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What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – March Madness. Too Soon?

It seems a little early, but Saturday night, we celebrate seventy-five years of March Madness broadcasting. Perhaps that's the best we can expect from the programming the weekend before New Year's Eve. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. College Football. Russell Athletic Bowl from Orlando, Florida, Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech. 4:30 PM CT ESPN

2. College Basketball. Baylor at Gonzaga. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

3. Back to the Beginning with Christiane Amanpour. Important historical sites in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 8:00 PM CT ABC

4. Killer Karaoke. 8:00 PM CT truTV

5. Say Yes to the Dress. Season premiere. In the first half hour, a celebrity brings attitude to the salon, and three brides fight to get the dress of their dreams. In the second half hour, Reeta is marrying Courtney's dad, and both women shop for wedding dresses, Trisha's dad helps her pick out a dress after overcoming heart failure, and Caitlin proceeds with her fitting now that her dad can be there. 8:00 PM CT TLC

6. Ghost Adventures. The most terrorizing haunted hotels that have seen shootings, murders, and gruesome hangings. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

7. College Football. Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas from Houston, Minnesota vs. Texas Tech. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

8. Vegas Brides. Series premiere. In the first half hour, the former Ms. Nevada threatens to cancel her wedding because of dress anxiety, and another bride lets indecision come between her and her wedding. In the second half hour, a bride will be the only one clothed at her wedding, meaning the dress has to make a statement, and a renaissance-themed wedding. 9:00 PM CT TLC

9. The Dead Files. Paranormal activity at a Wichita, Kansas, property. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

10. Teen Trouble. A rural Indiana teenager realizes she's headed towards drug abuse and unsafe behavior and asks for help. 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

11. College Basketball. Missouri at UCLA. 9:00 PM CT ESPN 2

Saturday

1. College Football. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Air Force vs. Rice. 10:45 AM CT ESPN

2. College Basketball. Santa Clara at Duke. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

3. 75 Years of NCAA March Madness: Behind the Mic. The greatest memories of the NCAA Tournament. 1:00 PM CT CBS

4. College Basketball. UNLV at North Carolina. 1:00 PM CT ESPN 2

5. College Football. New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Syracuse vs. West Virginia. 2:15 PM CT ESPN

6. College Basketball. Kentucky at Louisville. 3:00 PM CT CBS

7. College Football. Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, Arizona State vs. Navy. 3:00 PM CT ESPN 2

8. College Football. Valero Alamo Bowl, Oregon State vs. Texas. 5:45 PM CT ESPN

9. College Basketball. Washington at Connecticut. 6:30 PM CT ESPN 2

10. Made in Jersey. In the first hour, Nolan and Martina's clients are the parents of an 18-year-old who joined a cult after disappearing from rehab, and Martina confronts Tommy about spreading rumors. In the second hour, Martina gets put up on the stand after a client attacks a chemical plant CEO because of a comment she made, and Darlene quits her job and gets more opinionated. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It's the fourth film adaptation in the series of books by J.K. Rowling. Harry is crushing on Cho, and he and the others enter a wizardry tournament. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II – Prelims. Eddie Wineland vs. Brad Pickett, Byron Bloodworth vs. Erik Perez, Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard, and Myles Jury vs. Michael Johnson. 7:00 PM CT FX

13. The Mob Doctor. Doctors Devlin and Robinson care for a priest with a face bitten during an exorcism, Constanting considers a consolidation of power after finding out Russell King wants to take over downtown, and Nate looks for help from Grace with a runaway. 8:00 PM CT Fox

14. Six Little McGhees. In the first half hour, Mia gets emotional about not going to prom with her niece's prom coming up. In the second half hour, Cilky refuses to respect Mia's rules, ad Ro tries to fix things between the two. 8:00 PM CT OWN

15. Darling Companion. A neglectful husband and his wife look for her missing dog and the problems between the two begin to surface. Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, and Sam Shepard star. 8:00 PM CT Starz

16. 48 Hours. After being conned by her boyfriend, a young woman goes missing. 9:00 PM CT CBS

17. Iyanla, Fix My Life Reloaded. Evelyn Lozada is the guest. 9:00 PM CT OWN

18. College Football. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan State vs. Texas Christian. 9:15 PM CT ESPN

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