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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Friday

Saturday Night Live Saturday, 11:30 p.m., Channel 7

Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained” star Christoph Waltz (above) tries to bring the funny in his first stint as host of the long-running sketch show. Given that he’s best known to viewers for his roles in R-rated Quentin Tarantino films with sensitive subject matter like slavery and the Holocaust, it will be interesting to see if they do any movie parodies. Recent Grammy nominees Alabama Shakes will try to re-create their scorching live show in Studio 8H.

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