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What to Watch on Saturday: Cats take Animal Planet, 'Game Change' takes HBO

The ACC Tournament (1pm, WRAL) - Games scheduled for today at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Must Love Cats (8pm, Animal Planet) - Hello, Kitty. A new season of "Must Love Cats" opens with host John Fulton exploring the cat culture in Japan. Featured: Tama, the train station master cat (right); the Maneki Neko, or "Beckoning Cat;" Tashirojima (aka Cat Island); and a shelter for rescued cats, including ones left behind after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. An episode of "Too Cute" about something called "kitten dolls" airs at 9 and a different "Too Cute" about cats repeats at 10.

Of Two Minds (8pm, Lifetime) - A woman takes her schizophrenic sister to live with her family after her mother dies, but her sibling's disturbing behavior threatens their relationship.

Q Viva! The Chosen (8pm, Fox) - Two couples who dance the tango face a hard decision, and Marc Anthony embraces the Mexican pointy-boots trend.

Game Change (9pm, HBO) - This movie adaptation of the political best-seller by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann focuses on the John McCain-Sarah Palin storyline of the 2008 presidential campaign. Stars Ed Harris as McCain and Julianne Moore as Palin. Adrienne has a "Game Change" review.

The Firm (9pm, NBC) - Penultimate episode alert! Tonight, Mitch defends a woman accused of kidnapping a baby, Ray and Tammy find information on the Sarah Holt case, and Joey Morolto admits to being the head of the crime family.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Jonah Hill hosts with music guest The Shins.

What to Watch on Saturday: J-Lo searches for a Latin idol

Carolina at Duke (7pm, ESPN) - UNC travels to Duke looking to avenge their buzzer-beater loss from February 8.

Q'Viva! The Chosen (8pm, Fox) - Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony and Jamie King begin an international search for burgeoning Latin singers, dancers and musicians in the premiere of this new reality competition show. This "grabby" photo was likely taken before J-Lo and Marc Anthony split.

Blue-eyed Butcher (8pm, Lifetime) - A Houston prosecutor tries to prove that a suburban housewife who stabbed her husband nearly 200 times and then buried his body in their backyard is a cold-blooded murderer and not an abused wife who killed to protect her family. Based on a true story. Adrienne reviews.

The Firm (9pm, NBC) - Mitch and Ray probe the death of a sergeant's son and the case becomes a national security matter.

Too Cute (9pm, Animal Planet) - Kittens! This new episode follows the first few months of three litters of kittens, including Savannahs, Siberians and shorthairs.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Lindsay Lohan hosts with music guest Jack White.

What to Watch on Saturday: Watch 'The Firm' while you still can

The Ride (8pm, Showtime) - A documentary following "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan on a grueling 40-day bike ride across America to raise $1 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Keoghan's adventure included a trip to the hospital, extreme exhaustion, drastic weight loss and a dangerous crash in Ohio.

My Cat From Hell (8pm, Animal Planet) - In the second season finale: an attack cat has a couple fearing for the safety of their two-year-old son, and two sphynx cats fight for control of their owners' house. There's a marathon of Season 2 episodes starting today at 3. Animal Plane recently announced the show will back for Season 3.

The Firm (9pm, NBC) - NBC has moved this struggling drama to Saturday nights, which is not a good sign ("Awake" will air in the old spot on Thursdays starting March 1). So if you're a fan, watch it while you still can. In tonight's episode, two brothers become codefendants in a case that forces Mitch to coax one to betray the other. Meanwhile, Tammy works on a cryptic clue in the Sarah Holt case.

Pit Boss (9pm, Animal Planet) - Two back-to-back new episodes for tonight's season finale. In the first episode, Shorty learns his secret memoir will be published so he must prepare his sister for the book's surprises about their family. In the 10 p.m. episode, Shorty agrees to be "roasted" at a fundraiser for rescue charities.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Maya Rudolph hosts and the music guest is Sleigh Bells.  So, there's basically no way Rudolph can do her excellent Whitney Houston impersonation now, right?

Also, the TechJunkie blog has info on three shows airing on the National Geographic Channel today about illegal street racing and auto theft.

What to Watch on Saturday: Hallmark's 'Cupid' and Zooey D on SNL

Cupid (8pm, Hallmark) - A new Hallmark movie in which a talk show host (Joely Fisher) receives a visit from a mysterious love expert (Jamie Kennedy) who promises he'll reveal her true love to her if she first helps other couples find each other. Her matchmaking doesn't go well and she starts to question her task.

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (8pm, ABC) - From 1975, an animated Peanuts special in which Charlie Brown keeps vigil by the mailbox, waiting for a Valentine. In a 2002 special that follows, the gang searches for the meaning of love.

America's Most Wanted (8pm, Fox) - In this "Crimes of Passion" special broadcast, a fugitive from Texas wanted for murdering his wife with chainsaws and a Pennsylvania man who murdered his wife in 2005. Happy Valentines Day!

Parking Wars (9pm, A&E) - Season six opens in Detroit and Providence, Rhode Island.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl") hosts and the music guest is Karmin.

What to Watch on Saturday: NFL honors and great late night music

My Cat From Hell (8pm, Animal Planet) - Jackson Galaxy helps a woman whose cat attacks her roommate every chance it gets. I say, maybe the cat knows something she doesn't know. Also, some newlyweds move into a new house and then their cats suddenly no longer get along.

NFL Honors (9pm, NBC) - In advance of this weekend's Super Bowl, the NFL salutes its top players and plays in Indianapolis. Host Alec Baldwin is joined by celebrities and NFL stars, and awards are presented to NFL MVP, Coach of the Year, and the Walter Payton Man of the Year.

