“Saturday Night Live” has always been kind of a silly title for those on the West Coast, since viewers there see the antics hours after the rest of us do. That changes for the final episodes of this red-hot season, with Californians having the opportunity, for the first time, to enjoy the show live. Jimmy Fallon kicks off the experiment.
10:30 p.m. Sat., KARE, Ch. 11
An ugly chapter
Digging through Minnesota’s past isn’t always pleasant. “Little Crow and the Dakota War” looks back at the 1862 conflict that resulted in the death of more than 100 people, including 38 Indian warriors hanged in the largest execution in U.S. history. The documentary will be repeated several times over the next month.
9 p.m. Sat., TPT Life
London has fallen
John Ridley’s hot streak continues with “Guerrilla,” a terse drama that revolves around two civil rights activists who evolve into criminals after freeing a political prisoner in 1970s England. The series, starring Idris Elba and Freida Pinto, may not be as compelling as Ridley’s “American Crime,” but long after watching the first two hours, my palms were still sweaty.
8 p.m. Sun., Showtime