Tonight on House a boy dreams of being choked. Tuesday night is the Series Premiere of The L.A. Complex. Wednesday night on South Park Cartman finds love. Thursday night on The Big Bang Theory Wolowitz's wedding plans are put in peril. Friday night Rob Lowe is featured on Who Do You Think You Are?. Saturday night on The Firm Mitch and Ray make a few dangerous decisions. Sunday night on Mad Men Don, Roger and Pete decide to work and pull their resources together to lure in a big client for the firm.
US television highlights for the week of April 23, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
Bones, The Warrior in the Wuss. 8:00pm, Fox.
After the body of a truck company's employee is found in the forest, the victim's son is questioned and Booth and Brennan visit his karate class to search for a motive; Hodgins gets carried away buying lab equipment; Booth's son returns from Europe.
Dancing with the Stars. 8:00pm, ABC.
The performances continue as the final eight couples prepare a dance routine that they haven't yet conquered set to musical favorites from Motown; despite having competed for several weeks, the celebrities continue to struggle while learning moves. 2 hrs.
House, Body & Soul. 9:00pm, Fox.
House and the team investigate the case of a young boy who dreams of being choked violently and wakes up unable to breathe; Park has inappropriate dreams about his co-workers; Dominika uncovers a secret that could ruin her relationship with House.
Hart of Dixie, Destiny & Denial. 9:00pm, CW.
After a night of partying, Wade comes to with no memory of the previous night, a stranger in his home and a huge hangover to contend with; George must travel to New Orleans unexpectedly and in his absence, Lemon reveals her dilemma to her father.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Croatian Coast. 9:00pm, Travel.
Anthony travels to Croatia and gets involved in the culinary process by catching a shark off the Dalmatian Coast used for that night's dinner, and samples a unique sheep risotto and wines from Alen Bibich vineyards in the Skradin village.
Smash, Publicity. 10:00pm, NBC.
Karen becomes enamored with the glamorous life of her new friend Rebecca, but she isn't quite sure that Rebecca can be trusted; Eileen decides to introduce her new suitor, Nick, to her ex-husband, Jerry; Julia's son, Leo, goes missing.
Pawn Stars, Chum-p Change. 10:00pm, History.
A seller presents a collection of Texas money from the days of its independence; the guys match classic firearms against the modern in a target competition; printing plates from the controversial 1943 film, The Outlaw, enter the shop.
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Frontline, Money, Power and Wall Street, Part 1. PBS, check local listings for time.
An in-depth look is taken at the American government and Wall Street's attempts to repair the damaged economy, revealing important decisions, chances they didn't take, and an unprecedented relationship that affects millions of people. 2 hrs.
Glee, Dance With Somebody. 8:00pm, Fox.
As the New Directions develop their plans for their futures after graduating from McKinley, they must face the fact that they will be saying goodbye to one another very soon; Emma and Will continue to plan their dream wedding.
Cougar Town, Money Becomes King. 8:30pm, ABC.
Jules and Grayson are having trouble coming to an agreement in regards to combining their finances, but they must make sacrifices if they want to get married; Travis convinces Laurie to make some decisions as her business continues to do well.
The L.A. Complex, Down in L.A.. 9:00pm, CW.
* Series Premiere * An aspiring actress in L.A. encounters a group of displaced dreamers: a former teen queen looking for another chance, a dancer, an intern desperate for notice in the hip-hop industry, a comic, and an Australian actor who's just gotten a big break.
Dancing with the Stars, The Results Show. 9:00pm, ABC.
New, no info.
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NOVA, Secrets of the Sun. PBS, check local listings for time.
A new spacecraft and telescopes on Earth allow scientists to see and study the sun as they never have before, and the work they do is intended to help mankind predict and track the star's potentially dangerous solar storms.
Survivor: One World, Never Say Die. 8:00pm, CBS.
The remaining castaways must prepare for the slippery slope of navigating both the next challenge as well as the newly-changed dynamic at camp; after several secrets meetings between tribe members, alienation and paranoia plague everyone.
American Idol, Finalists Compete. 8:00pm, Fox.
