Tonight Hawaii Five-O deals with a deranged mad bomber. Tuesday night Frontline examines the Revolution in Cairo. Wednesday night on Survivor: Redemption Island a kind gesture causes trouble. Thursday night on The Big Bang Theory Leonard's popularity causes a problem. Friday night on Who Do You Think You Are? Kim Cattrall is featured.
US television highlights for the week of February 21, 2011. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. TV This Weekend will be published Friday. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
Monday - Presidents Day
American Experience, Jimmy Carter. PBS, check local listings for time.
Historians, political insiders, friends and family offer insight into the life and career of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who developed into an esteemed statesman and humanitarian after a devastating defeat in his re-election run of 1980. 2 hrs.
CBS Comedies, 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
How I Met Your Mother, Rules of Engagement, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly are all new.
House, Two Stories. 8:00pm, Fox.
House goes to a school's Career Day and breaks a few rules which lands him in the principal's office, and he meets two fifth-grade students who try to help him understand how his selfish ways are affecting his relationship with Cuddy.
Chuck, Chuck Versus the Masquerade. 8:00pm, NBC.
Valentine's Day is interrupted when Chuck and the team are sent to England to protect a reclusive young heiress; Casey gets an offer from a mysterious woman; Ellie and Awesome find an unlikely solution to a parenting problem; Morgan ponders a move.
The Chicago Code, Gillis, Chase and Baby Face. 9:00pm, Fox.
Jarek and Caleb are the first on the scene at a bank robbery, and a footchase after the suspect leads to a gruesome discovery; a meeting about a key construction site is threatened by duplicitous politicking that further exposes the corruption.
The Cape, The Lich, Part 2. 9:00pm, NBC.
The Cape, Max and Rollo have to rely on Dana's legal connections to find their latest foe's whereabouts; under the influence of a serum, Orwell struggles, and finds herself drifting between reality and fantasy that reveals her history and past.
Being Human, It Takes Two to Make A Thing Go Wrong. 9:00pm, Syfy.
Josh asks Nora on a date, which will be his first since becoming a werewolf; Aidan is sent a video of Rebecca seducing and killing a man, and he confronts her to find out why; Sally torments Danny after he disposes of her engagement ring.
Hawaii Five-O, Loa Aloha. 10:00pm, CBS.
Five-0 races to stop a deranged mad bomber before he kills again; Danny gets an unexpected visit from his little brother from New York, but the reunion is cut short when Danny realizes the real reason that his brother is in Hawaii.
Harry's Law, Bangers in the House. 10:00pm, NBC.
Harry and Malcolm come together to mediate a gang war, but they butt heads over on gang member's decision; Rachael and Adam team up to defend against a wrongful termination lawsuit who claims he was let go for being too old.
Castle, Setup. 10:00pm, ABC.
Castle and Beckett investigate an apparent robbery-homicide of a cab driver, but they soon find that the victim was connected to a conspiracy, and as the stakes continue to rise, federal agents come in and take over the investigation.
Skins, Abbud. 10:00pm, MTV.
When all of the students take a class trip into the woods for adventure, the curious Abbud decides to embark on his own unique journey with some assistance from a hallucinogen, leading to a series of unexpected events in the wild.
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Frontline, Revolution in Cairo. PBS, check local listings for time.
Cameras follow the young Egyptian revolutionaries of the "April 6th" group as they plan and organize resistance against their nation's government; a reporter examines the how members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood are fighting for power.
NCIS, Kill Screen. 8:00pm, CBS.
NCIS tracks down a cold-blooded killer who left dismembered fingertips and the teeth of a murdered marine in the stolen purse of pickpocketeer.
No Ordinary Family, No Ordinary Proposal. 8:00pm, ABC.
Jim is overcome with guilt when he diverts a bullet that winds up hitting a boy and critically wounding him; Daphne's boyfriend steals the serum for his father; Katie is proposed to; JJ's teacher strong arms him onto the academic decathlon team.
Glee, Blame It on the Alcohol. 8:00pm, Fox.
Principal Figgins calls a school-wide assembly and teaches an important lesson about the danger of underage drinking, and the glee club is personally touched; Mr. Schuester and Coach Beiste indulge in a little fun of their own.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Personal. 9:00pm, CBS.
Detective Deeks has his morning routine disrupted when he is shot during a convenience store robbery, leaving the NCIS team to investigate into the fact whether the assailants' intentions were to target him or someone else.
V, Birth Pangs. 9:00pm, ABC.
