What to Watch Tonight: NFL Playoffs, Once Upon a Time, Prime Suspect Finale & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 22, 2012

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Once Upon a Time Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, FOX is airing an episode of American Idol following today’s football playoff game and NBC has season/series finale of Prime Suspect.

Over on cable, ABC Family has the TV movie premiere of A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song and Bravo has the first season finale of Chef Roble & Co special.

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.119, ” Once Upon a Good Grimm Revenge.” This week Joe from @popculturezoo joined @mytakeontv and I to discuss some recent TV news and a few shows including Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, Grimm, Revenge and more.

Prime Picks

Once Upon a Time (ABC): New. David can’t seem to stay away from Mary Margaret. Emma and Regina are both suspicious about the new stranger in town. In fairytale land, Prince Charming’s wedding fast approaches.

Prime Suspect (NBC): New. A young woman is murdered and a woman is shot on the Upper East Side. Both are investigated.

Prime Suspect (NBC): Season/Series Finale. It looks like a guy in jail may be responsible for a recent crime. Sweeney puts on a full security detail after a hit is ordered. Jane ends up with two people on an uncomfortable date.

Other Options

  • Californication (Showtime): New. Hank is trying to leave New York, but ends up having to show Kali around town. Plays again later.
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC): New. Bree has gone fully off the deep end with her drinking. Lynette goes on her first date in a long time that isn’t with Tom. Gaby finds out that she wasn’t the only one that Alejandro abused. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Chef Sawyer takes on Iron Chef Zakarian. Play again later.
  • Pan Am (ABC): New. Maggie tells Ted what she thinks of Amanda. Dean gets checked over by customs officials looking for a smuggler. Kate increases her skill set. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Shameless (Showtime): New. Fiona meets up with her married high school crush. Frank tries to stay in Dottie’s good graces. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action with the AFC Championship featuring the Baltimore Ravens at the New England Patriots in the first game today.
  • FOX has NFL action with the NFC Championship featuring the New York Giants at the San Francisco 49ers in the second game today.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader women’s college basketball action with Iowa at Penn State followed by Louisville at Georgetown.
  • NBA TV has the Boston Celtics at the Washington Wizards today.
  • NBC has NHL action.

TV Marathons

ABC Family is playing A Cinderella Story, Another Cinderella Story and A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song today.
A&E has seven episodes of Criminal Minds tonight.
Centric has 42 episodes of Girlfriends.
TNT has six episodes of Law & Order early.
Travel Channel has 10 episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
USA Network has 14 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.

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