The final six singers perform songs by legendary 1970s British rock group Queen including a group performance with original members Brian May and Roger Taylor; the judges, along with Jimmy, continue to critique song choices by each performer. 2 hrs.
Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Episode 5. 8:00pm, NBC.
Elderly pranksters get the best of innocent bystanders as they pull ridiculous stunts including a man wielding a speed radar gun, an unhappy mail carrier and a determined stewardess who wants to celebrate a non-existent birthday.
Best Friends Forever, Single and Lovin' It. 8:30pm, NBC.
After receiving a Facebook message from a man she used to have a crush on, Jessica decides to start dating again; after she takes some advice from Rav, Jessica ends up at a strange frat party; Lennon and Joe struggle to make time for intimacy.
Revenge, Justice. 10:00pm, ABC.
Regardless of her intentions, Victoria's pawns are caught in the cover-up and must face the ultimate punishment as Emily uncovers the identity of the man who murdered her father; Declan's testimony ends his relationship with Charlotte.
South Park, Cartman Finds Love. 10:00pm, Comedy Central.
There's a new girl in school and everyone wants to know who she has a crush on. Cartman is especially excited. He's discovered something inside himself that he never knew he had. Now, to make sure nobody gets in the way of true love, it's time for Cartman to finally let someone know exactly how he feels.
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Big Bang Theory, The Stag Convergence. 8:00pm, CBS.
Wolowitz's wedding plans are put in peril when the guys throw him a bachelor party; Bernadette reconsiders marrying Howard after learning about his history.
The Vampire Diaries, Do Not Go Gentle, 8:00pm, CW.
Alaric comes across an ally to help him down his new path; Bonnie asks Jamie to the Decade Dance and Elena suggests Caroline ask Stefan; Tyler shows up to see Caroline, but Klaus interferes; Damon and Stefan need help to reverse a deadly spell.
Missing, A Measure of a Man. 8:00pm, ABC.
In order to prove her innocence in the present, Becca reluctantly is forced to bring to mind details of a traumatic previous case; Michael progresses in great strides to protect not only himself, but Oksana as well.
NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, 30 Rock, The Office and Parks & Rec are new.
American Idol, One Voted Off. 8:00pm, Fox.
The final six hope to be escorted to the couches after votes are revealed by Ryan, eliminating one competitor; Katy Perry joins the stage to perform "Part of Me", season 10 finalist Stefano Langone performs as well as a Queen tribute band. 1 hr.
Person of Interest, Matsya Nyaya, 9:00pm, CBS.
The Machine's latest finding puts Reese undercover as part of an armored truck crew, a case that takes him back to the memories of his last official CIA mission and the painful decisions he was forced to make during those events.
The Secret Circle, Traitor, 9:00pm, CW.
After a crystal is stolen from the abandoned house, the circle thinks it's a witch working with Eben; Cassie's loose grip on her dark magic threatens to destroy the alliance; Faye and Jake work to steal Dawn's crystal.
Touch, Noosphere Rising. 9:00pm, Fox.
Martin tries to locate Teller's workshop and aids another professor; a man creates a viral video to track down the love of his life; a city slicker learns a lesson from a horse on his father's ranch; Martin and his sister-in-law visit Clea and Jake.
Grey's Anatomy, Moment of Truth. 9:00pm, ABC.
The residents go to San Francisco for their oral boards; Catherine and Richard run into each other and sparks fly; Owen and Teddy get into a heated argument about a patient and Bailey must intervene; Mark tries to get Lexie for one of his cases.
The Mentalist, Ruby Slippers, 10:00pm, CBS.
Jane and the CBI team are called upon to find the killer of a man who was burned to death outside a cabaret that featured female impersonators, and during the investigation they discover a list of suspects who have bullied the victim in the past.
Scandal, Enemy of the State. 10:00pm, ABC.
Olivia and Cyrus take opposing sides when the Amanda Tanner case takes a shocking turn; Cyrus investigates the personal lives of Olivia and her associates; the team helps a dictator locate his wife and children; Quinn goes out with a reporter.
