Tonight on House House has marriage trouble. Tuesday night on Body of Proof a car accident reveals a dead body in a car trunk. Wednesday night on American Idol Final Judgement begins. Thursday night on The Finder space debris is missing. Friday night on Who Do You Think You Are? Blair Underwood is featured. Saturday night on The Firm Mitch is thrown into a new case against a large pharmaceutical company. Sunday night it's time for The Oscars.
US television highlights for the week of February 20, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
Monday - Presidents' Day
American Masters, Clinton. PBS, check local listings for time.
A look is taken at the life and presidency of Bill Clinton, beginning with his difficult youth in Arkansas and his decision to dodge the draft to his political achievements and the scandal surrounding his relationship with a White House intern. 2 hrs.
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, Man of the House. 8:00pm, Fox.
A marriage counselor collapses, but when he is put under close evaluation, the team notices changes in his behavior that conflict with his message; House and his "wife" make a deal to convince Immigration that they are a happily married couple
Alcatraz, Johnny McKee. 9:00pm, Fox.
In a race against time, Madsen and Hauser hunt down a former Alcatraz inmate and vicious killer with a background in chemistry before he horrifically poison more innocent victims; more details emerge about Madsen's grandfather.
Hart of Dixie, Snowflakes & Soulmates. 9:00pm, CW.
Even though Zoe is thrilled by snow in Bluebell, others fear it foretells bad luck; Lavon believes it is time to introduce Didi to his parents when they come to town, but things don't go according to plan; Lemon and George decide their future.
Smash, Enter Mr. Dimaggio. 10:00pm, NBC.
The search for the actor to play Joe DiMaggio opposite Marilyn in the new musical begins and favorite emerges, but he has a secret; Karen goes to Iowa for a baby shower and must decide what she wants in her future; Eileen starts courting investors.
Hawaii Five-O, Kupale. 10:00pm, CBS.
The Five-0 team investigates the mysterious murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior who was found in the jungle near the site of a historical war.
Castle, Linchpin. 10:00pm, ABC.
Castle & Beckett must find the "Linchpin" in order to stop the first event in many events which will force the United States into war as well as handling Sophia Conrad, the CIA agent who is also the inspiration for Castle's Clara Strike character.
Pawn Stars, Pawnocchio. 10:00pm, History.
The Las Vegas staff must determine the authenticities and values of sellers' hand-crafted Pinocchio dolls, a rare MLB pitcher Cy Young baseball card from 1909, and a harmonica formerly owned by Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler.
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Glee, On My Way. 8:00pm, Fox.
As the New Directions prepare to compete at the Regional competition, arch rival Sebastian tries to blackmail Rachel to pull out of the competition; a devastating event shocks the McKinley community, causing the students to re-evaluate priorities.
NCIS, Psych Out. 8:00pm, CBS.
Special agent Gibbs goes head-to-head with the PsyOps division to uncover the truth when a high-level Navy reservist is found dead from a potential suicide; DiNozzo argues with the accounting department after seeing McGee's paycheck.
Cougar Town, A Mind with a Heart of its Own. 8:30pm, ABC.
In order to avoid hurting anyone's feelings, Jules decides to ask both Ellie and Laurie to be her maids-of-honor; Grayson attempts to formally ask Chick for Jules' hand in marriage, but Chick decides to truly enjoy the whole process.
The River, A Better Man. 9:00pm, ABC.
The Magus finds one of Emmet's crew members who also went missing; they discover that he's been cursed and learn that the story behind the cures is a matter of life and death; Lincoln must try to convince the crew to help save the cursed crew member.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Blye, K.. 9:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team searches for new evidence to prove that special agent Kensi Blye is innocent after she is taken into custody as the lead suspect in an on-going murder investigation involving her deceased father's former colleague in his sniper unit.
Ringer, Whores Don't Make That Much. 9:00pm, CW.
Bridget meets an important person from her sister's past; Malcolm befriends Henry in order to keep a close eye on him after he finds something Henry has that belongs to Bridget; Catherine asks Andrew to make a important decision regarding Juliet.
Body of Proof, Occupational Hazards. 10:00pm, ABC.
A car accident leads the team to finding a dead body in the trunk which, in turn, leads them to another dead body; while the team scrambles to solve these two cases, Megan is reconnected with an old acquaintance and Kate's job is put in jeopardy.
Unforgettable, Heartbreak. 10:00pm, CBS.