Pit Boss (9pm, Animal Planet) - The rescue of a severely abused pit bull turns dangerous for Shorty and Sebastian when the dog is frightened.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Channing Tatum hosts. Despite that fact, I will tune in for the musical guest Bon Iver.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Wilco performs from their 2011 album "The Whole Love."

Don't miss: John Mulaney stand-up special

Not much more to say about this new Comedy Central stand-up special, "John Mulaney: New in Town," besides it's funny. Very, very funny.

Mulaney is a 29-year-old writer for "Saturday Night Live" (he's the brains behind Bill Hader's "Stefon" character). He's a little nerdy and not really what you'd call edgy (at least not on basic cable) -- but he's still hilarious. His riff on the acting skills of "Law & Order: SVU" actor Ice T had me cracking up. "You mean, it's like when someone eats a lot of chocolate cake, and they can't stop eating chocolate cake?" You'll see what I mean.

This is Mulaney's first one-hour special (he was featured in a half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special in 2009, which I'm going to look for online right now). It won't be his last.

There's a clip from the show below.

What to Watch on Saturday: Meredith student competes for Miss America title

A Taste of Romance (8pm, Hallmark) - A movie about a classically trained chef (Teri Polo) who gets competition when a former fireman (James Patrick Stuart) opens a restaurant next door to hers. Though they clash initially, the pair soon strike up a friendship with the help of the man's precocious daughter (Bailee Madison). Check out Adrienne's review.

The Firm (8pm, NBC) - If you missed the two-hour premiere of this new drama last Sunday, and it sounds like a whole lot of you did, you can watch tonight. But just like on Sunday, it's opposite a big NFL game (AFC Divisional game on CBS).

My Cat From  Hell (8pm, Animal Planet) - Jackson Galaxy helps owners of a Bengal cat who disturbs the peace, and a cat who sneaks into an apartment.

Miss America Pageant (9pm, ABC) - Brooke Burke and Chris Harrison host the pageant, which is in its 91st year. Miss North Carolina, Hailey Best of Goldsboro, will be competing. Best is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and currently attends Meredith College, where she is a vocal performance major. Best is also Miss Durham 2011.

Collision Earth (9pm, Syfy) - A solar event puts Mercury on a collision course with Earth, and a discredited scientist's weapon of mass destruction may be the world's only hope.

Saturday Night Live (11:29, NBC) - Daniel Radcliffe hosts and the music guest is Lana Del Rey.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Arcade Fire perform songs from their Grammy-winning album, "The Suburbs."

What to Watch on Saturday: 'My Cat From Hell' returns, Kelly Clarkson on SNL

My Cat From Hell (8pm, Animal Planet) - In tonight's Season 2 premiere, cat behavior expert Jackson Galaxy (left) works with a couple's aggressive cat who poses a financial threat to their in-home Pilates studio. Also, a man uses the unpredictable behavior of their cat as a reason (excuse?) to postpone his proposal to his live-in girlfriend. And how's this for cool: We got a chance to interview Galaxy on Thursday!

Fixing Pete (8pm, Hallmark) - A fashion columnist (Brooke Burns) receives an assignment to make over a sloppy sportswriter (Dylan Bruno). As the pair spend time together, they learn from each other and romance blooms, but complications threaten to keep them apart. Adrienne reviewed this.

Metal  Evolution: Grunge (10pm, VH1 Classic) - An exploration of the grunge genre and how its rise precipitated the downfall of telegenic glam metal.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - Charles Barkley hosts and Kelly Clarkson is the musical guest.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Performances by Seattle indie rock band The Head and the Heart and British modern rock group Gomez.

Scotty McCreery sings a Christmas song with Michael Buble (sort of)

Not sure how this slipped by us for so long, but it's a gem. This skit from last weekend's "Saturday Night Live" has Michael Buble recording a Christmas Duets album with some of today's biggest singing stars (many of those stars were portrayed by host Jimmy Fallon). They're all really hilarious, including the Scotty McCreery bit. Scotty is portrayed by Taran Killam.

What to Watch on Saturday: WWE troop tribute and 'Story of Santa Claus'

America's Most Wanted: U.S. Marshals Special Edition (8pm, Fox) - Regular series episodes of this show are now on Lifetime, but Fox will have a few specials each season. This is one of them. U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most-wanted suspects are spotlighted, along with the work of federal marshals.

WWE Tribute to the Troops (9pm, NBC) - Pro wrestlers and other entertainers gathered at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville on December 13 for the WWE's annual tribute to the armed forces. Featured performers were Nickelback (pictured),  Mary J. Blige, and George Wallace. And of course, there was wrestling.

The Story of Santa Claus (9pm, CBS) - An animated musical from 1996 that explains how a toymaker named Nicholaus Claus (voice of Ed Asner) started the tradition of delivering toys to every child on Christmas. I haven't seen this so I'm not sure how it varies from the official story of Santa Claus ("Santa Claus is Comin' to Town") but they better not take too many liberties here! Betty White provides the voice of Mrs. Claus.

Earth's Final Hours (9pm, Syfy) - A doomsday scenario unfolds after a super-dense fragment of interstellar mass pierces the earth's core and slows down the planet's rotation.

CMA Country Christmas (9pm, ABC) - This is a repeat but it's another chance to see Scotty McCreery sing "The First Noel." Other performers include Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, and Faith Hill.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - A pit bull and her puppies must be rescued from an abandoned home, and Tia's daughter has a difficult choice to make when her dog's health worsens.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - SNL alum Jimmy Fallon returns to host, and Michael Bublé is the music guest.

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