Tonight on the Tube: College Football, Primeval & EliteXC

by Jason the TVaholic on October 4, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, CBS has a EliteXC Saturday Night Fights special.

On cable tonight, CMT has the third season premiere of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of NYC: Tornado Terror, and Spike has a UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin special.

In late night, Showtime has a Louis C.K.: Chewed Up comedy special.

If you’re a glutton for punishment or just want to see for yourself how bad it truly was, NBC is replaying the series premiere episode of Knight Rider tonight followed by the second episode from earlier this week. Read my review.

Prime Pick

Saturday Night College Football (ABC): It looks like you will have either Oregon (23) at USC (9) or Ohio State (14) at Wisconsin (18). Scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

Solid Selections

48 Hours Mystery (CBS): New. A Hollywood murder may be able to be solved with the help of a TV actor.

EliteXC Saturday Night Fights (CBS): New. Bouts scheduled include: Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock, Paul Daley vs. Jake Shields, Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobald, Benji Radach vs. Murilo Rua, and Andrei Arlovski vs. Roy Nelson. Schedule to run two hours.

Cable Choice

Titans of Taste (Food Network): Repeat. Some of the big fast food franchises and how they were started are shown. Plays again later.

Primeval (BBC America): New. A saber-tooth cat is roaming around an amusement park. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both episodes play again later.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. A groomsman must show he is up to the challenge. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. Four episodes with Guy traveling the country searching for great places to eat.. All play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has regional college football action and later Saturday Night College Football, which you can read more about in the Prime Pick section above.
  • CBS has college football with Kentucky at Alabama (2).
  • ESPN has three college football games with Missouri (4) at Nebraska capping off the day.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games with Connecticut (24) at North Carolina capping off the day.
  • FOX Sports regional networks have college football games.
  • NBC has college football action with Stanford at Notre Dame.
  • TBS has doubleheader MLB Divisional Playoff games.
  • Versus has three college football games with my Washington Huskies at the Arizona Wildcats.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): New. They take their turn with an episode that focuses on politics and the election, including a Palin sketch.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Anne Hathaway hosts with musical guest the Killers.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Game Face,” replays. Runs 67 minutes.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. The guest this week is Niecy Nash, who I thought was already on, but apparently not.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of MythBusters tonight.
truTV has 12 episodes of Haunting Evidence.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs.

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