Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this weekend

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Saturday Night Live Saturday at 11:30 p.m., NBC

Last week’s episode was just OK. Maybe it was too soon to bring back Kristen Wiig as a host? She was entertaining as always, and yet she hasn’t been gone long enough for her characters to be missed. Anyhoo, Saturday’s episode is the season finale, Ben Affleck (left) returns as the host, and Kanye West is back as the musical guest. And, alas, it will be the last episode for Bill Hader (right). He’s leaving the show. No word yet on whether veterans Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis will be following him out the door.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Saturday at 9 p.m., HBO

The ceremony was held on April 18 in LA, and now HBO is airing the star-filled event. The inductees include Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Albert King, and Donna Summer. And the inductors and performers include Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King, Harry Belafonte, and Tom Petty.

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Shark Tank  8 and 9 p.m., ABC

A Colorado scone-maker. Why’s he so hungry?

Maron  10 p.m., IFC


Gee, I wonder if Marc has father issues.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno  11:35 p.m., NBC

Mitt Romney’s returns. I mean, Mitt Romney returns.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.
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