“Boomtown” (7 and 7:30 p.m., Planet Green). This compelling docu-series about the effects an oil rush has on a small North Dakota town continues with two new episodes. First, it’s good news and bad news for downtown: More shoppers and stores, but the wells are getting closer and closer. In the next episode, the town starts selling water to the oil companies, then faces a dilemma when it realizes the water supply is limited. This is an understated and interesting series that’s well worth checking out. If you’re late to the game, tonight’s a good night to catch up — episodes 1 and 2 (which aired last week) will air at 6 and 6:30 p.m., then all four eps will be shown again starting at 9 p.m.
“An Idiot Abroad” (7 and 11 p.m., Science Channel). Karl visits the Middle East, hitting the Dead Sea, Israel and Jordan. I think this is the episode where his “friend” Rickey Gervais has him mock-kidnapped by masked men. It actually seems kinda messed up:
“Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC). Totally bizarre lineup: Dana Carvey hosts with musical guests Linkin Park. So, comedy from 1993 and music from 1998? Yeah, that’s cutting edge.