Category Archives: What’s Hot on TV

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Ben Stiller on SNL

It has to be a good time when Ben Stiller guest hosts on Saturday Night Live tonight. It’s been a great start to their season, first with Alec Baldwin, then with Melissa McCarthy, and tonight doesn’t seem like it will be any less fun. If I didn’t have a DVR, I’d almost consider staying home.

1. College Football. Oklahoma at Texas. 11:00 AM CT ABC

2. College Football. Minnesota at Purdue. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Football. Louisville at North Carolina. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

4. Dirty Dancing. Jennifer Grey grows from a baby to a young woman alongside Patrick Swayze who refuses to put Baby in a corner. 1:30 PM CT ABC Family

5. College Football. Florida at LSU. 2:30 PM CT CBS

6. College Football. Air Force at Notre Dame. 2:30 PM CT NBC

7. College Football. Iowa at Penn State. 2:30 PM CT ABC

8. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. Kansas Lottery 300 from Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. 2:30 PM CT ESPN2

9. Year One. Jack Black and Michael Cera star in this comedy about a pair of hunter/gatherers who are forced out of their village. With the talent in this film, which also includes David Cross and Christopher Mintz-Passe, it could have been better. 4:45 PM CT Comedy Central

10. College Football. Texas A&M at Texas Tech. 6:00 PM CT FX

11. College Football. Auburn at Arkansas. 6:00 PM CT ESPN

12. College Football. Georgia at Tennessee. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

13. College Football. Ohio State at Nebraska. 7:00 PM CT ABC

14. MLB Baseball. American League Championship Series between Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers. 7:05 PM CT Fox

15. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Alfie leaves his 40-year marriage for happiness with a call girl, while his daughter, also unhappy in her marriage, develops a crush on her boss, and her husband falls for an engaged woman 8:00 PM CT Starz

16. 48 Hours Mystery. Amanda Knox’s acquittal. 9:00 PM CT CBS

Two women lure men to hotel rooms, only to rob them at gunpoint, and a family follow’s up with their mother’s wishes to kill her husband. 9:00 PM CT TLC

18. Bad Dog! A rug-eating dog, an anteater, and a dog escape artist. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

19. Confronting … A woman has a confrontation with one of the men convicted for murdering her husband. 9:00 PM CT OWN

20. The Adam Carolla Project. Series Premiere. Comedian and one-time construction worker Adam Carolla has an ill-fated plan to buy his childhood home and attempt to turn it into a million-dollar house in just 13 weeks. 9:00 PM CT DIY

21. Saturday Night Live. Ben Stiller guest hosts and Foster the People is the musical guest. 10:30 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – X-Factor Boot Camp Winds Up

20110928-054405.jpgWe’re moving ahead with X-Factor at full speed. After finishing up the auditions in two weeks, we’re finishing up Boot Camp tonight. Next week the contestants visit the judges’ homes, for a completely interesting twist. Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Jon Huntsman and Mary Kaye, Scott and Joan Bolzan, and Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas from Dancing with the Stars are the guests today. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. The Talk. The guests today include John Lithgow and Brandy, and Molly Shannon and Sheryl Underwood guest cohost. 1:00 PM CT CBS

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Zooey Deschanel, Jacob Langdon, and Ricki Lake and Derek Hough are among the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. The Big Bang Theory. Penny introduces Raj to a woman, thinking they can communicate. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Community. The study group has difficulties figuring out how to pair off for a big biology assignment, and Chang daydreams of being in a noir detective mystery while he patrols the campus. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. Charlie’s Angels. The Angels investigate the cruise ship disappearance of an investigative journalist, and Kate finds connections to her past. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. The Vampire Diaries. Klaus looks for help from a with to find out why his plan isn’t working, Damon is pushed over the edge, and Caroline attempts to help Elena confront her feelings. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. The X-Factor. Night Two of Boot Camp. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. MLB Playoffs. Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees. 7:00 PM CT TBS

10. How to Be a Gentleman. Andrew gets casual fling lessons from Bert, but struggles to follow through, and Diane helps Mike get ready for an interview to get his green card. 7:30 PM CT CBS

11. Parks and Recreation. Leslie goes on a book promotion tour, and Ann tries to get tighter with Ron and April. 7:30 PM CT NBC

12. Person of Interest. Reese goes undercover in a gang to get closer to a former Marine the machine tagged. 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. The Office The warehouse employees win big in the lottery, causing the office to fantasize about doing the same thing. Darryl and Andy look for new warehouse employees, after the other crew quits to enjoy their winnings. 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Grey’s Anatomy. A comic book convention stampede elands to a slew of interesting characters in the ER, Mark keeps making life difficult for Jackson, and Ben comes back and comes to the realization that Bailey has moved on. 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. The Secret Circle. Cassie search out one of her mother’s old friends, Faye offers to come up with a spell to help Cassie, but wants something in return. 8:00 PM CT CW

16. The Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti looks to match up Ayinde Alakoye for the second time. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

17. Project Runway. The designers are challenged to create looks inspired by exotic birds. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. America’s Ten Worst DIYers. Ten people, who should never again be allowed to hold a hammer, vie for the not-so-coveted title of “America’s Worst DIYer.” 8:00 PM CT DIY

