The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week
MONDAY, JANUARY 31
8/7c | Chuck (NBC) | Series bosses Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz told HitFix.com that the final scenes of this midseason finale “are the best 10 minutes of Chuck ever.” Add that to what Zach teased in hit TVLine Q&A, and color us intrigued!
8 pm | Human Target (Fox) | Briefly sidelined by Idol, Chance & Co. swing back into action on this special night, then again on Wednesday.
9 pm | Lie To Me (Fox) | Cal takes on a Mark Zuckerberg type in this bubble show’s Season 3 finale. But might the episode also feature a change in someone’s “Relationship Status”…?
10 pm | Harry’s Law (NBC) | A Practice vet make perfect casting when Steve “Eugene” Harris guest-stars as a convict.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
8/7c | One Tree Hill (The CW) | C’mon, you can’t just show up for last week’s bachelorette party and not also attend the wedding. Didn’t you see the pretty?
9 pm | NCIS: LA (CBS) | Pete Cambor resurfaces as Nate Getz, the team’s operational psychologist, when Sam goes undercover as a prison inmate.
9 pm | V (ABC) | Oded Fehr (Sleeper Cell), who like bacon makes everything better, begins an arc as a Mossad agent fronting a rather violent faction of Fifth Column. Oh, and Anna hops a shuttle to the Vatican!
10 pm | The Good Wife (CBS) | Three promises to be a crowd when Cary recruits his own Kalinda/Blake-type, played by Tim Guinee (Lie To Me).
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
9:30 pm | Cougar Town (ABC) | Celebrate Valentine’s Day early by hanging with the Cul De Sac Crew one last time before Matthew Perry borrows this time slot for 10 weeks.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3
8/7c | The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Sheldon takes acting lessons from Penny? There is so much wrong with that sentence, it can only turn out right.
8 pm | Community (NBC) | A cute librarian (Quarterlife‘s Maite Schwartz) threatens to bust up Troy and Abed’s bromance.
8:30 pm | $#*! My Dad Says (CBS) | Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors tries to muscle in on Capt. Kirk’s would-be romance with Jean Smart. (See photos here.)
9 pm | CSI (CBS) | A wise man I work with perhaps put it best: “Is Grissom Returning?”
9 pm | Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Kevin McKidd (“Owen”) stepped behind the camera to direct this episode, in which Derek’s Alzheimer’s trial gets underway, and newly winged Charlie’s Angel Rachael Taylor debuts as Callie’s obstetrician. (Full McQ&A coming later this week!)
9:30 pm | Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Leslie’s latest project is threatened by a Twilight obsesssive played by, no, not a 13-year-old girl, but SNL‘s Will Forte.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4
8/7c | Smallville (The CW) | Same midseason premiere mentioned here last week, now on a “new” night!
9 pm | Fringe (Fox) | A possible biological warfare attack leads the team to a man from Walter’s past who has ties to Olivia.
9 pm | Supernatural (The CW) | Same midseason premiere mentioned here last week, now on a “new” night!
10 pm | Barbara Walters Special: A Matter Of Life and Death (ABC) | Babs interviews fellow heart surgery patients President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Regis Philbin and Charlie Rose.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5
9/8c | Billy Gardell: Halftime (Comedy Central) | The Mike & Molly star takes his stand-up act back home to Pittsburgh, tackling such topics as hand sanitizers, the rules of marriage, and technology overload.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6
6/5c | Super Bowl XLV (Fox) | Come for the commercials, stay for the slim chance you’ll win your office’s grid pool.
Who Knows? pm | Glee (Fox) | Human cannons. Flame-shooting bras. Katie Couric getting ripped by Sue Sylvester. A thematically off-the-wall take on Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” It’s alllllll here. Here’s a video clip:
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to offer tune-in suggestions of your own!