Tonight is the Series Premiere of Smash. Tuesday night is the Series Premiere of The River. Wednesday night is the Series Premiere of Person to Person. Thursday night American Idol is in Hollywood. Friday night Who Do You Think You Are? features Marisa Tomei. Saturday night Zooey Deschanel hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night it's time for the GRAMMY Awards and The Walking Dead returns with a new episode.
US television highlights for the week of February 6, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
CBS Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men , and Mike & Molly are all new.
House, Nobody's Fault. 8:00pm, Fox.
When a violent incident involving a patient has consequences for one staff member, the team is placed under review by Foreman's former mentor who must weigh the team's unconventional brand of collaboration against their ability to save lives.
Alcatraz, Guy Hastings. 9:00pm, Fox.
A former Alcatraz guard has reappeared in San Francisco and is being asked to do bad things, and will come face-to-face with an old acquaintance.
Hart of Dixie, Sweetie Pies & Sweaty Palms. 9:00pm, CW.
Zoe plans to have a sleep over with Rose; George misplaces the save the dates for his wedding which causes major trouble with Lemon; Lemon wants her father to finally move on from her mother leaving him, so she sets him up with a date for the dance.
Smash, Pilot. 10:00pm, NBC.
* Series Premiere * A famous and hit-making Broadway writing pair decide to team up with a legendary producer to create a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe; a seasoned but ambitious chorus girl competes with an inexperienced newcomer for the dream role.
Hawaii Five-O, Mai Ka Wa Kahiko. 10:00pm, CBS.
A dirty cop from Danno's past comes to the island with plans of exacting revenge on Danno and his family for ruining his life, it's up to the Five-0 team to find a way to help their teammate from the vengeful hands of the scorned cop.
Castle, The Blue Butterfly. 10:00pm, ABC.
When a treasure hunter is killed, Castle and Beckett discover the case is linked to a homicide from 1947 involving a private detective; Castle comes to the realization that the only way to solve the present murder is to solve the one from the past.
Pawn Stars, Air Mail. 10:00pm, History.
Sellers arrive at the Vegas shop in hopes of making big profits off a collection of mini-bikes from the 1970s, a baseball bat from the early 1900s, and a piece of mail flown by the famed Charles Lindbergh on the Spirit of St. Louis.
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Glee, The Spanish Teacher. 8:00pm, Fox.
Will assigns the glee club a Spanish singing assignment, and enlists the help of his musically-inclined night school teacher; Rachel spills the beans to Kurt and Mercedes on Finn's marriage proposal, and Mercedes has love complications of her own.
NCIS, Life Before His Eyes. 8:00pm, CBS.
During a normal routine stop for a cup of coffee at a local diner, Gibbs suddenly finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun, causing him to question all of the significant choices he has made in his past and present life.
The River, Magus. 9:00pm, ABC.
* Series Premiere * A famed explorer goes looking for magic deep in the Amazon and disappears; with no hope, his son is ready to bury the past until the explorer's emergency beacon goes off; with his mother and his father's former crew, they set out to find him.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Partners. 9:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team investigates the hijacking of van that is transporting contents that could potentially threaten national security; Callen and Sam celebrate five years as partners, but now must face one of their biggest undercover cases yet.
The River, Marbeley. 10:00pm, ABC.
The group discovers a tree draped in children's dolls that are there to ward off the "abandoned girl" spirit who drowned in the river, but when a member of the crew goes missing, the group must endure a nightmare in order to appease an angry spirit.
Ringer, What Are You Doing Here, Ho-Bag?. 9:00pm, CW.
Juliet's mother, Catherine, arrives in town, where she proceeds to wreak havoc on Andrew and Bridget's relationship; Bridget discovers someone from Siobhan's past and thinks he might be the key to her learning more information about her sister.
Unforgettable, Carrie's Caller. 10:00pm, CBS.
A serial killer plays with knowledge of Carrie's ability with memories plays a game of cat and mouse as he taunts the Queens Police Department with new murders.