19. College Football. California at Oregon. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

20. George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Part 2. Director Martin Scorsese traces Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker, weaving together interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies and photographs. Much of the material in the film has never been seen or heard before. The result is a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of one of the most talented artists of his generation and a profoundly intimate and affecting work of cinema. 8:00 PM CT HBO

21. Whitney Whitney notices Alex looking at an attractive woman, but he won’t admit it, and Roxanne works on making her ex jealous. 8:30 PM CT NBC

22. The Mentalist. A former client off Jane’s wants his help when her son is kidnapped, but he doesn’t get along with his friend’s new spiritual adviser 9:00 PM CT CBS

23. Prime Suspect. Jane is without her gun at her dad’s bar, but confronted by a robber. A dead woman turns up in a dumpster, and Caroline tries to make friends with Jane, but is rebuffed. 9:00 PM CT NBC

24. Private Practice. The Oceanside Wellness doctors don’t understand why Addison is reluctant to hire Jake Reilly to replace Naomi, and cooper ignores the law trying to help a young patient. 9:00 PM CT ABC

25. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Sweet Dee tries to find a way out of an IRS audit, and the gang begins a new democratic voting system. 9:00 PM CT FX

26. The Joy Behar Show. Jane Pratt, Christian Finnegan, and Jackie Glass are the guests tonight. 9:00 PM CT HLN

27. Jersey Shore. The guys head to Sicily to vista Vinny’s family, the ladies on a wine tour in Tuscany, and Snooki finds out the truth. 9:00 PM CT MTV

28. The League. Ruxin’s reign continues while the guys create a plan with Rafi and Dirty Randy for the final Sacko punishment for Andre. 9:30 PM CT FX

29. After the Runway. An interview with this week’s eliminated contestant. 9:30 PM CT Lifetime

30. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Jack Black, Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Aubrey Plaza, and Blondie. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – X-Factor Boot Camp

20110928-054405.jpgUnlike American Idol, the auditions for X-Factor aren’t going to roll out forever. After tonight, we’re done with them, after just four nights and eight cities. Next week starts what they call “Boot Camp.” I’m assuming it’s comparable to Hollywood week. Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Benjamin Bratt and Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars are the guests today. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. The Talk. The guests today include Amy Brenneman, Ricky Paull Golden, and Kris Jenner, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood guest cohost. 1:00 PM CT CBS

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Heidi Klum, Nancy Pelosi, and LeAnn Rimes are among the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. The Big Bang Theory. Amy and Leonard try to get to know each other better, and Bernadette, Howard, and Mrs. Wolowitz share their weekend. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Community. Chang adjusts to his new job, Britta’s friend is taken hostage in a foreign country, Annie wants the group to help her take down a new friend, and Professor Cligoris has difficulties behaving properly. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. Charlie’s Angels. The Angels look into a model’s disappearance by infiltrating the fashion world, and Kate’s ex gets involved. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. The Vampire Diaries. Klaus and Stefan meet up with someone from their past in Chicago, Damon and Elena look into Klaus and Stefans’ whereabouts, and Tyler discusses Caroline with Sheriff Forbes 7:00 PM CT CW

8. The X-Factor. Night Four of the audition process. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. College Football. South Florida at Pittsburgh. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

11. Crude. A documentary showing a look at one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet – the $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case – as it led to the subpoena of Joe Berlinger’s footage, despite support from the International Documentary Association and other notable filmmakers. 7:00 PM CT Sundance Channel

10. How to Be a Gentleman. Series Premiere. A fussy columnist is ordered to adapt to the the new modern, sexy style that the magazine is going in, and he looks for help from his former high school bully. 7:30 PM CT CBS

11. Parks and Recreation. Ron’s first wife comes back into his life and starts with the controlling, causing Leslie to get involved. Ben gets help from Tom with the new company, and Ann and Chris make a PSA. 7:30 PM CT NBC

12. Person of Interest. Reese and Fince get asked to investigate a teen killing from years ago, causing them to question the machine’s reliability, and Finch remembers the machine’s origin. 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. The Office Robert gives the office a challenge, to double their sales. Pam makes friends with a pregnant woman. 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Grey’s Anatomy. Everyone at Seattle Grace is shocked by the chief’s decision, Owen and Cristina try to find normalcy, April struggles with her new position, and the five-year residents get their first assignments for first solo surgery. 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. The Secret Circle. A cute jock asks Cassie to the dance, Melissa works on getting closer to Nick, Faye tries to control her powers, and a man from Dawn’s past arrives in town asking about the Circle. 8:00 PM CT CW

16. The Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti looks to match up self-help gurus. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

17. Truck Stop Missouri. The weather has turned cooler in Missouri, and some strange events have the Midway staff spooked. Joe and Ben make a chilling discovery when they unlock an abandoned storage unit and find a stash of black magic supplies. Julie and Joe are caught off guard when a group of civil war re-enactors begin firing muskets in the parking lot. Zombies get blown away with paintball guns. And Joe meets with a group of ghost hunters to discuss the paranormal activity, taking place in one of his motel rooms. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Home Takeover with Simon and Tomas. In the first hour, Western living room is transformed into something more sophisticated. In the second hour, a firefighter wants to get rid of the childish decor in his wife’s. 8:00 PM CT OWN

