Congratulations! You’ve made it to the weekend, and while the whole wide world awaits you this weekend. But wait ... it’s only early April. The weather isn’t that great. Honestly, it’s probably raining outside, isn’t it? Probably best to just stay inside for one more weekend. Good thing there’s plenty on TV to keep you occupied.
NEW EPISODE: With the Game of Thrones final-season premiere just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Saturday Night Live to welcome its first GOT cast member as host. What’ll be on tap, sketch-wise -- Dragons? Witches? Some kind of sketch where he’s an overmatched contestant on a game show, or perhaps on a double date that encounters a bizarre 5th wheel? Get excited! 11:30 PM ET on NBC
WORLD PREMIERE: The acclaimed 1940 Richard Wright novel gets the big, prestigious HBO treatment this weekend, as Native Son makes its premiere. The film stars Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) and Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk), with co-stars Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel. Sanders plays Bigger Thomas, a young chauffeur in 1930s Chicago, who ends up encountering money, power, and murder in the big city. 10:00 PM ET on HBO
LIVE SPORTS: Grab your brackets, everybody, it’s time for the Final Four, the apex of March Madness. After a string of upsets in the Elite Eight, the NCAA men’s college basketball championships will come down to the somewhat unlikely quartet of Virginia, Auburn, Michigan State and Texas Tech. Regional rooting interests abound (so long as you don’t live in the two westernmost time zones), but let’s be honest: you’ll be rooting for whichever team you still have active in your brackets. 6:00 PM ET on CBS