What to Watch Tonight: Bowl Games, Primeval S.5 Finale, Saturday Night Live & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 17, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Primeval Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, FOX has an America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back – U.S. Marshals Special Edition special and NBC has a WWE Tribute to the Troops special.

Over on cable, Animal Planet has a Meet the Sloths special, BBC America has the fifth season finale of Primeval, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Christmas Comes Home to Canaan, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Earth’s Final Hours.

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Prime Picks

Frosty the Snowman (CBS): Repeat. The animated holiday classic replays.
Frosty Returns (CBS): Repeat. The animated follow up replays.

Primeval (BBC America): Season Finale. Mike thinks that Philip has won and his mission is over. Connor disappears. Plays again later.

Hell on Wheels (AMC): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Pride, Pomp and Circumstance,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has doubleheader college basketball action with Butler vs. Purdue followed by Arizona vs. Gonzaga.
  • ESPN college basketball action with Ohio State at South Carolina followed by tripleheader college football action with Temple vs. Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl, Ohio vs. Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and Louisiana (Lafayette) vs. San Diego State in the New Orleans Bowl.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Temple at Texas, Indiana at Notre Dame and Syracuse at North Carolina State, Women’s NCAA Volleyball Championship and then another college basketball game with New Mexico at Okalahoma State.
  • NFL Network has the Dallas Cowboys at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Late Night

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Jimmy Fallon hosts with musical guest Michael Buble.

TV Marathons

BET has 25 episodes of The Parkers.
Discovery Channel has six episodes of MythBusters tonight.
ION has six episodes of Psych tonight.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order early.
Spike TV is playing Star Wars Episode I-IV.
USA Network has five episodes of NCIS tonight.

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