19. Project Runway. The designers are challenged with making designs inspired by the ’70s. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

20. Whitney Whitney and Alex recreate the first day they never had. 8:30 PM CT NBC

21. The Mentalist. A reinstated JAne works with a new team investigating a personal trainer’s murder, but tries to reunite with his former team. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Prime Suspect. Jane joins Duffy’s investigation on a homicide/kidnapping, and also meets Matt’s son. 9:00 PM CT NBC

23. Private Practice. Cooper, Sam, Amelia, and Charlotte work on Pete following his heart attack, Addison’s desire to be a mom brings her to a surprising encounter, and Sheldon wants to help Amelia with her alcoholism. 9:00 PM CT ABC

24. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Frank winds up in the child pageantry business, Dee wants revenge on stage moms, and Mac, Dennis, and Charlie believe they found a dark horse. 9:00 PM CT FX

25. Jersey Shore. Deena is worried she’s pregnant, and after a fight with Jionni, Snooki is devastated. 9:00 PM CT MTV

26. Archer. Archer and others try a prison escape, and Malory plays hardball for Archer’s ransom. 9:30 PM CT FX

27. Conan. Patton Oswalt, Ruth England and Mykel Hawke, and The Man are tonight’s guests. 10:00 PM CT TBS

29. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Albert Brooks, Chaz Bono, and TV on the Radio. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – NFL Week on Biggest Loser

It’s Tuesday, but football isn’t done for the week until Sunday. The Biggest Loser gets help this week from the NFL. Drew Brees pays a visit to the Ranch and is joined by other football greats as well. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live with Regis and Kelly. The guests today are Hugh Jackman, Kaley Cuoco, and Scotty McCreery. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Time Traveler’s Wife. A man who travel’s through time not of his own free will starts a relationship with a young woman, but it proves difficult. Stars Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. 10:15 AM CT HBO2

3. MLB Playoffs American League Divisional playoff between Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. 1:00 PM CT TBS

4. About Schmidt This movie is both sad and funny at the same time. Jack Nicholson plays an elderly man who is devastated when his wife dies suddenly just as he is retiring and getting ready to spend the rest of his life with the love of his life. 2:10 PM CT Starz

5. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today include Kellie Pickler and Joel McHale. Syndicated, check local listings.

6. MLB Playoffs National League Divisional playoff between St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. 4:00 PM CT TBS

7. Disaster DIY. Do-it-yourselfers who have failed at their own home renovations and are in desperate need of some on-the-job training! Host and contractor Bryan Baeumler arrives to save a family from a renovation disaster and teach the DIY-er the safe and proper way to fix his or her mistakes. 4:00 PM CT DIY

8. NCIS. NCIS finds a connection between McGee’s grandma and a murdered Navy lieutenant. 7:00 PM CT CBS

9. The Biggest Loser. The contestants are joined on the Ranch by Drew Brees and other football stars for NFL week. 7:00 PM CT NBC

10. Dancing with the Stars. In the first hour, it’s an encore performance, and in the second hour, another couple heads home. 7:00 PM CT ABC

11. 90210. Navid surprises Dixon with studio time, as he fees pressure to create a hit. Naomi gets forced to look to Austin for scheming help, and Silver attempts directing a commercial for Liam’s bar. 7:00 PM CT CW

12. Glee. Emma’s parents visit, while Mike Chang’s parents get involved in his school when his grades don’t meed up with their expectations. 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. MLB Playoffs American League Divisional playoff between New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. 7:30 PM CT TBS

14. Made in America. Hosted by George Motz, the 13-episode series investigates all the wonderful and wacky things that are made within our borders. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. 10 Best Kitchen Projects. DIY Network experts are counting down the 10 all-time best kitchen projects that add luxury, value and storage. From the latest in technology to the smartest single-day projects, from countertops to cabinets, we’ll show you the absolute best ways to update your kitchens. 7:30 PM CT DIY

16. NCIS: Los Angeles. Sam works undercover as a bomb specialist to help find stolen explosives, and team dynamics change because of Hunter. 8:00 PM CT CBS

17. Ringer. As Siobhan, Bridget travels to the Hamptons with Andrew, Henry, and Gemma. Henry has plans to rekindle his romance with Siobhan, and Gemma gets unsettling news. 8:00 PM CT CW

18. New Girl. Nick has worries of running into his ex at a wedding, so asks Jess to be his date. Winston becomes competitive on the dance floor, and a beautiful woman and a frenemy take interest in Schmidt. 8:00 PM CT Fox

19. Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Gene gets an answer from Shannon regarding his marriage proposal. 8:00 PM CT A&E

20. The Rachel Zoe Project. As Rachel’s pregnancy moves further along, she still won’t slow down to keep herself healthy. Roger and Rachel’s sister are concerned when Rachel comes down with a bad cold, yet is still rushing around prepping for the upcoming Oscars. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

