Saturday’s TV highlights


Pit Boss: In the season premiere, three pit bulls are trapped in a house (10 p.m. Animal Planet).

Kidnap & Rescue: This new series uses actual footage, first-hand accounts and dramatic re-creations to tell the stories of kidnap victims and their heroic rescuers (10 p.m. Discovery).



Stand-Up Showdown 2011: Counting down the viewers’ top 20 favorite comedians (noon-10 p.m. Comedy Central).


Little Big Man: Dustin Hoffman stars as a 121-year-old white man raised by the Cheyenne, who looks back on his eventful life. Western from director Arthur Penn (2:30 p.m. TCM).

The Last Song: Miley Cyrus stars as a piano prodigy reluctant to spend a summer in a Southern beach town with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear) in this 2010 treat (9 p.m. Starz).


Mega Python vs. Gatoroid: Gigantic snakes and alligators battle in the Florida Everglades in this campy new TV movie that casts Debbie Gibson and Tiffany as, respectively, an animal rights activist who frees snakes from pet stores and the park ranger who has to deal with the serpents after they grow much larger. Micky Dolenz (“The Monkees”) also stars (9 p.m. Syfy).


Golf: Farmers Insurance Open, third round (Noon CBS).

College basketball: UCLA at Arizona State (12:30 p.m. FS Prime); Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount (5:30 p.m. FSN); Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State (7:30 p.m. FSN).


Winter X games: (1 p.m. ESPN2 and 6 p.m. ESPN).

College football: 2011 Senior Bowl (1 p.m. NFL).

Women’s college basketball: Arizona State at USC (2:30 p.m.

Pro basketball: The Charlotte Bobcats visit the Clippers (7:30 p.m. FS Prime).


Tennis: Australian Open, men’s final (Midnight ESPN2).