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What's On? This Week In Television

February 23rd, 2009 3:52pm EST | Kevin Olsta By: Kevin Olsta
The CloserLast night wrapped up an excellent week in the entertainment world with favorite Slumdog Millionaire taking top honors with the Best Picture Oscar. Tuesday night there will be an address from President Obama, and many shows will either not be airing or be in reruns. Check here to see if your favorite shows are new this week.

Monday

Pick of the Night: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, "Disappearing Manhattan." Travel Channel 10/9c. Snarky host Tony Bourdain takes a look at the surviving gems in what is becoming a very commercialized urban center of the world.

Other new episodes worth watching: The Closer TNT 9/8c, House FOX 8/7c, Chuck NBC 8/7c.

Rerun alert: Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two And A Half Men, CSI: Miami.

Tuesday

Pick of the Night: Leverage TNT 10/9c, "The Second David Job." Timothy Hutton and the rest of the excellent cast wrap up the first season of Leverage with the finale this Tuesday night.

Other new episodes worth watching: NCIS CBS 8/7c

Rerun alert: Law & Order: SVU

No episode: Scrubs, American Idol

Wednesday

Pick of the Night: American Idol, FOX 8/7c
The second 12 of the final 36 contestants compete in Hollywood.

Other new episodes worth watching: Important Things With Demetri Martin, Comedy Central 10:30/9:30c.

Rerun alert: Law and Order

Thursday

Pick of the Night: Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, NBC 8/7c
Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman are back for this short cartoon featuring the characters of the hit animated film Kung Fu Panda.

Other new episodes worth watching: Survivor: Tocantins CBS 8/7c, CSI CBS 9/8c, 30 Rock (guest starring Larry King as himself) NBC 9:30/8:30c, The Beast A&E 10/9c.

Rerun alert: The Office, Grey's Anatomy

Friday

Pick of the night: Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles FOX 8/7c, "Someone has to stay awake while the others sleep." Sarah seeks help after suffering terrible nightmares.

Other new episodes worth watching: Dollhouse FOX 9/8c

Rerun alert: Monk will be repeats for the next couple months.

Saturday

Go out and do something fun.

Sunday

PICK OF THE WEEK: SNL Special: Just Shorts NBC 7/6c 2 hours
This special features just shorts including fake commercials and the famed digital shorts like "Bleep in a Box" and "I Bleeped in My Pants."

NO episode: Desperate Housewives

Kevin Olsta
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