What’s on TV
THE HATE U GIVE (2018) 8 p.m. on HBO; stream on HBO platforms. For Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), code switching is part of her daily routine. During the day, she attends a college prep school that is predominantly white and rich. But in the evening, she goes home to her mostly poor, black neighborhood. Her ability to balance these opposing worlds falls apart when a white police officer kills her childhood best friend. George Tillman Jr. directed the film, which is based on a novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. In the New York Times review, Aisha Harris wrote: “Ms. Stenberg strikingly embodies Starr’s dichotomies — self-doubt and bouts of confidence; introversion and outspokenness — but the film’s driving plot is Khalil’s death and how it pushes Starr to come into her own as an activist.”
MURDER AND JUSTICE: THE CASE OF MARTHA MOXLEY 7 p.m. on Oxygen. This three-part docuseries tells the story of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old girl who was murdered on her front lawn in Greenwich, Conn. The investigation was stalled for over two decades until Michael Skakel, her neighbor at the time and a relative of the Kennedy family, was arrested. Skakel was sentenced to 20 years to life, but was released in 2013 after serving 11 years when a judge ruled Skakel did not have a competent defense. Laura Coates, a legal analyst and host of the series, breaks down what happened, going through evidence and interviewing people involved in the investigation. The series also explores how money, connections and the media impacted the case.
ALL THAT 8:30 p.m. on Nickelodeon. The 1990s hit variety show that brought us Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon, returns on Saturday with a brand-new cast. Executive produced by Thompson and Kel Mitchell, the show features seven young comedians ranging from 12 to 15 years old. In the first episode, they are joined by some original cast members, who reprise some of their classic sketches. The Jonas Brothers will also perform their new single “Sucker.” Expect more musical guests throughout the season and some surprise appearances from actors and comedians.
MARVIN’S ROOM (1996) Stream on Hulu. Lee (Meryl Streep) and Bessie (Diane Keaton) have been estranged for nearly two decades. But when Bessie, who stayed in Florida to take care of their bedridden father, discovers she has leukemia, Lee comes home. Jerry Zaks’s film adaptation of Scott McPherson’s 1991 play features an all-star cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.