SPIKE at 8 p.m. for Movie: Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof
Part of a double-bill tribute to low-budget exploitation genre films of the late ’60s and early ’70s, Quentin Tarantino’s high-octane (and characteristically wordy) 2007 action film chronicles the tale of a deranged veteran stuntman (Kurt Russell) who uses his car to stalk and kill unsuspecting young women in the South. Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell and Rose McGowan also star.
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WLTZ at 4:30 p.m. for NFL Football
The road to the Super Bowl begins Saturday with the first of four wild-card contests to take place this weekend. NBC will have coverage of Saturday’s pair, with two more airing Sunday on CBS and Fox. The winners here advance to the divisional round next weekend. With the exception of Saturday’s games, Fox will air all NFC contests while CBS will cover the AFC. Fox will also carry Super Bowl XLV from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6.
WTVM at 8 p.m. for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Tough guys — wrestler Dan Gable, ultimate fighter Randy Couture, Les Stroud (“Survivorman”) and Gabe Rygaard (“Ax Men”) join Ty and the team to build a home for Jeff and Shelley Lampe, parents of six who have turned their garage into a makeshift wrestling gym for neighborhood youngsters. The family business has fallen on hard times, and the children are out growing the dilapidated house.
ESPN at 8:37 p.m. for the BCS National Championship Game
It was a matchup many wanted to see, and the BCS didn’t get it wrong this time, as No. 1 Auburn and No. 2 Oregon meet in Glendale, Ariz., in the BCS National Championship Game. Expect scoring to be order of the evening as the Ducks boast the nation’s top offense, averaging nearly 50 points per game with Heisman Trophy finalist LaMichael James at running back. The Tigers have some weapons of their own led by Heisman winner Cameron Newton at quarterback.
WRBL at 8 p.m. for NCIS
When a Marine is murdered during a dinner cruise, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his colleagues must team up with an agent from the Coast Guard Investigative Service to find the killer. Diane Neal returns as CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin in the new episode “Ships in the Night.” Roark Critchlow also stars.
WTVM at 9 p.m. for Modern Family
When Alex (Ariel Winter) starts obsessing over her studies, Phil and Claire (Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen) urge her to relax. Jay (Ed O’Neill) isn’t happy with Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) efforts to befriend another couple. An encounter with an old flame leads Mitchell and Cameron (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet) to a disturbing discovery. Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) guest stars in the new episode "Our Children, Ourselves."