This week begins a new sweeps month, which means the networks will be trying to get your attention with a lot of new episodes and big events. The month kicked off with Super Bowl XLIII, and here's what to watch for the rest of the week:


Pick of the Night: How I Met Your Mother, CBS 8:30/7:30c
"Barney Stinson: That Guy's Awesome:" Robin faces deportation back to Canada if she doesn't find work, and Barney helps with a video resume.

Other new episodes worth watching: The Big Bang Theory CBS 8/7c, House FOX 8/7c, CSI: Miami 10/9c, The Closer TNT 9/8 c, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (in Chicago) Travel 10/9c.


Pick of the Night: Scrubs ABC 9/8c, two new episodes back to back.
"My New Role:" Dr. Cox becomes the new Chief of Medicine and turns to former enemy Dr. Kelso for help. "My Lawyer is in Love:" Ted has a crush and asks for help impressing the woman of his affections.

Other new episodes worth watching: American Idol FOX 8/7c, Law & Order SVU NBC 10/9c.


Pick of the Night: Grammy Special with Katie Couric, CBS 9/8c
Katie interviews many of this year's biggest artists including Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift.

Other new episodes worth watching: "American Idol" FOX 8/7c, Lost ABC 9/8c, Law & Order NBC 10/9c


Pick of the Night: 30 Rock NBC 9:30/8:30c
"Generalissimo:" Mad Men's Jon Hamm guest stars as Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) sexy new neighbor.

Other new episodes worth watching: Grey's Anatomy ABC 9/8c, The Office NBC 9/8c, The Beast A&E 10/9c.

Rerun alert: CSI


Pick of the Night: Monk USA 9/8c
A former childhood bully who terrorized Monk hires a detective to trail his wife, and then when she ends up dead, the bully is accused of murder.

Other new episodes worth watching: Psych USA 10/9c.


Go out and do something fun.


PICK OF THE WEEK: Grammy Awards Show CBS 8/7c
This year's Grammy Awards show features performances by Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Lil Wayne, Radiohead, The Jonas Brothers, and Kenny Chesney. The most anticipated performance comes from Paul McCartney, who will play songs of The Beatles with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl filling in for the late great John Lennon.

Story by Kevin Olsta

Starpulse contributing writer