MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7
8/7c | Chuck (NBC) | For their first “engagement” (heh) as fiancé and fiancée, Chuck and Sarah make tracks for Morocco to rescue superspy Roan Montgomery (returning guest star John Larroquette). Thing is, the master seducer doesn’t fancy himself in need of saving.
8 pm | House (Fox) | When Cuddy’s mom goes from being a PITA to the POTW, House pulls out all the (ethical) stops to save her bacon.
9 pm | The Chicago Code (Fox) | Shawn Ryan (The Shield) sired this stellar new drama about a top cop (The L Word‘s Jennifer Beals) who enlists her former partner (Brotherhood‘s Jason Clarke) to help bring down a corrupt alderman (Delroy Lindo). Top-quality, Windy City-worshipping stuff.
9 pm | Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Get ’em while their fresh/no one’s incarcerated!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
8/7c | Glee (Fox) | The best episode in a while? Read my p’review™.
9 pm | Raising Hope (Fox) | Watch the first new episode in months or Maw Maw’ll flash you.
9 pm | Hellcats (The CW) | I’m a sucker for flashback episodes, so sit back and see how Savannah & Co. made their own debuts as Hellcats.
10 pm | Parenthood (NBC) | Guest Star Alert #1: Sexy John Corbett begins a run as Sarah’s ex!
10 pm | The Good Wife (CBS) | Guest Star Alert #2: Michael J. Fox sews up his 2011 Emmy nom by returning as neurologically impaired attorney Louis Canning!!
10 pm | White Collar (USA Network) | Guest Star Alert #3: Billy Dee Williams “Landos” on the series as an old flame of June’s (Diahann Carroll)!!!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
9/8c | Friday Night Lights (DirecTV) | Lucky-duck subscribers to the dish service get to see how the clock runs out on the beloved series; Season 5 starts up on NBC April 15.
9 pm | Human Target (Fox) | The second season finale finds the team’s future in jeopardy when Chance digs into Ilsa’s late husband’s past.
9:30 pm | Mr. Sunshine (ABC) | Matthew Perry has big
wine glasses shoes to fill, replacing Courteney Cox’s Cougar Town for the next nine Wednesdays.
10 pm | Justified (FX) | Based on the Season 2 episodes I’ve screened thus far, the Southern-fried drama is every bit as good as you remember, populated by a colorful cadre of new scalawags (including Million Dollar Baby‘s very mean mom).
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10
8/7c | The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Embrace VD – Valentine’s Day, duh – as Stefan and Elena try to have a “normal” night together. Good luck with that, kids.
9 pm | Bones (Fox) | Speaking of the most romantic time of year, Booth has somehing he wants to ask Hannah. (And no, it’s not “How many more episodes are you signed for?)
9:30 pm | Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Ron’s ex hilariously marks the spot when Megan Mullally resurfaces as Tammy.
10 pm | Archer (FX) | An animated paternity test? What?
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11
8/7c | Smallville (The CW) | Annette O’Toole returns as Clark’s mom – though perhaps for the lousiest of reasons.
9 pm | Fringe (Fox) | You thought we were done visiting the alternate universe? Hardly.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
11:30/10:30c | Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Russell Brand hosts. All together now, sing: “Inside of youuuu…. Inside of youuuu….”
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13
9/8c | Desperate Housewives (ABC) | Before he saddles up for TNT’s reboot of Dallas, Larry Hagman drops by Wisteria Lane as Lynette’s obnoxious new stepdad.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the Comments to make tune-in suggestions of your own!