Saturday TV: Jonah Hill Choices, $tones

It’s Jonah Hill night on premium cable as both “21 Jump Street” (Starz, 9 p.m.), the remake of the old series, with Channing Tatum; and “The Sitter” (Cinemax, 10 p.m.), with Sam Walker. Both comedies make their debut tonight (and overlap).
The other premiere on premium cable tonight is more seasonal: “New Year’s Eve” (HBO, 7 p.m.), the multi-story with a raft of stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Alyssa Milano, Seth Meyer, Katherine Heigl, Sofia Vergara, Jon Bon Jovi, Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Josh Duhamel, James Belushi, Hilary Swank, Common, Ludacris and Ryan Seacrest. And there are a bunch of people in uncredited cameos as well from Michael Bloomberg to John Lithgow. But it’s supposed to be a pretty lousy movie.

More than that, “New Years Eve” jumps over the immediate concern, Christmas, covered in at least a couple of original films.
“The Real St. Nick” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.) concerns a guy who is sent to the hospital and begins insisting he’s Santa Claus when he wakes up. Then people start to wonder if he is. The cast of young nobodies includes Torrey DeVitto and Callard Harris.
Casper Van Dien and Rachel Wilson star in another original movie, “Baby’s First Christmas” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.) in which two lawyer opposites are forced to come to terms with one another when their siblings fall in love. I’m sure there’s some jingle bells and mistletoe in the background there somewhere.
They are accompanied by TV movies that premiered earlier this season, “Hitched for the Holidays” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.) and “All About Christmas Eve” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.). And one film of the past decade that seems destined to be a classic Christmas movie, “Elf” (CBS, 8 p.m.).
Following in the story of hooved animals with physical anomalies, of which Rudolph is the most famous, here is “Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey” (ABC Family, 9 a.m.).
It accompanies a more tuneful Christmas character, “The Little Drummer Boy” (ABC Family, 8 a.m.) and the less well known “The Little Drummer Boy Book II” (ABC Family, 8:30 a.m.).
Bing keeps going with the nightly “White Christmas” (AMC, 7 and 9:45 p.m.).
One network tries to go another direction with its movie tonight: “Transformers” (ABC, 8 p.m.).
Other movies on tonight: The 1950 Walt Disney “Cinderella” (Disney, 8:30 p.m.) doesn’t play on TV all that often. “Goodfellas” (Spike, 8 p.m.), on the other hand, is on quite a bit.
If you’re prepared to pay $39.99 to see it, “One More Shot: The Rolling Stones” (Pay per view, 9 p.m.,  check local cable provider) with special guests that include Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys. Fellow cheapskates can get a taste with the free (with basic cable) preshow special, “Live from the Rolling Stones” (E!, 8 p.m.), which will feature interviews and backstage preparations from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., where the pay per view concert will be staged. Terrence Jenkins and Ross Mathews report, along with writer Bill Flanagan.

There’s a triple play of “Too Cute!” (Animal Planet, 8 , 9 and 10 p.m.), “Chicago Fire” (NBC, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.), “Chopped” (Food, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.) and “Bomb Patrol” (G4, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.).

Oprah gets into the sextuplet-watching business with the new “Six Little McGhees” (OWN, 10 p.m.), about a family in Ohio.

They met on “Big Brother,” spent another summer there and even played “The Amazing Race.” so now Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas will share their wedding on reality TV as well on a special episode of “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera” (WeTV, 9 p.m.). A more anonymous couples are wed in ceremonies planned by Gino Filippone in the new series “Marry Me in NYC” (WE, 10 p.m.).

Movies about fading stars are on Turner Classic Movies tonight, with “The Band Wagon” (8 p.m.), “The Star” (10 p.m.), “Sweet Bird of Youth” (11:45 p.m.), “My Favorite Year” (2 a.m.) and “Two Weeks in Another Town” (4 a.m.).

The Monsters of Folk perform on a replay of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).

This has all the fixings of a classic episode of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.), hosted by the super talented (and onetime cast member) Martin Short and featuring Paul McCartney, fresh off his 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief concert in New York this week, who will likely be doing his recently issued version of “The Christmas Song” instead of a reprise of his jam with Nirvana.

The first of the bowl games begin with Arizona vs. Nevada (ESPN, 1 p.m.) in the New Mexico Bowl and Toledo vs. Utah State (ESPN, 4:30 p.m.) in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
Elsewhere, it’s Valdosta State vs. Winston-Salem State (ESPN2, 1 p.m.) in the Division II championship. It’s Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington (ESPNU, 4 p.m.) in the FCS semifinal.

Men’s college hoops includes East Carolina at North Carolina (ESPNU, noon), Butler at Indiana (CBS, 2 p.m.), Texas A&M at Oklahoma (ESPNU, 2 pm.), Cincinnati at Marshall (CBS Sports, 2 p.m.), Alabama at Virginia Commonwealth (CBS Sports, 4 p.m.), Notre Dame vs. Purdue (ESPN2, 4:30 p.m.), New Mexico State at New Mexico (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.), Belmont at Kansas (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Michigan vs. West Virginia (ESPN, 8 p.m.), Kansas State at Gonzaga (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Tuskegee at Michigan State (ESPNU, 9 pm.) and Florida at Arizona (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

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