Has the tech tycoon become the new go-to bad guy? The TV season is young, but that seems to be the trend.

The CBS drama "Bull" kicks off with the case of the spoiled son of a tech billionaire accused of murder.

And a rich software genius appears to pull an O.J. at the beginning of ABC's deliriously cynical media soap "Notorious."

We don't need to watch fictional tales to find a seriously twisted Silicon Valley villain. "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee" (9 p.m., Showtime) explores the strange tale of a man who put his name on a popular anti-virus software only to become a renegade expatriate in the jungles of Belize.

There, some say, his behavior became increasingly erratic, threatening and ominous.

Figures interviewed in this film by Nanette Burstein describe a man whose money insulated him from the law, who surrounded himself with armed bodyguards, procured poverty-stricken women and girls, sexually assaulted a research assistant and who may have even had troublesome neighbors tortured and killed.

Saturday's highlights

- College football action includes LSU at Auburn (6 p.m., ESPN); Oklahoma State at Baylor (7:30 p.m., Fox); Stanford at UCLA (8 p.m., ABC); Louisville at Marshall (8 p.m., CBS Sports) and Arkansas at Texas A&M (9 p.m., ESPN).

- A tense urban couple takes up a house in the country whose weird noises and bumps in the night give them sudden, strange urges in the 2016 shocker "House of Darkness" (8 p.m., Lifetime).

- "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" (8 p.m., CNN) glances back at its Emmy-winning seventh season. Segments on Shanghai (9 p.m., r) and Borneo (10 p.m., r) follow.

- Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard hire expensive lawyers after facing murder charges on "Rich and Acquitted" (9 p.m., Reelz, TV-PG).

Cult choice

Will and Jaden Smith portray a homeless man and his son in the 2006 drama "The Pursuit of Happyness" (9:30 p.m., BET), one of the few movies to attempt to confront viewers with the reality of trying to get by without means.

Saturday series

On two helpings of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS, TV-14): murder (8 p.m.), possible sabotage (9 p.m.) ... Blind auditions on "The Voice" (8 p.m., NBC, r, TV-PG) ... "48 Hours" (10 p.m., CBS) ... The sorrow and the (self) pity on "This Is Us" (10 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14).

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