News & Notes
On cable tonight, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of The Wishing Tree, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of The Christmas Consultant, Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Ghost Storm, and TBS has the series premiere of Wedding Band.
In late night, BBC America has the second season finale of Bedlam, Comedy Central has a Chris Hardwick: Mandroid special and TV Guide has the second season premiere of Standup in Stilettos.
FX is playing the first five episodes of Ben & Kate tonight.
Revolution (NBC): Repeat. This past Monday’s episode, “The Children’s Crusade,” replays.
Hunted (Cinemax): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Kismet,” replays. Plays again later.
Wedding Band (TBS): Series Premiere. A Seattle wedding band plays the wedding of the lead singer’s ex-girlfriend when they find out the biggest event planning company in town is putting on the wedding. Plays twice. When the screener for this show arrived I put it aside. I had a vague recollection of what it was and new it starred Brian Austin Green (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Beverly Hills, 90210). So, I went into it about as clean as you can these days and absolutely loved it. It is just flat out fun with a great cast that includes Green, Harold Perrineau (Sons of Anarchy, Lost), Melora Hardin (The Office), Jenny Wade (The Good Guys), and Pete Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles). Tonight’s episode does a fantastic job of introducing all the characters and the conceit of the show, but it left me wondering if it could keep that kind of pace in future episodes. Well, after watching the next two I can say it does. This is so good in fact that it makes me wonder why TBS is premiering it on Saturday nights, but yet glad they are. Am always happy to have something new on a Saturday night and even more so when it’s good. It’s definitely worth checking out tonight. Will you be watching?
- ABC has doubleheader college football action today and later has Saturday Night College Football with Notre Dame at Boston College.
- CBS has doubleheader college football action today with Arkansas at South Carolina and Texas A&M at Alabama.
- ESPN has college football action early followed by NASCAR racing action with the Nationwide Series: Great Clips 200 and then doubleheader college football with Mississippi State at LSU and Oregon at California tonight.
- ESPN2 has quadruple-header college football action with UCLA at Washington State capping off the night.
- FOX has doubleheader college football action today with Oregon State at Stanford and Kansas State at TCU.
- FX has college football action today with Colorado at Arizona.
- NBA TV has a game tonight.
- NBC Sports has quadruple-header college football action today with Harvard at Pennsylvania, Air Force at San Diego State, Boise State at Hawaii and Fresno State at Nevada capping off the night.
- Bedlam (BBC America): Season Finale. Rex is being haunted by his father. Warren hits bottom. Ellie has to face some things about her past. Plays again later.
- Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “A Gettysburg Address,” replays. Plays earlier this evening as well.
- Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Anne Hathaway hosts with musical guest Rihanna.
Saturday TV Marathons
BBC America has five episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation today.
BET has 22 episodes of The Jamie Foxx Show today.
Centric has 16 episodes of Girlfriends early.
gmc has 12 episodes of Moesha today.
ION has seven episodes of Numb3rs tonight.
MTV has 24 episodes of Awkward. today.
TNT has five episodes of Law & Order early.
TV Land has 20 episodes of Roseanne today.
USA Network has seven episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tonight.
What will you watch on TV Saturday?