Today’s TV Picks: College Basketball, The Fades, Iron Chef America & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 28, 2012

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News & Notes

Get The Fades Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, FOX has a UFC on FOX 2 sports special and NBC has the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

On cable tonight, Comedy Central has a John Mulaney: New in Town comedy special, Hallmark Movie Channel has the TV movie premiere of Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of The Pregnancy Project, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Swamp Volcano.

Prime Picks

Rules of Engagement (CBS): Repeat. The “Baked” episode from last season replays. Runs 30 minutes.

The Fades (BBC America): New. Paul’s relationships with friends and family are being tested as he deals with the powers he is developing. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.

Iron Chef America: Tailgate Showdown (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Morimoto takes on Iron Chef Symon in Hawaii. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Winter X Games action.
  • CBS has college basketball action with Texas at Baylor followed by third round coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament.
  • ESPN quadrupleheader college basketball games with St. John’s at Duke, Kansas at Iowa State, Georgetown at Pittsburgh and Washington at Arizona followed by coverage of the Winter X Games.
  • ESPN2 has college basketball action with Marquette at Villanova followed by coverage of the Winter X Games and then tripleheader college basketball with Purdue at Northwestern, Auburn at Tennessee and Virginia at North Carolina State.
  • NBA TV has the Sacramento Kings at the Utah Jazz.
  • NBC has U.S. Figure Skating Championships today and tonight.
  • NBC Sports has college basketball action with San Diego State at Colorado State and then the NHL All-Star SuperSkills Competition, which replays later on NHL Network.

Late Night

  • Alcatraz (FOX): Repeat. The second episode, “Ernest Cobb,” replays.
  • New Girl (FOX): Repeat. The Christmas episode, “The 23rd,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Jimmy Fallon hosted with musical guest Michael Buble.

TV Marathons

BBC America has the five-part Torchwood: Children of Earth.
Centric has 19 episodes of The A-Team.
ION has nine episodes of Psych tonight.
Oxygen has six episodes of House.
SOAPnet has five episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.
TV One has 10 episodes of Martin.
USA Network has seven episodes of Royal Pains.
WE tv has 15 episodes of Ghost Whisperer.

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