What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week:
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - John and Cameron try to fit in at high school. Hopefully, there's no robotic substitute teacher this time.
Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Rocket scientist Joe, TV's brainiest husband, is interviewing with an employer who has a missing daughter. Luckily, Joe's wife is TV's best psychic.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel, 10 p.m.) - His book Kitchen Confidential inspired the short-lived FOX series of the same name. In this week's No Reservations, Bourdain explores the thriving film scene, natural scenery and food in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Life After People - (History, 9 p.m.) - What would happen to plane Earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear?
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Show or no show, the Academy Award nominations are announced today at 5:30 a.m. If you're up that early, I'm sorry. But since you're already awake, you can watch the announcements live on every local news channel, E! and then some.
One Tree Hill (The CW, 9 p.m.) - Haley rediscovers her love of music. Maybe this episode will explain why she's a high school English teacher all of a sudden?
American Idol (Fox, 8 p.m.) - More auditions, this time from San Diego.
Frontline (PBS, 9 p.m.) - For the more intellectual types, "Growing Up Online" explores the growing digital divide between generations.
Nip/Tuck (FX, 10 p.m.) - "Burn Notice's" Sharon Gless and Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin guest star.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Never Been Kissed (ABC Family, 6 & 8:30 p.m.) - Should be called Never Gets Old. Drew Barrymore is charming, if far from an ugly duckling, and there's a young and handsome Michael Vartan.
American Idol (Fox, 8 p.m.) - The San Diego auditions continue.
Cashmere Mafia (ABC, 10 p.m) - Great, the best thing about the show - Caitlin's surprising lesbian storyline - may not be all that it appears to be.
Project Runway (Bravo, 10 p.m.) - The seven remaining designers must battle denim.
Thursday, Jan. 24
Ugly Betty (ABC, 8 p.m.) - It's a family affair on the last pre-strike episode. Gene Simmons guest stars as Amanda's potential father while Gabrielle Union is Daniel's love interest and, little does he know, Wilhelmina's sister.
Chuck (NBC, 8 & 10 p.m.) - For some inexplicable reason, NBC is airing the last two episodes of "Chuck," one of which finds Captain Awesome asking Chuck for Ellie's hand in marriage, before and after an episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." Maybe they thought it was a fitting tribute to a show that loves its sandwiches.
Friday, Jan. 25
Friday Night Lights (NBC, 9 p.m.) - Who's the bigger hardass: Coach or Tami, the new volleyball coach?
Psych (USA, 10 p.m.) - Parody alert! Shawn and Gus investigate a murder on a Spanish soap opera set.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Usually, Saturday is a day of rest, and for most it remains so. However, this Saturday, Buffy fans should consider themselves called to duty because James Marsters is guest starring on Torchwood (BBC America, 9 p.m.).
Sunday, Jan. 27
Screen Actors Guild Awards (TNT or TBS, 8 p.m.) - With no Golden Globes and Oscar's future iffy, the SAG Awards are suddenly the hot, new kid on campus. They're also the season's first, real subject for fashion police everywhere.
The Russell Girl (CBS, 9 p.m.) - Joan of Arcadia's Amber Tamblyn returns to CBS with this TV movie about a sick young woman who comes back home to face her parents and a past tragedy.
Cruel Intentions 2 (FX, 11:03 p.m.) - Before she was Oscar worthy, Amy Adams was just trying to make it this subpar sequel to the guilty pleasure Cruel Intentions.
Story by Vlada Gelman
Starpulse.com contributing writer
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