News & Notes

Download Atlantis Season 2 Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, BBC America has the second midseason finale of Atlantis, ION has the TV movie premiere of Back to Christmas, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Christmas Icetastrophe.

Prime Picks

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. The animated holiday special replays.

Atlantis (BBC America): Midseason Finale. Jason attempts to save Ariadne and ends up on a quest into a dangerous place. Plays again later.

Transporter: The Series (TNT): New. Frank runs into some trouble transporting a famous singer to and from her appearances. Plays twice.

Other Options

  • The Affair (Showtime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “9” replays. The previous episode, “8,” replays right before.
  • The Missing (Starz): New. In 2006, Tony tries to cover his tracks. In the present, Tony and Julien are looking for a fresh lead. Runs 65 minutes. Plays three times and again later. Last week’s episode, “Molly,” replays right before.
  • The Newsroom (HBO Signature): Repeat. This past Sunday’s series finale episode, “What Kind of Day Has It Been?,” replays. Plays again later on HBO.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college football action with the Las Vegas Bowl with Utah vs. Colorado State.
  • CBS has doubleheader college basketball action today with North Carolina vs. Ohio State followed by UCLA at Kentucky and later NFL action with the San Diego Chargers at the San Francisco 49ers in the second game tonight.
  • CBS Sports has tripleheader college basketball action with Northeastern State at Central Missouri, UMass at Providence and Oral Roberts at Memphis.
  • ESPN has four college football games with the New Orleans Bowl with Louisiana (Lafayatte) vs. Nevada, the New Mexico Bowl with Utah State vs. UTEP, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with Western Michigan vs. Air Force and the Camellia Bowl with South Alabama vs. Bowling Green.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action today with SMU at Michigan followed by Illinois vs. Missouri and later more doubleheader action with North Carolina State at West Virginia followed by Utah at UNLV.
  • ESPNU has five college basketball games today with Virginia Commonwealth at Cincinnati, Texas Southern at Michigan State, Texas A&M at Kansas State, Oklahoma at Washington and Stanford at BYU.
  • FOX has a college basketball game today with Syracuse at Villanova.
  • FS1 has tripleheader college basketball action today with Louisville at Western Kentucky, Butler vs. Indiana and Wake Forest vs. Florida.
  • NBC Sports has a college basketball game tonight with Iona at George Mason.
  • NFL Network has the Philadelphia Eagles at the Washington Redskins in the first game today.

Late Night

  • Covert Affairs (USA Network): Repeat. This past Thursday’s fifth season finale episode, “Gold Soundz,” replays.
  • Ground Floor (TBS): Repeat. This past Thursday’s fifth season finale episode, “Gold Soundz,” replays.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Krieg Nicht Lieb” replays. The previous episode, “13 Hours in Islamabad,” replays right before.
  • The Librarian (TNT): Repeats. This past Sunday’s episode, “And the Horns of a Dilemma,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Amy Adams hosts with musical guest One Direction.

Saturday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (A&E): Six episodes tonight.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.

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News & Notes

Get Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol via DVD/Blu-ray/Digital Download at AmazonTonight, CBS has the 25th season finale of The Amazing Race and the 16th annual A Home for the Holidays special and NBC has a Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon special.

Over on cable, Discovery Channel has an Alaskan Bush People: A Very Bush Christmas special, NickToons has the fourth season finale of The Legend of Korra, TBS has the second season finale of Deal With It, and TNT the Christmas in Washington special.

In late night, Comedy Central has the third season finale of Comedy Bang! Bang! and the second season finale of The Birthday Boys.

Netflix has the first five episodes of the new DreamWorks Animation’s series All Hail King Julien premiering today.

Prime Picks

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (The CW): Repeat. The classic holiday tale with Mr. Magoo as Scrooge. Runs 90 minutes.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (The CW): Repeat. Po has to host an event on his favorite holiday that he usually spends with his father. Runs 30 minutes.

Homeland (SHO2): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Krieg Nicht Lieb” replays.

Solid Selections

The Missing (Starz Edge): Repeat. Last Saturday’s episode, “Molly,” replays. Plays again later on Starz.

A Home for the Holidays (CBS): New Special. Jennifer Hudson, Train, Earth, Wind and Fire, Rixton, Katharine McPhee, Ashley Monroe, Dan and Shay, and Jillian Michaels make appearances and/or perform to raise awareness of adoption in the 16th annual event.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy checks out some “Old Standards, New Styles.” Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy checks out some “Righteous Bites.” Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Option

  • The Affair (Showtime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “9” replays. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader NBA action tonight.
  • FS1 has tripleheader college basketball action.

Late Night

  • The Newsroom (HBO Signature): Repeat. This past Sunday’s series finale episode, “What Kind of Day Has It Been?,” replays.

Friday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (A&E): Six episodes tonight.
Criminal Minds (ION): Has 12 episodes.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (USA Network): Five episodes early.
Good Times (TV One): Has 12 episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Six episodes today.
Modern Family (USA Network): Has 10 episodes tonight.

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