Saturday TV: College Football Bowl Games, NFL Games, Atlantis S.2 Midseason Finale & More

News & Notes

Download Atlantis Season 2 Episodes via Amazon Instant VideoOn cable tonight, BBC America has the second midseason finale of Atlantis, ION has the TV movie premiere of Back to Christmas, and Syfy has the TV movie premiere of Christmas Icetastrophe.

Prime Picks

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (ABC): Repeat. The animated holiday special replays.

Atlantis (BBC America): Midseason Finale. Jason attempts to save Ariadne and ends up on a quest into a dangerous place. Plays again later.

Transporter: The Series (TNT): New. Frank runs into some trouble transporting a famous singer to and from her appearances. Plays twice.

Other Options

  • The Affair (Showtime): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “9” replays. The previous episode, “8,” replays right before.
  • The Missing (Starz): New. In 2006, Tony tries to cover his tracks. In the present, Tony and Julien are looking for a fresh lead. Runs 65 minutes. Plays three times and again later. Last week’s episode, “Molly,” replays right before.
  • The Newsroom (HBO Signature): Repeat. This past Sunday’s series finale episode, “What Kind of Day Has It Been?,” replays. Plays again later on HBO.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has college football action with the Las Vegas Bowl with Utah vs. Colorado State.
  • CBS has doubleheader college basketball action today with North Carolina vs. Ohio State followed by UCLA at Kentucky and later NFL action with the San Diego Chargers at the San Francisco 49ers in the second game tonight.
  • CBS Sports has tripleheader college basketball action with Northeastern State at Central Missouri, UMass at Providence and Oral Roberts at Memphis.
  • ESPN has four college football games with the New Orleans Bowl with Louisiana (Lafayatte) vs. Nevada, the New Mexico Bowl with Utah State vs. UTEP, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl with Western Michigan vs. Air Force and the Camellia Bowl with South Alabama vs. Bowling Green.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action today with SMU at Michigan followed by Illinois vs. Missouri and later more doubleheader action with North Carolina State at West Virginia followed by Utah at UNLV.
  • ESPNU has five college basketball games today with Virginia Commonwealth at Cincinnati, Texas Southern at Michigan State, Texas A&M at Kansas State, Oklahoma at Washington and Stanford at BYU.
  • FOX has a college basketball game today with Syracuse at Villanova.
  • FS1 has tripleheader college basketball action today with Louisville at Western Kentucky, Butler vs. Indiana and Wake Forest vs. Florida.
  • NBC Sports has a college basketball game tonight with Iona at George Mason.
  • NFL Network has the Philadelphia Eagles at the Washington Redskins in the first game today.

Late Night

  • Covert Affairs (USA Network): Repeat. This past Thursday’s fifth season finale episode, “Gold Soundz,” replays.
  • Ground Floor (TBS): Repeat. This past Thursday’s fifth season finale episode, “Gold Soundz,” replays.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Krieg Nicht Lieb” replays. The previous episode, “13 Hours in Islamabad,” replays right before.
  • The Librarian (TNT): Repeats. This past Sunday’s episode, “And the Horns of a Dilemma,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Amy Adams hosts with musical guest One Direction.

Saturday TV Marathons

Criminal Minds (A&E): Six episodes tonight.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.

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