Let’s put on a show
Joseph-Gordon Levitt may be known as a versatile actor, but he’s also an innovative programmer. “HitRecord on TV” (9 p.m. Saturday, Pivot), his personal project, is an old-fashioned variety show, put together in a newfangled way, through contributions from the Internet. Unfortunately, the show is available only on satellite TV. Let’s hope that changes soon.
In “We Move Animals” (9 p.m. Saturday, NGW), Susan Denicker turns her passion for pets into the profession of transporting animals across the country. First up: Alpacas take a journey from Oregon to Washington.
On the case
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman take a break from their busy movie-star schedules to get back to solving dense mysteries in “Sherlock” (9 p.m. Sunday, TPT, Ch. 2), which will consist of three episodes this season. No show this year will give your brain a better workout.
Men at work
Fans of “Queer as Folk” and “The L Word” may want to look into “Looking” (9:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO), a highly sexual new series about gay men looking for love and lust in San Francisco. The show could be a lot stronger if it concentrated more on character and less on showing skin.