What to Watch Tonight: NFL Playoffs, Saturday Night Live & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 7, 2012

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News & Notes

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Tonight, ABC has a Republican Presidential Candidates Debate in New Hampshire news special.

Over on cable, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Fixing Pete, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Walking the Halls, Nat Geo Wild has the eighth season premiere of Dog Whisperer and the series premiere of Philly Undercover, and Nickelodeon has the second season premiere of House of Anubis.

Prime Picks

Rules of Engagement (CBS): Repeats. The “Play Ball” and “The Home Stretch” episodes from last season replay.

The Mentalist (CBS): Repeats The “Red Hot” episode from last season replays.

Hell on Wheels (AMC): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Derailed,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has doubleheader women’s college basketball action with Michigan State at Penn State followed by Connecticut at Notre Dame.
  • ESPN college football action with the BBVA Compass Bowl featuring Pittsburgh vs. SMU.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with Florida at Tennessee followed by college football action with the NCAA Division I Football Championship featuring North Dakota State vs. Sam Houston State and then another college basketball game with Florida State at Clemson.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action with the Memphis Bobcats at the Indiana Pacers followed by the Milwaukee Bucks at the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • NBC has doubleheader NFL Playoffs action with the Cincinnati Bengals at the Houston Texans followed by the Detroit Lions at the New Orleans Saints.
  • NHL Network has doubleheader action with the Vancouver Canucks at the Boston Bruins followed by the Detroit Red Wings at the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Late Night

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

TV Marathons

BET has 13 episodes of The Game.
WE tv has 13 episodes of The Ghost Whisperer.
Oxygen has six episodes of House.
Syfy has the four-part eight-hour Stephen King’s The Stand miniseries.
USA Network has six episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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