TV column for Saturday, June 2


TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE:
“Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC.

It's been a busy
month for Donald Glover. On May 10, his “Atlanta” ended its
second season, drawing acclaim; last weekend, “Solo” (with Glover
co-starring) made $104 million. And in between, Glover hosted
possibly the season's best “SNL,” doubling (under the name
Childish Gambino) as music guest.

Here's a quick
rerun, with an opener that has Ben Stiller, Jimmy Fallon, Scarlett
Johansson, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin and even Stormy Daniels. It's
hilarious ... but so is a “Weekend Update” bit in which Pete
Davidson shows jealousy of Colin Jost and Michael Che for being the
next Emmys hosts.

TONIGHT'S MIGHT-SEE:
“Taken,” 8 p.m., NBC.

We're happy to see
any series – even a lame-duck one – that has a new, scripted hour
on a summertime Saturday. After tonight, “Taken” will have three
episodes left.

In this one, the son
of a CIA analyst has been kidnapped; the team gets some help from
another kidnapping victim. Also, Hart (Jennifer Beals) discovers the
motive behind the kidnappings.

TONIGHT'S
ALTERNATIVE: “Titanic” (1997), 3 and 7:30 p.m., CMT; and/or
“Terminator” (1984), 8 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. ET, IFC.

Today, we can tour
the career of writer-director James Cameron. When he made
“Terminator,” he was 29 and working with a slim budget, sometimes
using makeshift methods; for “Titanic,” he spent so wildly that
the studio considered scuttling it halfway through.

Both films, however,
were beautifully crafted. “Titanic” won a record-tying 11 Oscars
and was, for a while, the all-time box-office champion. “Terminator”
spawned a string of sequels, including “Terminator 2,” which runs
at 2:30 and 10:30 p.m. ET.

Other choices
include:

Sports, Fox and
cable. The Stanley Cup finals move to Washington, where the Capitals
host Vegas at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. In baseball, Fox
has three games (varying by region) at 7:15 p.m. ET. Also, Fox
Sports1 has the Indians and Twins at 4:10 p.m., ESPN has
Miami-Arizona at 10:10.

“The
Bachelorette,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. As Becca Kufrin sifts the
possibilities, we instantly root for her. She's from Minnesota and
thereby seems nice. She's also a victim of “Bachelor”
misbehavior; Arie Luyendyk proposed to her, then changed his mind. In
this rerun of Monday's opener, she meets an interesting bunch of
guys. One is riding a bull, another has a mini-van, a third is inside
a chicken suit.

“Ransom,” 8
p.m., CBS. A teen boy has been kidnapped by someone copying the
methods of a convicted serial killer. To figure out what's next, Eric
must negotiate with the killer.

“Trading Spaces,”
8-9:06 p.m., TLC. This episode involves some of the show's newcomers
– designer Kahi Lee and carpenters Brett Tutor and Joanie Sprague.
They come across a superfan of the show.

“Patrick Melrose,”
9 p.m., Showtime. The five-week mini-series has already seen huge
changes in Patrick (Benedict Cumberbatch). Once a hopeless addict,
he's now married, with two kids and kind of stable. In this episode,
the fourth, news from his widowed mother sends him on a downward
spiral.

“Nate &
Jeremiah by Design,” 10:08 p.m., TLC. A couple wants the guys to
re-design a poorly laid-out home, to allow more family time while the
three daughters are still at home.