Carrie and Al are at a loss for reasoning and clues when a recent murder victim somehow mysteriously ends up in an empty ballpark.
Parenthood, Remember Me, I'm the One Who Loves You. 10:00pm, NBC.
Joel and Julia prepare for the birth of their son; Sarah considers starting a new life in New York with Mark; Adam and Crosby receive an incredible offer for The Lucheonette; Jasmine and Crosby confront their past during a camp out with Jabber.
Justified, When the Guns Come Out. 10:00pm, FX.
Boyd fearlessly goes into battle in order to take over the town's Oxy trade, and since the current powers in control of the industry are sure to put up a fight, Raylan knows he will not be able to control the resulting war between the two.
Southland, Integrity Check. 10:00pm, TNT.
A man dies after agreeing to testify in Sammy's case, so the detective begins to develop a sense of debt to the individual; a stubborn documentary crew makes things difficult for John and Tang; Lydia takes on more than she can handle.
White Collar, Stealing Home. 10:00pm, USA.
A wealthy fan of the New York Yankees professional baseball team hatches a plan to steal a prized piece of memorabilia from the team's home stadium, and he seeks out Neal and recruits him to be a part of his team for the heist.
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Survivor: One World, Total Dysfunction. 8:00pm, CBS.
The newest contestants are challenged to test their athleticism and coordination during an immunity challenge; a group of ousted castaways promise to band together and take down their adversaries; surprising leaders take charge of camp.
ABC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, ABC.
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, and Happy Endings are all new.
American Idol, Final Judgement, Part 1. 8:00pm, Fox.
The contestants left standing must prove to the judges that they deserve to move onto the semifinals and eventually, the live rounds of the competition; despite having a large group of talented performers, the first group of hopefuls are let go. 2 hrs.
Criminal Minds, A Thin Line. 9:00pm, CBS.
The BAU team investigates a series of brutal home invasions and murders occuring in the California suburbs of Inland Empire that seem to appear to be gang-related, but the investigation uncovers that something more sinister is going on.
Rock Center with Brian Williams. 9:00pm, NBC.
Harry Smith travels to South Africa to interview game wardens who are trying to save the rhinoceros from extinction; Kate Snow researches the life of Svante Myrick, the newly elected 24-year old mayor of Ithaca, N.Y.; author Charles Murray.
Revenge, Chaos. 10:00pm, ABC.
Emily and Daniel's engagement party turns frightful when her vendetta takes an unexpected turn, putting those she loves and hates in danger; Jack resolves to find Amanda; Charlotte takes desperate measures to ease the pain of her family's betrayal.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Stealing Home. 10:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team searches for answers in a case where an entire house is stolen by completely being taken from the foundation; the newest CSI team member, Julie Finlay, showcases her superior skills in blood work analysis to the team.
Top Chef, Fire and Ice. 10:00pm, Bravo.
The final three chefs must marry fire and ice in their latest dishes, which represent the scorching Texas heat and their new-found Canadian chill; the competitors must make one dish and an accompanying cocktail representative of their journey.
Royal Pains, This One's for Jack. 10:00pm, USA.
New, no info.
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NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
30 Rock, Park & Rec, The Office and Up All Night are all new.
Big Bang Theory, The Werewolf Transformation. 8:00pm, CBS>
A sudden change in Sheldon's normal routine forces him to deal with re-evaluating his entire life after his barber suddenly gets sick; the rigorous astronaut training causes Wolowitz to rethink his decision about going to space.
American Idol, Final Judgement, Part 2. 8:00pm, Fox.
After a difficult first round of cuts, the remaining hopefuls must once again prove to the judges that they deserve to stay in the competition; a second round of cuts is announced, leaving some singing hopefuls heading home disappointed. 1 hr.
The Finder, Little Green Men, 9:00pm, Fox.
After a shuttle pilot suddenly dies after sensitive video footage from space is leaked, a doctor asks for Walter's help to find debris from an outer space collision, but a mysterious group threatens their safety in order to keep the remains hidden.
Person of Interest, Risk, 9:00pm, CBS.
The Machine leads Reese and Finch to Wall Street where Reese poses as a wealthy investor to get close to the latest person of interest, a sharp young trader at a major investment bank who gets involved in a multi-million dollar financial scam.
Grey's Anatomy, If Only Tou Were Lonely. 9:00pm, ABC.
