What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Survivor: Caramoan Premiere

Survivor's back with another Fan vs. Favorites episode. Check out a preview to see who's coming back. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Mila Kunis and Tegan and Sara. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites. Season premiere. 7:00 PM CT CBS

3. Whitney. Whitney tells her true feelings to Alex's brother, and Lily makes plans for a secret date for Mark and Roxanne. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. The Middle. Axl and his friends offer to help each other break up with their girlfriends, Sue's ex, Matt, invites her to a Valentine's Day dance, and Mike accidentally sends a romantic text messages to someone he works with instead of Frankie. 7:00 PM CT N\ABC

5. Arrow. Olive looks for help from Felicity after he gets shot, and Oliver remembers an event from the island. 7:00 PM CT CW

6. American Idol. Hollywood week, part 3. 7:00 PM CT Fox

7. Ghost Hunters. The TAPS team visits the oldest operating steamboat in the U.S.—which may just be haunted. 7:00 PM CT Syfy

8. Inside the Actors Studio. Host James Lipton picks up where he and guest Hugh Jackman left off nine years ago during his last appearance on the show, recounting the last decade of Jackman’s career. In the episode, Jackman sings his “heart song” from “Happy Feet,” performs a tap dance number, and shares some of his acting secrets.7:00 PM CT Bravo

9. Big Rich Atlanta. After the cupcake quarrel, Ashlee separates herself from the other girls, Sabrina holds a financial seminar, and Marcia and Virginia treat Katie to a night out. 7:00 PM CT Style

10. Guys with Kids. Marny isn't pleased when Gary thinks up a business idea, and Chris starts a new hobby trying to reinvent himself. 7:30 PM CT NBC

11. The Neighbors. Debbie and Jackie try to feel more desirable by going to a hip new club, and Marty and Larry Bird want makeovers from Amber. 7:30 PM CT ABC

12. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. An FBI agent partners with the SVU when she believes a rape-murder case from twenty-five years ago is connected to several unsolved cases across the country, and Benson and Amaro question Lewis' suspect's guilt. 8:00 PM CT NBC

13. Modern Family. Claire and Phil's Valentine's Day plans land CLaire in the hospital, Jay and Gloria's attempts for their romance get interrupted by the kids, and Cam and Mitch host a wild party, then are left with hangovers and a new housemate. 8:00 PM CT ABC

14. Supernatural. Kevin figures out how to close hell's gates after first figuring out the tablets, and Sam and Dean disagree over who should complete God's three trials. 8:00 PM CT CW

15. Ghost Mine. With a secret gold struck, everyone wants to celebrate. But when a miner’s daughter goes missing, has she been taken by a spirit? Plus: Are the spirits in the mine trying to drive the miners out…or seal them in? 8:00 PM CT Syfy

16. Hoarding: Buried Alive. Child Protection Services remove Karen's kids from her home, leaving her just 48hours to clean everything up or possibly lose her kids permanently. 8:00 PM CT TLC

17. Baggage Battles Billy Leroy, Mark Meyer and married couple Laurence and Sally Martin head to Louisiana to attend a police auction. Anything found or seized by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department is up for grabs, including valuable sports memorabilia, rare musical instruments, and even high-tech spy equipment not normally put up for sale to the public. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

18. Kimora: House of Fab. Leslie looks at spring fashion trends, the team films a risqué commercial, and the people Leslie works with interfere with her love life. 8:00 PM CT Style

19. Suburgatory. Tess brings Ryan to a movie in an art house on Valentine's Day, Sheila's mother creates friction when she visits, and Dallas has a cosmetic procedure and a bad reaction, leaving George on his own during an 18-course dinner. 8:30 PM CT ABC

20. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A Cuban singer's sister's death is investigated, and Hodges begins to feel apprehensive about getting married to his girlfriend. 9:00 PM CT NBC

21. Chicago Fire. Dawson looks for help from an unlikely source as she tries to help her brother, Severide does a favor for Lt. Whaley, and Hermann and Otis discover tough things about their silent partner. 9:00 PM CT NBC

22. Nashville. An old friend comforts Rayna after telling Maddie and Daphne about plans for divorce, Juliette reinvents herself, and Avery contemplates an attractive offer. 9:00 PM CT ABC

23. Southland. Season premiere. and an Afghanistan veteran clash, Lydia has a difficult time balancing detective work and motherhood, Ben Sherman gets involved with a questionable crowd, and Sammy Bryant battles Tammi for custody. 9:00 PM CT TNT

24. Necessary Roughness. Dani tries to figure out the source of a quarterback's rate, TK looks for help, and Matt's love-life goes in another direction. 9:00 PM CT USA

25. The Americans. Philip and Elizabeth find out their colleague who was murdered had a wife they didn't know about, and STan's investigation into the death has him hot on their trail. 9:00 PM CT FX

26. Hot in Cleveland. As the movie is ending, Victoria questions her relationship with Emmet, Melanie has questions about her relationship with Alec, and Joy finds out something mysterious about Elka. 9:00 PM CT TVLand

