What's On TV
SATURDAY 1/30 The Magic Jersey (Disney Channel, 7-7:30 p.m.): A young boy refuses to allow his football-playing girl cousin into his club until he inherits a magic football jersey from his grandpa. The jersey gives him a whole new perspective on pro football - since he turns into a real star on a real team, and his cousin knows all the plays. Meant to involve both girls and boys, it is nonsexist fun.
Australian Open (ESPN, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.): The absence of Pete Sampras and a minefield of upsets have left the men's draw in a lackluster state. Or is this just the beginning of a new champ's rise to glory?
SUNDAY 1/31 Super Bowl XXXIII (Fox, pregame from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; kickoff at 6:18 p.m.): It's Atlanta's first trip to the greatest annual sporting spectacle in the world, the Super Bowl. Will the Falcons soar over the defending champion Denver Broncos? The game is just one part of an all-day extravaganza. More than 500 dancers will perform to a Caribbean cruise theme; the sounds of Kiss, Cher, Gloria Estefan, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will add to the sideshow.
SuperBawl Sunday (AMC, 6 a.m.-12 midnight): For viewers who prefer heartwarming films to championship football games, AMC offers a day-long festival of dramas including "Man in the Gray Flannel Suit," with Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones; "Imitation of Life," starring Lana Turner and Sandra Dee; and "Love in the Afternoon," starring Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. Pull out those handkerchiefs.
Family Guy (Fox, 10-10:30 p.m.): Animated series about a dysfunctional New England family makes its debut. Created by Seth MacFarlane, the prime-time cartoon isn't as funny or smart as "The Simpsons," but it might score big points because of its time slot, sandwiched between the Super Bowl and "The Simpsons." The show will air regularly in March.
TV Guide Channel (TVG, 12 midnight): TV Guide moves from print to television with the launch of its very own channel. Previously known as the Prevue Channel, it will feature profiles of performers, the latest entertainment news, and up-to-the-minute TV listings.