Seeking revenge against Anna, Erica travels to Hong Kong with the intention of striking a lethal blow; Anna learns that Tyler may wind up becoming useless to her; Lisa and Diana bond, and begin to form an alliance against Anna.
Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, Larry Shoots Guns. 9:00pm, History.
When Larry goes aboard a train, it winds up climbing to extreme heights, causing him to become incredibly frightened and afterwards, he receives the opportunity to handle machine guns from what is considered America's ultimate gun collection.
The Good Wife, Last Shot. 10:00pm, CBS.
Diane must represent her on-again, off-again love interest, a ballistics expert, when he is sued for testimony he gave in the murder trial of an accused cop killer who was exonerated; Eli has a personal interest in Wendy Scott-Carr's illegal nanny.
Parenthood, Do Not Sleep with Your Autistic Nephew's Therapist. 10:00pm, NBC.
Crosby pays the price for a mistake that affects his closest relationships; Adam gets annoyed with a friend's visits; Drew is hit with some disappointing news; Sydney makes a decision that Julia and Joel are supportive of.
Southland, Fixing a Hole. 10:00pm, TNT.
Sammy ventures into the desert in hopes of finding solutions to some of the issues in his life; Lydia and Josie must make sure an important witness makes it to trial; John and Ben ignore the rulebook when they learn that a child needs help.
Lights Out, Crossroads. 10:00pm, FX.
While confronting a challenging time in his life, Lights struggles to make a successful comeback in the boxing ring after a prolonged absence, and he faces an equally daunting task when he tries to reconnect with his family.
White Collar, Countermeasures. 10:00pm, USA.
The Marshals hunt a special agent who is accused of giving up witness locations during trials and seek Peter and Neal's help in pursuing the suspect, but Peter attempts to clear the agent's name when he learns the truth behind the plot.
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NOVA ScienceNOW, What's the Next Big Thing? PBS, check local listings for time.
Engineers discuss their ongoing efforts to create robots that can better imitate human thought processes; a scientist reveals advancements in the field of synthetic biology; geologists work to improve earthquake detection technology.
ABC Comedies, 8pm - 10pm, ABC.
The Middle, Better with You, Modern Family, Cougar Town, and Mr. Sunshine are all new.
Survivor: Redemption Island, New. 8:00pm, CBS.
One castaway's kind gesture causes others to take notice and question his loyalty to the tribe.
ABC Comedies, 8pm - 9:30pm, ABC.
The Middle, Better with You, and Modern Family are all new.
American Idol, Hollywood Round, Part 4. 8:00pm, Fox.
Judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler attempt to pare down the number of contestants even further as they continue the Hollywood round of auditions, where contestants get another chance to showcase their talents. 2 hrs.
Criminal Minds, Coda. 9:00pm, CBS.
Reid makes a strong connection with an autistic child that could assist the BAU team in finding the boy's missing parents; Prentiss requests the help of two former Interpol colleagues in efforts of hunting down an old nemesis.
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Lonely Hearts. 10:00pm, CBS.
The Red Cell teams travel to Ohio, where they investigate a mysterious string of murders that keep occurring in upscale Cincinnati hotels in hopes of tracking down a cold-blooded serial killer targeting single businessmen.
Off the Map, Es Un Milagro. 10:00pm, ABC.
The medevac helicopter crashes in the jungle, and it is up to the team to make their way out to the site to save the lives of both the patients and the pilots; Ryan searches for a missing girl; Lily learns a secret that Mateo has been keeping.
Justified, I of the Storm. 10:00pm, FX.
When a busload of drugs is hijacked, the crime ends with a gruesome murder at the hands of the mysterious hijacker, and Raylan is sent on a mission to determine whether an unlikely acquaintance may be connected to the bloody crime.
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NBC Comedies, 8pm - 11pm, ABC.
Community, Perfect Couples, The Office, Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, and Outsourced are all new.
American Idol, Top 20 Chosen. 8:00pm, Fox.
The Hollywood round of auditions come to an end as judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler use an exciting new twist to reveal the fortunate guys and girls who have made the cut to be in the Top 20 performers. 2 hrs.
The Big Bang Theory, The Toast Derivation. 8:00pm, CBS.
Sheldon has a hard time coping when he realizes the fact that Leonard is the center of their social group and not him; the gang starts hanging out at Raj's causing Sheldon to try and go find a new group of friends to be around.
The Vampire Diaries, The House Guest. 8:00pm, CW.
