Ice, ice baby
Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas,” which consists of a whopping 21 original movies, continues with “Christmas Festival of Ice,” in which an ice-sculpting contest serves as a backdrop for holiday romance. Anyone who has braved the chills of St. Paul’s Winter Carnival can relate.
7 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark
Pretty, pretty good
Larry David gets a chance to revive his Bernie Sanders impression when he hosts “Saturday Night Live,” providing the perfect excuse to invite Melissa McCarthy back as Sean Spicer. And, hey, while we’re on a nostalgia kick, I wonder if Chevy Chase can still call up the ghost of Gerald Ford? Miley Cyrus, who has seemingly been around since the Ford administration, is the musical guest.
10:30 p.m. Saturday, KARE, Ch. 11
Clean and sober
“Shameless” kicks off its eighth season with Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) trying to kick a few of his bad habits. Don’t buy it? Well, consider the fact that the derelict father actually shaves — which has got to be buried somewhere in AA’s 12-step program.
8 p.m. Sunday, Showtime