Smallville, Glee, and a Little ol' Thing Called the Super Bowl


8 p.m., CW


After the VRA finally releases Clark (Tom Welling), Lois (Erica Durance), Oliver (Justin Hartley), and Dinah (Alaina Huffman), the group debates whether or not Chloe (Allison Mack) was instrumental in their capture. Bad friend alert!

9 p.m., CBS

Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials

Re-airing the best Super Bowl commercials in the history of the game has become a tradition of its own... at least when it comes to CBS trying to capitalize on the Super Bowl whether or not it's airing the game. Jim Nantz and Lara Spencer recall the 10 best Super Bowl ads—plus, they preview some of Sunday’s highly-anticipated spots.

9 p.m., FOX


The Fringe division investigates a puzzling biological occurrence after a scientist ingests some blue powder that makes his bones disintegrate. Sounds painful.

9 p.m., CW


While Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) are busy trying to prevent dragons from kidnapping virgins, Death attempts to restore Sam’s (Jared Padalecki) soul. Out of context, these synopses must sound insane.

Also on the airwaves...
Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC
The Defenders, 8 p.m., CBS
Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., FOX
Who Do You Think You Are?, Season 2 premiere, 8 p.m., NBC
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8:30 p.m., CARTOON
Law & Order: UK, 9 p.m., BBC America
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO
CSI: NY, 10 p.m., CBS
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
Onion News Network, 10 p.m., IFC
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, 10 p.m., STARZ
Merlin, 10 p.m., Syfy
Portlandia, 10:30 p.m., IFC
NBA Basketball: Mavericks v. Celtics, Jazz v. Nuggets
NCAA Men’s Basketball: Harvard v. Princeton, Iona v. Fairfield


11:30 p.m., NBC

Saturday Night Live

SNL legend Dana Carvey hosts and awful has-been rock band Linkin Park performs.

Also on the airwaves...
NBA Basketball: Bulls v. Warriors
NCAA Men’s Basketball: St. Louis v. Xavier, West Virginia v. Villanova, Butler v. Cleveland State, Northern Iowa v. Drake, Baylor v. Texas A&M;, Wisconsin Green Bay v. Wisconsin Milwaukee, Central Michigan v. Kent State, Iowa v. Indiana, UNLV v. BYU, North Carolina State v. Duke, Connecticut v. Seton Hall, Kentucky v. Florida, Loyola Marymount v. St. Mary’s, Texas Tech v. Texas, Louisiana Tech v. Fresno State


3 p.m., ANIMAL

Puppy Bowl VII

The seventh-annual cute-fest features puppies playing with a football, of course—and this year, kittens and baby chicks are going to play, too!

6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific, FOX

Super Bowl XLV

The Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers face each other in what will probably be the most-watched telecast, ever, in history, of all time. No pressure, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger.

10 p.m., SHO


Frank (William H. Macy) receives some bad news about his health, Fiona (Emmy Rossum tags along with Steve (Justin Chatwin) while he buys a new car, and the rest of the Gallagher clan attempts to score some money from Veronica’s (Shanola Hampton) wealthy family by putting on a fake wedding for her and Kev (Steve Howey).

10:30 p.m., Eastern/7:30 p.m. Pacific


The kids of McKinley High have earned the high-profile post-Super Bowl slot. In this special episode, Will (Matthew Morrison) and Coach Beiste (Dot Jones) mediate a conflict between the glee club and the football team, and Sue (Jane Lynch) comes up with a dangerous way for the Cheerios to win Nationals. Plus, New Directions performs a “Thriller” mashup.

Also on the airwaves...
Big Love, 9 p.m., HBO
Californication, 9 p.m., SHO
Episodes, 9:30 p.m., SHO
Worst Cooks in America, 10 p.m., FOOD
NBA Basketball: Magic v. Celtics
NHL Hockey: Penguins v. Capitals
NCAA Basketball: Michigan State v. Wisconsin
NCAA Women’s Basketball: Baylor v. Oklahoma State, South Carolina v. Arkansas

What are you watching this weekend?

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