Prime time TV focuses on watching election results

But entertainment escapes still available via cable.

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – Today is the day, finally! As our grand experiment in democracy continues, take heart in the fact that voter turnout appears to be high, and that it will all be over soon.

Regardless of the winner, Americans are, at the very least, concerned enough about the future of this country to take time out of their busy schedules to vote. It is a right, yes. But at the end of the day, it is also a responsibility not to be taken lightly. That said, if you do not take the time to get out and vote today (or if you haven’t done so already), you have no right to complain about the direction this country will take over the next four years.

Personally, I hope the candidate that wins finds a way to resolve the issues that have polarized this country in recent years, without disenfranchising anyone in the process. America always works best when Americans work together.

Tonight’s prime time TV lineup reflects the importance of Election 2012. All the major networks are covering the election results starting at 7 p.m. EST. For TV viewers who need a distraction other than the nonstop election results and talking network heads, here is a list of available alternatives on basic cable, as well as a few movie choices for those who desire a complete escape from all this year’s electioneering.

All times EST. Local air times may vary.

Basic cable:

New episodes of

“Alaska: The Last Frontier” at 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel

“Hard Time” at 8 p.m. on National Geographic Channel

“Sons of Anarchy” on FX at 9 p.m.

“Fighting Tuna” at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel

For movie lovers:

“The Fifth Element” at 8 p.m. on AMC

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” at 8 p.m. on FMC

“American Heart” at 8 p.m. On FLIX

“Contact” at 8 p.m. on REELZ

“Boogie Nights” at 9 p.m. on MOMAX

“Rosemary’s Baby” at 9 p.m. on SUNDANCE

“Collateral” at 9:30 p.m. on HBO

“Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy” at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX

“American Graffiti” at 10 p.m. on ENCORE


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