Richard thinks about changing their situation as Adele's condition worsens; Callie helps Meredith study for her boards; Lexie joins Arizona and Alex as they care for intern Morgan's premature son; Mark encourages Jackson to find a stress reliever.
The Mentalist, His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts, 10:00pm, CBS.
Jane is reunited with his former nemesis, cult leader Bret Stiles, as the CBI team investigates the murder of the head of an anti-cult activist organization.
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Blair Underwood. 8:00pm, NBC.
Hoping to uncover new information regarding his ancestry, actor Blair Underwood delves deep into his family's past despite knowing minimal facts about his relatives; after taking a DNA test, Blair hopes to find new secrets regarding his history.
A Gifted man, In Case of Letting Go. 9:00pm, CBS.
Michael's high school sweetheart shows up at Holt Neuro with an irreversible condition, but he vows to stop at nothing to try and save her, until Anna intervenes; Zeke deals with the news that his best friend's cancer has come back.
Fringe, The End of All Things. 9:00pm, Fox.
As the stakes have risen higher than ever before for Peter and the rest of the Fringe Division, they find that they must go to extraordinary lengths in order to prevent a series of life-threatening events from happening.
Grimm, Last Grimm Standing. 9:00pm, NBC.
Nick and Hank investigate an unusual double homicide and it leads them to a boxing gym that houses a ritualistic fight club for the creature world; the investigation pulls Monroe in over his head and Nick must find his inner Grimm to defend him.
Blue Bloods, The Life We Chose. 10:00pm, CBS.
When a close friend to the Reagan family, an undercover detective, is killed in the line of duty, Linda and the boys start to worry about Danny as his relentless search for the killer starts to take a toll on his emotional state.
Merlin, Lamia. 10:00pm, Syfy.
Merlin finds himself in a fight for his life against an unseen enemy when he, Gwen and a company of men travel to a distant village in order to find a cure for a mysterious illness that is afflicting all of the townspeople.
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The Devil Wears Prada, 2006 movie, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, ABC.
A journalism graduate gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she gets a job as the second assistant to a demanding and powerful fashion magazine editor, but she is forced to sacrifice her morals, friends, family and sanity to please the diva. Stars: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, and Simon Baker.
The Firm, Chapter Eight, 9:00pm, NBC.
Immediately after being cleared as a suspect in the death of Martin Moxin, Mitch is thrown into a new case against a large pharmaceutical company; Mitch finds time to visit Sarah Holt, but she still refuses to answer his questions about her case.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm ET, CBS.
The Birdmen, In the latest craze that has killed several extreme adventurers, men don wing suits, jump off mountain tops and glide at speeds of 140 miles per hour. Steve Kroft reports.
The Sharkman, Anderson Cooper dives unprotected with Great White sharks and the South African diver who's spent more time up close with the ocean's most feared predator than anyone else.
Alone on the Wall, 60 Minutes cameras capture a feat never documented before: viewers will see Alex Honnold scale a 1,600-ft. rock wall using nothing more than his hands and feet. Lara Logan interviews the 26-year-old about his technique and his sport where there can be no mistakes.
The Amazing Race 20, You Know I'm Not As Smart As You (Buenos Aires, Argentina). 8:00pm, CBS.
The teams test their math skills while visiting the world's largest cattle market in Argentina; stress plagues the teams as some realize they may not be able to complete the entire race; one team jeopardizes their lead when they break down in tears.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards, special, 3 hrs., 8:30pm, ABC.
Hosting for the ninth time, Billy Crystal presents the award show that recognizes the most talented actors and actresses in Hollywood; Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie and others present the awards that distinguish excellence in filmmaking.
The Celebrity Apprentice, Getting Medievel. 9:00pm, NBC.
A live audience gathers for each group to perform an original Medieval Times show, but a nagging injury on one team threatens to derail the entire performance; insubordinate participants cause serious problems for each team leader. 2 hrs.
Luck. 9:00pm, HBO.
Ace forces Escalante's hand when he decides he wants to employ a different jockey; Marcus begins to worry about his future at the track; Joey is concerned about his position as a jockey's agent after he leaves two clients unsatisfied.
The Walking Dead, 18 Miles Out. 10:00pm, AMC.
The potential future of an unfamiliar person rests in the hands of Rick and Shane, who cannot seem to come to an agreement over what to do with the outsider; Hershel's daughter gets advice from Andrea about an important decision.