There is absolutely nothing on tonight that is original programming on any of the major networks. No holiday specials, no movies, no reality tv, nothing. Everything tonight that is new is either sports or on cable. There are a couple of bowl games, some college basketball, and new episodes of The Soup, Hot in Cleveland, and Toddlers & Tiaras, among other cable offerings. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.
1. College Football. Military Bowl from Washington, DC. Air Force vs. Toledo. 3:30 PM CT ESPN
2. Little Giants. This is kind of like the football version of The Bad News Bears. It stars Rick Moranis and Ed O’Neill as brothers coaching competing youth football teams. 2:50 PM CT Encore
3. Free Willy. A young orphan finds a lot in common with a whale who has been separated from the rest of his family. 4:00 PM CT HUB
4. Julie & Julia. Meryl Streep does an amazing job of playing Julia Child in this movie of a blogger (Amy Adams) who sets about making her way completely through Child’s cookbook. At the same time, the movie shows the parallels between the two women’s lives. 4:00 PM CT Lifetime
5. College Basketball. Georgetown at Louisville. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2
6. Travel Channel Uncut: Viewer’s Bloopers. Vacation bloopers. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel
7. College Football. Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, California vs. Texas. 7:00 PM CT ESPN
8. Extreme Cheapskates. Think you know the cheapest person around? Compare him or her to these penny-pinching people. 8:00 PM CT TLC
9. College Basketball. Baylor vs. Mississippi State. 8:00 PM CT ESPN
10. The Soup. The top 20 clips of 2011 9:00 PM CT E!
11. Hot in Cleveland. The ladies host a dinner party, Joy dates a man on unknown age, Victoria dates a hand model, Melanie date a Winnie-the-Pooh lookalike, and Roy’s mom doesn’t care for Elka. 9:00 PM CT TVLand
12. Toddlers & Tiaras. Three girls from Perfection Studios compete against each other. 9:00 PM CT TLC
13. True Life. “The Theriot Family: The Riot in the Bayou 2.” 9:00 PM CT MTV
14. The Exes. Stuart’s work like is disrupted when Phil beds his dental assistant, and Holly lets Eden borrow some outfits. 9:30 PM CT TVLand
18. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Thomas Haden Church, Ernie Brown Jr., and Johnny Mathis. 10:35 PM CT CBS