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On TV this weekend: NFL playoffs, plus Paul Simon on "Great Performances"

Published January 4, 2013 12:28 pm

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The NFL playoffs get under way this weekend. Four games. Three networks. Two days. Can't wait.

The schedule is Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans (Saturday, 2:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5); Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (6 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5); Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens (Sunday, 11 a.m., CBS/Ch. 2); and Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins (Sunday, 2:30 p.m., );

Friday on TV …

College football (6 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Cotton Bowl — Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M

"Undercover Boss" (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The CEO of Mood Media goes under cover.

Men's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Hawaii at BYU

NBA (7 p.m. ROOT): Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns

"CSI: New York" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Two victims are linked by a very unusual weapon.

"Great Performances" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): Paul Simon reunites with his original band to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his album "Graceland."

"Merlin" (8 and 10 p.m., Syfy): Arthur's men are disappearing. (Season premiere)

"Blue Bloods" (9 p.m, CBS/Ch. 2): A deadly sniper may be an eco-terrorist.

Saturday on TV ...

College football (11 a.m., ESPN): BBVA Compass Bowl — Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh

Women's college basketball (2 p.m., BYUtv): San Francisco at BYU

Men's college basketball: Seattle at Utah State (7p.m., KMYU); BYU at San Francisco (8 p.m., BYUtv)

NBA (7 p.m. ROOT): Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns

Sunday on TV ...

"60 Minutes" (6 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A look inside one of the world's most successful soccer franchises — FC Barcelona.

"Once Upon a Time" (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Regina is accused of murdering a beloved fairy-tale character.

"Secrets of Highclere Castle" (7 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): A look inside the castle that serves as home on "Downton Abbey."

"The Simpsons" (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Homer joins a survivalist group.

College football (7 p.m., ESPN): GoDaddy.com Bowl — Arkansas State vs. Kent State

"Iron Chef America" (8 p.m., Food Network): Utah chef Viet Pham vs. Bobby Flay.

"The Good Wife" (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) complicates Will's big case.

"Revenge" (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Emily zeroes in on a new target.

"The Biggest Loser" (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A new season begins, and among the contestants is Utahn Jackson Carter.

"Masterpiece" (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7): The third season of "Downton Abbey" begins, and the estate is once again in financial peril.

"The Mentalist" (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): A young woman dies during a stint in rehab.

"Happy Endings" (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Brad and Penny accidentally kill Alex's pet.

"Don't Trust the B.... in Apt. 23" (9:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): June has trouble fitting in at her new job.

Scott D. Pierce