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What’s Hot on TV Tonight – NFL Championships and Bonus Idol

It’s the championship games today for both the AFC and NFC, determining who will be in the Super Bowl. Surprisingly, some teams won’t be playing today after being eliminated early on. Cough. Cough. Packers. Cough. Cough. Also, Fox is giving us a bonus episode of American Idol immediately following the NFC game. The auditions won’t be in Green Bay either. They’ll be in San Diego. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NHL Hockey. Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins. 11:30 AM CT NBC

2. NBA Basketball. Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards. 12:00 PM CT NBA TV

3. Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! A young woman wins a date with a movie star, then wins his heart, causing the guy back home to have to fight for her. Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel, and Kate Bosworth star. 12:20 PM CT MoreMax

4. Action Sports. Winter Dew Tour: Pantech Invitational, Part 2 from Killington, VT. 2:30 PM CT NBC

5. NFL Football. AFC Championship, Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots. 2:00 PM CT CBS

6. NFL Football. NFC Championship: New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers. 5:30 PM CT Fox

7. The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Judd Apatow and Steve Carell together is just too good to pass up. 5:45 PM CT Comedy Central

8. 60 Minutes. Featured tonight are Kenya’s wildebeest migration, communication among elephants, and Jane Goodall heads to Tanzania. 7:00 PM CT CBS

9. America’s Funniest Home Videos. Clips include seniors, football blunders, encounters with sharks, a dog park, and “Pick the Real Video.” 6:00 PM CT ABC

10. Undercover Boss. Dina Dwyer-Owens, chairperson and CEO of The Dwyer Group, goes undercover inside his company. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. Once Upon a Time. David and Mary Margaret keep struggling with their feelings, Regina and Emma become suspicious of a stranger in town, and Prince Charming’s wedding gets closer. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. Little People, Big World: Zach’s New Love. While Matt and Amy are struggling with ways to motivate Zach, he finds a new girlfriend changing everything. 7:00 PM CT TLC

15. Mob Wives. Renee hunts down Carla for a confrontation, and Drita tries to get on with her life after Lee. 7:00 PM CT VH1

14. Prime Suspect. In the first hour, Calderon and Duffy must tell a woman her granddaughter was raped and murdered, the Upper East Side is the setting for a woman getting shot, and Jane and Matt discuss their feelings. In the second hour, the team finds a jailed man could be behind a recent crime, Sweeney arranges 24-hour security for a planned hit, and Jane goes along with two others on an uncomfortable date. 8:00 PM CT NBC

15. Desperate Housewives. As Bree drinks even more, her lust for men increases as well, Lynette dates for the first time since her separation from Tom, Susan is confronted by Alejandro’s wife, Gaby finds out Alejandro abused someone else. 8:00 PM CT ABC

16. Oprah’s Next Chapter. Oprah’s guests are George Llucas, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Terrence Howard. 8:00 PM CT OWN

17. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. This week, the housewives jet off to South Africa for what is sure to be a trip of a lifetime, if they can get along that is. But the trip is already off to a rocky start when NeNe shows up to the airport with a surprise guest that the other ladies seem less than pleased to see… Meanwhile, Kim is preparing for a different departure. Kroy is forced to leave Atlanta with barely any notice when the NFL lockout suddenly ends. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

18. Hoarding: Buried Alive. Vickie and Jeff’s marriage reaches a tumultuous point, and Vicki reveals a secret. 9:00 PM CT TLC

19. Snapped. A murder mystery with a chemist, a dying husband, and a suicide. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

20. My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. After having a stroke, bride Kristin, a native of Anaheim, CA, went from a size 24 down to a size 6. Her fiancé, having lost weight himself, has stayed by her side through it all. As David turns their backyard luau wedding into a true tropical dream, not only is the wedding is transformed, but so is Kristin. 8:00 PM CT WE

21. Shameless. Fiona connects again with her high school crush who is married, and Frank wants to stay on Dottie’s good side. 8:00 PM CT WE

22. Pan Am. Maggie talks to Ted about her reservations about Amanda, Colette makes friends with an attractive man on a flight to Rome, customs officials looking for a smuggle accost Dean, and Kate learns the art of pickpocketing. 9:00 PM CT ABC

23. American Idol. San Diego auditions. 9:00 PM CT Fox

24. Kourtney & Kim Take New York. Kim makes a confession to Kourtney about her marriage, and Kris’ sister visits. 9:00 PM CT E!

25. Oprah Presents Master Class. The guest tonight is Morgan Freeman. 9:00 PM CT OWN

26. Chef Roblé & Co. Season finale. Chef Roble seems to have everything under control when it comes to catering parties, but does he have his staff under control as well? When Jasmine’s friend offers her a dream job, will Jasmine leave Roble to run the company alone, or will she stick it out and stay loyal to Roble? When emotions run high, it’s likely that this could be a permanent parting for the two. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. Conjoined Twins: Separation Anxiety. Maria and Theresa Tapia look to be separated. 9:00 PM CT TLC

28. Finding Bigfoot. The team heads to Canada to check on a taped Bigfoot encounter. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

29. Angry Boys. In the first half hour, Daniel’s mom wants him to spend time with a gay classmate, S.mouse violets probation, and Tim is irritated by Jen. In the second half hour, Daniel tries to reap the benefits of Nathan’s relationships with girls, Blake lends an ex-con his car, and Gran reveals a secret. 9:00 PM CT HBO

30. House of Lies. Marty finds out Greg Norbert is announcing possibly acquiring Galweather. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

31. Californication. Hank is prevented from leaving New York when he is asked to take Kali for a night on the town. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

32. After Lately. Reese Witherspoon makes her return, Sarah fakes being pregnant to get Brad’s parking spot, and Roy becomes jealous of Chuy’s salsa. 10:00 PM CT E!

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