Awake, Game Day, 10:00pm, NBC.
A popular football game between two rivals impacts both of Detective Britten's realities; in one reality, the rivalry between fans ends with a murder in the parking lot, and in the other reality, a gambler gets burned; Rex deals with a broken heart.
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Rob Lowe. 8:00pm, NBC.
Actor Rob Lowe begins the journey of finding out the real history behind his family's past, armed only with his late mother's scrapbook; Lowe's discoveries bring him to the Library of Congress where he finds a direct connection to George Washington.
Nikita, Shadow Walker. 8:00pm, CW.
Nikita convinces Birkhoff to use millions of dollars of his own money to trap Percy, but Percy ends up stealing his entire life savings; Birkhoff hacks a network, leading to his arrest; Percy sends a team to rescue him, but Nikita has other plans.
The Finder, The Inheritance. 8:00pm, Fox.
A friend of Isabel looks to Walter to find her father's murderer; Walter uncovers an inheritance that she was intended to get from her father; Walter believes some men at the racetrack were involved in her father's death; Willa applies to colleges.
CSI: New York, Slainte. 9:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team is shocked by an explosion that rocks a small New York City community threatened by a recent series of brutal events, as the team tries to find out why a dismembered body is strategically left out for display on four street corners.
Fringe, Worlds Apart. 9:00pm, Fox.
The Fringe teams in both this universe and in the alternate universe combine their efforts and fight together for a common purpose,uncovering shocking developments which prove to be related to the Cortexiphan children.
Grimm, Leave It To Beavers. 9:00pm, NBC.
Because Nick gets too close to a long-standing feud in the creature world during a murder investigation, his suspect in the murder summons a reaper to Portland to eliminate the Grimm; Juliette wants to invite Monroe over for dinner
Fairly Legal, Teenage Wasteland. 9:00pm, USA.
A case requires Kate to mediate a dispute between her former school and an expelled student, but problems arise when charges of sexual harassment surface; Ben and Justin are locked in an argument over a plea bargain for a performance artist.
Blue Bloods, Working Girls. 10:00pm, CBS.
Danny and Jackie are tasked with protecting a key witness in a Russian mob trial, but when an attempt is made on her life, the two realize that there is a leak on the task force; Erin gets a job offer for the position of deputy mayor.
In Plain Sight, Sacrificial Lam. 10:00pm, USA.
Mary begins to receive unwanted attention from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after her father goes on the run seeking vengeance, but she attempts to lose the agents following her in order to track her father down herself.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: author Charles Murray; political consultant Paul Begala; journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin; author S.E. Cupp; and military veteran Paul Rieckhoff.
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The Blind Side, 2009 movie, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, ABC.
A well-to-do family in Tennessee takes an African American youth from the inner-city projects into their home, and with their nurturing and the aid of a tutor, he becomes a high school football star who is pursued by several universities. Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Jae Head, and Ray McKinnon.
The Firm, Chapter Fifteen. 9:00pm, NBC.
Mitch and Ray decide to take a stand and must make a few dangerous decisions as they work to expose Kevin Stack and the Noble Insurance conspiracy; Kevin Stack and Alex Clark do everything they can to evade justice, putting Abby in the middle.
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60 Minutes. 7:00pm, CBS.
Scheduled: the former head of the C.I.A.'s Clandestine Service, Jose Rodriguez, talks about his use of "enhanced interrogation techniques,"; Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on drug abuse, uses MRI scans on the brains of addicts.
The Simpsons, A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again. 8:00pm, Fox.
Marge and Homer have each family member sell a valuable item to make money to go on a cruise, after Bart begs his parents for a vacation; Bart concocts a plan to ensure the vacation is never ending, and his family never has to return to Springfield.
Once Upon a Time, The Stranger 8:00pm, ABC.
August takes Emma on journey to reveal how she can beat Regina and take over custody of Henry; Regina plans to seduce David; Geppetto agrees to a plan that could save Snow White and Prince Charming's daughter on a condition that could save his son.
Harry's Law, And The Band Played On. 8:00pm, NBC.
