Friday on TV: College Football, Nikita, Strike Back: Origins Finale & More

News & Notes

Get Nikita Season Three on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has a Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas special.

Over on cable, Cinemax has the season finale of Strike Back: Origins, ION has the TV movie premiere of My Santa, Lifetime Movie Network has the TV movie premiere of Non-Stop, MTV has a Ridiculousness: Holiday Special, a Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory: The Best of Everything We’ve Ever Done special and a MTV2’s Guy Code: Holiday Edition special, Nickelodeon has the TV movie premiere of Jinxed, and Reelz has the series premiere of Hollywood Scandals.

Check out these Amazon Black Friday TV on DVD and Movie Deals. You’ll find seasons of How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and more for under $10. Deals start up at various times throughout the day. Or, check out these Black Friday 50% Off select Best Sellers + free shipping! deals at the NBC Universal Store. Mugs, t-shirts and more from all your favorite NBC, Syfy and USA Network shows.

Prime Picks

Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC): Repeat. The animated holiday classic replays.
Shrek the Halls (ABC): Repeat. Shrek’s plans for a cozy holiday at home don’t go as planned when Donkey, Puss in Boots and more show up.

Nikita (The CW): New. Michael tries to get Nikita to stay with the group, so they can help her clear her name. Check out some video interviews with the Nikita cast and creator, where they talk about the final season of the show.

Strike Back: Origins (Cinemax): Season Finale. Porter attempts to gain the trust of his captors. Collinson decides to take matters into his own hands. Plays twice. Last week’s episode replays right before over on MoMAX.

Solid Selections

Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas (CBS): Repeat. Hoops and Yoyo sneak into Santa’s sleigh and cause all kinds of problems.
The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story (CBS): Repeat. Chippey the elf tries to help a young boy believe in the spirit of Christmas.

Grimm (NBC): New. Nick and Hank end up investigating the old Spanish legend of El Cucuy. Juliette finds out the truth about Nick’s mom.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. This hour long special episode has Guy counting down the “Top 10 Burgers,” as voted on by viewers. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (The CW): Repeat. A young boy’s journey to find his missing grandma and to prove Santa Claus is real.
  • Masters of Sex (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Involuntary,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Raising Hope (FOX): New. In the first episode, Howdy’s gets a new owner and they want the employees to come up with ideas for changes to the store. In the second episode, Sabrina is disappointed by the adoption process.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has doubleheader college football action today.
  • CBS has college football action with Arkansas at LSU today.
  • ESPN has four college basketball games today followed by college football action tonight with South Florida at Central Florida.
  • ESPN2 has a college football game early followed by five college basketball games.
  • FOX has college football action with the 106th Apple Cup game with Washington State at Washington. Go Dawgs!
  • FS1 has a college basketball game followed by doubleheader college football action with Oregon at Oregon State in the 117th Civil War closing out the day.
  • NBA TV has a game tonight.
  • NBC Sports has tripleheader college basketball action.

Late Night

    Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “One Last Time,” replays.

  • The Walking Dead (AMC): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Dead Weight,” replays. Plays again later.

Friday TV Marathons

The Andy Griffith Show (TV Land): Has 11 episodes today.
Awkward. (MTV): Has 17 episodes from this season thus far today.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Has 11 episodes tonight.
The Game (BET): Has 22 episodes.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
James Bond Movies (Syfy): Has six movies today.
Malcolm in the Middle (IFC): Has 18 episodes early.
Roseanne (WEtv): Has 12 episodes today.

If you are looking for some more movie marathons, seasonal specials, holiday themed episodes and anything else about Thanksgiving and Christmas on TV this weekend, then check out TV Tango’s holiday programming guide.

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