What’s on TV Saturday: Sam Rockwell Hosts ‘S.N.L.,’ and George Lazenby Becomes Bond

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Sam Rockwell at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

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Sam Rockwell, the “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” actor, hosts “S.N.L.” And a documentary about a lesser-known James Bond actor, George Lazenby, streams on Hulu.

What’s on TV

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 11:30 p.m. on NBC. “S.N.L.” returns from its holiday hiatus with an episode hosted by the actor Sam Rockwell, who’s fresh off his first Golden Globe win for his performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (a victory that has fueled a debate over the script’s racial politics). The musical guest is the pop singer-songwriter Halsey.

What’s Streaming

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George Lazenby, in “Becoming Bond.”

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BECOMING BOND (2017) on Hulu. The fanfare that surrounded the announcement of the current James Bond (Daniel Craig arrived to the announcement by boat) and the level of speculation over who his successor might be make it even more unbelievable that, in the late ’60s, the actor who replaced Sean Connery in the role of the suave British spy was an Australian mechanic and model who had never acted in a single film. This documentary recounts that story from the source: George Lazenby. Speaking between wry smiles, Mr. Lazenby proudly recounts his life story, and how he ended up playing Bond in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969). His words are accompanied by over-the-top comic re-enactments by a cast that includes Jeff Garlin, Dana Carvey and Jane Seymour, who played a bona fide “Bond girl” in “Live and Let Die” (1973).

THE MAZE RUNNER (2014) on iTunes and Amazon. The third film in this dystopian sci-fi trilogy hits theaters this month. In his review for The New York Times, Ben Kenigsberg wrote that this first installment “combines elements of ‘Lord of the Flies’ with the Minotaur and Orpheus myths, but it plays as something closer to ‘The Hunger Games’ experienced through a dissociative fog.”

FARGO (1996) on iTunes and Amazon. Frances McDormand’s win at the Golden Globes makes this a perfect time to revisit her Oscar-winning performance as a sometimes-fierce and sometimes-chipper pregnant cop in this Coen brothers film, where a car salesman played by William H. Macy hires a…

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