News & Notes
On cable tonight, Animal Planet has an America’s Cutest Pets special, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Trading Christmas, HGTV has a Holiday Block Party special, Nicktoons has the second fall season finale of Iron Man: Armored Adventures special, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Storm War.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Repeats. “The Perfect Cocktail” and “Landmarks” episodes from last season replay, where Ted is deciding about Zoey.
Primeval (BBC America): New. Matt ends up in Victorian England on the trail of a displaced raptor and Emily needs to make a really hard decision. Plays again later.
Hell on Wheels (AMC): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “A New Birth of Freedom,” replays.
- Unwrapped (Food Network): New. A look at some “Holiday Helpings” we enjoy this time of year. Plays again later.
- ABC has a doubleheader college football today and later Saturday Night College Football with Notre Dame at Stanford.
- CBS has college football action with Alabama at Auburn.
- ESPN has tripleheader college football action with Clemson at South Carolina closing out the night.
- ESPN2 has tripleheader college football action followed by a college basketball game to close out the night.
- FX has college football action with Iowa State at Oklahoma today.
- NBC has a college football action tonight with Grambling State at Southern.
- Versus has doubleheader college basketball followed by college football action with Washington State at Washington in the Apple Cup.
- Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Melissa McCarthy hosted with musical guest Lady Antebellum.
You can find a very comprehensive listing of TV marathons along with holiday episodes and sporting events this weekend at TVTango.com. But, out of all of them, my marathon picks for today are:
ION has all six episodes of Psych tonight and into late night.
Nickelodeon has 15 episodes of Friends tonight into late night, which goes from the last eight episodes of S.2 thru the first seven episodes of S.3.
Science has 11 episodes of Firefly.