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True Jackson, VP
8:30/7:30c Nickelodeon
True and her pals get involved in a school play, and they quickly learn that all the real drama occurs backstage. True and Lulu are initially pleased that Ryan is the director. However, their excitement fades when Ryan fires True from working on the costumes and casts his crush, Kelsey, as the lead instead of Lulu. But Ryan better watch out, because an angry True is even willing to team up with Pinky Turzo (returning guest star Jeanette McCurdy) to get revenge. — Jennifer Sankowski

NFL Playoff
4:30/3:30c NBC
Today's Jets-Bengals matchup is the first of three Wild Card games which are rematches of lopsided wins last weekend. In a must-win contest, the Jets pounded Cincinnati 37-0 — with their top-ranked defense allowing the Bengals zero passing yards, and their top-ranked running game amassing 257 yards. With RB Cedric Benson and veteran QB Carson Palmer, the Bengal offense should certainly improve playing at home today, but last weekend's beating may be hard to get out of their heads. Following this matchup on NBC tonight is the NFC Wild Card game between Philadelphia and Dallas. — Dave Roeder

The Wishing Well
9/8c Hallmark
Jordan Ladd and Jason London star in this whimsical original movie, in which Ladd plays a journalist who goes to a small Illinois town to write a piece about its reportedly magic wishing well. Though she's less than thrilled about her assignment, the reporter finds that the well has had an effect on her, especially after she meets a young girl there who believes wholeheartedly in the well's powers. Ernest Borgnine and Sally Kellerman have supporting roles as eccentric residents of the town. — Brie Hearn

Saturday Night Live
11:29/10:29c NBC
Sports pundit and former basketball great Charles Barkley holds court as host of the first live show of 2010. Sir Charles will go through hoops to keep this promising SNL season running in its 35th year. Another key to the episode is Alicia Keys. The R&B songstress, hot off the success of her catchy Jay-Z collaboration "Empire State of Mind" and the release of her CD The Element of Freedom, takes the stage as the music performer. — Dean Maurer

9/8c BBC America
It was just a week ago that seemingly ordinary teen Luke Rutherford (Christian Cooke) learned that he's the great-great-grandson of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, and that it's his destiny to carry on the family legacy. And he's already embarking on his first mission: to summon and destroy an ancient demon named Gilgamel, who masquerades as an angel and preys on young children. Sounds easy enough, right? Not quite. Especially considering this baddie has about 2000 years of underworld experience compared to Luke's measly one week. — Karen Andzejewicz