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Saturday Night Live
11:29/10:29c NBC
There's nothing plain about this Jane. Instead, there promises to be plenty of glee and Cheerios when actress and comedian Jane Lynch takes the stage as host. Lynch, an Emmy winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her role as nasty cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on TV's Glee (and an Emmy nominee for her guest spot on Two and a Half Men), teams up with the SNL players for tonight's live lampooning lunacy. Meanwhile, Hawaii-born R&B vocalist Bruno Mars, riding the big wave of his CD Doo-Wops & Hooligans and his Billboard Top 100 hit "Just the Way You Are," is the music guest. — Dean Maurer

After the Fall
8/7c Hallmark
Desperate Housewives alum Andrea Bowen stars in this original 2010 movie as a promising equestrian who sustains a spinal injury after a fall during competition. Paralyzed from the waist down, she struggles to adapt to her new circumstances and the effects her injury has on her relationships. Rick Malambri also stars as a cowboy-next-door who helps Bowen's Jenna get back on her horse. — Brie Hearn

Monster Wolf
9/8c Syfy
Following the windfall profits reaped from high prices at the pump, a war that some believe was fought for oil, and the epic spill that fouled the Gulf of Mexico, it shouldn't be too hard to cast an oilman as a villain in a horror movie. Robert Picardo (Stargate Atlantis) plays the suit-and-tie type whose appetite for crude unleashes a vicious, supernatural monster. — Michael Chant

10/9c TLC
This new unscripted series goes inside Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers in Phoenix for a behind-the-scenes look at daily life inside one of America's busiest auction houses. Fierce bidding wars provide plenty of drama, and the fascinating history of items up for bid provide plenty of substance to this reality series. In the opener, a replica of Princess Diana's wedding dress, a rare dollhouse and an autographed Tiger Woods golf ball go on the auction block. — Karen Andzejewicz

College Football
8/7c ABC
Last week, the Trojans attempted to get revenge for last year's loss to Pac-10 rival Washington, and fell 32-31. Tonight, they're looking for payback against a Cardinal team that rolled them 55-21 last season and knocked them out of the BCS bowl picture. Stanford is also coming off an emotional loss: After leading Oregon 21-3 in the first half last week, the Cardinal defense imploded in a 52-31 blowout. A key to the game, hosted by Stanford, could be Stanford's ability to stop Southern California tailback Allen Bradford. — Dave Roeder

Public Enemies
10/9c Cinemax
Director Michael Mann takes a shot at the gangster genre with this high-caliber historical saga about the FBI's efforts to capture 1930s bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp). The man on his trail is special agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), who is charged by J.Edgar Hoover, the leader of the fledgling agency, to bring in the country's most elusive criminal, the infamous, larger-than-life Dillinger, who looked like a folk hero to some Depression-ravaged Americans with harsh feelings towards banks. The 2009 film is rated R for violence and strong language. — Ray Stackhouse

Houston, We Have a Problem
10/9c PlanetGreen
During the last presidential race, "Drill, baby, drill," became a slogan. This past summer, oil played a starring role in a long-running drama that is still complicating the lives of people who live along the Gulf Coast. Maybe now is a good time to reexamine what President George W. Bush famously called our nation's addiction. Director Nicole Torre serves up this documentary featuring remarks from Texas oilmen and insights into U.S. energy policy. — Michael Chant