“Boomtown” (7 and 7:30 p.m., repeated at 10 and 10:30, Planet Green). Series premiere. The first two installments of a new documentary series following how the discovery of oil impacts a small town in North Dakota. It’s a saga of haves and have-nots, as neighbors get rich (or not) based on what’s under their land. This actually looks like it could be really interesting.
“Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” (9 p.m., Syfy). From the network that brought you “Sharktopus”! This schlocktastic horror cheesefest stars ’80s pop music icons(?) Tiffany and Debbie — sorry, Deborah — Gibson as a gator-loving sheriff and a pro-snake activist, respectively. And yes, because it’s a classy production, the two have a fistfight where they roll around and get soaking wet. I guarantee this will be the stupidest thing you see all week. And sometimes, that’s just what you need on a Saturday night. As an added treat, it’s a mega double feature; last year’s epic “Mega Piranha” airs before it, at 7. Tip: For a more enjoyable viewing experience, watch with friends and a copious amount of alcohol.
“An Idiot Abroad” (7 and 10 p.m., Science). Karl Pilkington travels to India, much to the cruel delight of friends Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant.
“Kidnap & Rescue” (10 p.m. Discovery). Series premiere. A new pseudo-documentary series following a hostage-rescue team operating around the world. It’ll probably make you terrified to travel to Latin America or Africa.
“Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri” (10 p.m., Food Network). Guy hosts the Season 1 championship cookoff in the parking lot at Candlestick Park.
“Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool” (10 p.m. Comedy Central). A new standup special from one of the co-stars of FX’s “The League.”
“Ebert Presents At the Movies” (11:30 p.m., PBS). Recapping the 10 worst films of 2010. I’m thinking “Sex and the City 2” will place highly.
“Goodnight for Justice” (7 p.m., Hallmark). Some terrible made-for-TV Western/romance movie that’s notable only for it’s “Beverly Hills 90210” ties — Luke Perry stars, Jason Priestley directs.
U.S. Figure Skating Championships (9 p.m., NBC). It’s not an Olympic year, so we don’t have to pretend to care.
“Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC). Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) hosts with musical guest Nicki Minaj. Blah.
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