27. I Got Away. Women discuss their survival after being in grave danger. 9:00 PM CT OWN

28. Top Chef: Seattle. The chefs compete in an adventurous Quickfire, and Emeril and hef Roy Choi cook an emotional meal for Elimination. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

29. Street Eats. Eating street foods in Africa and the Middle East immerses you in the local culture. Hospitality is a hallmark whether you're trying grilled goat organs in Morocco, fiery palm nut soup in Ghana or chili-laced falafel in Jordan. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

30. Washington Heights. Frankie and Fred plan an event to showcase the talents of their friends, Reyna is excited to eprform, and Jimmy and Eliza's relationship goes astray. 9:00 PM CT MTV

31. Happily Divorced. Fran heads to London to surprise Elliott, but she ends up being the one surprised, . 9:30 PM CT TVLand

32. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Anne Hathaway, Lester HOlt, and Eli Young Band. 10:35 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – State of the Union Address

Tonight is the first State of the Union Address of President Obama's second term. Find out who will be in the First Lady's pressbox. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Bruno Mars, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and former Vice President Al Gore. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Betty White's Off Their Rockers. In the first half hour, pranks include nuns raising money, a man altering a shirt, securing a car with tape, and eating someone else's restaurant meal. In the second half hour, it's the funniest pranks from the first season. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. The Taste. Tensions are heightened with the addition of alcohol as the cooks compete to create the perfect pairing of food and wine. Guest mentors David Kinch and Andre Mack visit the kitchens. Two more cooks are sent home after a heated blind tasting. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Closing night. 7:00 PM CT USA

6. Pretty Little Liars. Spencer lashes out on Mona, Hanna hatches a plan to get Caleb and his dad back together, Aria spends more time with Wes, Emily and Jason try to figure out what happened during Ali's vacation in Cape May. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

7. The Sisterhood. In the first hour, in Miami, Domonique wants closure and look to the others for support, and Tara's friendship with the other ladies is threatened by a dispute. In the second hour, the ladies return after their trip, and Christina, Domonique wonder if they can keep their friendship with Tara, Ivy shares a secret, and Domonique gets ready for a big day. 7:00 PM CT TLC

8. The Bad Girls Club: Atlanta. The girls all seem to be getting along with the new addition of Jennifer, but things take a sharp turn for the worse when Nikki’s replacement hits the ATL. This week we learn if she meshes with the other girls, if she makes it until the next episode, and who’s been ‘haunting’ the mansion… 7:00 PM CT Oxygen

9. State of the Union 2013. 8:00 PM CT All Major Networks and News Channels

10. Face Off./span> The artists team up to tackle larger-than-life giant characters based on the ancient fable, Jack, the Giant Killer, featuring guest judge Bryan Singer. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

11. The Lying Game./span> Emma assumes takes on Sutton's identity to trap Rebecca in a lie, and Kristin and Alec become closer. 8:00 PM CT ABC Family

12. Top Gear./span> The guy design an RV for a southern road trip and compete in wild challenges. 8:00 PM CT History

13. Dance Moms. Abby suspends Christi and Chloe, which keeps Chloe from competing against the new all-by team, Nia and Holly deal with painful maladies, and Sophia comes back. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

14. The Face. 12 hopefuls move into the ultra-posh loft and compete in their first “Test Shoot” led by Naomi called “Who Wore It Better.” The drama continues to unfold as the teams compete in a “Campaign” challenge requiring them to interpret the frames of a storyboard for high-end fashion publication, W magazine. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

15. Cougar Town. Raylan finds a severed foot, and Boyd and Ava try to break into Harlan high society. 9:00 PM CT TBS

16. Justified. Raylan is led to Kentucky hill country by the search for Drew Thompson. 9:00 PM CT FX

17. Total Blackout. They say love is blind. Maybe not, but these couples surely can’t see while they compete in eating, walking and touching challenges in the dark. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

18. Our America with Lisa Ling. The people who were impacted by human sex trafficking, one year later. 9:00 PM CT OWN

19. The Millionaire Matchmaker: A Watch What Happens Love Special. Pattie Stanger answers viewers' questions. Andy Cohen hosts. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

20. Starter Wives Confidential./span> The women get together to heal from old difficulties and deal with secrets Hurricane Sandy exposed. 8:00 PM CT TLC

21. Snooki & JWOWW. Roger figures out the true extend of his feelings for Jenni, and Snookie and Jionni's new parent status puts a strain on their relationship. 9:00 PM CT MTV

22. Double Divas. On her way to Cynthia's wedding, Molly gets distracted. 9:30 PM CT Lifetime

23. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight are Bruce Willis, 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Kate Upton, and Little Big Town. 10:35 PM CT CBS

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Valentine’s Day Treats Tempt the Losers

On The Biggest Loser, the contestants are tempted with Valentine's Day treats, and something tells me it's more than just conversation hearts. Catch up with all the TV you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. David Spade and the Lumineers are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings

