Saturday on TV: College Football Rivalries, Atlantis, Iron Chef America & More

News & Notes

Get Iron Chef America Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, FS1 has the 18th season finale of The Ultimate Fighter, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Let It Snow, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Dear Secret Santa, and Nickelodeon has first season finale of Sam & Cat.

In late night, FOX has the first season finales of Axe Cop and High School USA!

Check out these Amazon Black Friday week TV on DVD and Movie Deals. You’ll find deals on complete seasons of Chuck, Fringe, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and more. Deals start up at various times throughout the day.

Prime Picks

The Flight Before Christmas (CBS): Repeat. A young reindeer that has never met his father and has difficulties with vertigo wants to join Santa’s team, so he gets some lessons from a Finnish squirrel aerialist. Voices by Norm Macdonald and Emma Roberts.

Atlantis (BBC America): New. Jason is asked by an old man to find his daughter after she was taken by the Maenads, who are Dionysus fanatics. Plays again later.

Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chefs Michael Symon, Masaharu Morimoto and Jose Garces pair up with Cooking Channel hosts Ching-He Huang, G. Garvin and Bobby Deen for a three-way battle using the most feared secret ingredients from past holiday battles. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Masters of Sex (Showtime): Repeats. The past three episodes replay.
  • The Story of Santa Claus (CBS): Repeat. An animated musical that tells the story of Santa Claus. Voices by Ed Asner, Betty White and Tim Curry.
  • Strike Back: Origins (Cinemax): Repeat. Last night’s season finale episode replays. Starts 10 minutes after the hour and runs 50 minutes. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has a college football action today with Ohio State at Michigan followed by Georgia at Georgia Tech and later Saturday Night College Football with UCLA at USC.
  • CBS has college football action today with Alabama at Auburn.
  • ESPN has three college football games today with Florida at Florida State, Penn State at Wisconsin today and then Texas A&M at Missouri closing out the night.
  • ESPN2 has four college football games today with Duke at North Carolina, Baylor at TCU, Clemson at South Carolina and then New Mexico at Boise State closing out the night.
  • FOX has CFB on FOX college football action with Notre Dame at Stanford.
  • FS1 has two college football games with Kansas State at Kansas and Iowa State at West Virginia.
  • NBA TV has a game tonight.
  • NBC has college football action today with Grambling State at Southern.
  • NBC Sports has four college basketball games today.

Late Night

  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “One Last Time,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Kerry Washington hosted and with musical guest Eminem.

Saturday TV Marathons

The Exes (TV Land): Has 13 episodes super early.
Food Paradise (Travel Channel): Five episodes today.
The Game (BET): Has 19 episodes.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 10 episodes today.
The Steve Harvey Show (Centric): Has 15 episodes.
Will & Grace (WEtv): Has 30 episodes.

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

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