News & Notes
On cable tonight, Discovery Channel has the 19th season premiere of MythBusters, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Love’s Complicated, HBO has the J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming concert film, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of My Sweet Audrina, and Travel Channel has the seventh season premiere of The Dead Files.
MythBusters (Discovery Channel): Season Premiere. Adam and Jamie blow stuff up. Plays again later.
black-ish (ABC): Repeat. The “Dr. Hell No” episode from earlier this season replays, where Pops doesn’t want to go to a doctor. Runs 30 minutes.
black-ish (ABC): Repeat. The “Man at Work” episode from this past Wednesday replays, where Dre’s childhood friend visits. Runs 30 minutes.
Spotless (Esquire Network): New. Jean attempts get things back to normal for his family, but Julie has other ideas. Maddy gets into some trouble because of her friendship with Steven. Martin thinks Victor needs to die. Plays again later.
black-ish (ABC): Repeat. This second season’s premiere episode, “THE Word,” replays, where Dre and Bow deal with their son getting suspended from school. Runs 30 minutes.
black-ish (ABC): Repeat. The “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun” episode from earlier this season replays, where Dre thinks about getting a gun. Runs 30 minutes.
Rosewood (FOX): Repeat. The “Aortic Atresia and Art Installations” replays, where a serial killer in the art world has brought the FBI to town to take over the case.
The Shannara Chronicles (MTV): Repeat. Based on The Elfstones of Shannara, the second novel of the original Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks. The series premiere episode, “Chosen, Part 1 & 2,” replays, where an Elvin princess, an elf-human hybrid and a human Rover must band together on a quest to stop demons from overtaking the Four Lands. Runs two hours. For more about the series, listen to my spoiler-free preview of The Shannara Chronicles.
- Shades of Blue (NBC): Repeat. This past Thursday night’s series premiere episode, “Pilot,” replays.
- CBS has college basketball action today with LSU at Florida and later tonight has NFL action with the AFC Wild Card Game with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cincinnati Bengals.
- CBS Sports has quadruple-header college basketball action today with St. Bonaventure at UMass, UTEP at Alabama Birmingham, Wichita State at Southern Illinois and UNLV at Wyoming.
- ESPN has college basketball action today with Maryland at Wisconsin and later has NFL action with the AFC Wild Card Game with the Kansas City Chiefs at the Houston Texans, which also plays on ABC, and then tonight more college basketball with North Carolina at Syracuse.
- ESPN2 has college football action with the NCAA Division I Championship with Jacksonville State at North Dakota State followed by quadruple-header college basketball action with Baylor at Iowa State, Florida State at Miami, Memphis at UConn and Auburn at Missouri.
- ESPNEWS has college basketball action today with Kansas State at Oklahoma and later tonight has East Carolina at Temple.
- ESPNU has six college basketball games with Oklahoma State at West Virginia, Vanderbilt at South Carolina, Nebraska at Rutgers, Texas at TCU, Kansas at Texas Tech and UC Riverside at UC Irvine.
- FS1 has three college basketball games today with DePaul at Georgetown, Creighton at Seton Hall and Princeton at UPenn.
- Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted with musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Saturday TV Marathons
Blue Bloods (WGN America): Five episodes today.
Good Times (TV One): Has 16 episodes early.
House, M.D. (WEtv): Seven episodes today.
Law & Order (TNT): Seven episodes early.
Law & Order (WEtv): Eight episodes tonight and into late night.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (ION): Has 16 episodes.
Murder, She Wrote (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries): Has 14 episodes.
Reba (TV Land): Has 17 episodes.
Shameless (Showtime): Has all 12 season four episodes today and season five tomorrow leading up to the sixth season premiere tomorrow night.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America): Nine episodes today.
Walker, Texas Rangers (WGN America): Five episodes early.