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What's Hot on TV Tonight – Dancing with the Stars Goes Back to the 80s

You can see the big hair already. Tonight on Dancing With the Stars, the couples will dance to 80s music. We’ll stay back in that decade as The Bangles perform. Catch up on other TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. Live with Regis and Kelly. Simon Baker and Jessica Capshaw are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. National Lampoon’s Vacation. The original; the best. Lots of Vacation movies succeeded this one, but this is the original. Chevy Chase and Beverly d’Angelo did it up good this time. Everything from Aunt Edna to “My daddy says I’m the best” to “Sorry folks. Park’s closed. Moose out front shoulda told ya.” 2:00 PM CT HBO Comedy

3. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Hilary Duff, Logan Lerman, and J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff are today’s guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

4. How I Met Your Mother. Ted doesn’t do a background check on his new lady friend, leading to his friends getting involved, and Lily and Marshall find out if they’re having a boy or a girl. 7:00 PM CT CBS

5. Sing Off. The top 10 groups will be narrowed down to eight and the battle will be fierce. 7:00 PM CT NBC

6. Dancing with the Stars.The couples dance to songs of the ’80s, and The Bangles perform. 7:00 PM CT ABC

7. Gossip Girl. Dan gets Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck, Rufus, and Lily together to discuss his book, Louis reads the book, and Diana uses info about a friend of Nate’s to help herself. 7:00 PM CT CW

8. Terra Nova. Jim and Shannon question if they can trust an asylum-seeking orphan, Mira wants to reclaim a valued possession, and Taylor believes there’s a traitor out there. 7:00 PM CT Fox

9. The Lying Game. Sutton resumes her life back in Phoenix. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

10. Oprah’s Lifeclass. Lady Gaga finds her true calling. 7:00 PM CT OWN

11. Clean House New York.. Top New York designers and former HGTV “Design Star” competitors Nina Ferrer and Michael Moeller hosts this new series that will combat the untidy in all five boroughs, one interior disaster at a time. 7:00 PM CT Style

12. Basketball Wives LA. Jackie’s gossiping gets tiresome, and Gloria has concerns about her relationship with Matt. 7:00 PM CT VH1

13. 2 Broke Girls. To raise money for their cupcake business, Max and Caroline host a 90s themed party at the diner, and Caroline, horrified when one of the patrons is her wealthy ex. 7:30 PM CT CBS

14. NFL Football. Miami Dolphins at New York Jets. 7:30 PM CT ESPN

15. Two and a Half Men. Alan tries to accept Lyndsey’s past, and Walden hosts a party. 8:00 PM CT CBS

16. Hart of Dixie. A heatwave in Bluebell has everyone losing their inhibitions, and Lemon gets herself ready for George’s family. 8:00 PM CT CW

17. House. After making a generous donation, a man collapses, and House and Dr. Chi Park try to determine what his medical disorder is, and Thirteen tries to be happy, despite her feelings of guilt. 8:00 PM CT CW

18. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. PJD does a build for Dekalb, OCC a charity bike for Cell Buckle, and Senior’s critiques offend Jason. 8:00 PM CT Discovery

19. Scare Tactics. A young man and woman think they’re filming a show and find what looks like a skunk being eaten by maggots. The cameraman lets them know he needs a new battery and will be right back. The man and woman hear a shrill scream from another room and go to find out what it was. They see a body on the ground and a sinister butler greets them and says the master wants them to stay for dinner. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

20. Gene Simmons Family Jewels. In the first hour, Shannon and Gene get ready for a marriage boot camp which threatens their engagement. In the second hour, they share memories of their relationship, and she wants to become his business partner. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

21. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. A shocking fight brings the ladies’ game night to a close. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

22. Piers Morgan Tonight. Kelsey Grammer is the guest tonight. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

23. Lottery Changed My Life. Too poor to even buy a ticket to a NASCAR race, Joe wins the lottery and ends up buying his own team 8:00 PM CT TLC

24. How Do I Look? Worst-Dressed in America. Host Mai and her troop of fashion experts–including celebrity hairstylist Kim Vo and makeup artist Kandee Johnson–scour the nation hunting for the most atrocious clothing-challenged person in the land. 8:00 PM CT Style

25. The Bad Girls Club. The girls visit Barbados, and Judi’s antics leave her marked as a target. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

26. Bored to Death. George covers for Jonathan and Ray when they go on the lam. 8:00 PM CT HBO

27. Mike & Molly. Molly wants to save up for the wedding, but Vince’s car is too tempting to Mike. 8:30 PM CT CBS

28. Enlightened. Amy’s chance of landing a dream job are diminished, and and she fights to reform her ex and mom. 8:30 PM CT HBO

27. Hawaii Five-0. The details behind a volleyball coach’s murder show more bad news about Kono, and Chin Ho gets back together with his ex. 9:00 PM CT CBS

28. Castle. Castle and Beckett get help from a sexy insurance investigator when murder happens amongst the thievery of a valuable sculpture, and a rich museum benefactor is a person of interest. 9:00 PM CT ABC

29. Most Eligible Dallas Drew tries to get Cody back, and Neill and the band have their Dallas debut. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. Cake Boss Danica Patrick has a special request, and Lisa and sisters look for the perfect dress. 9:00 PM CT TLC

31. Urban Legends. The “Queen Bee” of a retirement home shares a story of escaping death with her peers. It all started many years before she lived at the retirement home when her husband brought home. 10:00 PM CT Syfy

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