Tonight on the Tube: BCS Championship, Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Rock & Private Practice

by Jason the TVaholic on January 8, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

2009 BCS Championship T-ShirtTonight, ABC has the return of new episodes of Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice on its new night and NBC has the return of new episodes of My Name Is Earl, Kath & Kim, 30 Rock and ER.

Over on cable, BBC America has the fourth season premiere of Dragons’ Den, Oxygen has the seventh season premiere of Snapped, SOAPnet has the series premiere of Greg Behrendt’s Wake-Up Call, truTV has the second season premiere of Principal’s Office, and VH1 has the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

Will be on TV Talk with Shaun OMac later today. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. PT and I, along with Amrie from Seat42f, among other places, will be on in the second hour at 4:00 p.m. PT, so why not drop on in and listen live. Also, you can call in or join the chat room.

Prime Picks

My Name Is Earl (NBC): New. Earl is trying to help out a woman that used to baby sit him. Runs 30 minutes.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. Bailey is working with Seattle Grace’s new pediatric surgeon. Izzie lets Alex in on who she has been seeing. Runs 61 minutes.

Private Practice (ABC): New. Oceanside gets quarantined due to a measles outbreak. Pete and Violet are thinking about where their relationship should go. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Solid Selection

FedEx BCS National Championship Game (FOX): Oklahoma (1) vs. Florida (2). Well, it’s the only game that actually means something, even if other teams should have gotten a shot at the title. Looks to be a high scoring affair. Broadcast starts at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeats. Alton is cooking up some tenderloin. Both episodes play again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Chef Sabrina Tinsley challenges Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Plays again later.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeats. Cakes for the Armed Forces and Avenue Q are made. Both episodes play again later.

Other Option

  • 30 Rock (NBC): New. Jenna worries that Liz’s latest attraction to a guy has something to do with her desire to have a baby.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with Minnesota at Iowa.
  • FOX has the FedEx BCS National Championship Game. See Solid Selection above for more.

TV Marathon

A&E has 20 hours of The First 48 episodes.
Bravo has eight episodes of The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Nickelodeon has 18 episodes of George Lopez late.
Oxygen has Snapped episodes all day.
Sci Fi has 11 episodes of Stargate Atlantis.
Spike has nine episodes of Unsolved Mysteries.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order.

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