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What to Watch on Saturday: A new season of ‘Doctor Who’

(L-R) Michelle Gomez as Missy, Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who and Jenna Coleman as Clara.
(L-R) Michelle Gomez as Missy, Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who and Jenna Coleman as Clara. BBC America

Doctor Who (9 p.m., BBC America) – In the Season 9 premiere, the Earth’s skies are frozen by a strange alien force, but Clara cannot find the Doctor, who is hiding from his past.

Also on tonight . . .

Ungodly Acts (8 p.m., Lifetime) – In this Lifetime movie, inspired by actual events, a fanatical “end times” preacher is accused of killing his wife and making it look like a suicide. He denies involvement but his flock comes to believe he is leading a secret life.

Pit Bulls and Paroles (9 p.m., Animal Planet) – Two episodes start the new season. First, Tia discusses memorable moments at Villalobos. At 10, a new satellite shelter opens in nearby Assumption Parish.

Ice Age: Last of the Giants (9 p.m., Discovery) – Science sheds light on the Ice Age. The iconic animals that endured the Ice Age prove the Earth experienced extreme climate changes.

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