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What to Watch on Saturday: Idina Menzel and Nia Long in Lifetime’s ‘Beaches’

Idina Menzel, left, and Nia Long star in the Lifetime movie “Beaches.”
Idina Menzel, left, and Nia Long star in the Lifetime movie “Beaches.” A&E Television

Beaches (8 p.m., Lifetime) – In a remake of the ’80s weeper, two young women meet on the Venice Boardwalk and embark on a lifelong friendship. Starring Idina Menzel and Nia Long.

Ransom (8 p.m., CBS) – Eric and the team must figure out how to negotiate with bank robbers who are not demanding cash.

The Guardians (10 p.m., Animal Planet) – Rob and Dori rescue a dog from its chains, while Moose and Elle confront a man accused of dog abuse.

Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC) – Aziz Ansari hosts with musical guest Big Sean.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) – Country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll sing songs from their albums “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” and “Lovers and Leavers.”

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