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Biography: Chris Farley — Anything for a Laugh
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on A&E
Biography examines the life of the Saturday Night Live alum and comedy legend in this two-hour documentary where longtime friends and colleagues — including John Goodman, Al Franken, Tom Arnold, Joel Murray, Holly Wortell, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Nealon, Patt Finn, and more — share personal and emotional stories about Farley, as well as rare photos and videos. In the EW exclusive clip above, fellow Second City alums recall one of Farley’s most outrageous characters, “Whale Boy,” and the day he came up with it.
(A&E’s focus on comedy icons continues Tuesday with specials on Jeff Dunham and Jeff Foxworthy, starting at 8 p.m.)
- Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler explain mom lingo with SNL host Emma Thompson
- Emma Thompson gets a super classy SNL promo courtesy of Kate McKinnon
- Saturday Night Live recap: Adam Sandler makes hosting debut, sings about being fired 24 years ago
The Hot Zone
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 9 p.m. on National Geographic
The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies leads the cast of National Geographic three-night event adapted from Richard Preston’s international best-selling novel of the same name, telling the story of the origins of the deadly Ebola virus and its arrival from the central African rain forest to the U.S. in 1989. In the first two, back-to-back episodes, Margulies’ Lt. Colonel Nancy Jaax discovers the highly infectious and fatal virus in her lab just 20 miles from Washington D.C., working quickly with her partner and mentor to further test it to stop an outbreak before it spreads to humans.
- Julianna Margulies races to stop an Ebola outbreak in The Hot Zone trailer
- See Julianna Margulies in first look at scary Ebola miniseries The Hot Zone
- The Good Wife stars Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles reunite
What Else to Watch:
The Best Thing I Ever Ate (“Brunch”) — Cooking Channel
*times are ET and subject to change