Tonight on the Tube: College Basketball, Crusoe, Spike Feresten & Saturday Night Live

by Jason the TVaholic on January 17, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandOn cable tonight, FOX Reality has the third season premiere of Solitary and Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake.

Prime Pick

Crusoe (NBC): New. Crusoe is the target of a manhunt after a lock of his hair is stolen.

Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Closure,” replays, where the team is searching for a man who had a daughter go missing previously.

Desperate Housewives (ABC): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Connect! Connect!,” replays, where Edie and Susan end up locked in a basement and Lynette finally learns where Porter has been.

Solid Selections

Game Show In My Head (CBS): New. Two episodes play. First a guy from Seattle and then someone from Cleveland compete for the $50,000 prize.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. In “Personae Non Grata” from last season, the detectives are investigating the murder of a mechanic that leads to some bizarre things.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. In “Stranger” from earlier this season, the detectives are questioning the story of a missing teen that has returned after four years.

Cable Choices

Deen Family Vacation (Food Network): Repeat. Follow Paula and family on a trip to the Caribbean. Plays again later.

Giada’s Italian Holiday (Food Network): Repeat. Follow Giada around Italy. Plays again later.

Rachael’s Vacations (Food Network): New. Two new episodes play with Rachael visiting “Oahu” and then “Melbourne, Australia.” Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has a college basketball action with Wake Forest at Clemson.
  • CBS has doubleheader college basketball action with Georgetown at Duke followed by Arizona State at UCLA.
  • ESPN has five college basketball games with Notre Dame at Syracuse, Oklahoma at Texas A&M, Illinois at Michigan State, Pittsburgh at Louisville and then capping off the night with Miami at North Carolina.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action all day with the East/West Shrine Game college football game thrown in early.
  • Golf Channel has Round 3 action of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
  • NBA TV has the Philadelphia 76ers at the New York Knicks.
  • Versus has college basketball action with BYU at New Mexico.

Late Night

  • The Beast (A&E): Repeat. Thursday night’s series premiere episode replays. Plays again later and four times earlier in the day.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Repeat episodes will follow the expanded editions of Talkshow With Spike Feresten for the next few weeks.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Rosario Dawson (Gemini Division) hosts with musical guest Fleet Foxes.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): New. The show moves up and hour and also expands to an hour starting tonight for the next few weeks.

TV Marathons

BET has 10 episodes of Baldwin Hills.
Bravo has five episodes of The Real Housewives of New York early.
MTV2 has five episodes of True Life.
truTV has 12 episodes of Masterminds.

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