21. Viking Wilderness. In the first hour, animals fight the elements and each other in Scandinavia. In the second hours, a look at the long winters in Scandanavia. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. Mysteries at the Museum. Featuring Chang and Eng – the original Siamese twins, a deadly umbrella used by a Russian spy, and the haunted jail cell of mobster Al Capone. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

13. Downsized. To ease her stress about the expenses incurred from braces, car repairs and driving to school for the kids, Laura decides to talk to Todd about selling her wedding ring and Todd immediately shuts her down. But when he gets swindled by a transmission company, Todd makes a rash decision that leaves Laura shocked and their emergency fund depleted. Meanwhile, Bailey’s first date with a new-guy leaves a bad taste in Todd’s mouth. 8:00 PM CT WE

24. Raising Hope. A man wo once kidnapped Burt visits, as perspective of the 20-year-old incident changes. Jimmy makes Sabrina uncomfortable. 8:30 PM CT Fox

25. MLB Playoffs National League Divisional playoff between Milwaukee Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks. 8:30 PM CT TNT

26. Unforgettable. A hotel maid is accused of murder, but says it was rape defense; Carrie tries to get to the bottom of it. 9:00 PM CT CBS

27. Parenthood. Zeek gets an acting gig, Sarah and Mark take their friendship further, Haddie and Alex grow distant with each other, Crosby and Adam don’t agree, and Drew’s first date doesn’t go so well. 9:00 PM CT NBC

28. Body of Proof. After a nanny is killed by a hit-and-run, her 5-year-old charged is kidnapped, and an interrogation gets out of hand. 9:00 PM CT ABC

29. Sons of Anarchy. SAMCRO looks for help from an ex-nemesis in stopping the Charming Heights advancement, and the Sheriff wants info from Juice. 9:00 PM CT FX

30. Mad Fashion. Series Premiere. Chris March knows fashion, and he knows how to make it MAD! With a wild and dedicated team, Chris puts together the wackiest and most out-of-this-world costumes for special clients. March’s first client, Ruthie is a shoe designer in need of an outfit for an upcoming party. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

31. The Joy Behar Show. The guests tonight Lewis Black and Cameron Mathison. 9:00 PM CT HLN

32. The Little Couple. In the first half hour, Bill and Jen travel to Florida to meet a new member of the family, which reinforces their desire to have a baby of their own. In the second half hour, Jen’s mom helps pack up the rental house, and an interior designer shows Bill and Jen his designs for the new home. 9:00 PM CT TLC

33. Off Limits. Host Don Wildman explores the lesser-known islands off Manhattan, the forgotten staging grounds for the city’s strange and hidden past. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

34. Top Shot. One contestant struggles to complete a challenge and has a meltdown, and two others fancy a WWII handgun duel. 9:00 PM CT History

35. I Hate My Kitchen. Love your house without the kitchen? Join the club. This series gives homeowners hope with economical yet clever kitchen design ideas using amazing new products and cool tools. Forget about it costing a huge chunk of an annual salary to renovate your kitchen. They tear up real homeowners’ lives and their kitchens, showcasing along the way impactful alternatives that don’t require loans, demolition or divorce. 9:00 PM CT DIY

36. Teen Mom. The cast members have a reunion. 9:00 PM CT MTV

37. Fashion Hunters. Series Premiere. Everybody loves a bargain, especially when it is for high end fashion items, and that is exactly what the fashionistas at the NYC-based consignment shop Second Time Around are after! Whether it is a beautiful designer gown, or a frock straight from J. Lo’s closet, the experts at Second Time Around know how to find a new home for it. There is no telling who is going to come through the door, or what they will be looking to buy or sell—don’t miss out, as the team tries to sort through what is real, and what is fake! 9:30 PM CT Bravo

38. I Hate My Bath. Love your house, but not the bathroom? Join the club. This series gives homeowners hope with economical yet clever bathroom design ideas using amazing new products and cool tools. Forget about it costing a huge chunk of an annual salary to renovate your bathroom. They tear up real homeowners’ lives and their bathrooms, showcasing along the way impactful alternatives that don’t require loans, demolition or divorce. 9:30 PM CT DIY

39. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tonight’s guests include Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, Kenny Wormald, and Leann Rimes. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – House Season Premiere

It’s October 3, and the networks are still rolling out the premieres, although not the same amount as the last few weeks. Tonight, House premieres on Fox. Catch up on other TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Talks. Carnie Wilson, Molly Shannon, and Sheryl Underwood are guest cohosts, and Lily Tomlin and Ellie Kemper are the guests. 1:00 PM CT CBS

2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Hugh Laurie, Cheryl HInes, Marc Martel, and Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

3. MLB Playoffs. American Leagues Division playoff between New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. 4:00 PM CT TBS

4. How I Met Your Mother. After assaulting a woman trying to ruin Barney’s relationship, Robin is forced by the court to attend therapy sessions, and Ted gets too involved in Lily’s pregnancy. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Sing Off. The remaining groups perform both a current song and memorable one from the 1960s. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. Dancing with the Stars. The stars dance to a song that is representative of a memorable time in their lives. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. Gossip Girl. Nate reconnects with Diana, then gets an exciting opportunity. Serena forces a decision on Charlie, and Blair’s future sister-in-law arrives for a visit. Elizabeth Hurley guest stars. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. Terra Nova. Jim and Taylor try to protect the colony from a Pterosaur attack, Elisabeth wonders if her recruitment came about because of a past love, and Syke attempts helping Josh. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. The Lying Game. Emma’s foster brother’s visit throws her into a tailspin, Travis uses his knowledge of Emma’s situation to help himself out, and Sutton is forced into Emma’s life when she has to return to Las Vegas. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

