Tonight on the Tube: Charlie Brown, College Basketball, Office Space and Saturday Night Live

Office Space - Special Edition with Flair (Widescreen Edition)The only thing new tonight is in late night. I have watched only one Saturday Night Live so far this season. The one hosted by Hugh Laurie of House. It wasn’t all that great and I haven’t watched one since. So far there have been like three things that have garnered any buzz from SNL, all of which end up on the Internet somewhere the next day. It has actually saved me a lot of time. Having practically condensed an entire season into about 10 minutes of worthy viewing. Have you been watching Saturday Night Live this season? Has it improved any over the last couple of seasons prior?

Prime Picks

A Charlie Brown Valentine (ABC): Repeat. Charlie wants to ask a girl to the St. Valentine’s Day dance but needs to work up the courage first.
Winnie the Pooh, a Valentine for You (ABC): Repeat. Everyone is jealous of a valentine Christopher Robin made for a girl.

Bringing Down the House (ABC): Released 2003. Steve Martin plays a divorced attorney who thinks he has met the perfect woman online but it turns out to be an escaped con played by Queen Latifah who wants his help to prove she is innocent. Runs two hours.

Solid Selections

Dateline NBC (NBC): Repeat. The case of an obsessed man who police think killed a teacher.

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. The case of a woman who dies but had been using the identity of a woman who went missing in the 1950s after she was committed is reopened.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. Guest star Brooke Shields plays a supermodel whose husband is the prime suspect in the death of a teenager who liked to party.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril works with chocolate for Valentine’s Day, which includes making chocolate pasta.

Office Space (Comedy Central): Released 1999. Ron Livingston plays an office worker who under hypnosis becomes apathetic towards work and it puts him on the management fast track. This is one of my favorite movies ever. Runs two hours.

Other Options

  • Saturday Night Live (E): Repeats. A cut down version of The Best of Will Ferrell 2 plays followed by two more episodes.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college basketball.
  • CBS has college basketball followed by third round coverage of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, which is then followed by the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl from Honolulu.
  • ESPN has five college basketball games today.
  • ESPN2 also has five college basketball games today.
  • FOX has NASCAR Racing with the Nextel Cup: Budweiser Shootout from Daytona International Speedway.
  • Versus has pre and post race coverage of the Budweiser Shootout.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): New. Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy) visits and joins in with the cast in some sketches.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Forrest Whitaker is the host with musical guest Keith Urban.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. John C. McGinely (Scrubs) is the guest.

What looks good to you this Saturday on the tube?

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