Critic’s corner for Saturday
Jay Pharaoh: Can I Be Me? Saturday, 10 p.m., Showtime
The answer to that question: apparently not. The “Saturday Night Live” cast member (above) runs down some of his favorite impressions in this stand-up special, including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay Z, and President Obama. We’re hoping his spot-on Denzel Washington also makes an appearance.
On the Record With Mick Rock Sunday, 8 p.m., Ovation
The legendary rock shutterbug — who has shot everyone from Madonna to David Bowie to Lady Gaga, as well as the famed cover of Queen’s “Queen II” — focuses his lens on a new musician each week in this travelogue series. A diverse array of guests, including Josh Groban (left, with Rock), Patti Labelle, and members of the Flaming Lips and the Kings of Leon, take the Brit on a tour of their hometowns and the places that helped shape their sound, from record stores to restaurants to childhood homes. Naturally, each episode ends with a performance from the featured artist.
America’s Secret Swimming Holes Sunday, 7 p.m., Travel
Not so secret anymore, eh?
Bachelor in Paradise Sunday, 8 p.m., ABC
No roses on palm trees.
The Day the Bomb Dropped Sunday, 9 p.m., Smithsonian
A solemn and gripping remembrance 70 years later.