143rd Preakness Stakes / 5:00pm (4) The second jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown is the Preakness Stakes, run here at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Kentucky Derby winner Justify is in the lineup and is an obvious favorite for trainer Bob Baffert, who also trained American Pharoah, the most recent Triple Crown winner, in 2015. Royal Romance: The Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle / 8:00pm (13) As befits a royal wedding, this two-hour special compiles highlights of events earlier in the day that surrounded the vows taken by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in (of course) London. Expect to hear commentary by Gayle King and Kevin Frazier, who co-anchored CBS’ coverage of the event, along with remarks from so-called “royal watchers” about the pageantry of the occasion and the potential effect of the marriage on England’s first family.
MOVIE “Fahrenheit 451” / 8:00pm (HBO) 2:05am (HBO) Viewed in a world where political leaders decry unfavorable press as “fake news,” this new adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel — set in a future where the media are used to calm and manage the masses and history is freely rewritten to reflect current dogma — is likely to resonate strongly. Michael B. Jordan stars as Montag, a young “fireman” assigned to torch unsuitable books; Michael Shannon plays his mentor, fire captain Beatty. Sofia Boutella also stars.
MOVIE “Royally Ever After” / 9:00pm (Hallmark) Rumor has it that you can find other programming with a royal theme elsewhere today, but this new romance stars Fiona Gubelman as Sara, whose fantasy of finding the perfect mate seems to be happening when her boyfriend (Torrance Coombs) proposes to her. Here’s the shocker: He’s actually the prince of a small European country, so he and Sara, a commoner, can’t get married without a special dispensation from his royal parents.
“Royal Romance: The Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle” airs Saturday on CBS.