New Orleans and encounter a dangerous new threat.

The Toy Box (ABC, Friday 8:00 p.m.) – ABC is giving you the show you never knew you needed (and probably don’t want) with this reality competition that sees aspiring toy designers try to impress a panel of kid judges as they compete to have their toys manufactured.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — McGarrett and Five-0 are captured and face certain death after tracking a dangerous nemesis to the Island of Lanai.

Reign (CW, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – Mary and Darnley are forced apart following a tragedy as a traitor to Spain petitions Elizabeth to support an expedition to the New World.

Shark Tank (ABC, Friday 9:00 p.m.) — Pitches include a wine for cats, a maintenance-free garden, a new kind of chopstick, and a portable shelter for soccer parents.

You the Jury (Fox, Friday 9:00 p.m.) – Because people are so impartial, unbiased and completely rational these days, Fox decided to create a show where decide the verdict of controversial court cases argued by well-known attorneys. Enjoy.

Blue Bloods (CBS, Friday 10:00 p.m.) — Erin opposes her ex-husband in court when he represents someone she’s trying to convict of murder.

Ransom (CBS, Saturday 8:00 p.m.) — Eric negotiates with a burglar who is holding a family hostage after they catch him breaking into their safe, but the circumstances soon become suspicious when it’s learned that the husband has been kidnapped before.

Training Day (CBS, Saturday 9:00 p.m.) — Kyle’s morals are put to the test when Frank involves him in a plan to take down a criminal defense attorney who has been helping his clients eliminate witnesses.

Little Big Shots (NBC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Tonight’s tiny performers include a seven-year-old dancer, twin boxers, a professional knife thrower, a gospel singer, a unique horse jumper and a group of banjo players.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) — The NCIS team investigates a defense contractor, who is designing a nuclear attack weapon, after her estranged husband says he has proof she is selling Navy secrets to a foreign government. Kensi then goes undercover as a professional dancer at the Cuban club where the husband works, while Deeks works undercover as the bathroom attendant.

Once Upon a Time (ABC, Sunday 8:00 p.m.) – Gold and Belle try to convince Emma to help Gideon take on the Black Fairy as Regina seeks advice from the previous Author after Henry’s powers begin to go haywire.

Chicago Justice (NBC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – When one of the female juror’s on Stone’s case turns up dead, an investigation reveals ties to cyber harassment.

Homeland (Showtime, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) – Season six ends as the pieces finally start to fall into place for Carrie and the team.

Madam Secretary (CBS, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Elizabeth enlists the help of Hollywood star Ashley Whittaker to help sway the president of Kyrgyzstan to end human trafficking in his country, but the added attention could put an American captive at risk.

Match Game (ABC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Celebrity panelists include Adam Carolla, Jenna Fischer, Tyson Beckford, Caroline Rhea, Jay Pharoah, and Ana Gasteyer.

American Crime (ABC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Shae mulls another abortion as Dustin introduces her to online sex work. Meanwhile, Jeanette makes a life-altering decision and Gabriella has a scary incident that makes her realize how dangerous her new life is.

Billions (Showtime, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Axe faces opposition investigating Sandicot while Chuck digs up dirt on a rival.

Elementary (CBS, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a man Sherlock considered one of New York’s worst private investigators.

Feud: Bette and Joan (FX, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Warner, itching to make even more money for the studio, pressures Aldrich to get Joan and Bette back together for another hag horror pic.

Girls (HBO, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Deciding that she definitely doesn’t want a baby, Hannah has an important meeting about her future but when she goes to her friends for advice she has trouble reaching Marnie.

Into the Badlands (AMC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) — The Widow’s fight for power puts her in an epic showdown with her enemies who have joined forces against her.

Shades of Blue (NBC, Sunday 10:00 p.m.) – Harlee and Nava’s relationship is put to the test when she and Wozniak investigate Caroline’s murder.

Crashing (HBO, Sunday 10:30 p.m.) – Season one ends with Artie Lange tagging along with Pete to a baptism after an attempt to cheer him up goes awry, and they both come away with new perspectives on spirituality and sacrifice.

Talking With Chris Hardwick (AMC, Sunday 11 p.m.) – AMC decided we needed more of Chris Hardwick so he’s getting a new talk show where he discusses the pop culture landscape, the first episode with Elijah Wood.

LATE NIGHT GUESTS

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