Because there will only be time for a dozen awards or so to be given at tomorrow’s main Emmy Awards, dozens of other awards were reserved for the 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards (Reelz, 9 p.m.) in an event that was held a week agoand widely covered. Edited to two hours, it will seem to fly by.
It’s paired with an awards show that happened more thn five months ago, the 16th Annual PRISM Awards Showcase (Reelz, 7 p.m.) in which films and shows that accurately portray substance abuse addiction, mental illness and treatment are honored.
Football has taken over the world, with three primetime college games tonight and more on cable.
That includes Michigan at Notre Dame (NBC, 7:30 p.m.), Kansas State at Oklahoma (Fox, 8 p.m.), Clemson at Florida State (ABC, 8 p.m.), LSU at Auburn (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Rutgers at Arkansas (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Vanderbilt at Georgia (ESPN2, 7:45 p.m.), Fresno State at Tulsa (CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.), Arizona at Oregon (ESPN, 10:30 p.m.) and Nevada at Hawaii (NBC Sports Network, 10:30 p.m.).
Even some of the movies are football, with Burt Reynolds in “The Longest Yard” (TNT, 8 p.m.),
The world is suddenly invaded by millions of little black boxes on a new episode of “Doctor Who” (BBC America, 9 p.m.).
Debbie Allen has a “Celebrity Ghost Stories’ (BIO, 9 p.m.).
Eddie Murphy stars in “A Thousand Words” (HBO, 8 p.m.). Other premieres on premium cable include another vampire and werewolf war in “Underworld: Awakening” (Starz, 9 p.m.) and the supernatural horror film “Final Destination 5” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.).
In a new made for TV movie, Kelcie Stranahan and Maiara Walsh star in “Last Hours in Suburbia” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.), about a teenager who can’t recall the accident that killed her friend’s life and is determined to relive it in order to jog her memory.
People are not exactly rushing to star in the show “I Was Impaled” (Discovery Fit, 10 p.m.).
The casino is a central place on tonight’s films from Turner Classic Movies: “Gilda” (8 p.m.), “Any Number Can Play” (10 p.m.), “Johnny O’Clock” (TCM, midnight), “Where’s It’s At” (1:45 a.m.) and “The Shanghai Gesture” (3:45 a.m.).
Coldplay performs in a replay of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).
Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosts a new “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) with new “Mumford & Sons.”