News & Notes
Tonight, ION has the TV movie premiere of Country Christmas Album.
On cable tonight, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of Entertaining Christmas, Hallmark Movie & Mysteries has the TV movie premiere of Northern Lights of Christmas, HBO has the Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean comedy special, Lifetime has the TV movie premieres of Christmas Pen Pals, and Ovation has Versailles: The Final Act, an extended series finale episode.
Christmas Pen Pals (Lifetime): TV Movie Premiere. A woman, played by Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy) that created a dating app, but needs to rethink things and heads home for the holidays where she runs into her old high school boyfriend, played by Niall Matter (Eureka). Runs two hours. Plays again later.
Counterpart (Starz): Repeat. The second season premiere episode, “Inside Out,” replays. Replays earlier this evening as well. Starts 30 minutes after the hour.
- ABC has college football action with the Las Vegas Bowl with Arizona State at Fresno State today.
- CBS has doubleheader college basketball action today with Purdue vs. Notre Dame followed by Butler vs. Indiana.
- CBS Sports has college football action with the Cure Bowl with Tulane at Louisiana today followed by doubleheader college basketball action with Southern Miss at Wichita State followed by Auburn at UAB.
- ESPN+ has 23 college basketball games available via streaming over the course of the day.
- ESPN has tripleheader college football action the New Mexico Bowl with Utah State vs. North Texas, the Camellia Bowl with Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan and the New Orleans Bowl with Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State.
- ESPN2 has tripleheader college basketball action with Utah at Kentucky, Gonzaga at North Carolina and Baylor at Arizona.
- ESPN3 has 10 college basketball games available via streaming over the course of the day.
- ESPNU has quadruple-header college basketball action with NC State vs. Penn State, Virginia Tech vs. Washington, USC at Oklahoma and LSU vs. St. Mary’s.
- FS1 has doubleheader college basketball action today with Rutgers at Seton Hall followed by Eastern Kentucky at Xavier.
- NBA TV has a game tonight with the Utah Jazz at the Orlando Magic.
- NBC Sports has college basketball action today with Charleston vs. VCU.
- NFL Network has doubleheader action tonight with Houston Texans at the New York Jets followed by the Cleveland Browns at the Denver Broncos.
- Escape at Dannemora (Showtime): Repeat. This past Sunday night’s miniseries premiere episode, “Part 4,” replays.
- Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus (Cinemax): Repeat. Last night’s episode, “Morris Day and the Time,” replays. Runs 30 minutes. Replays earlier this evening as well.
- Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. Matt Damon hosts with musical guest Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus. Plays live in all time zones.
Saturday TV Marathons
Blue Bloods (WGN America): Seven episodes tonight.
Criminal Minds (WEtv): Has 13 episodes.
Good Times (TV One): Has 10 episodes today.
House (Pop): Has 10 episodes tonight into late night.
M*A*S*H (SundanceTV): Has 23 episodes.
M*A*S*H (WGN America): Has 10 episodes today.
Nightflyers (Syfy): The second five episodes replay tonight.
NCIS (USA Network): Has 12 episodes.
Sanford and Son (TV One): Has 12 episodes tonight.
Shameless (Showtime): All 12 fourth season episodes.
Two and a Half Men (TV Land): Has 18 episodes tonight.
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