Tonight on the Tube: Super XLI and TV Show Marathons

NFL Super Bowl XLI on DVDLike you didn’t already know but today is Super Bowl Sunday. You would think it was American Idol or something the way the other networks are showing repeats or movies. Well, Tonight on the Tube is a bit different today because of the big game. It varies from its usual format just a bit. Today there is the Super Bowl and everything else. Everything else is broken down into what the other networks are doing and some TV marathon alternative cable programming. Your best bets in the TV marathon arena are Monk on USA, The Closer on TNT and My Boys on TBS. Will you be watching the big game today? Who do you want to win? Or, are you just watching it for the commercials and the party atmosphere?

Prime Picks

Super Bowl XLI (CBS): New. Kickoff is supposed to be around 6:25 p.m. Eastern time with a Kickoff Show before that and plenty of pregame shows to get you pumped for the game. The Indianapolis Colts will be facing off against the Chicago Bears for NFL supremacy.

Criminal Minds (CBS): New. Starts right after the Super Bowl broadcast and postgame reports are over. In this episode we find the team trying to find an UnSub behind the murder of a wealthy couple that occurred in their home after a Super Bowl party.

Other Network TV Options

  • ABC has America’s Funniest Home Videos followed by the movie Old School with Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn.
  • The CW has three episodes of Beauty and the Geek.
  • FOX has X2: X-Men United.
  • NBC has four episodes of Grease: You’re the One That I Want.

Super Bowl Alternative TV Marathons

A&E has six episodes of Cold Case Files.
Animal Planet plays Puppy Bowl III four times.
BBC America has 16 episodes of Footballers Wives: Overtime.
Bravo has five episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County and later eight episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Cartoon Network has six animated Scooby-Doo mystery movies, which runs nine hours.
Court TV has 10 episodes of Forensic Files.
Discovery Channel has 11 episodes of Surgery Saved My Life.
Discovery Health has six episodes of Plastic Surgery: Before and After.
DIY gets down to the Knitty Gritty with 21 episodes.
E! has the five episode series 101 Even Bigger Celebrity Oops!
EPSN has five hours of Ice Skating, now that is alternative programming.
ESPN2 has past Super Bowl Highlights followed by eating competitions and then 10 episodes of World’s Strongest Man Competition – 2006.
Food Network has seven episodes of Paula’s Party where you will find out that everything is better with butter at some point.
FOX News has six showings of The O’Reilly Factor.
FOX Reality has nine episodes of Castaway.
Hallmark Channel has 14½ hours of Little House on the Prairie.
History Channel has six hours of American Eats.
History International has 16 episodes of Secrets of Archeology.
MSNBC plays 14 episodes of Crime & Punishment over the course of the day with Meet the Press thrown in a few times.
Sci Fi Channel has 12 episodes of Ghost Hunters followed by the first two episodes of The Dresden Files and then the last couple Battlestar Galactica episodes.
Style has the five episodes series of 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.
TBS has all 13 episodes of the first season of My Boys, which is actually better than any of the sitcoms that premiered on the networks this season.
TLC has 13 episodes of What Not to Wear.
TNT has all 13 episodes of the first season of the outstanding show, The Closer.
Travel Channel has 22 episodes of Passport to Europe With Samantha Brown.
TV Guide Channel has five episodes of Look-A-Like.
USA has 13 episodes of Monk.

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