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From its inception in 1980 through the election of 2008, the winner of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary has gone on to win the nomination. Tonight brings the 2012 edition. The latest NBC News/Marist poll puts Mitt Romney ahead in South Carolina. Other polls say Newt Gingrich, who apparently recently gained the endorsement of Sarah Palin (she was nearly president!), will prevail.

Also returning tonight:

An Idiot Abroad (Science)

The Vanilla Ice Project (10pm DIY)

Premiering tonight:

Bayou Billionaires (9pm CMT) explores the question, “What if no one told Jed Clampett that California is the place he ought to be?”

My Big Redneck Vacation (9:30pm CMT) follows "the real-life, naturally-entertaining extended Clampet family, born and raised in the South, as they embark on a ‘fish out of water’ experience by visiting a fancy beach rental in the Hamptons for the summer.”

Scorned (10 pm ID) “uncovers crimes of passion sparked by a spurned lover's snap from provocative paramour to predacious threat.”

World Wild Web (7pm NGW) compiles cute home videos of pets.

Primetime Saturdays, Nov. 19, 2011-Jan. 14, 2012
(Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses)
10.6(---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) CBS Football
1.9 (1.0) (---) (---) (1.0) (1.3) (---) (1.5) (1.3) Cops
1.9 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Miss America
0.7 (---) (---) (---) (0.9) (0.7) (---) (---) (1.1) Law & Order SVU
0.7 (0.4) (0.5) (1.0) (---) (0.6) (---) (0.6) (0.6) Terra Nova
0.4 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) The Firm


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  • Jan. 21, 2012, 2:55 a.m. CST


    by Jaka

    Not a lot happening on Saturday television, evidently.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Amd ot

    by Jaka

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Wtf... I'm sober! I swear!

    by Jaka

  • He said that he took the money he earned in his brief musical career and plowed it into real estate. He claims that he has done very well in real estate even with the downturn in the market. His advice? Work hard and understand the market you're investing in. I might give this show a glance just to see how he's making money in such a negative real estate market.

  • I still expect dude to just bust out with a "All right... stop... grab that bucket and move it...."

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Jaka, you're so right!

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    I was expecting him to talk like a wigger. He was wearing a hat with the brim turned to the side like all of the rappers wear their hats. Instead, he sounded halfway intelligent and he even mocked MC Hammer for wasting his fortune!

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    I'm going to give The Fades on BBC America another shot.

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    The first episode didn't knock my socks off, but it wasn't entirely horrible either. It may be like Supernatural in that it takes a number of episodes for the writers to find their footing. Of course, comparing it to the superlative Supernatural isn't really fair, but one can hope that the show turns out to be a hidden gem of sorts. Anywho, it's not like there's much else on Saturday nights.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Anybody still watch Supernatural?

    by donkey_lasher

    It's like it's on its last legs. And it's survival is hardy being helped by the season being chopped in half and interrupted.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by Bop N Rumble

    My iconic idol of illimitable intelligence. Great to read you again. It's nice to see you don't judge Vanilla Ice by his looks, but are willing to look past his exterior. Of course, I didn't expect otherwise from you. What a legendary and lovely lady you are. If Inspiration were a woman you would be her.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    The Fades...

    by Jarek

    Definitely picks up. By the time you're at episode 3 you'll be hooked.

  • That's right, I went there.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by Michael Lunney

    How true! Fuck the Republicans

  • And, you possess those qualities in such abundance that one wonders if there are any outstanding qualities that you do not possess. I think not! When I compare you to certain other posters (we all know who they are), the pure magnificence of your existence makes them seem like single cell creatures striving to climb out of the primordial ooze. You have evolved to the pinnacle of humanity, while they flail about in a noxious stew of failure, insignificance, inferiority, and horrifying imperfection. That you would take the time to address this humble board is a blessing that I will never forget. I will speak for all of us on this talkback and say THANK YOU, from the bottom of our very souls, for every brilliant word you have bestowed upon us. I'd sooner accept death than post here without your peerless genius guiding us along.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    As W. used to say - mission accomplished

    by Michael Lunney

    I hope Colbert wins today's primary - yeah, I know, I know

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Donkey Lasher, yeah, Supernatural is in a bit of a rut.

