Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday, 11:30 p.m.): Okay, so Charles Barkley only ever competed at the Summer Olympics, but as NBC steps back its sports regimen from the 16-day marathon of Pyeongchang 2018, it figures that the network would trust the first, post-Winter Olympics episode of SNL to a former athlete who’s hosting the show for the fourth time.
This in spite of the relatively ignoble history of jocks mixing it up with the comedy nerds in Studio 8H, a tradition that has produced the likes of Peyton Manning’s United Way spoof and “Derek Jeter’s Taco Hole,” but also ill-advised outings like the show’s return from the 2002 games, in which freestyle skier Jonny Moseley largely played different variations of freestyle skier Jonny Moseley.
But he’s not afraid to call technical fouls on the host if necessary.
(ABC, Friday, 9:01 p.m.) Bad Tutor (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): Not to be confused with Bad Santa, Bad Teacher, Bad Moms, the Bad Teacher TV show, Bad Santa 2, or A Bad Moms Christmas.
If it was, it would be called Bad Tooter, a premise that would also make for prime 10-to-1 fodder for SNL.