TV Saturday: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, Saturday Night Live & More

by Jason the TVaholic on November 23, 2013

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News & Notes

Get The Day of the Doctor 50th Anniversary Special on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonToday, BBC America has the Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – 50th Anniversary Special.

On cable tonight, BBC America has the series premiere of Atlantis, Comedy Central has a Bill Cosby: Far From Finished comedy special, Discovery Channel has a Penguins: Waddle All the Way special, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Window Wonderland, HBO has a Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles comedy special, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Kristin’s Christmas Past, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Stonados.

In late night, FOX has the series premieres of Lucas Bros. Moving Company and Golan the Insatiable.

Prime Picks

Doctor Who 50th Live Pre-Show (BBC America): New Special. Veronica Belmont host this 20 minute pre-show, which starts at 2:30pm ET. Will include fan created content and special guests to get you ready for the simulcast of the 50th anniversary special.

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – 50th Anniversary Special (BBC America): Premiere. The Doctors take on their greatest mission through space and time. Will be simulcast around the globe. Starts at 2:50pm ET and runs 80 minutes. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

Mike & Molly (CBS): Repeat. The “Thanksgiving Is Canceled” and “Carl Gets a Roommate” episodes from last season replays.

Strike Back: Origins (Cinemax): Repeat. Last night’s episode replays. Starts 10 minutes after the hour and runs 50 minutes. Plays again later.

Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Lady Gaga hosted and was the musical guest.

Other Options

  • Atlantis (BBC America): Series Premiere. British fantasy-adventure program that has a guy washing up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis. Plays again later.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past four episodes replay.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has a college football game today and later Saturday Night College Football with Baylor at Oklahoma State.
  • CBS has college football action today with Texas A&M at LSU.
  • ESPN has three college football games today with Missouri at Mississippi State closing out the night.
  • ESPN2 has four college football games today with Washington at Oregon State closing out the night.
  • FOX has CFB on FOX college football action with Arizona State at UCLA closing out the night.
  • FS1 has three college football games with Kansas at Iowa State closing out the night.
  • NBA TV has the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Houston Rockets tonight.
  • NBC has college football action today with BYU at Notre Dame.
  • NBC Sports has college football action today with James Madison at Towson.
  • truTV has doubleheader college basketball action tonight.

Late Night

  • Ground Floor (TBS): Repeats. This past Thursday’s episode, “The New Office,” replays.
  • Masters of Sex (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Love and Marriage,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Josh Hutcherson hosts and with musical guest HAIM.
  • Sons of Anarchy (FX): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s episode, “Aon Rud Persanta,” replays.

Saturday TV Marathons

The Game (BET): Has 22 episodes.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
Modern Family (USA Network): Has 10 episodes tonight.
Monk (ION): Has 13 episodes.
NCIS (USA Network): Nine episodes today.
Parks & Recreation (EsquireTV): Has 10 episodes early.
The Parkers (Centric): Has 16 episodes.
Perry Mason (Hallmark Movie Channel): Has 10 TV mystery movies starring Raymond Burr today.
Will & Grace (WEtv): Has 26 episodes.

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