Two teams, with designs on bowl game appearances, clash today in South Bend, Ind., with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame defending their home turf from the Louisville Cardinals. Irish QB Everett Golson may be a Heisman contender but he may find it tough going against a Louisville that ranks among the best in the nation. Will Gardner and the Cardinals will similarly find it an uphill climb against a tough Notre Dame"D."
The Little Mermaid
Critics cheered this 1989 adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story as the start of a new golden age of Disney animation. Independent-minded mermaid Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson) risks her beautiful singing voice and her father's undersea kingdom to become human after falling for a land-dwelling prince. The song "Under the Sea," performed by ultracool Sebastian the crab (voice of Samuel E. Wright), won an Oscar.
My Cat From Hell
Jordan's beloved cat Chloe mercilessly bullies his recent bride Julie's cat Ketone, making these newlyweds' new life together a nightmare -- and unless they can find a way to achieve kitty detente, Ketone may have to go. Elsewhere, Latham and Adrian spent a small fortune renovating their beachfront home in Laguna, but Latham's cat Ducati is destroying their hard work, forcing them to cover furniture in plastic and resort to other unsightly barriers in the new episode "Chloe the Bully."
A Royal Christmas
Emily (Lacey Chabert), a seamstress from her father's Philadelphia tailoring company, is shocked to discover that her European boyfriend, Leo (Stephen Hagan), is actually Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of the small sovereign country of Cordinia. Far worse, Leo's mother, Queen Isadora (Jane Seymour) is in a royal snit over her son's plans to wed a commoner. Katherine Flynn, Seymour's real-life daughter, co-stars as Natasha, Leo's ex-girlfriend.
An En Vogue Christmas
The members of En Vogue reunite for a Christmas concert to save a nightclub, but that means putting aside some old issues, including their relationship with former manager Marty (David Alan Grier), whom the ladies blame for splitting them up. This new TV movie features some of the group's biggest hits, as well as two new original songs. Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett star as themselves. Genelle Williams ("Warehouse 13") also stars.
That Awkward Moment
Three pals -- played by Zac Efron, Miles Teller ("The Spectacular Now") and Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station") -- grapple with moving romantic relationships from the casual to the more committed in this 2014 comedy. They make a pact not to involve themselves deeply with women anymore, but of course, their prospects improve as soon as they've struck that accord. Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas play the objects of their confusion.
In this new episode, Pasiphae (Sarah Parish) lays siege to a vulnerable Atlantis, which looks ready to fall without the Palladium to protect it. The city's only hope lies with Jason, Hercules and Pythagoras (Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy, Robert Emms), but that trio is far away and fighting a desperate battle of their own at the moment. Aiysha Hart also stars.
In a new episode, it was the "Lakes of the Last Frontier" that attracted Eric and Cynthia to Glenallen, Alaska, but after living in a crowded bed and breakfast, the couple hopes to find a remote home all their own in the area.
EAT: The Story of Food
Sugar gets a (mostly justified) bad rap these days, mainly in terms of the massive quantities in which many modern people consume it. The new episode "Sugar Rushes" points out that as climate changes in the distant past killed off rain forest fruit trees, an important source of energy, humans who had the ability to process sugar survived while other species died out. A second episode follows immediately.
The To Do List
Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation") has a good, if not family-friendly, role in this 2013 comedy about a book-smart early-1990s teen who decides she needs to become more worldly before heading off to college. She makes a list of life experiences she wants to catch up on, and she quickly realizes she's outdone herself with her wishes. Connie Britton ("Nashville") and Clark Gregg play her parents in a cast that also includes Bill Hader and Andy Samberg.
In the new episode "The Big Freeze," off-the-grid newbies Cassie and Steve, along with their 4-month-old infant, face down a threat to their food supply. Elsewhere, Dan, a 71-year-old homesteader, must make a five-hour hike in the wilderness to mend a broken window.
You may remember them from their accomplished work in the DIY reality series "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish," but craftsmen Robert, Leon and Albert are fish out of water as they venture outside their own Amish community to accept home improvement jobs from Boston to Southern California and points in between in this new unscripted show. In the series premiere, Robert and Albert travel to Los Angeles for a renovation project to raise money for their hometown.