Phoebe turns to Harry and Adam for help when an entire college marching band is charged with a student's murder after a hazing ritual goes wrong; Tommy joins forces with Cassie and Oliver to defend a man claiming a woman sexually assaulted him.
The Amazing Race 20, I Need Hair to Be Pretty (Cochin, India). 8:00pm, CBS.
After being surprised with a non-elimination leg last week, the remaining five teams continue their quest through India where they must pull out all the stops in order to complete a larger than life challenge; one racer must compete with an injury.
Family Guy, Mr. & Mrs. Stewie. 9:00pm, Fox.
When Stewie is introduced to a girl and becomes aware that she is the female version of himself, he finds himself absolutely smitten with her; Peter and Quagmire make the decision to take their relationship to the next level.
Desperate Housewives, Lost My Power. 9:00pm, ABC.
Susan helps MJ build a car for the school soapbox derby; Bree's attorney wants her to come clean about her previous drunken sexual spree; Lynette flirts with Tom's boss to get more work piled on him; Renee finds out Ben is keeping a secret.
The Good Wife, The Dream Team. 9:00pm, CBS.
Will and Diane are left scrambling when Louis Canning and Patti Nyholm team up in hopes of bankrupting the firm; Alicia feels conflicted about her feelings regarding her relationship with Peter; Kalinda's past catches up with her.
The Celebrity Apprentice, Jingle All The Way Home. 9:00pm, NBC.
The remaining competitors must write and perform a jingle for a client, but the celebrities who take over as project managers squander and fight to gain control of their own teams; one team stages a coup against their own leader. 2 hrs.
The Killing, Openings. 9:00pm, AMC.
Detective Sarah Linden decides to delve deeper into a family secret that the Larsen's have kept buried for quite some time; Mitch takes in a young runaway; Richmond gets an unexpected surprise while trying to run his campaign.
Breakout Kings, Freakshow; Served Cold. 9:00pm, A&E.
As most of the team pursues a circus escape artist, one member stays behind to follow Damien's potentially dangerous clue, but when he ups the ante, they all decide to ignore the order that forbids them from going after their psychotic archrival. 2 hrs.
Game of Thrones, The Ghost of Harrenhal. 9:00pm, HBO.
When the Baratheon rivalry ends, Catelyn retreats and Littlefinger takes action; Tyrion hears of Joffrey's faulty plan and a secret weapon; Theon tries to prove his worth; a prisoner makes a promise to Arya; the Night's Watch prepares for battle.
Nurse Jackie, Slow Growing Monsters. 9:00pm, SHO.
Jackie soon learns that Grace knows the complete truth about her rehabilitation experience; Cruz docks Jackie's pay for stolen supplies in order to make ends meet; Jackie asks Charlie to meet her at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
The Big C, Family Matters. 9:30pm, SHO.
Cathy decides to per all of her focus on her new love pursuit; Adam and Andrea attempt to find various ways to cope with Cathy's new direction; Sean meets with the former owner of his business.
NYC 22, Thugs & Lovers. 10:00pm, CBS.
White House and Jackpot discover a secret while questioning a man who successfully thwarted a bank robbery; Kenny's authoritative father, a Deputy Inspector, comes to the 22nd Precinct; Lazarus meets up with the Shannon bar thug.
GCB, Adam & Eve's Rib. 10:00pm, ABC.
Amanda puts together an all-female barbeque team to prove a point to her daughter; Heather comes across an attractive butcher; Carlene finds herself becoming frustrated with Ripp; Sharon attempt to assist Zack with his dealership problems.
Mad Men, At the Codfish Ball. 10:00pm, AMC.
Don, Roger and Pete decide to work and pull their resources together to lure in a big client for the firm; Sally learns that a member of her family is in desperate need of assistance, so she decides to lend a helping hand.
The Borgias, Stray Dogs. 10:00pm, SHO.
Cesare recruits a group of mercenaries with the assistance of Micheletto, who seeks revenge on the vastly retreating French troops for burning the nunnery where his lover Ursula was living; the Pope forges strategic alliances with other coalitions.