Wednesday TV: I Love Lucy Christmas Special Repeat, Ash vs Evil Dead Encore, Chopped & More

News & Notes

Get the I Love Lucy Christmas Special on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, USA Network has the WWE Tribute to the Troops special and a Chrisley Knows Best: Leaving the Nest special.

Prime Picks

I Love Lucy Christmas Special (CBS): Repeat. Colorized versions of “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” from 1956 and “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” from 1952. In the first episode, the Ricardos talk about how things have changed since little Ricky was born. In the second episode, Lucy becomes the spokesperson for Vitameatavegamin that gets her a bit typsy. Runs 61 minutes.

Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz): Repeat. This past Saturday night’s episode, “Ashes to Ashes,” replays. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later two times.

Celebrity Food Fight (Food Network): New. Andy Richter puts actor Dean Cain, musician Joey McIntyre, and celebrity culinary experts Richard Blais and Katie Lee to the test during a fun night of holiday food, fun and competition. Runs 30 minutes. Plays again later.
Chopped (Food Network): New. Gabriele Corcos, Kelsey Nixon, Roger Mooking and Jim Stacy from Cooking Channel compete in a holiday challenge worth $10,000 for their favorite charity. Starts at the half hour and runs an hour. Plays again later.

Solid Selections

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC): Repeat. The classic animated Dr. Seuss holiday story replays. Runs 30 minutes
How Murray Saved Christmas (NBC): Repeat. Animated holiday story about a deli owner that has to step in for Santa and ends up doing a pretty good job. Runs 30 minutes.

Homeland (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s fifth season finale episode, “A False Glimmer,” replays.

Fresh Off the Boat (ABC): Repeat. The “Boy II Man” episode from earlier this season replays, where Eddie is disappointed when Nicole ditches him for another guy. Runs 30 minutes.
black-ish (ABC): Repeat. The “Dr. Hell No” episode from earlier this season replays, where Pops refuses to go see a doctor. Runs 30 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has doubleheader college football action with the Poinsettia Bowl with Boise State vs. Northern Illinois followed by the GoDaddy Bowl with the Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green.
  • ESPN2 has doubleheader college basketball action tonight with Illinois vs. Missouri followed by the semifinal game of the Diamond Head Classic.
  • ESPNU has six college basketball games.
  • FS1 has doubleheader college basketball action tonight with the consolation and championship games from the Las Vegas Classic.
  • NBA TV has doubleheader action tonight.

Wednesday TV Marathons

Blue Bloods (ION): Has 14 episodes.
Blunt Talk (Starz): Has all 10 first season episodes.
Doctor Who (BBC America): Episodes all day everyday through next Monday.
Law & Order (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Eight episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Has 14 episodes.

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