What to watch on Saturday, October 10...
11:30am, Discovery Family
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle help their pal Pipsqueak in his campaign for class president in “Crusaders of the Lost Mark.” But to their consternation, they wind up inadvertently aiding archrival Diamond Tiara.
MOVIE PREMIERE, 8pm, Lifetime
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story
Unauthorized [Show You Watched When You Were 11] Stories debuting in consecutive weeks? I thought by law we were supposed to get a couple of months off between these things. Can I get an FCC ruling here?
9pm, BBC America
In “Before the Flood,” the Doctor must foil an alien warlord’s sinister scheme to ensure his own survival at a massive cost to the universe.
“Who Kisses So Early in the Morning” finds Walter back in the spotlight thanks to Celia’s flub.
Cam pulls out all the stops for his first evening out with Allison in “The Date.” In less romantic affairs, Uncle Julius’s eyes are opened by a ride with the police, and M-Chuck leverages her therapy revelations into a guilt trip for her mother.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, BBC America
The Last Kingdom
The earliest days of Ye Olde Englande are reimagined in this historical drama adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s book series The Saxon Stories. In the premiere, Uhtred has his inheritance and lands seized by his flunky of an uncle, and later winds up seized himself by Danish forces.
11pm, Comedy Central
Paul F. Tompkins: Crying and Driving
The comedian muses on wedded bliss, filming a driving scene without a license, and a strange trip to a private magicians’ club among other topics in a set at L.A.’s Palace Theatre.
Saturday Night Live
Movie star Amy Schumer gives sketch comedy a whirl as the guest host. Musical guest The Weeknd has been repeatedly pitching a sketch where everybody’s working for him, but it seems unlikely to make the cut.