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    The problem is that the writers have basically come up with the most apocalyptic end-of-the-world storylines in past seasons, and they don't have elsewhere to go to top those scenarios. So, they proffered the Leviathan arc this season, but it doesn't seem to be working.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Any predictions for today's primary?

    by Michael Lunney

    Whoever wins, we all lose....

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Jarek, thanks for the info concerning The Fades.

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    I will definitely try to watch a fair portion of the season and give the show a chance to prove itself. My one complaint concerns the black side-kick guy who spouts horror movie factoids. I can barely understand what he's saying. His accent is very thick. I watched the mini-series 'State of Play' on BBC America, and it turned out better than I expected.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by Xiphos_2

    Christ on a pop sickle stick you retard who are you kidding with running two names to blow yourself with? You're a pathetic gimp and need to step you're game up mongoloid.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by Bop N Rumble

    Is that a way to talk to a lovely lady? Apologize right now! It's the polite thing to do. Women of extreme intelligence like I_like_lanalang should be cherished and not be treated like a piece of crap. I don't know where you come from but it must be an ugly place where people have no manners let alone some basic education. I really feel for the women living there. How does it feel to be number 2, by the way? It would explain your frustrated behavior.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Xiphos_2, please refrain from using such vile & unnecessary profanity.

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    No, that type of language does not make you appear to be clever, funny, or the least bit intelligent. Such filth is ALWAYS spouted by those of lesser abilities who feel incapable of exchanging thoughts and ideas on the same level as the more enlightened talkback posters. Do you understand?

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by chad kuhns

    Exactly who appointed you as the judge of each talkbacker? Furthermore, what gives you the slightest right to sit on an imaginary high horse, condescending down upon others? Your attempts to talk down to others only serves to paint you as someone with delusions of intellectual grandeur. You make every attempt to cut down any talkbacker, yet refuse to acknowledge that you are the most despised individual in the forums. Do not judge others, less judgement shall continued to be rendered upon you by the many of us that see through your thin veil of ignorance.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by chad kuhns

    agree 100%

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by Michael Lunney

    You're a standup guy, my friend.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    i_love_lanalang ?

    by phantomcreeps

    Can I do you doggy style, and maybe some anal? I'll still let you watch all your TV shows, while we do it. You can even tell me what happened in them, after we are done. I know you like your shows.

  • Thank you for that, fellow talkbackers.

  • Jan. 21, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by phantomcreeps

    You can do, no wrong. You are an AICN veteran and staple. We love ya, Jaka. Seriously. Fuck you, Creepythinman!

  • Jan. 22, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST


    by JaredP

    not one moderate among them. obama will easily take this election come november

  • Jan. 22, 2012, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Fuck You creepythinman!

    by phantomcreeps

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:17 a.m. CST

    The Fades

    by V'Shael

    I found it really hard to understand what the hell was going on in that show. I wasn't just letting it play in the background while doing something else. I watched each episode twice, and it still felt like the writers wrote each episode in isolation with no idea where they were going. Towards the end, it definitely seemed to straighten out and fly right though, but then the ending really fizzled out too. I wouldn't be interested in a second series. Though that's just my opinion.

  • Jan. 23, 2012, 3:19 a.m. CST


    by V'Shael

    It's definitely on its last legs. Killing off Bobby was a bit of a shocker, but the storyline has just gone so far off the rails right now, it's crazy. Leviathans have infiltrated all levels of power, etc... Why? Who the fuck knows. And even the mega-powers like Crowley can't do anything about them? Just end it. And let's pretend the show ended with Sam falling into the pit.