Saturday TV: MythBusters, Black Sails S.3 Premiere, Beowulf Series Premiere & More

by Jason the TVaholic on January 23, 2016

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News & Notes

Get MythBusters Episodes via Amazon VideoOn cable tonight, Esquire Network has the series premiere of Beowulf, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Unleashing Mr. Darcy, HBO has the premiere of the Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend comedy special, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart and a Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton special, OWN has the eighth season premiere of Oprah: Where are They Now?, and Starz has the third season premiere of Black Sails.

On streaming, Netflix drops the first season of Chelsea Does this morning.

Prime Picks

MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. Food experiments are carried out. Runs 61 minutes. Plays again later.

Black Sails (Starz): Season Premiere. Capt. Flint deals with a new enemy. Runs 63 minutes. Plays three times and again later.

Beowulf (Esquire Network): Series Premiere. Follow the adventures of a mercenary warrior that lives in mythological Shieldlands that start out with Beowulf taking on the monster Grendl. Plays again later twice.

Solid Selection

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. The first six episodes of an eight episode block play during primetime, where Guy tries some “Decadent Dishes,” meets with the “Kings and Queens of ‘Cue,” goes “Isle-Talian,” visits some “Small Town Standouts,” tries “All Kinds of Meat,” and eats some “Tacos and Tots.” All eight episodes play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA Saturday Night with the Chicago Bulls at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • CBS has tripleheader men’s college basketball action today with Georgetown at UConn, Duke at North Carolina State and UCLA at Oregon.
  • CBS Sports has women’s college basketball action today with Navy at Army followed by quadruple-header men’s action with Navy at Army, South Florida at Houston, Utah State at San Diego State and Marquette at St. John’s.
  • ESPN has five men’s college basketball games with Oklahoma at Baylor, Texas at Kansas, Vanderbilt at Kentucky, Maryland at Michigan State and Arizona at California.
  • ESPN2 has tripleheader men’s college basketball action today with Northwestern at Indiana, Michigan at Nebraska and Louisville at Georgia Tech.
  • ESPNEWS has men’s college basketball action today with West Virginia at Texas Tech.
  • ESPNU has five men’s college basketball games today with LSU at Alabama, Iowa State at TCU, Oklahoma State at Kansas State, SMU at Temple and UNLV at Nevada.
  • FS1 has women’s college basketball action today with Baylor at Iowa State and later tonight has men’s action with Butler at Creighton.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader men’s college basketball action today with Davidson at Richmond St. Bonaventure at Virginia Commonwealth.

Late Night

  • Billions (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays. Runs 65 minutes. Also replays earlier this evening before primetime.
  • Colony (USA Network): Repeat. This past Thursday night’s episode, “A Brave New World,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Ronda Rousey hosts with musical guest Selena Gomez.
  • Shadowhunters (Freeform): Repeat. This past Tuesday night’s episode, “The Descent Into Hell Isn’t Easy,” replays. The series premiere episode, “The Mortal Cup,” replays right before.

Saturday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (WGN America): Six episodes tonight.
Good Times (TV One): Has 14 episodes early.
Hart to Hart (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries): Six episodes today.
House, M.D. (WEtv): Has 18 episodes.
Law & Order (TNT): Six episodes early.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (ION): Has 16 episodes.
Reba (TV Land): Has 16 episodes today.
Sanford and Son (TV One): Has 16 episodes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America): Six episodes that play twice.

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