Tonight on the Tube: Doctor Who & Saturday Night Live

by Jason the TVaholic on December 19, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Doctor Who: The Complete Specials on Blu-ray or DVD at AmazonTonight, NBC has a WWE Tribute to the Troops special.

Over on cable, BBC America has Doctor Who: Waters of Mars and a couple of behind the scenes specials, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of The Three Gifts, and HGTV has a Sandra Lee Celebrates: Winter Wonderland Party special.

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Prime Picks

Doctor Who: Inside the TARDIS (BBC America): New. Take a look back at David Tennant’s time inside the TARDIS. Plays again later.

Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars (BBC America): New. The Doctor comes in contact with the first human colony on Mars, Bowie Base One. Runs 80 minutes. Plays again later.
Doctor Who: Inside Look (BBC America): New. Runs 10 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Dexter (Showtime): Repeat. Last Sunday’s season four finale episode, “The Getaway,” replays, where Dexter sets out to stay ahead of the Trinity investigation and put an end to it once and for all.

Samantha Brown’s Holidays in New York (Travel Channel): New. Samantha tours her hometown and explores everything from operatic Italian meals to Japanese origami Christmas trees.

Castle (ABC): Repeat. Beckett and Castle investigate when a model is found dead during Fashion Week in “Inventing the Girl” from earlier this season.

Other Option

  • A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (NBC): Repeat. The Muppet gang sets out to return three letters to Santa that they inadvertently misdirected.

Late Night

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. James Franco hosts with musical guest Muse.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college basketball action followed by the New Mexico Bowl with Fresno State vs. New Mexico and then the St. Petersburg Bowl with Central Florida vs. Rutgers.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action.
  • NBA TV has the Portland Trail Blazers at the Orlando Magic.
  • NFL Network has the Dallas Cowboys at the New Orleans Saints.

TV Marathons

Discovery Channel has five episodes of Swords: Life on the Line.
Hallmark Channel has seven Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies.
Liftime has six Christmas/Holiday themed TV movies.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
TLC has five episodes of Police Women of Broward County.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
truTV has 12 episodes of Forensic Files.
VH1 has five episodes of The Great Debate.

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