Tonight on the Tube: Saturday Night Football

Nike Ohio State Buckeyes Red College Classic T-shirtAt least for the fall there will be primetime college football action to look forward to each week as repeats and Cops is really not my cup of tea. For a look at what will be on the rest of the week during the fall check out the Ultimate Guide to the Fall 2006 TV Schedule. Find links to primetime schedule grids, video previews and much more.

Prime Picks

Saturday Night Football (ABC): Tonight the #1 and #2 teams in college football go at it with Ohio State taking on Texas. Kickoff is at about 5:00 p.m. Pacific and runs about 3 hours.

Solid Selections

Tom Brokaw Reports (NBC): Repeat. The air traffic controllers that were working on Sept. 11th are interviewed.

Dateline NBC (NBC): New. The story of Ladder Company No. 6 and what happened to then on Sept. 11th is told.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. Goren and Eames investigate when a former school chancellor is found dead.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril cooks up some perfect pasta.

Chef and the Architect (Food Network): New. A chef and her architect husband design a dream kitchen.

Trading Spaces (TLC): Repeat. Two boys and two girls pair up to makeover a couple of rooms.

Other Options

  • The American President (Oxygen): Released 1995. Michael Douglas as the President who starts dating a lobbyist played by Annette Bening. Runs two and a half hours and plays twice.
  • The Mermaid Chair (Lifetime): Released 2006. Based on the book by Sue Monk Kidd and Stars Kim Basinger and Bruce Greenwood. Runs two hours.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college football with my Washington Huskies at the Oklahoma Sooners and later Ohio State at Texas.
  • CBS has U.S. Open tennis with the Men’s semifinals and the Women’s Final.
  • ESPN has college football with Virginia Tech and North Carolina followed by Canadian Open golf coverage. Then later find more college football with Georgia at South Carolina.
  • ESPN2 has college football with Illinois at Rutgers followed by Game 5 of the WNBA Finals between the Sacramento Monarchs and the Detroit Shock. Then after that find more college football with Arizona at LSU followed by Oregon at Fresno State.
  • FOX Sports has college football games.
  • Golf Channel has LPGA Golf.
  • NBC has college football action with Penn State at Notre Dame.
  • TBS has college football with Minnesota at California.
  • TNT has NASCAR racing with the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. One of the sketches has Bae Sung trying to translate for Tony Soprano.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Host Julia Louis-Dreyfus with musical guest Paul Simon. This is the one with Al Gore in the opening.

TV Show Marathons

Spike has six-episode mini-marathon of Blade: The Series today.

What will you be watching today on TV?

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