College football (11 a.m., ESPN): Pittsburgh vs. Southern Methodist in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
NFL football: Bengals at Texans in an AFC wild-card game (2:30 p.m., Ch. 5); Lions at Saints in an NFC wild-card game (6 p.m., Ch. 5).
College basketball: San Francisco at BYU (4 p.m., BYUTV): Nevada at Utah State (7 p.m., KUTVDT2).
Republican Debate (7 p.m., Ch. 4): GOP presidential hopefuls discuss the issues in New Hampshire.
NBA basketball (8:30 p.m., Root): Jazz at Golden State.
The Mentalist (8 p.m., Ch. 2): A building explodes while Patrick Jane and the team are investigating a death threat.