Tonight on the Tube: College Football, SNL Presidential Bash & MADtv

by Jason the TVaholic on November 8, 2008

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News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Mail Order Bride and Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of Yeti.

Enter our two giveaways: Smallville: The Official Companion Season 7 and Stargate Atlantis: The Official Companion Season 4.

Prime Pick

Saturday Night College Football (ABC): Oklahoma State (9) at Texas Tech (2) or California (21) at USC (7) depending on your region. The broadcast is scheduled to start around 8:00 p.m. ET. Unfortunately, I would rather watch OSU vs. TT, but here in Seattle we are getting the PAC-10 game.

Solid Selections

CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. The team investigates when a dead salesman and sharks wash up on the beach, in “Like Water for Murder” from last season.

Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008 (NBC): Repeat. NBC tries to milk the political humor with a replay of this two-hour special.

Cable Choice

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. Teams try to create the tastiest cupcakes. Plays again later.

Food Network Challenge (Food Network): Repeat. It’s a pie bakeoff. Plays again later.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. Two former friendly sister-in-laws try to redecorate over their differences. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Without a Trace (CBS): Repeat. A student goes missing after making some confrontational statements in a class, in “Absalom” from last season.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has regional college football action followed by Saturday Night College Football, see Prime Pick above for more info.
  • CBS has college football with Alabama (1) at LSU (16).
  • ESPN has three college football games with Notre Dame at Boston College capping off the day.
  • ESPN2 has two college football games with NASCAR racing in the middle.
  • FOX Sports regional networks have college football games.
  • Versus has a college football game.

Late Night

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. This past Sunday’s second season finale episode, “Duty Calls,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): New. Jeff Probst (Survivor) joins in some sketches.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. It was hosted by James Franco with musical guest Kings of Leon.
  • The Shield (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Party Line,” replays. Runs 63 minutes.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. The guest is Vanilla Ice and he will be performing.

TV Marathons

BET has 11 episodes of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is.
Disney Channel has 16 episodes of Hannah Montana.
Hallmark Channel has five Love’s… TV movies based on Janet Oke novels.
MTV2 has 18 episodes of Run’s House.
Oxygen has five episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Spike has three James Bond movies.
TNT has seven episodes of Law & Order.
VH1 has the five-part 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s.

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