Tonight on the Tube: Notre Dame vs. USC on Saturday Night Football and Holiday Weekend TV Marathons

Arrested Development - Seasons 1-3There are plenty of college football games on today with rivalries all around. The big game of the day is Notre Dame at USC for a chance to go to the National Championship Game. Also of note is the U.S. TV premiere of March of the Penguins on Hallmark Channel. Still a few holiday weekend TV marathons for your viewing pleasure. Actually it wasn’t looking very good until I came across the Arrested Development marathon on G4 today. They will be playing the “Pilot” and the next 13 episodes of the series in the order they were filmed not the way they were originally aired. What will you be watching today on TV?

Prime Pick

Saturday Night Football (ABC): Notre Dame at USC is the college football game of the weekend. If USC can win it will put them in the driver’s seat to play Ohio State in the National Championship Game. Kickoff is about 8:00 p.m. Eastern and will run about three hours or so.

Solid Selections

Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. A young starlet in Hollywood is being stalked and Dr. Reid gets a little to close.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat. A man who looked like a werewolf is killed and Grissom and the team investigate.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. The detectives search for an assailant that rapes his victims twice.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live: Hilda’s Holiday Classics (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril cooks up some of his mother’s recipes.

An Italian Christmas With Mario and Giada (Food Network): Repeat. Giada De Laurentiis and Mario Batali travel around Italy looking for the best holiday food traditions.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. A couple of kid’s rooms are traded and redone.

Other Options

  • March of the Penguins (Hallmark): Released 2005. This is the U.S. television premiere of this documentary about penguins in Antarctica, narrated by Morgan Freeman. Runs two hours.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Florida vs. Florida State in college football action followed by Day 1 of the LG Skins Game then in primetime Notre Dame vs. USC.
  • CBS has Georgia Tech at Georgia in college football action.
  • ESPN has college football all day long.
  • ESPN2 has college football with Boise State at Nevada followed by the Division 1-AA first round playoff game and then Florida vs. Kansas in college basketball action.
  • FOX Sports has college football and basketball.
  • NBC has the Bayou Classic with Grambling State vs. Southern and the Battle of the Bands at halftime from the Superdome in New Orleans.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): New. See sketches and a performance by Lady Sovereign.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. The host was Hugh Laurie and the musical guest was Beck.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. Comic Jeff Garlin is his guest.

Holiday Weekend TV Marathons

Animal Planet has 10 episodes of Wild Kingdom.
BBC America has 12 episodes of Cash in the Attic.
Disney Channel has 16 episodes of That’s So Raven.
G4 has the first 14 episodes of Arrested Development in their proper viewing order early.
History Channel has six episodes of Engineering an Empire.
MSNBC has seven episodes of MSNBC Investigates.
MTV has 14 episodes of My Super Sweet 16.
National Geographic Channel has seven episodes of Hunter and Hunted.
Nickelodeon has 10 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants.
TNT has six episodes of Charmed.
TV Guide Channel has eight episodes of Close Up.

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