10. House Crashers. Season premiere. Ambush renovation at its best. Host and licensed contractor Josh Temple stalks a big-box home improvement store looking for unsuspecting weekend warriors and then follows them home with a large crew of experts in tow. 7:00 PM CT DIY

11. Basketball Wives LA. An MMA outing brings Laura’s issues to a head, and Jackie and Laura delve into Draya’s past. 7:00 PM CT VH1

12. 2 Broke Girls. Max introduces Caroline to thrift stores, only to end up fighting over a shirt. A sarcastic street artist flirts with Max. 7:30 PM CT CBS

13. MLB Playoffs. American Leagues Division playoff between Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. 7:30 PM CT TBS

14. NFL Football. Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

15. Two and a Half Men. Alan helps Walden prepare for a date with Bridget, and Jake wants to drop out of school to be like Walden. 8:00 PM CT CBS

16. Hart of Dixie. Zoe participates in the Founder’s Day parade to win over the Bluebell residents, but only ends up making matters worse. 8:00 PM CT CW

17. House. House finds strange symptoms in a fellow inmate at the correctional facility, and a clinic doctor decides whether or not to put her job on the line to help House. 8:00 PM CT CW

18. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. In the first hour, Senior keeps trying to reach out to Mikey, PJD has the Cepheid build reveal, and OCC shows Beck’s Hybrids’ bike and reverse trike. In the second hour, the heated moments from past shows are remembered. 8:00 PM CT Discovery

19. Warehouse 13. Season finale. There is something transmitting from within the Warehouse, and Pete and Myka are racing through the multitude of sections trying to find out who or what it is while Artie and Claudia try to track it from back in the office. It turns out that it’s Sykes using his own cache of artifacts to try and destroy them and the Warehouse. They realize the transmitting is coming from near the art gallery and the entire team heads to meet up there to bring a stop to the chaos. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

20. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Adrienne hosts a big barbecue. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

21. The Bad Girls Club. Cheyenne alienates herself, and Judi’s antics bring about a truce between Nastasia and Shelly. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

22. Mike & Molly. Peggy celebrates her boyfriend’s birthday, but ends up as the one with the big surprise. 8:30 PM CT CBS

23. Hawaii Five-0. McGarrett’s mentor requests that the team look into a Navy SEAL’s supposed suicide, Chin Ho becomes worried when Kono starts spending time with a group of dirty ex-cops. 9:00 PM CT CBS

24. The Playboy Club. A new bunny has a hidden agenda, Nick’s campaign manager is set up with a socialite, and Maureen gets close to John Bianchi to keep herself safe. 9:00 PM CT NBC

25. Castle. Castle and BEcket investigate a potential crime scene that shows a large pool of blood, yet no victim. Alexis gets news about Stanford. 9:00 PM CT TNT

26. Most Eligible Dallas. Courtney takes on an awkward invite for a double date, and the whole group goes to a concert together. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. The Joy Behar Show. The guests tonight include Rita Wilson and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. 9:00 PM CT HLN

28. Cake Boss. In the first half hour, the cakes include one celebrating the 25th anniversary oft he State Fair Meadowlands and an SU-themed cake. In the second half hour, Buddy helps celebrate a new Rolls Royce dealership in Chicago and makes a cake for a special Long Island couple. 9:00 PM CT TLC

29. Hair Battle Spectacular. The final three are required to created looks for guest judge Teyana Taylor’s dancers. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

30. Mega Dens. Season premiere. Host and interior designer Anitra Mecadon creates over-the-top rec-room sanctuaries while giving you the skills to renovate your own family space. These unbelievable room renovations feature incredible home theaters, innovative gaming areas, clever storage solutions and more. Anitra’s rock-and-roll approach to design transforms these rooms beyond the homeowners’ wildest imaginations. 9:00 PM CT DIY

31. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Brian Williams and Sting. 10:35 PM CT CBS

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Boston Rob Post-Survivor

Have you been wondering what’s next for Boston Rob? He’s still in the adventure-seeking business. Catch him tonight, along with his co-host, in Around the World in 80 Ways. Find out more about this series and his future in this <interview. Catch up on your other favorite shows and head to TV-Links.

