Saturday TV: NBA Action, SNL’s Football Saturday, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and More

by Jason the TVaholic on February 3, 2018

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives Book at AmazonTonight, NBC has a SNL’s Football Saturday special and an NFL Honors special.

Over on cable, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of My Secret Valentine, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of The Simone Biles Story, and Ovation has the 11th season premiere of The Artful Detective.

On the latest episode of TV times Three, Ep.388, “The Bio Lightning Counterpart Magicians,” I am joined by @mytakeontv and @kyool to talk about the series premieres of A.P. Bio and and recent episodes of Black Lightning, Counterpart, The Detour and The Magicians. Plus, a brief reality check, some TV recommendations and the changes affecting small content creators on YouTube.

Prime Picks

SNL’s Football Saturday (NBC): New Special. Football related sketches are shown.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy makes some “Delicious Discoveries.” Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy tries some “Turkey, Taters and Dogs.” Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy gets “A Passport of Flavor.” Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy seeks the “Chicken Trifecta.” Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.

Other Option

  • The Chi (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Quaking Grass,” replays. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA action tonight with the Houston Rockets at the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • CBS has doubleheader college basketball action today with Oklahoma State at Kansas followed by Kentucky at Missouri.
  • CBS Sports has five college basketball games with Toledo at Akron, Missouri State at Loyola Chicago, St. Joseph’s at La Salle, Georgetown at Xavier and UNLV at Boise State.
  • ESPN has five college basketball games with Notre Dame at North Carolina State, Miami at Virginia Tech, Alabama at Florida, Oklahoma at Texas and Michigan State at Indiana.
  • ESPN2 has six college basketball games with Cincinnati at UConn, South Carolina at Texas A&M, Kansas State at West Virginia, USC at UCLA, Iowa State at Baylor and BYU at Gonzaga.
  • ESPNEWS has college basketball action today with Memphis at East Carolina.
  • ESPNU has five college basketball games with Houston at Central Florida, Texas Tech at TCU, Georgia at Mississippi State, Nevada at Colorado State and UC Irvine at Cal State Fullerton.
  • FOX has tripleheader college basketball action today with Duke at St. John’s, Minnesota at Michigan and Oregon at Stanford.
  • FS1 has college basketball action today with Providence at Marquette.
  • NBC Sports has doubleheader college basketball action today with George Mason at Richmond followed by St. Bonaventure at Duquesne.

Late Night

  • The Alienist (TNT): Repeat. This past Monday night’s episode, “A Fruitful Partnership,” replays. The series premiere episode, “The Boy on the Bridge,” replays right before.
  • Counterpart (Starz): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Birds of a Feather,” replays.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Natalie Portman hosts with musical guest Dua Lipa.
  • Strike Back (Cinemax): Repeat. This past Friday night’s season premiere episode, “Episode 1,” replays. Runs 50 minutes.

Saturday TV Marathons

Chicago P.D. (USA Network): Six episodes today.
Criminal Minds (WEtv): Has 15 episodes.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Has 15 episodes tonight.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (ION): Has 17 episodes today into late night.
M*A*S*H (WGN America): Has 14 episodes today.
M*A*S*H (SundanceTV): Has 19 episodes tonight into late night.
Matlock (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries): Eight TV mystery movies.
What’s Happening!! (TV One): Has 16 episodes tonight.

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