Yes, yes, we all know the Superbowl is on. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that directly afterwards comes the supersized episode of THE OFFICE, which has been so hyped we’re almost afraid it’ll disappoint. But what else is on tonight? Seeing as the other networks have opted against airing test patterns or the Yule Log, here are a few options for you.
CBS REPORTS: THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE (7PM CBS)
Figuring “if you can’t beat them, bore them”, CBS offers up an hour long report on the — say it with me — historic journey of Barack Obama. Frankly, we’d rather see the full, unedited Sarah Palin interviews. I mean, at least then there’s be some laughs.
FORBIDDEN LOVE: POLYGAMY (7PM The Learning Channel)
Can’t get enough BIG LOVE? Then this is the place to be. First, at 7, a look inside a polygamist sect (think Juniper Creek), and then, at 8 p.m., TLC presents MY HUSBAND’S THREE WIVES. That’s right, it’s a house where the kisses are hers and hers and hers and his.
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER (7PM FOX)
One of tonight’s contestants is a NASA astronaut. I don’t know about you, but if he’s not smarter than a fifth grader, I’m not going to take a whole lotta pride in our space program.
PUPPY BOWL (7PM Animal Planet)
Puppies and kittens and cuteness… oh my!
SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS PREVIEW (8PM TVGuide Channel)
Jeff Probst and company offer up some info on the 4,325 season of the venerable reality/game show, which this time around heads to Brazil. Tune in and meet the contestants so as to get a jump on who you wanna love to hate when the show kicks off on February 12.
WIPEOUT (8PM ABC)
Sure, it’s a rerun, but come on, admit it: You’ve missed saying the words “Ouch!” in conjunction with the words “big balls.” Another rerun follows.
BIG LOVE (9PM HBO, 10PM TMN in Canada)
Roman’s trial is approaching, and that’s got Bill all atwitter. Especially since nobody knows exactly what that little schemer Rhonda will say once she gets up on the stand!
BATHTASTIC! (9PM DO IT YOURSELF NETWORK)
It’s a marathon of episodes and while I’ve never actually seen it, I think “bathtastic!” may be my new favorite word to just randomly shout out in moments of joy. Try it. “That’s bathtastic!”
THE L WORD! (9PM Showtime)
Jenny’s movie hasn’t exactly been pleasing people of late, including her (especially since it was re-edited and isn’t exactly what she was hoping!), but tonight there’s an even bigger problem when the negative goes missing. And what will Bette do with the secret she learns? If you miss the episode and wanna get the scoop, head on over to our friends at blogitoutb.com for a recap on Monday.
WIPEOUT BOWL: CHEERLEADERS VS COACH POTATOES (10PM ABC)
Oh sweet mother of happiness, a new episode of Wipeout! With cheerleaders! And fat guys who sit on the couch watching too much TV! Because frankly, those are two social groups that just don’t get enough interaction.
UNITED STATES OF TARA (10PM Showtime)
Tara’s sex life with Max ain’t so great, making her wonder if maybe he’s getting his kicks not from champagne, but from her other alters. Um, d’uh!
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (10:05PM HBO, )
What do you do if you wind up in big trouble ’cause your new song disparages rappers? Why form your own gang of course, right, Bret?