1. NFL Football. Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears. 12:00 PM CT Fox

2. Con Air. This movie has one of my favorite movie lines of all time. Steve Buscemi hears Sweet Home Alabama playing, and watching the other convicts dancing around to it on the airplane, says “Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.” Love it. 12:30 PM CT TBS

3. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup. AAA 400 from Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

4. Rugby: IRB World Cup 2011. New Zealand vs. Canada. 2:00 PM CT NBC

5. MLB Baseball. American League Divisional playoff between Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees 2:00 PM CT TNT

p>6. NFL Football. Denver Broncos at Green Bay Packers. 3:00 PM CT CBS

7. Auto Racing: American Le Mans Series. Petit Le Mans. 3:00 PM CT ABC

8. MLB Baseball. National League Divisional playoff between Arizona D”diamondbacks and Milwaukee Bucks 4:00 PM CT TBS

9. Hancock. Will Smith plays an anti-super hero of sorts. He doesn’t do things the right way, but it gets the job done. Jason Bateman plays a publicist that tries to make over his image. Charlize Theron stars as well. 5:00 PM CT FX

10. 60 Minutes.Reports on the connection between Otsuchi, Japan, and Ft. Bragg, CA, a rock-climber who doesn’t who tools or any other assistance, and Andy Rooney’s last appearance. 6:00 PM CT CBS

11. America’s Funniest Home Videos.Clips include a mean teasing an alligator, homemade rockets, a poodle not wanting to take a nap, a lizard crawling on a man, and a package of frogs. 6:00 PM CT ABC

12. The Amazing Race. The racers find out it will be a double elimination leg, and multiple teams are put in jeopard by a costly mistake. 7:00 PM CT CBS

13. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.A family with a young song inflicted with a blood disorder get a new home built for them by Ty and his team. 6:00 PM CT ABC

14. The Simpsons. Superintendent Chalmers gets fired for bringing Bart and his friends along on an unauthorized field trip, leading to the boys holding the school hostage and demanding he be reinstated. 7:00 PM CT Fox

15. Little People, Big World: Off to School. The family faces a dramatic change, one of the twins moves out of state, and Amy and Matt face the realities of their future together as well as the future of Roloff. 7:00 PM CT TLC

16. Making Monsters. Ed and Marsha Edmunds, co-owners of Distortions Unlimited, a monster making shop in Greeley, CO, Jordu Schell “ is Ed’s right-hand man, bringing Ed’s twisted creations to life. Based in Los Angeles, he is a renowned sculptor, best known for his work on James Cameron’s Avatar. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

17. Tough Love: Miami. Series Premiere. Eight contestants train for love. 7:00 PM CT VH1

18. NFL Football. New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens. 7:15 PM CT NBC

19. The Cleveland Show. Cleveland J. makes a shocking announcement as a storm his Stoolbend, Langley Falls, and Quahog. 7:30 PM CT Fox

20. MLB Baseball. National League Divisional playoff between St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies 7:30 PM CT TBS

21. The Good Wife. When one of Alicia’s cases is retried in Britain, with the help of a satellite, she needs to quickly learn English law. 8:00 PM CT CBS

22. Desperate Housewives. Susan finds a way to easy her guilt that’s dangerous and thrilling, Gaby plans a surprise for Carlos, Bree learns something about chuck’s past, and Renee wants to win over Ben. 8:00 PM CT ABC

23. Family Guy. When a storm hits Quahog, Stoolbend, and Langley Falls. Meg’s family takes too many jabs at her, causing her to lose it. 8:00 PM CT Fox

24. Sister Wives. In the first half hour, Kody, Christine, and Janelle try dealing real estate, the teenagers find new friends, and Robyn and Kody get a scare. In the second half hour, Robyn and Kody make a quick visit to their midwife, and the wives want to make over each room in the house. 8:00 PM CT TLC

25. The Oprah Facebook Interview. Oprah talks about her life post-show. 8:00 PM CT OWN

26. IRT Deadliest Roads. Dave and Lisa deal with a broken down truck, Hugh and Rick have to deal with both a language barrier and muddy roads, and Tim and Tino aren’t confident on the deadly, cliffside roads 8:00 PM CT HISTORY

27. Snapped. A Florida teen make a decision that turns deadly between her mom and boyfriend. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

28. Bridezillas. In retaliation for them walking out on her, Ruby drags her bridesmaids out of bed for a workout. After learning her brother-in-law may miss the rehearsal, Ruby calls him at work to yell at him and force him to come. Bridezilla Kim is convinced her wedding production – the “Kim Show” – must go off without a hitch so when her bridesmaids don’t comply with her every rule, including no gum chewing, her anger boils over. 8:00 PM CT WE TV

29. Big Rich Texas. Season finale. the feud between Pam and Leslie comes to a head after Pam grills Leslie’s son Tyler. While taking a trip to see family in Seattle, Connie decides to investigate her newfound cousin Leslie’s background and makes a shocking discovery that she’s very willing to share with Pam. Meanwhile, Bonnie is worried that Whitney’s romance with Tyler may be bad for their mother-daughter relationship, especially when he decides to move back to the west coast — and Whitney wants to follow him. 8:00 PM CT Style

30. Boardwalk Empire. Nucky considers the possibility of betrayal within the inner circle, Margaret tries to help him avoid trouble, Chalky has a hard time in prison, and Owen Sleater checks out the Thompson residence. 8:00 PM CT HBO

31. Dexter. Between his usual killings, dealing with Deb’s drama, and keeping up with Harrison, Dexter will more than have his hands full. It’ll be a bloody good time! 8:00 PM CT HBO

32. American Dad. The Smiths fight to survive when a storm hits Quahog, Stoolbend,and Langley
Falls. 8:30 PM CT Fox

33. CSI: Miami. The CSIs are brought into the world of gigolos after a strange murder weapon is found. 9:00 PM CT CBS

34. Pan Am. On a flight to Paris, Laura’s mom tries to work out unfinished business, Maggie gets attention from an aggressive passenger, and Dean searches for information on Bridget. 9:00 PM CT ABC

35. Dirty Soap. Kirsten says an emotional goodbye to her brother who leaves for flight school and Nadia’s mom reveals her feelings about Brandon and Farah doesn’t see eye to eye with John-Paul’s mom.. 9:00 PM CT E!

