What to Watch on Saturday: Oscar season on TCM, Melissa McCarthy on ‘SNL’

Posted by Brooke Cain on February 1, 2014 


Oscar (8pm, Turner Classic Movies) - An original TCM documentary that looks at the history of the Academy Awards features clips from past ceremonies and Oscar-nominated and winning productions, plus interviews with stars, filmmakers and behind-the-camera talent. TCM kicked off their annual 31 Days of Oscar stretch, during which they show Oscar-winning or nominated films. It starts at 6 a.m. with "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" and runs through Sunday, March 2. "Gone with the Wind" airs tonight at 10 p.m., immediately after this special. To download the full schedule, visit http://31days.tcm.com/

The Gabby Douglas Story (8pm, Lifetime) - This original Lifetime movie tells the story of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, who overcame numerous challenges to become the first African American to win a gold medal as the individual all-around champion at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sydney Mikayla and Imani Hakim star.

NFL Honors (8pm, Fox) - The National Football League salutes its top players and plays in New York City, with host Alec Baldwin joined by celebrities and NFL stars. Awards presented include MVP, Coach of the Year and Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - A beloved dog's illness sends shock waves through Villalobos.

Saturday Night Live (11:29, NBC) - Melissa McCarthy hosts with Imagine Dragons as the musical guest. Tonight is the final night for SNL head writer and “Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers, who leaves to host “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” That show debuts February 24 on NBC.

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