Saturday TV: Cotton and Orange Bowls

orange-bowl-semifinalThere’s a handful of college football bowl games today with South Carolina vs. Virginia (ABC, noon) in the Belk Bowl, Florida vs. Michigan (ESPN, noon) in the Peach Bowl, Nevada vs. Arkansas State (CBS Sports, 1 p.m.). But there are also games where teams can actually advance, with Notre Dame vs. Clemson (ESPN, 4 p.m). in the Cotton Bowl and Oklahoma vs. Alabama (ESPN, 8 p.m.) in the Orange Bowl. Both are playoff semifinals.

There’s not just a season premiere of “Angie Tribeca” (TBS, 8 p.m.), there’s an opportunity to binge with five new episodes in a row — half the season.

They made about three dozen Christmas movies, but here’s one about New Year’s Eve. Carlos PenaVega and Adelaide Kane star in “About a Midnight Kiss” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.), as a tech entrepreneur planning her companies New Year’s Eve Party with the help of a first time party planner with whom there is romance.

Hallmark won’t slow down its movie-making after the holidays, as seen in its 2019 Winterfest Preview Special (Hallmark, 10 p.m.), unveiling five new movies coming in January alone.

The other original movie on tonight, “Nightmare Best Friend” (Lifetime Movie Channel, 8 p.m.), about a friend returning with an ulterior motive.

Melissa McCarthy stars as a divorcee going back to college in the comedy “Life of the Party” (HBO, 8 p.m.). Also new to cable is the zombie virus horror flick “Patient Zero” (Starz, 10;55 p.m.) with Natalie Dormer and Matt Smith. Other movie threats: “Attack of the Killer Donuts” (TMC, 9 p.m.), “Psycho Prom Queen” (Lifetime Movies, 10 p.m.) and “Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies” (TMC, 10:30 p.m.).

Regina King and Gloria Alred are on “Sundays with Alec Baldwin” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

A family reunion goes wrong on “Deadly Deception” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

“Ready to Love” (OWN, 10 p.m.) has a reunion special.

“MythBusters” (Science, 8 p.m.) looks at prison escapes.

“The Young in Heart” (TCM, 8 p.m.) is paired with “Keeper of the Flame” (TCM, 10 p.m.), followed by “Double Indemnity” (TCM, 2 a.m.), Hitchcock’s “Lifeboat” (TCM, 2:15 a.m.) and the 1953 “Titanic” (TCM, 4 a.m.). A highlight in the middle of the day is “The Magnificent Ambersons” (TCM, 2:15 p.m.).

Pro basketball includes Houston at New Orleans (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Golden State at Portland (NBA, 10 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Howard at Georgetown (Fox Sports 1, noon), Davidson at North Carolina (ESPN2, noon), BYU at Mississippi State (ESPNU, noon), Kentucky at Louisville (ESPN2, 2 p.m.), St. Bonaventure at Syracuse (ESPNU, 2 p.m.), Xavier at DePaul (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.), Georgia Southern at Dayton (NBC Sorts, 3:30 p.m.), Butler at Florida (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), Belmont at Purdue (Fox Sports 1, 4:30 p.m.), Wisconsin at Western Kentucky (CBS Spots, 5:30 p.m.), Radford at Maryland (ESPNU, 6 p.m.), Oregon at Boise State (CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m.) and Bryant at Iowa (ESPNU, 8 p.m.).

Women’s games include Butler at Villanova (Fox Sports 2, 8 p.m.).

In the World Junior Hockey Championship, it’s Denmark vs. Switzerland (NHL, 4 p.m.), Czech Republic at Canada (NHL, 8 p.m.) and Sweden vs. U.S. (NHL, 10:30 p.m.).

Iggy Pop plays a 2016 edition of “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings), backed by members of Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age.

Jonah Hill hosts a “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 11:30 p.m.) from earlier in the season with Maggie Rogers as musical guest. At 10 p.m., there’s a cut down version of a 2010 episode hosted by Jeff Bridges and music from Eminem with Lil Wayne.

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