36. The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The New Jersey housewives travel to Punta Cana, and Ashley creates memories that will be everlasting. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

37. Hillbilly Handfishin’. Beverly Hill sisters, Berkley brainiacs, and Kentucky tattoo mavens. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

38. Around the World in 80 Ways. Series Premiere. Rob Mariano and Dennis Anderson make their way around the world using a different form of transportation each time they move on. 9:00 PM CT HISTORY

39. Against the Wall. Abby and Lina investigate another detective from Internal Affairs, and Brody wants advice on how best to woo Abby . 9:00 PM CT Lifetime

40. Big Easy Brides. a bride insists on an all-out Mardi Gras-themed riverboat wedding. The staff can handle the ceremony, but will they be able to deal with the bride’s attitude? Maria and Lou Ann get into a screaming match that ends in disaster. 9:00 PM CT WE TV

41. Breaking Bad. Hank pushes Gomez to go after a lead, Walt has difficulties protecting his family, and Jess receives alarming news. 9:00 PM CT AMC

42. Hung. Season premiere.
9:00 PM CT HBO

43. Homeland. Season premiere. This season will shed light on why Carrie thinks Brody isn’t the war hero the government is claiming he is and why she isn’t so squeaky clean herself. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

44. How to Make It in America. The series stars Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Luis Guzman, Lake Bell, Eddie Kaye Thomas and hit recording artist Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and follows them as they hustle their way through New York City to achieve the American Dream on their own terms. 9:30 PM CT HBO

45. Kendra. Season premiere. Kendra is is back in California and ready to put down roots. 10:00 PM CT E!

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – College Football All Over the Dial

For the first time I can remember, there is no original programming on any network during primetime, other than College Football. It’s not confined to prime time, though, as it’s all over the dial through the day.

1. College Football. Air Force at Navy. 11:00 AM CT CBS

2. College Football. Texas A&M at Arkansas. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

3. College Football. Northwestern at Illinois. 11:00 AM CT ESPN2

4. MLB Playoffs. National League Divisional Playoff between Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers. 1:00 PM CT TBS

5. College Football. Auburn at South Carolina. 2:30 PM CT CBS

6. College Football. Michigan State at Ohio State. 2:30 PM CT ABC

7. NASCAR Racing: Nationwide Series. OneMain Financial 200 from Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. 2:30 PM CT ESPN2

8. Monkeybone. Brendan Fraser at his absolute silliest, outside of George of the Jungle. 2:30 PM CT Fox

9. MLB Playoffs. National League Divisional Playoff between St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies. 4:00 PM CT TBS

10. Fool’s Gold. Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson star in this romantic comedy set in the Florida Keys. Hank Yuloff explains why you’re doing well to see it on cable, rather than at the theater in his review. 5:00 PM CT Lifetime Movie

11. MLB Playoffs. American League Divisional Playoff between Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers. 6:00 PM CT TNT

12. College Football. Texas at Iowa State. 6:00 PM CT FX

13. College Football. Clemson at Virginia Tech. 6:00 PM CT ESPN2

14. DIY Nation. Short, info-taining installments from five different hit shows are distributed across four acts in a “can’t-wait-to-see-what-happens-next” format. 6:30 PM CT DIY

15. College Football. Alabama at Florida. 7:00 PM CT CBS

16. College Football. LSU at West Virginia. 7:00 PM CT ABC

17. College Football. Notre Dame at Purdue. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

18. Love’s Everlasting Courage. Irene and Lloyd Davis provide caring support to their son Clark who is devastated by the sudden death of his wife, Ellen. As Clark’s struggles mount with the threat of losing his farm to the bank, he considers sending his young daughter Missie to live with his parents. Stars Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Julie Mond, Wes Brown, and Morgan Lily. 8:00 PM CT Hallmark Channel

19. Weird Al Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour. Weird Al is back with new songs. 8:00 PM CT Comedy Central

20. Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show. A look at the career and personal life of Celine Dion. 8:00 PM CT OWN

21. Renovation Realities. A project move quickly and smoothly from start to finish – and the results are always beautiful. But somewhere between “before” and “after” there are always at least a few speed bumps – and one great story. Budgets skyrocket, tempers flare, relationships suffer. 8:00 PM CT DIY

22. Tron:: Legacy. The son of a famous vide-game developer is haunted by his dad’s disappearance, and a strange signal leads him to the arcade to find where his dad has been trapped for twenty years 8:00 PM CT Starz

23. College Football. Mississippi at Fresno State. 8:15 PM CT ESPN2

24. Prison Diaries. Three women show how they ended up in prison after what they did for love. 9:00 PM CT TLC

25. Bad Dog! A dog gives great effort to get food, a goose that bites, and a dog who always looks guilty. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