Parenthood, Politics. 10:00pm, NBC.
Mark invites Sarah to a friend's engagement party, which sparks a serious conversation about a baby in their future; Adam and Crosby disagree about business strategy; doubting her own qualifications, Amber has difficulty accepting a promotion.
Justified, The Devil You Know. 10:00pm, FX.
Raylan hunts down two convicts that have managed to escape from prison, and their old relationship as enemies only drives the marshal to be even more relentless with his endeavor; Boyd begins to question those closest to him.
Southland, Identity. 10:00pm, TNT.
Sammy accidentally shoots a dog but is determined to keep it from dying; Tang goes out of her way in order to help a homeless veteran get the help he needs; a kind member of society is killed, so Lydia and Ruben try to find out why.
White Collar, Pulling Strings. 10:00pm, USA.
When a valuable Stradivarius violin goes missing, Neal is forced to team up with insurance investigator Sara Ellis; unresolved feelings begin to surface during the mission, and Neal is afforded a glimpse into a different kind of life for himself.
Jamie Oliver's American Road Trip, Arizona. 10:00pm, BBC America.
Jamie makes the final stop on his road trip at a Navajo reservation in Arizona, where he works with the newly elected Navajo mayor to interest the local children in the cuisine of their culture; Jamie participates in Native American traditions.
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NOVA, Seperating Twins. PBS, check local listings for time.
Cameras follow conjoined female twins in their journey to lead separate lives, which can only be achieved through a lengthy separation surgery that is not guaranteed to be successful but is their only chance for survival.
ABC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, ABC.
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, and Happy Endings are all new.
Person to Person, 8:00pm, CBS.
* Series Premiere * Hosts Charlie Rose and Lara Logan revive Edward R. Murrow's iconic interview show that takes viewers inside the homes of actor George Clooney, rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, and inside the private office of business magnate, Warren Buffett.
American Idol, Hollywood Round #1. 8:00pm, Fox.
The judges return to Hollywood as the singing hopefuls they chose to move on in the competition arrive to showcase their skills; the new-found singers from across the country gather in Hollywood to vie for a chance in the semifinals. 1 hr.
Criminal Minds, Snake Eyes. 9:00pm, CBS.
The BAU team travels to Atlantic City, N.J., to investigate a series of ritualistic casino-related murders; after getting into a fight with her boyfriend, Garcia feels like she and Morgan may have been a little bit too friendly with one another.
Rock Center with Brian Williams. 9:00pm, NBC.
Meredith Vieira sits down for an intimate and revealing interview with Mimi Alford, author of "Once Upon A Secret," to discuss her claims that she had an 18-month affair with President John F. Kennedy when she was just 19 years old.
Revenge, Perception. 10:00pm, ABC.
Things quickly start to unravel in the excitement of Emily and Daniel's engagement party; Victoria tries to get the upper hand by using Conrad's father against him; Jack finds himself wandering; the rug gets pulled out from under Charlotte and Emily.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Tressed to Kill. 10:00pm, CBS.
When a woman is found dead with a done-up 70's style hair complete with vintage clothes, the CSI team find out clues that point to a killer with a hair fetish.
Top Chef, Mentors. 10:00pm, Bravo.
The judges surprise the chefs by blindfolding them during a pantry raid, leaving them to choose ingredients based solely on touch, smell and taste; the winner of 'Last Chance Kitchen' reenters the competition, hoping to make it to the finale.
Royal Pains, Bottoms Up. 10:00pm, USA.
Hank and Evan attempt to save a Shakespeare production in the Hamptons that is being hampered by a run of bad luck; Divya is shocked to learn that Raj is moving on; Jack puts off treatment in order to spend time with Jill.
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NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
30 Rock (an hour), The Office and Up All Night are all new.
Big Bang Theory, The Vacation Solution. 8:00pm, CBS>
Sheldon is forced to use his vacation time, so he goes to work with Amy in her neurobiology lab; Bernadette wants Howard to think about signing a pre-nup.
American Idol, Hollywood Round #2. 8:00pm, Fox.
