Saturday TV: MythBusters, Ripper Street, Restaurant: Impossible & More

by Jason the TVaholic on March 1, 2014

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News & Notes

Get Ripper Street Season 2 on Blu-ray/DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, A&E has the third season premiere of Flipping Vegas, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Happy Face Killer, and Pivot has the first season finale of HitRECord on TV!

In late night, FOX has the first season finales of Lucas Bros. Moving Company and Golan the Insatiable.

Prime Picks

MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The team looks at supersonic ping pong and ice cannons. Plays again later.

Ripper Street (BBC America): New. Investigating a young woman’s murder where only an unusual deformity holds the clue to who she was. Runs 75 minutes. Plays again later.

Restaurant: Impossible (Food Network): New. The Trails Eatery is heading towards bankruptcy needs a lot of help. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Black Sails (Starz): New. Eleanor goes to Silver for help. Billy wants Gates to go after Flint. Runs 65 minutes. Plays twice. Last week’s episode, “V.,” replays right before.
  • The Following (FOX): Repeat. This past Monday’s episode, “Fly Away,” replays.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has doubleheader college basketball action today with Louisville at Memphis followed by LSU at Florida.
  • ESPN has five college basketball games today with Cincinnati at Connecticut, Missouri State at Wichita State, Syracuse at Virginia, Kentucky at South Carolina and Kansas at Oklahoma State.
  • ESPN2 has seven college basketball games today with Vanderbilt at Tennessee, Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, Illinois at Michigan State, St. Louis at Virginia Commonwealth, UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis and Gonzaga at St. Mary’s (California).
  • FS1 has woman’s college basketball action with Creighton at Marquette followed by men’s college basketball action with Xavier at Creighton.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action with the Washington Wizards at the Philadelphia 76ers followed by the Denver Nuggets at the Portland Trail Blazers.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader college basketball action with St. Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure followed by La Salle at Fordham.

Late Night

  • Cougar Town (TBS): Repeat. This past Tuesday’s episode, “Mystery of Love,” replays.
  • Psych (USA Network): Repeat. This past Wednesday’s episode, “1967: A Psych Odyssey,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): NBC. Jim Parsons hosts with musical guest Beck.
  • True Detective (HBO): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode, “Haunted Houses,” replays.

Saturday TV Marathons

The Cosby Show (TV Land): Has 14 episodes early.
Food Paradise (Travel Channel): Five episodes.
The Game (BET): Has 18 episodes.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
I Love Lucy (Hallmark Channel): Has 10 episodes early.
Law & Order (Sundance): Six episodes.
Little House on the Prairie (Hallmark Channel): Eight episodes today.
NCIS: Los Angeles (USA Network): Has 11 episodes.
Will & Grace (WEtv): Has 18 episodes.

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