If you're searching for something truly unique this Saturday, look no further than HBO, where comedian (and SNL writer) Julio Torres, who recently appeared in the network's quirky Latin American comedy series Los Espookys, re-teams with producer Fred Armisen to present his personal (and bizarre) approach to comedy. Bonus: Lin-Manuel Miranda lends his voice to a cactus.
Elsewhere on TV today: a surprise blockbuster, a family friendly Animal Planet series, and an eclectic mix of romance and kids programming. Here are the highlights.
COMEDY SPECIAL: From executive producers Lorne Michaels and Fred Armisen comes My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres, a comedy special that gives the SNL writer the opportunity to share his... favorite shapes. You read that right. From Ferrero Rocher chocolates to Tilda Swinton's apartment, you've never seen anything like this before. Watch the preview. 10:30 PM ET on HBO
CABLE PREMIERE: HBO's big Saturday Night movie premiere this week is Aquaman. There was a time when DC Comics ruled the big screen with blockbusters like Superman: The Movie and 1989's Batman, but these days Marvel reigns supreme. With expected tent-poles like Batman v Superman and Justice League failing to raise the roof, its been surprise champions like Wonder Woman and 2018's Aquaman that have proven to be DC's more recent breakout hits. With Jason Momoa in the title role, Aquaman is now the highest-grossing film in the DC Comics film library. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on HBO
SERIES PREMIERE: Animal Planet's new 10 episode series The Zoo: San Diego takes an in-depth look at one of America's most legendary zoos. The program gives viewers an up front look at the park's animals, as well as the caregivers and scientists that care for them day in and day out. 8:00 PM ET on Animal Planet
TV MOVIE PREMIERE: Real life husband and wife stars Roselyn Sanchez (Grand Hotel) and Eric Winter (The Rookie) team up for A Taste of Summer, where they play competing chefs who find success in the kitchen and love on the menu. Watch the preview. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark
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