The competition heats up in Hollywood as the singing hopefuls battle for a select number of spots in the next round of the competition; emotions abound as the new group of aspiring singers are narrowed down by Randy, Tyler and Jennifer. 1 hr.
The Vampire Diaries, Dangerous Liaisons, 8:00pm, CW.
Damon and Stefan insist on going to an event with Elena when they hear it is being hosted at Klaus' mansion; Caroline and Matt also get invitations; at the party, Elena learns of a plan that could lead to numerous deaths and must decide who to trust.
Person of Interest, Wolf and Cub, 9:00pm, CBS.
The Machine identifies a teenager who just lost his brother over murder as the next person of interest; Finch is growing more concerned that the son of his former business partner is close to finding out about The Machine's existence.
Grey's Anatomy, All You Need Is Love. 9:00pm, ABC.
When Lexie offers to babysit Zola, Derek and Meredith try to have a night alone together; Callie surprises Arizona with a romantic evening; Ben knows Bailey better than she thinks he does; a man is hit by car while running after his girlfriend.
The Secret Circle, Valentine, 9:00pm, CW.
Faye and Melissa throw an anti-Valentine's slumber party for themselves with Diana and Cassie; the night gets wild when Melissa offers Diana some "Devil's Spirit"; Cassie turns to Adam and Jake after she is haunted by the spirits of vengeful witches.
The Finder, The Great Escape, 9:00pm, Fox.
An amateur magician seeks Walter's help to find his assistant who vanished after a failed attempt at a disappearing act and with help, Walter and Leo find clues leading to a counterfeit money ring; Leo enlists Isabel's help in looking after Willa.
The Mentalist, At First Blush, 10:00pm, CBS.
Jane tries to prove the innocence of a woman who he feels is wrongfully accused of murder before her time runs out and the jury finds her guilty; Summer may have gone too far with her actions when she helps Cho make a case against a suspect.
Grimm, 10:00pm, NBC.
A homicide detective suddenly begins to experience a series of disturbing visions that he can't explain, until he learns that he is a member of an elite group charged with the task of hunting and destroying supernatural creatures and villains.
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Marisa Tomei. 8:00pm, NBC.
Hoping to find out the truth behind her great-grandfather's murder, Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei looks to uncover his true identity; Marisa Tomei searches her ancestry and discovers her great-grandfather's past on a trip to Italy.
Nikita, Rogue, 8:00pm, CW.
Percy continues his plan to take back Division by threatening to kill Nikita's mentor; determined to get to her before Percy, Nikita sends a message to her, but it is intercepted by Percy; Amanda tells Alex it's time for her to take back Zetrov.
A Gifted man, In Case of Complications. 8:00pm, CBS.
A distraught woman decides to take the clinic staff hostage after Michael testifies in court over a case involving a former patient of his who he believed suffered from uncontrollable urges due to the brain tumor inside of his head.
Good Eats, Turn on the Dark. 8:00pm, Food Network.
* * * Series Finale * * * Host Alton Brown thoroughly explores the hidden powers deep within dark chocolate by examining a wide variety of different culinary applications of the ingredient, as well as its history, origins and overall foodie appeal. 1 hr.
Grimm, Tarantella. 9:00pm, NBC.
Nick and Hank find themselves on a hunt for a deadly woman leaving behind a trail of bodies; Nick's growing infamy among the creature world is starting to threaten Juliette's safety and it may be time for him to take action to keep her safe.
CSI: New York, The Ripple Effect. 9:00pm, CBS.
The team investigates two seemingly unrelated deaths, however it turns out that their separate trails of evidence lead to a surprisingly connected conclusion.
Fringe, Welcome to Westfield. 9:00pm, Fox.
Peter, Olivia and Walter come face to face with a mysterious and terrifying Fringe event as they get trapped in a town that there's no escaping from.
Blue Bloods, Leap of Faith. 10:00pm, CBS.
