What to Watch Tonight: College Football, U.S. Open Tennis, Doctor Who & More

by Jason the TVaholic on September 10, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Doctor Who Season 6, Part 1 on DVD at AmazonTonight, FOX has the 24th season premiere of Cops and NBC has an NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football special.

Over on cable, A&E has a Portraits From Ground Zero special, Animal Planet has the series premiere of Bad Dog!, BIO has a Beyond: Messages From 9/11 special, History has a Voices From Inside the Towers special, MTV2 has the fifth season premiere of Bellator Fighting Championships, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Jabberwock.

In late night, BBC America has the first season finales of Outnumbered and Friday Night Dinner.

Prime Picks

NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football (NBC): New Special. Bob Costas hosts a celebration of the 2011 NFL season, with commentary and analysis, music and a tribute to 9/11 first responders. Featuring performances by Jon Bon Jovi, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5.

Doctor Who (BBC America): New. Amy is trapped in a facility that houses alien plague quarantine victims. Plays again later.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. The “Bully” episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college football this afternoon followed by NASCAR racing action with the Sprint Cup: Wonderful Pistachios 400 tonight.
  • CBS has coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis men’s semifinals early and women’s semifinals tonight.
  • ESPN has three college football games today with Notre Dame at Michigan closing out the night.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games with BYU at Texas closing out the night.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • FX has college football action with Nevada at Oregon today.
  • MLB Network has a game tonight.
  • Versus has doubleheader college football action with TCU at Air Force followed by Utah at USC.

Late Night

  • Friday Night Dinner (BBC America): New. Adam’s mother sets him up with Tanya and an excruciating dinner ensues. Plays again later.
  • Louie (FX): Repeat. The “Duckling” episode replays. Plays again later.
  • Outnumbered (BBC America): Season Finale. The family is preparing for a dinner party and Ben tastes gin for the first time. Plays again later.

TV Marathons

BET has 12 episodes of Steve Harvey.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
TLC has seven episodes of The Lottery Changed My Life.
Travel Channel has 11 episodes of Best Places I’ve Ever Been.
USA Network has 13 episodes of NCIS.

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