Welcome to the party

"Saturday Night Live" has taken some lumps during its long history when it comes to diversity, but producer Lorne Michaels seems to be making a concerted effort to make amends. Nine of the 21 shows last season were hosted by minorities. This weekend, Idris Elba becomes the fourth person of color to headline during the 2018-19 season, following in the footsteps of Awkwafina, Jason Momoa and Don Cheadle, all first-timers to the gig.

10:30 p.m. Saturday, KARE, Ch. 11

Road trip

Wisconsin's House on the Rock played a critical role in Neil Gaiman's novel "American Gods," but the series never shot on location during its first year. That changes in the Season 2 premiere with a good portion of the cast participating in the Midwest shoot. Gillian Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth weren't part of the traveling party. In fact, the two Emmy winners will not be making any appearances in the near future.

7 p.m. Sunday, Starz


John Legend, Celine Dion and Patti LaBelle are among the big names participating in "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul," a previously taped concert that pays tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.

8 p.m. Sunday, WCCO, Ch. 4

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