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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Billy Ray Cyrus in Christmas Comes Home to Canaan

I don’t think the picture to the left there looks a lot like Billy Ray Cyrus; then again I’m to used to seeing Jason Sudeikis play him on Saturday Night Live. Immediately after, Hallmark with display a QR code, and those with smartphones can scan it to download a World Premiere video from Cyrus. 

1. College Football. NCAA Division II, Championship, Wayne State vs. Pittsburgh State. 10:00 AM CT ESPN2

2. College Basketball. Ohio State at South Carolina. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Basketball. Butler vs. Purdue. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. College Football. Gildan New Mexico Bowl, Wyoming vs. Temple. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

5. Swimming: Duel in the Pool. United States vs. Europe. 1:30 PM CT NBC

6. The Proposal. Sandra Bullock stars as a woman about to be deported to Canada, so she convinces her male assistant to marry her, but before that, they have to visit his family in Alaska. 1:30 PM CT FX

7. College Basketball. Temple at Texas. 1:30 PM CT ESPN2

8. College Basketball. Memphis at Louisville. 3:00 PM CT CBS

9. College Basketball. Notre Dame at Indiana. 3:30 PM CT ESPN2

10. College Football. Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Ohio vs. Utah State. 4:30 PM CT ESPN

11. College Basketball. Syracuse at North Carolina State. 5:30 PM CT ESPN2

12. The Wizard of Oz. The yearly showing of a true classic. Watch out for those flying monkeys. It’s honestly one of my scariest childhood memories. 6:00 PM CT TNT

13. Frosty the Snowman. The cartoon that tells the same story of the song, the original from 1969 with Jimmy Durante narrating. 7:00 PM CT CBS

14. America’s Most Wanted: U.S. Marshals Special Edition. The 15 most-wanteds, and the search for a killer in Lake Charles, LA. 7:00 PM CT Fox

15. Christmas Comes Home to Canaan. In “Christmas Comes Home to Canaan,” Billy Ray Cyrus reprises his role as Daniel Burton in the 1960s-era saga of a family’s experiences in racially charged Canaan, TX. In the story, Daniel’s son Bobber needs extensive orthopedic surgery and months of intensive physical therapy to recover from being struck down by an automobile. The young black man who Daniel took into his home and raised as another son, has become a famous writer and offers to fly Daniel and Bobber to San Francisco and to pay for the surgery. 7:00 PM CT Hallmark

16. Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis. This contemporary look at the living legend features extensive and in-depth interviews with Hollywood industry icons who have been influenced by the legendary actor, director, producer, writer, singer and humanitarian. Superstars like Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Quentin Tarantino, and more, take part in this special television event that explores the career of one of comedy’s most talented and charismatic performers.7:00 PM CT Encore

17. Frosty Returns. It’s a 1995 continuation from the earlier version, with Jonathan Winters hosting this time, and John Goodman providing the voice of Frosty. 7:30 PM CT CBS

18. The Story of Santa Claus. Ed Asner, Betty White, and Tim Curry provide voices in this story of a jolly couple who begins a toy-giving tradition after they move to the North Pole. 8:00 PM CT CBS

19. Party at Tiffany’s. In the first half hour, to celebrate a recording contract, Tiffany throws a party with a Mardi Gras theme. In the second half hour, Tiffany visits Pink Pastry and hosts a glitter party for a 6th birthday. 8:00 PM CT OWN

20. College Football. R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Louisiana-Lafayette vs. San Diego State. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

21. Soul Surfer. A teenager surfer loses her arm in a shark attack and tries to find a way to keep competing in the sport that has become her whole life. AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, and Dennis Quaid star. 8:00 PM CT Starz

22. 48 Hours Mystery. A convicted killer could be set free because of legal twists. 9:00 PM CT CBS

23. Pit Bulls and Parolees. Tia daughter has to make a difficult decision about her pet, and dogs are rescued from an abandoned house. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

24. College Basketball. New Mexico at Oklahoma State. 9:30 PM CT ESPN2

25. Saturday Night Live. Jimmy Fallon is guest host, and Michael Bublé performs. 10:30 PM CT NBC

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