The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week

As but a supplement to the awesome features and original reporting TVLine has coming your way this week, here are 29 shows you might want to keep on your radar.

8/7c | House (Fox) |
While House delves into Thirteen’s prison secret during a road trip, the team back home treats a hoarder with a secret (and his secret has a secret!).
8 pm | Chuck (NBC) | Chuck tries to save Vivian from an assassin; Mary tries to keep Ellie from digging into her father’s past.
8 pm | The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) | Ben pops the question. (Shouldn’t kids this age only be popping zits?)
9 pm | The Chicago Code (Fox) | Tempers flare during a Windy City heat wave.
10 pm | Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Even on their day off, McGarrett and Danny can’t escape dead bodies.
10 pm | Castle (ABC) | Rick gets some advice from poker pals Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly. Where’s Patterson, off banging out 172 two-page chapters?

Alana De La Garza Hopes Law & Order: LA Role Will Give ‘Mothership’ Fans a Little Closure

8/7c | NCIS (CBS) |
The old saying “Eight is company, 11’s a crowd” comes to the fore when EJ’s team moves into the squad room.
9 pm | NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | Eric goes undercover – laced shoes and everything!
10 pm | Parenthood (NBC) | Sarah Ramos is given some heavy lifting to do when Haddie’s ‘rents get the 411 on what she’s been up to.
10 pm | The Good Wife (CBS) | Alicia. Finds. Out. (I’ll be hiding under my kitchen table.)

NCIS: LA: Is Claire Forlani Replacing Hetty?

8/7c |
The Middle (ABC) | Mike has a horribly selfish ulterior motive for grounding Axl.
9 pm | Modern Family (ABC) | Claire and Haley are about to become very popular.
9:30 pm | Happy Endings (ABC) | Series premiere: I have watched all 17 of this TV season’s “Couples At Different Stages” sitcoms, and this is my favorite. Hope you agree.
9:30 pm | Breaking In (Fox) | Alyssa Milano is a dentist… and suddenly I want a root canal.
10 pm | Justified (FX) | Mags Bennett? Not happy.

A Justified Killing: Burning Questions Answered!

8/7c |
Community (NBC) | Pierce gets a lady friend, while Abed takes a course that studies the aforementioned Alyssa Milano’s ’80s sitcom, Who’s The Boss?
9 pm | Bones (Fox) | John Francis “Sweets” Daley wrote this episode, which guest-stars Jo Anne Worley (Laugh In) as a pet psychic.
9 pm | Nikita (The CW) | Does Nikita make breakfast?
9 pm | The Office (NBC) | Will Ferrell debuts as Michael Scott’s potential replacement – because if you have not heard, Steve Carell is leaving soon. True story!
9:30 pm | Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Would you rather RSVP for April and Andy’s dinner party, or join Ann at a singles mixer?

The Office First Look: Will Ferrell Arrives at Dunder Mifflin

8/7c |
Friday Night Lights (NBC) | At long last, it is game time for those of you who A) don’t have DirecTV and B) resisted the urge to pick up the final season DVD set.
8 pm | Smallville (The CW) | I’ve been told to count on some sssssteamy smoochin’ between Clark Luthor and… oops, I’m out of space.
9 pm | Supernatural (The CW) | What would happen if the Titanic never sank? Celine Dion would be the featured performer at some Six Flags stage show, I am guessing.
9 pm | Fringe (Fox) | TV’s Alternate Reality Night continues, with the show that does it best.

Tom Welling and Other Smallville Stars Flash Back to the Pilot

6/5c |
Toy Story marathon (Starz) | Grab two boxes of Kleenex (one for the ending of Part 3 alone) as Starz runs all of Wooody and Buzz’s adventures back-to-back.

9/8c | TV Land Awards |
This year’s show reunites the casts of The Cosby Show (sans Lisa Bonet), The Facts of Life (Kim Fields’ speech will make you cry), Family Ties (I’m hoping they edit out the crass joke “Skippy” made) and Welcome Back, Kotter (with Travolta but minus Horshack, due to Ron Palillo’s last-minute medical emergency).
9 pm | Game of Thrones (HBO) | Series premiere: Is this the one with Katniss?
9 pm | Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (USA Network) | This TV-movie reveals how elite CIA op Sam became floral shirt-wearing Sam.
10 pm | The Killing (AMC) | A brand-new suspect emerges.

Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the comments to politely share tune-in recommendations of your own.

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