26. Saturday Night Live. Melissa McCarthy guest hosts and Lady Antebellum is the musical guest. 10:30 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – The Last of the X-Factor Auditions

Unlike American Idol, the auditions for X-Factor aren’t going to roll out forever. After tonight, we’re done with them, after just four nights and eight cities. Next week starts what they call “Boot Camp.” I’m assuming it’s comparable to Hollywood week. Catch up with other favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The View. Benjamin Bratt and Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars are the guests today. 10:00 AM CT ABC

2. The Talk. The guests today include Amy Brenneman, Ricky Paull Golden, and Kris Jenner, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood guest cohost. 1:00 PM CT CBS

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Heidi Klum, Nancy Pelosi, and LeAnn Rimes are among the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. The Big Bang Theory. Amy and Leonard try to get to know each other better, and Bernadette, Howard, and Mrs. Wolowitz share their weekend. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Community. Chang adjusts to his new job, Britta’s friend is taken hostage in a foreign country, Annie wants the group to help her take down a new friend, and Professor Cligoris has difficulties behaving properly. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. Charlie’s Angels. The Angels look into a model’s disappearance by infiltrating the fashion world, and Kate’s ex gets involved. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. The Vampire Diaries. Klaus and Stefan meet up with someone from their past in Chicago, Damon and Elena look into Klaus and Stefans’ whereabouts, and Tyler discusses Caroline with Sheriff Forbes 7:00 PM CT CW

8. The X-Factor. Night Four of the audition process. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. College Football. South Florida at Pittsburgh. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

11. Crude. A documentary showing a look at one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet – the $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” case – as it led to the subpoena of Joe Berlinger’s footage, despite support from the International Documentary Association and other notable filmmakers. 7:00 PM CT Sundance Channel

10. How to Be a Gentleman. Series Premiere. A fussy columnist is ordered to adapt to the the new modern, sexy style that the magazine is going in, and he looks for help from his former high school bully. 7:30 PM CT CBS

11. Parks and Recreation. Ron’s first wife comes back into his life and starts with the controlling, causing Leslie to get involved. Ben gets help from Tom with the new company, and Ann and Chris make a PSA. 7:30 PM CT NBC

12. Person of Interest. Reese and Fince get asked to investigate a teen killing from years ago, causing them to question the machine’s reliability, and Finch remembers the machine’s origin. 8:00 PM CT CBS

13. The Office Robert gives the office a challenge, to double their sales. Pam makes friends with a pregnant woman. 8:00 PM CT NBC

14. Grey’s Anatomy. Everyone at Seattle Grace is shocked by the chief’s decision, Owen and Cristina try to find normalcy, April struggles with her new position, and the five-year residents get their first assignments for first solo surgery. 8:00 PM CT ABC

15. The Secret Circle. A cute jock asks Cassie to the dance, Melissa works on getting closer to Nick, Faye tries to control her powers, and a man from Dawn’s past arrives in town asking about the Circle. 8:00 PM CT CW

16. The Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti looks to match up self-help gurus. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

17. Truck Stop Missouri. The weather has turned cooler in Missouri, and some strange events have the Midway staff spooked. Joe and Ben make a chilling discovery when they unlock an abandoned storage unit and find a stash of black magic supplies. Julie and Joe are caught off guard when a group of civil war re-enactors begin firing muskets in the parking lot. Zombies get blown away with paintball guns. And Joe meets with a group of ghost hunters to discuss the paranormal activity, taking place in one of his motel rooms. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Home Takeover with Simon and Tomas. In the first hour, Western living room is transformed into something more sophisticated. In the second hour, a firefighter wants to get rid of the childish decor in his wife’s. 8:00 PM CT OWN

19. Project Runway. The designers are challenged with making designs inspired by the ’70s. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

20. Whitney Whitney and Alex recreate the first day they never had. 8:30 PM CT NBC

21. The Mentalist. A reinstated JAne works with a new team investigating a personal trainer’s murder, but tries to reunite with his former team. 9:00 PM CT CBS

22. Prime Suspect. Jane joins Duffy’s investigation on a homicide/kidnapping, and also meets Matt’s son. 9:00 PM CT NBC

23. Private Practice. Cooper, Sam, Amelia, and Charlotte work on Pete following his heart attack, Addison’s desire to be a mom brings her to a surprising encounter, and Sheldon wants to help Amelia with her alcoholism. 9:00 PM CT ABC

24. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Frank winds up in the child pageantry business, Dee wants revenge on stage moms, and Mac, Dennis, and Charlie believe they found a dark horse. 9:00 PM CT FX

25. Jersey Shore. Deena is worried she’s pregnant, and after a fight with Jionni, Snooki is devastated. 9:00 PM CT MTV

26. Archer. Archer and others try a prison escape, and Malory plays hardball for Archer’s ransom. 9:30 PM CT FX

27. Conan. Patton Oswalt, Ruth England and Mykel Hawke, and The Man are tonight’s guests. 10:00 PM CT TBS

29. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Albert Brooks, Chaz Bono, and TV on the Radio. 10:35 PM CT NBC