Tonight on the Tube: Network Repeats, Emeril Live, Trading Spaces and College Basketball

Catch Me If You Can (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition)I really think the networks should turn Saturday into Second Chance Saturday. A night when an episode from earlier in the week of one of their hit shows replays to give you another chance to see it. ABC kind of already does this on Friday nights with Grey’s Anatomy followed by another show and NBC is doing it with Crossing Jordan tonight. NBC and CBS already play repeats each week on Saturdays, why not brand it and play something from earlier in the week. I think this might be able to find an audience. What do you think? Would you like a second chance at a missed episode from earlier in the week?

Prime Picks

NCIS (CBS): Repeat. A staff sergeant is found dead and buried in a civil war era tomb that includes a cell phone.

Crossing Jordan (NBC): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode replays where the lab is being investigated and Jordan and Lu have to work together.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. A high profile hip-hop producer is found dead outside his studio.

Solid Selection

Catch Me If You Can (ABC): Released 2002. Tom Hanks plays an FBI agent tracking con man Frank Abagnale Jr. played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Runs three hours.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): New. Emeril gets you ready for the big game with football inspired recipes sent in by viewers.

The Secret Life Of … (Food Network): New. Get the history of tailgating.
Unwrapped (Food Network): Repeat. Get a look at some of the best football party foods and how they come about.

Trading Spaces: Boring Boudoirs (TLC): New. Frank, Doug and Carter redo a couple of bedrooms in Salt Lake City.

Other Options

Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. This episode from last season has Jack trying to counteract Vivian’s prediction that the FBI and the media will focus on white boy who has gone missing over a missing black girl’s case.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Winter X Games coverage.
  • CBS has the golf coverage with the third round of the Buick Invitational.
  • ESPN has four college basketball games followed by the Winter X Games with a SportsCenter thrown in.
  • ESPN2 has five college basketball games.
  • FOX Sports has men and women’s college basketball games.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. The cast of Deck the Halls appears.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. It was one Ludacris show.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. The guest is comic Jeff Garlin.

TV Marathons

Cartoon Network has 14 episodes of Xiaolin Showdown.
Disney Channel starts playing 36 straight episodes of The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.

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