Katherine's mind games are getting on everyone's nerves, but Damon, Stefan and Elena realize that her knowledge of Mystic Falls' history will keep them alive; Caroline finds a new way to get Matt's attention; Alaric makes a surprising confession.
Rules of Engagement, Jeff Day. 8:30pm, CBS.
When Jeff suddenly proclaims it's "Jeff Day", he gets things his way until the cleaning lady arrives; Adam tries to figure out why his eye is twitching.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead. 9:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team must investigate a zombie epidemic when the bodies of two men originally pronounced to be dead somehow mysteriously come back to life.
Grey's Anatomy, Not Responsible. 9:00pm, ABC.
Meredith finds her eyesight is getting worse, which forces her to choose between it and the fertility treatments; Mark makes it clear that he takes his role as father-to-be very seriously; April finds out there is more to Dr. Stark than appears.
Nikita, Echos. 9:00pm, CW.
In order to speed up her healing, Amanda sedates Alex after her last mission and questions her about the secrets she believes she's keeping; Nikita realizes Alex is in danger and tries to get another identity to smuggle her out of the country.
Royal Pains, Listen to the Music. 9:00pm, USA.
Hank believes that one of his patients has been misdiagnosed by another doctor and sets out to find the real cause of the man's illness; when Divya and Raj take dance lessons to prepare for their marriage, they inadvertently become patients.
Thurgood, 1¾ hrs., 9:00pm, HBO.
Laurence Fishburne portrays Thurgood Marshall, the lawyer who argued and won many historic desegregation cases and became the first black associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, in a one-man play recorded live onstage in Washington, D.C.
The Mentalist, Red Queen. 10:00pm, CBS.
The CBI team investigates the murder of an antiques dealer found dead in a museum, but the evidence suggests that the suspect may be a member of CBI.
Fairly Legal, Believers. 10:00pm, USA.
A company that holds the rights to a revolutionary new piece of technology asks Kate to mediate the firing of the young man who invented it, but Kate must find a way to help the suicidal inventor after he threatens to jump to his death.
Jersey Shore, Kissing Cousins 10:00pm, MTV.
After having such a promiscuous summer vacation, Snooki must suffer the dramatic repercussions, stemming from her reckless behavior; an unsuspecting Deena and Snooki become the victims of Mike's practical joke; the guys leave Mike.
Archer, Double Deuce. 10:00pm, FX.
When Archer's loyal servant, Woodhouse, suspects something treacherous is behind the mysterious deaths of his former comrades in the Royal Flying Corps, Archer volunteers to help him solve the mystery while simultaneously babysitting.
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The Defenders, Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals. 8:00pm, CBS.
Nick and Pete tackle a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company to prove that faulty packaging resulted in the overdose deaths of two young boys; Lisa has a secret affair with ADA Ward while contemplating over an intriguing job offer.
Who Do You Think You Are?, Kim Cattrall. 8:00pm, Fox.
Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall hopes to find out the truth about what happened to her grandfather, who abandoned her mother and aunts at a young age, and her journey leads her to an unsettling truth and a connection to strong women.
Kitchen Nightmares, Davide. 8:00pm, Fox.
Ramsay travels to Boston, Massachusetts, where he finds a restaurant in dire need of his guidance, and the owners hope that through his intervention they will be able to keep the restaurant open for business instead of closing for good.
Fringe, Subject 13. 9:00pm, Fox.
A series of flashbacks involving the members of the Fringe team brings up poignant memories reminiscent of a time that Walter, Peter and Olivia all hold as particularly dear in their personal lives, revealing more about their motivations and foibles.
CSI: New York, The Untouchable. 9:00pm, CBS.
The CSIs get thrown into a case of a conspiracy-obsessed woman who was found dead; the CSIs investigate her murder and discover that some of her far-fetched conspiracy theories may have had some truthful validity to them.
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9:00pm, HBO.
An animated version of Ricky Gervais' popular podcast features the British comic talking with two of his friends about subjects such as the evolution of philosophy, the relative merits of 20th -century inventions, and his friend's round head.
Blue Bloods, Age of Innocence. 10:00pm, CBS.
An unidentified girl is found murdered at a ball, and Danny and Jackie look to the prostitute giving her a hard time on the surveillance camera for clues; Nicky gets a glimpse of her first murder victim when she rides along with Danny.
Merlin, The Castle of Fyrien. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Gwen is captured and taken to Cenred's castle fortress, where she discovers that her estranged brother will meet his gruesome demise if she fails to convince Arthur to come back with her from Camelot; Morgana and Morgause attempt to interfere.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
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