News & Notes
On cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the series premiere of Alaska: The Last Frontier, MTV has the ninth season finale of Beavis and Butt-Head, and TLC has the second season premiere of NY Ink and the series premiere of Hook, Line & Sisters.
In late night, MTV has the first season finale of Good Vibes.
Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.118, “Winter TV Preview 2012.” This week @emmaloggins from @fanbolt joined @mytakeontv and I to discuss some recent TV news, take a look at the new and returning shows coming in January and February, and a few shows including Once Upon a Time, Chuck, the sixth season finale of Dexter and the first season finale of Homeland.
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. From 1986, Charlie misses the big surprise of the night while ringing in the New Year. She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown follows.
Three Inches (Syfy): New. Syfy has finally scheduled this tale of superheroes with odd abilities. There was a plan to turn into a half-hour comedy at some point, but can’t really find any further information on what they plan past this airing of the “Pilot” for the one hour version of the show. I guess they feel that this was too close to Alphas and both could not survive on the same network in this current form. It stars James Marsters (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Stephanie Jacobsen (Melrose Place) and Naoko Mori (Torchwood). The basic story is that a teenager gets struck by lightning and ends up with the power to move things with his mind, but only three inches. He gets brought into a group of other heroes to stop crimes. Runs two hours.
- Community (NBC): Repeat. The “Regional Holiday Music” episode from a couple weeks ago replays.
- The Secret Circle (The CW): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays.
- ESPN has doubleheader college football action with the Champs Sports Bowl featuring Florida State vs. Notre Dame followed by the Alamo Bowl featuring Baylor vs. Washington.
- ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Florida at Rutgers, Vanderbilt at Marquette and BYU at St. Mary’s.
- TNT has doubleheader NBA action with the Dallas Mavericks at a team followed by the New York Knicks at the Los Angeles Lakers.
A&E has seven episodes of Beyond Scared Straight followed by eight episodes of The First 48.
Bravo has 16 episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Discovery Channel has seven episodes of Man vs. Wild.
Syfy has nine episodes of the original V series.
USA Network has 22 episodes of Burn Notice.