Saturday TV: NBA Action, NFL Action, TV Marathons & More

News & Notes

Get Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives Episodes on Amazon VideoOn cable tonight, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Writing Around the Christmas Tree.

On streaming, as of this morning, Netflix has the Jimmy Karr: His Dark Material comedy special.

Next Saturday, BBC America has the premiere of Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks and Netflix drops the third season of The Hook Up Plan.

Prime Picks

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (NBC): Repeat. The animated holiday special from 1966.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy tries “Chicken and Briskets.” Has 12 repeat episodes right before.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy gets a “Taste of the Tropics.”
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy tries some “Regional Flavors.”

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeat. Guy gets some “Belly, Beef and Bratwurst.” Three repeats follow.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Igor, Gregor & Timor,” replays. Starts 20 minutes after the half hour and runs 35 minutes.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has tripleheader NBA action with the Boston Celtics at the Milwaukee Bucks, the Golden State Warriors at the Phoenix Suns and the Brooklyn Nets at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • ESPN has NBA action today with the Atlanta Hawks at the New York Knicks, then college football action with Georgia State vs. Ball State in the Camellia Bowl and later tonight has doubleheader NBA action with the Brooklyn Nets at the Los Angeles Lakers followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Utah Jazz.
  • FOX has NFL action today with the Cleveland Browns at the Green Bay Packers.
  • NFL Network has action tonight with the Indianapolis Colts at the Arizona Cardinals.

Late Night

  • Condor (ePix2): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episodes, “The Road We Take,” replays.
  • Dexter: New Blood (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Skin of Her Teeth,” replays.
  • Yellowjackets (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s episode, “Saints,” replays.

Saturday TV Marathons

3rd Rock From the Sun (IFC): Has 12 episodes in late night.
Criminal Minds (WEtv): Five episodes today.
A Christmas Story (tbs): Plays all day into the evening.
A Christmas Story (TNT): Plays all day into the evening starting an hour after it starts on tbs so it starts every hour on one cabler or the other.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Has 19 episodes tonight.
Family Guy (FXX): Has episodes all day today, tomorrow, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Family Matters (TV One): Has 12 episodes tonight.
Everybody Loves Raymond (IFC): Has 13 episodes tonight.
Friends (Nickelodeon): Has 14 episodes tonight into late night.
Impractical Jokers… (truTV): Has 26 episodes today into late night.
Insecure (HBO2): The first nine episodes of Season 5 to get your ready for the series finale on HBO tomorrow night.
The King of Queens (fyi,): Has 32 episodes today into late night.
Married…With Children (Logo): Has 44 episodes tonight into tomorrow.
Mike & Molly (TV Land): Has 12 episodes today.
NCIS (WEtv): Has 10 episodes today into late night.
RENO 911! (MTV2): Has episodes all day today, tomorrow and into Monday afternoon.
Scorpion (Pop): Has 16 episodes in late night into tomorrow afternoon.
Shameless (SHO2): All 12 Season 10 episodes.
Three’s Company (Logo): Has 18 episodes today.
Two and a Half Men (TV Land): Has 15 episodes tonight into late night.

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