TV Friday: Bowl Games, TV Marathons, Now That’s Funny! Special & More

by Jason the TVaholic on December 26, 2014

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News & Notes

Get The Wire Season 1 via Amazon Instant VideoTonight, CBS has the Now That’s Funny! On Set With TV’s Hottest Comedies special and NBC has a Caught on Camera With Nick Cannon: Octane special.

Over on cable, Food Network has a Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives: Pork Hall of Fame special and Travel Channel has the seventh season finale of Mysteries at the Museum.

Prime Picks

Now That’s Funny! On the Set With TV’s Hottest Comedies (CBS): New Special. Get a look behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Modern Family and Parks & Recreation with interviews, a look inside the writers’ room and more. Runs 90 minutes.
Mom (CBS): Repeat. Last season’s “Fireballs and Bullet Holes” replays, where Christy wants to reconnect with her dad, but her mom isn’t too keen on the idea. Runs 30 minutes.

The Soup (E!): New. Part one of two has Joel McHale counting down the funniest moments on TV for the past year. Runs 30 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Solid Selections

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special (FOX): Repeat. Sid heads to the North Pole with some friends to get his name off the naughty list. Runs 30 minutes.

Diners, Drive-Ins & DIves (Food Network): New Special. Guy visits places that should be in the “Pork Hall of Fame.” The “Grilling Greats” special replays right before. Both play again later.

Top 10 Restaurants With Food Network Magazine (Food Network): Repeat. Bobby Flay takes you through 10 places you’ve just got to eat. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has tripleheader college football action with the Heart of Dallas Bowl with Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech, the Quick Lane Bowl with Rutgers vs. North Carolina and the St. Petersburg Bowl with North Carolina State vs. Central Florida.
  • NBA TV has a game tonight.

Late Night

  • Benched (USA Network): Repeats. This past Tuesday night’s episodes, “A New Development” and “Solitary Refinement,” replay.
  • Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s fourth season finale episode, “Long Time Coming,” replays.

Friday TV Marathons

The Affair (Showtime): All 10 first season episodes replay.
Castle (TNT): Five episodes tonight.
Criminal Minds (A&E): Six episodes tonight.
Doctor Who (BBC America): Has episodes all day today, tomorrow and Sunday.
Hawaii Five-0 (TNT): Five episodes in late night.
House, M.D. (UniversalHD): Eight episodes that play twice today.
Law & Order (Sundance): Nine episodes tonight.
The Listener (ION): Has 12 episodes.
Modern Family (USA Network): Has 12 episodes tonight and into late night.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 14 episodes.
Power (Starz): All eight first season episodes replay.
The Steve Harvey Show (Centric): Has 21 episodes.
What’s Happening!! (TV One): Has 32 episodes.
The Wire (HBO Signature): All 13 first season episodes replay. Season two replays Saturday, season three on Sunday, season four on Monday and the final season on Tuesday.

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