7 p.m. on OXY The DNA of Murder With Paul Holes
The celebrated investigator who spent two and a half decades of his career doggedly pursuing the Golden Gate Killer, a notorious multiple murderer, gets his own show in this new truecrime series, which follows Holes as he seeks answers in unsolved crimes by analyzing the physical and emotional “DNA” left behind during a violent incident. Tonight’s 90-minute premiere revisits a 1980 murder in Williamsburg, Iowa, where two guests at a Holiday Inn were found fatally bludgeoned in their room.
8 p.m. on LIFE Movie: The College Admissions Scandal
Loosely based on the ongoing academic scandal involving celebrity defendants Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, this 2019 drama stars Penelope Ann Miller and Mia Kirshner as a pair of wealthy mothers who share an obsessive desire to get their daughters into the best possible college. Rick Singer (Michael Shanks), a smooth-talking college admissions consultant, offers them what sounds like a foolproof plan to achieve their dream, until the FBI picks up on Singer’s ploy and both moms face a mortifying legal ordeal.
8 p.m. on HBO Movie: Happy Death Day 2U
This sequel to the surprise 2017 boxoffice hit “Happy Death Day” spins the story into more of a sci-fi direction with a healthy dash of black comedy. Leading lady Jessica Rothe returns as Tree Gelbman, who wakes to find herself stuck in a parallel universe. In that world, her boyfriend Carter (Israel Broussard) is with someone else, and her friends and fellow students are dramatically different variations of personalities back home. Worse, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer.
8:29 p.m. on 24.1 KSEE Saturday Night Live
Tonight’s show is the last new episode before Halloween, which may explain why the host of choice is actor David Harbour, currently best known for his portrayal of grumpy yet heroic chief of police Jim Hopper in the Netflix retro-thriller “Stranger Things.” That hit series seems a likely subject for a parody (if not the answer to Hopper’s ambiguous fate in the Season 3 “Stranger” finale). The night’s musical guest is Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress Camila Cabello.
9 p.m. on HALL Movie: Love, Fall & Order
As autumn arrives, New York attorney Claire Hart (Erin Cahill) travels back to her Vermont hometown to help save her dad’s (Gregory Harrison) farm, which is at risk in a bitter legal battle with his neighbor. She runs into her old high school rival, Patrick Harris (Trevor Donovan), now a lawyer himself — who also happens to be representing the woman who is suing Claire’s dad. Thus, they find themselves on opposing sides of the court case, but that can’t stop an autumn romance from growing.
10:03 p.m. on LIFE Beyond the Headlines: The College Admissions Scandal With Gretchen Carlson
Airing as a one-hour companion special to the original movie “The College Admission Scandal,” this special finds TV journalist Gretchen Carlson delving into the details of the bizarre yet true story of how members of the rich and famous blithely used their money and influence to get their children acceptance into the best colleges in America. The hour also examines how an FBI investigation blew the scam out of the water.