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Monday, February 14, 2011

This Week's Sweeps Schedule

This week’s sweeps schedule is jam-packed with a Wednesday that might short circuit your DVR.

Here’s a look at some of what you’re scheduled to see…

Monday, February 14th
Jeopardy!—Check Local Listings
*The biggest winners in the show’s history, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, take on IBM’s Watson computer. The show airs in Huntington-Charleston on WSAZ at 7:30 p.m.
Chuck—8 PM—NBC
*Lou Diamond Phillips guests.
Mad Love—8:30 PM—CBS—Series Premiere
*Sarah Chalke (“Scrubs”) and Jason Biggs star in this new romantic comedy. You can see my thoughts from my column here.
Two and a Half Men—9 PM—CBS
*Alan (Jon Cryer) meets Rose’s (Melanie Lynskey) “husband” in what could be the last new “Men” episode we see for a while.
Mike & Molly—9:30 PM—CBS
*What will this super cute couple do for Valentine’s Day?
Hawaii Five-O—10 PM—CBS
*Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo guest star.

Tuesday, February 15th
No Ordinary Family—8 PM—ABC
*Rebecca Mader (“Lost”) guests as an evil shapeshifter.
The Good Wife—10 PM—CBS
*Rita Wilson and F. Murray Abraham guest in a story inspired by “The Social Network.”
Parenthood—10 PM—NBC
*Michael Emerson (“Lost”) guests.

Wednesday, February 16th
The Middle—8 PM—ABC
*Kristin Cavallari (“The Hills”) guests.
American Idol—8 PM (2 hrs.)—FOX
*My beloved Group Round gets the two-hour treatment.
Survivor: Redemption Island—8 PM—CBS—Season Premiere
Better With You—8:30 PM—ABC
*New York Yankee Nick Swisher (series star Joanna Garcia’s husband) guests.
Modern Family—9 PM—ABC
*Shelley Long and Matt Dillon guest star.
Criminal Minds—9 PM—CBS
*Corbin Bernsen guests.
Mr. Sunshine—9:30 PM—ABC
*Nick Jonas guests.
Off the Map—10 PM—ABC
*Cheech Marin and Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”) guest.
Law & Order: SVU—10 PM—NBC
*Debra Messing guests.
Top Chef All-Stars—10 PM—Bravo
*The chefs cook for muppets from “Sesame Street.”
Hot In Cleveland—10 PM—TV Land
*Susan Lucci guest stars in a special crossover event with “All My Children.”
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior—10 PM—CBS—Series Premiere
*Forrest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo star in this “Criminal Minds” spin-off.

Thursday, February 17th
The Office—9 PM—NBC
*Several show vets—including Rashida Jones and Melora Hardin—return for the premiere of Michael’s (Steve Carell) movie.
Private Practice—10:01 PM—ABC
*Grant Show and Stephen Collins guest.
Fairly Legal—10:01 PM—USA
*Richard Dean Anderson joins the cast.

Friday, February 18th
General Hospital—3 PM—ABC
*The wedding of Sonny and Brenda (Maurice Bernard and Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) begins.
Who Do You Think You Are?—8 PM—NBC
*Rosie O’Donnell traces her roots.

Sunday, February 20th
NASCAR: The Daytona 500—1 PM—FOX
*Coverage begins with the pre-race show at Noon.
The Simpsons—8 PM—FOX
*Ricky Gervais, JB Smoove, Halle Berry and Russell Brand guest.
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business—8 PM—CBS—Season Premiere
Saturday Night Live: Just Commericals—8 PM—NBC
*This special shows some of the best commercial parodies in “SNL” history.
Saturday Night Live: Backstage—9 PM (2 hrs.)—NBC
*A look behind-the-scenes of “SNL” over its 36 seasons.
The Cleveland Show—9:30 PM—FOX
*Justin Timberlake guests (His character is on the left in the above picture).
Brothers & Sisters—10:01 PM—ABC
*Beau Bridges guests in this episode directed by series star Matthew Rhys.

Photo Credits: David Giesbrecht/Bravo & FOX