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What's Hot On TV Tonight – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

It’s baa-aaaack! And so is Regis. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the game show, they’re bringing it back with what seems like the perfect amount of time. Throughout the eleven nights, both celebrities and non-celebrities will play. I think what killed this show before was while we all loved it at first, they then put it on all the time, just as they did with Deal or No Deal, and they ended up killing both shows. It was too much. But eleven episodes will be just enough for us to remember why it was that we originally fell in love with this show.

1. Ten Dollar Dinners. It’s the series premiere of Melissa d’Arabian’s, winner of Next Food Network Star, new show. Tonight she makes a potato-bacon-Gruyére torte, a Paris cafe green salad, and an applesauce granita with maple yogurt. 12:20 PM CT Indie

2. Coal Miner’s Daughter. Bio epic of the life of Loretta Lynn which won Sissy Spacek an Oscar. She didn’t have an easy life, that’s for sure. 12:20 PM CT Indie

3. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup In Watkins Glen, NY. It’s the Heluva Good! at the Glen. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

4. Saving Private Ryan. Private Ryan gets stuck behind enemy lines and his fellow soldiers set out to free him. Steven Spielberg directs and the stars are somewhat a who’s who among actors ten years ago with Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, and Giovanni Ribisi. 1:30 PM CT TNT

5. 60 Minutes. The controversy surrounding Chiquita Brands International and paramilitary groups in Columbia is examined, as well as technology that helps paralyzed people communicate, and the dangers of tour operators attracting sharks with food, connecting humans and feeding. 6:00 PM CT CBS

6. Big Brother 11. We’ll get to see a Luxury Competition that will also decide Have/Have Nots and find out who Chima puts on the block. 7:00 PM CT CBS

7. Sunday Night Fooball: Exhibition: Bills vs. Titans. It’s the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH 7:00 PM CT NBC

8. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It’s eleven nights of a special 10th anniversary edition of this Regis Philbin-hosted game show. 7:00 PM CT ABC



9. There Goes the Neighborhood
. In this series premiere, eight suburban families from the same neighborhood are walled off from the touside and compete again each other to win things for the homes, including the top prize of $250,000. 8:00 PM CT CBS

10. Shark Tank. In yet another series premiere, inventors try to get investors interested in their new product. Tonight’s inventions include a technological gizmo, a fun, easy way for kids to take medicine, and a family pie recipe. 8:00 PM CT ABC

11. Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In the season finale, the kidnapping of a banking executive is planned, but it goes wrong and the exec is killed. Nichols and Eames investigate while also trying to stop a terrorist campaign. 8:00 PM CT USA

12. Gene Simmons Family Jewels. In the first half hour, Gene has a week without working, and the family realizes all that he does and show their thanks. In the second half hour, Gene promotes a country band in Nashville. 12:00 PM CT Fox

13. Untamed & Uncut. A whale watch is included tonight. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

14. Ice Road Truckers. With just two weeks left, the truckers face setbacks, including mechanical problems and a volcanic eruption near fuel refineries, which leaves Deadhorse short on disel fuel. Jack makes a risky trip and nearlky has a collision, and Lisa helps a stranded airline passaenger, then has a major breakdown. 8:00 PM CT History

15. Bridezillas. A bride looks for reveng on her fiancé and complains her bridal party isn’t helping her, and another asks her fiancé to sell his blood to finance her hair treatment. 8:00 PM CT WE

16. Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew. It’s the season premiere with nine new crews competing to win the title. 8:00 PM CT MTV

17. Megan Wants a Millionaire. Megan asks the guys to pretend it’s Valentine’s Day, then of course guy her a gift. The three with the best presents are invited on a ski date. 8:00 PM CT VH1

18. True Blood. Sookie’s predicament changes when Eric arrives, and Sam faces trouble after a shocking discovery at Merlotte’s. Jason attempts to put his past behind him. 8:00 PM CT HBO East

19. Defying Gravity. A mysterious force on the Antares begins to have effects on the astronauts’ biological compositions and personality traits. 9:00 PM CT ABC

20. In Plain Sight. In the season finale, a Latina political activist seeks safety in the witness protection program, but the arrangement doesn’t go well after she moves to her new home. 9:00 PM CT USA

21. Roast of Joan Rivers. Kathy Griffin plays host to this roast which includes Carl Reiner, LIly Tomlin, Jeffrey Ross, Robin Quivers, GIlbert Gottfried, Richard Belzer, and Brad Garrett. 9:00 PM CT Comedy Central

22. Jesse James Is a Dead Man. Jesse tries escaping from a vehicle on fire before he makes an attempt at breaking a personal land-speed record in the Mojave Desert. 9:00 PM CT Spike

23. Hung. Tanya reaffirms to Jemma she’s Ray’s pimp, and Jemma inspires Ray to give his basketball team a rousing speech. Jessica gets to the bottom of her family’s financial troubles with Ronnie. 9:00 PM CT HBO East

24. Entourage. At a charity golf tournament, Vince and Drama get together with Mark Wahlberg and Tom Brady. Ari’s principles get him in trouble with his wife and a fussy client, and Eric gets surprised with a job opportunity. 9:30 PM CT HBO East

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