Tonight on the Tube: NFL Wild Card Games, Demons and Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

by Jason the TVaholic on January 9, 2010

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: An All-American Road Trip...with Recipes! at AmazonOn cable tonight, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of The Wishing Well and Planet Green has a Big River Man special.

Prime Picks

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. The first of six episodes has Guy visiting family owned places, including a Greek place here in Seattle. The second episode has Guy checking out diners all over New Jersey. Four more episodes follow. All six episodes play again later.

Demons (BBC America): New. Luke is asked for help in dealing with a demon after Ruby’s younger bothers is taken. Plays again later. Last week’s premiere episode was not that good, but interested me enough to check out tonight’s episode to see if their is any improvement in this Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Torchwood type show. But, then I read that it only lasted one six-episode season and that left me even less interested, even if it is the only thing new on tonight.

Castle (ABC): Repeat. Castle and Beckett are looking a prominent family in association to the murder of a bike messenger in “Kill the Messenger” from earlier this season. Season two resumes with new episodes this Monday, January 11th.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has doubleheader women’s college basketball.
  • ESPN2 has quadruple-header college basketball action starting early.
  • NBC has doubleheader NFL action with the AFC Wild Card Game with the New York Jets at the Cincinnati Bengals followed by the NFC Wild Card Game with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Dallas Cowboys.

Late Night

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Charles Barkley hosts with musical guest Alicia Keys.

TV Marathons

A&E has 10 hours of CSI: Miami episodes.
Bravo has six episodes of House.
Discovery Channel has five episodes Man vs. Wild tonight.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Spike has five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Syfy has weather related TV movies all day long.
TLC has seven episodes of Dateline: Real Life Mysteries.
truTV has 12 episodes of Forensic Files.
USA has 14 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
WE five episodes of Platinum Weddings early and later has nine episodes of Bridezillas.

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1 Kyle January 9, 2010 at 5:10 am

I agree–the first episode of Demons was bad–not sure if I even want to try tonight’s episode. The costumes/effects looked very fake, making it less believable and taking you out of the story.

I’m impressed with your progress on Buffy–I had plans to rewatch the entire Buffy and Angel a while back, but I seem to have gotten stalled after season 1 of Buffy–need to start back up.

2 Jason the TVaholic January 9, 2010 at 5:45 am

Kyle, Yeah, finished season two of Buffy last night. First four episodes of season three arrive today. You should catch-up with it. While I’m watching it now, I keep trying to think of why I never watched it then. Going to see how far I can get before there is too much new TV back on to keep up with both.

3 Kyle January 10, 2010 at 9:33 am

Didn’t realize it had been almost a year since I watched Buffy Season 1 (had bought the UK box set Christmas 2008 since that contained the WS versions of seasons 4-7). About 1/3 through season 2–forgot how great this show is–some great episodes like Study Hard and Halloween. Angel looks so young (so used to seeing D.B. on Bones). One annoyance, since these were released in the early days of TV on DVD there is no “Play All” option.

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