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Tom and Jerry, Two Billies and The Golden Globes Lead a Packed Weekend

ALSO: Nick Jonas hosts SNL, The Walking Dead returns, Big Foot Family, and more.
  • (Photos: Apple TV+, NBC, HBO Max, Hulu)
    (Photos: Apple TV+, NBC, HBO Max, Hulu)

    It's a Peak TV battle of the Billies this weekend as Hulu enters the late season Oscar race with its Billie Holiday biopic on the same day Apple TV+ premieres its Billie Eilish documentary. Also this weekend: Tom and Jerry bring their cat and mouse game to HBO Max, Nick Jonas pulls double duty on SNL, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler helm the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Here's what's new and noteworthy this weekend on TV:


    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Director Lee Daniels and actress Andra Day tell the story of a great American talent who found herself in the sights of the U.S. government in The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    DOCUMENTARY: Director R.J. Cutler shines a light on the early days of an improbable superstar in Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry, which includes footage of Eilish recording her first album in her teenage bedroom and tracks her sharp trajectory to worldwide fame. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: The latest Warner Bros theatrical film to get a day-and-date release on HBO Max is Tom & Jerry. The animated/live-action hybrid tells the origin story of the clasic Hanna-Barbera characters who've been the best of enemies for since 1940. Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña and Colin Jost star. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    SEASON FINALE: The second season of Dickinson comes to a close with an episode titled after Emily Dickson's poem You Cannot Put a Fire Out. Streaming on Apple TV+

    ANIMATED MOVIE: The follow up to 2017's Son of Bigfoot sees Father using his newfound fame to fight an Alaska oil company in Bigfoot Family. But when he disappears, his family must head north to rescue him. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: A bride-to-be (Zoila Garcia) selects her five best girlfriends to be her bridesmaids, but old wounds and jealousy quickly get in the way and the handiwork of some Brutal Bridesmaids may leave someone dead. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    SEASON FINALE: Back-to-back episodes of Hip Hop Uncovered track the genre's rise to pop culture dominance, turning some of the industry's biggest success stories into modern day Robin Hoods in the process. 9:00 PM ET on FX


    NEW EPISODE: Two-time musical guest Nick Jonas returns to Saturday Night Live, this time serving as both host and musical guest. 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT on NBC

    NBA BASKETBALL: It's another all-star matchup on ABC's NBA Saturday Primetime as the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic take on Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. 8:30 PM ET/ 5:30 PM PT on ABC

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Elizabeth (When Calls the Heart's Erin Krakow) finds her engagement plans thrown into disarray in It Was Always You when her fiancé's free-spirited brother (Tyler Hynes) returns home. Watch preview. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    MADE FOR TV MOVIE: Inspired by actual events, Girl in the Basement tells the horrific story of a vibrant teen girl (Stefanie Scott) who was looking forward to her 18th birthday so she could move away from her controlling father (Judd Nelson), only for him to imprison her in the basement of their home. 8:00 PM ET on Lifetime

    DOCUMENTARY: Decades of clues, thousands of sightings, and many frightening encounters are detailed in Bigfoot: I Saw It as Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin set out in search for the fabled beast. 8:00 PM ET on Reelz


    AWARDS SHOW: Their first three hosting stints earned them legendary status, now they're back: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey co-helm the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, a largely virtual awardscast that will see the duo hosting from opposite coasts, with Poehler in LA and Fey in New York. Primetimer's Joe Reid has this preview8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on NBC

    AWARD SHOW SPECIAL: America is entering the post-Seacrest era of award show coverage as E! Live From the Red Carpet goes takes to the virtual red carpet at tonight's Golden Globes. 6:00 PM ET on E!

    CABLE PREMIERE: After dropping on AMC+ last week, the second half of The Walking Dead's tenth season makes its cable premiere tonight. First up: Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she isn't ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Watch trailer. Streaming on AMC+

    SEASON PREMIERE: Chris Hardwick returns with the granddaddy of the after-shows as Talking Dead kicks off its ninth season. 10:00 PM ET on AMC

    NEW SEASON: Even as most families are feeling cramped in quarantine, the polygamist families in Seeking Sister Wife are looking to add even more members to their households as the show returns for Season 3. 9:00 PM ET on TLC

    NEW EPISODE: Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) is nervous when her mother-in-law unexpectedly arrives on When Calls the Heart, but she quickly realizes the real reason for the sudden visit. 9:00 PM ET on Hallmark

    NEW EPISODE: Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) takes on a new client in need of help in The Equalizer episode It Takes a Village. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on CBS

    Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer. 

    TOPICS: Golden Globe Awards, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, United States vs. Billie Holiday