A rich woman dies of a heart attack, and her eccentric daughter believes that she received a message from God saying she was murdered; the archbishop wants Frank to support the canonization of a local priest based on a rumor.
Merlin, A Servant of Two Masters. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Merlin is gravely injured when he attempts to save Arthur from an attack by a group of mercenaries; Morgana captures Merlin and uses her dark magic to brainwash him and transform him into a deadly assassin with Arthur as his target.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: former diplomat Peter Galbraith; Reverend Al Sharpton; Economics Editor Zanny Minton Beddoes; writer Reihan Salam; and journalist Mo Rocca.
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America's Most Wanted: Crimes of Passion, special, 2 hrs., 8:00pm, Fox.
The dark side of love is the subject of a manhunt as the U.S. Marshalls attempt to find one of their top 15 Most Wanted criminals, a fugitive from Philadelphia that is accused of brutally murdering his wife by shooting her in a jealous rage.
The Firm, Chapter Seven, 9:00pm, NBC.
Mitch's latest case becomes complicated when the young man's brother is named as a co-defendant; Mitch must convince a man to go against his own brother as a witness for the prosecution; Tammy finds a potential ally to help with the Sarah Holt case.
Saturday Night Live, New. 11:30pm, NBC.
Actress Zooey Deschanel (The New Girl) hosts and musicial guest Karmin performs.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
Scheduled: the story of a Duke oncologist whose supervisor manipulated data in his study of a breakthrough cancer treatment; a look at the high demand for gold in India; GRAMMY-nominated singer Adele, talks about her success and vocal cord surgery.
54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, special, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, CBS.
Celebrities, artists, and music producers gather to honor the accomplishments of the best musicians of the year; featuring performances from Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Glen Campbell, and more. LL Cool J hosts.
Once Upon a Time, Skin Deep 8:00pm, ABC.
After Mr. Gold's house is robbed, Emma checks on him when he wants to dole out some vigilante justice; Mary Margaret, Ruby, and Ashley have a girl's night out; Belle agrees to a deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the Ogre war.
The Simpsons, The Daughter Also Rises. 8:00pm, Fox.
Marge and Lisa's mother-daughter Valentine's Day plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick, and they fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love.
Napoleon Dynamite, Pedro Versus Deb. 8:30pm, Fox.
When school paper sales plummet and the school threatens to shut the paper down, Deb comes to the rescue with the promise of a great story, an interview with Pedro, the school president, but Deb's article puts him in hot water with the townspeople.
Desperate Housewives, Is This What You Call Love?. 9:00pm, ABC.
Susan is shocked when daughter Julie pays a visit and shows up six months pregnant; Bree's alcohol consumption and lust for men continues to ruin her life; Lynette's first sexual encounter since separating from Tom doesn't quite end in fireworks.
Family Guy, Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream. 9:00pm, Fox.
When Peter makes the decision to become a famous actor, he becomes Tom Tucker's agent as his first step toward stardom; Chris begins to date a girl who looks disturbingly similar to a member of the Griffin family household.
Luck. 9:00pm, HBO.
Ace has a meeting with a very intelligent and talented young man, but a personality issue could keep him from sealing the deal; Walter is forced to say goodbye to Ronnie; Jerry decides to bid on the horse Mulligan has claimed for his own.
Shameless, Can I Have a Mother. 9:00pm, SHO.
Debbie is going through her normal work at the day care when she is paid a surprise visit by Peggy, Steve decides to invite Fiona on a double date with his new Brazilian female friend and Sheila begins to plan Karen's wedding reception.
Pan Am, Romance Languages. 10:00pm, ABC.
Dean is stunned by the consequences of his fling with Ginny when she stalks him to Rome; Colette takes an unescorted minor, Charlie, under her wing, and he develops a case of puppy love; Kate struggles with the fallout of her connection with Niko.
The Walking Dead, Nebraska. 10:00pm, AMC.
A calm day quickly turns into a frantic fight for survival when Rick and Hershel attempt to gather their wits over a refreshing drink and an unfamiliar group of guests lead to them having to reassess their priorities for the day.