2. How I Met Your Mother. Ted is leery of breaking things off iwth his unstable girlfriend, and Robin holds Marvin for the first time. 7:00 PM CT CBS

3. The Biggest Loser. The contestants face Valentine's Day temptation with treats, the trainers help the teenagers work towards their goals at home, and two contestants get reunions with loved ones. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4 The Bachelor. Sean and the ladies travel to St. Croix, one woman has a shocking revelation during a date, and Sean's sister helps him make a decision. 7:00 PM CT ABC

5. The Carrie Diaries. Carrie gets invited to a Manhattan soiree, Mouse looks for help from Walt, Maggie goes up against Donna and her friends, and Tom loses his wedding ring and comes to a realization. 7:00 PM CT CW

6. Bones. Brennan is hospitalized after being shot at the lab and struggles with visions of her mother than go against logic, and Brennan's attacker my be linked by evidence to the Jeffersonian. 7:00 PM CT Fox

7. Continuum.Kagame's return begins with a reset of Liber8's agenda, away from violence and towards blending into the community and fostering their revolution through co-opting existing structures. But they have a vulnerability – the possibility that if their ancestors, living in this time, are murdered, they might cease to exist. A test of this theory is devised and Kiera and her grandmother are the guinea pigs. 7:00 PM CT Syfy

8. Switched at Birth. NOah and Travis have a confrontation at Bay's Anti-Valentine's Day party, and Regina doesn't agree with John and Kathryn with the handling of Daphne's situation with the food truck. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

9. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kyle and Lisa talk about their relationship, Lisa hosts a tea party that brings Adrienne and Brandi together for the first time since their fight. 7:00 PM CT Bravo

10. Next Great Baker: Road to the Finale. Before the season finale, the final three sit down with those who were eliminated to discuss the season. 7:00 PM CT TLC

11. Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence. The team travels to New Mexico and the Valles Caldera National Preserve to look into alleged sightings. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

12. Bizarre Foods America – Fan Faavorites. a one-hour special featuring highlights from past episodes taped in the U.S. and voted on by fans. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

13. Jerseylicious. After her fight with Gigi, Tracy turns to an unlikely source, Olive dates Jackie's cousin, and Anthony wants to make expensive improvements to the salon. 7:00 PM CT Style

14. Rules of Engagement. Audrey and Jeff get the names of the women Russell has slept with in order to know what baby names to avoid, and Adam humiliates himself after spending a lot of money on a new bicycle and gear. 7:30 PM CT CBS

15. 2 Broke Girls. Max gets tickets to a music awards show in Los Angeles, and she and Caroline board a private jet to the event and meet rapper 2 Chainz 8:00 PM CT CBS

16. 90210. Max and Naomi cohost a charity football game and rekindle their feelings, Adrianna hopes to be released from her contract by sabotaging a performance, and a publisher discovers Annie's blog. 8:00 PM CT CW

17. The Following. Maggie hatches a plan to put an end to Hardy, Paul releases a secret that Jacob has been keeping from Emma, and Hardy and Claire's relationship is delved into. 8:00 PM CT Fox

18. Dallas. Christopher tries keeping an important deal alive, J.R. tries to undermine Pamela, and Cliff Barnes comes back to meet with a visitor. 8:00 PM CT TNT

19. Being Human. Liam is hunting vampires, while Aidan starts to have vivid nightmares. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

20. Bunheads. Michelle and Milly fight the town preservation society for a new amphitheater, Sasha and Rowa make their relationship public, and Talia has big news. 8:00 PM CT ABC Family

21. Vanderpump Rules. In a bathroom, Jax and Laura-Leigh get caught having sex, Frank insults a customer, and Lisa decides to let someone go. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

22. Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. Budds brings the bakers to Vegas, and the final three are asked to bake, sell and decorate with help from past competitors and Buddy's family. 8:00 PM CT TLC

23. Bizarre Foods America. Season premiere. Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, D.C., but instead of government and sightseeing tours, he's exploring the branches of the food scene. From Salvadoran favorites, to food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, to taking a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate, the district is a melting pot of flavors, both old and new. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

24. Teen Mom 2. Leah has news about her pregnancy, Jenelle has a discussion with Jace's dad, Chelsea holds on to Adam, and Kailyn works on accepting Jo's girlfriend 8:00 PM CT MTV

25. Mike & Molly. Victoria agrees to be Harry's Valentine's Day date, shocking everyone, and Carl thinks he and Samuel will meet women at the laundromat. 8:30 PM CT CBS

26. Hawaii Five-0. The team investigates a LUa master's murder, and McGarrett ha a P.I. follow his mom. 9:00 PM CT CBS

27. Deception. After finding out the truth about her biological mom, Mia and her boyfriend run away, and Will alunches an investigation into Edward's home. 9:00 PM CT NBC

28. Castle. A “The Wives of Wall Street” star is murdered, and Castle's plans to give Beckett a Valentine's Day gift go awry. 9:00 PM CT ABC

29. Monday Mornings. Doctors try to convince a 13-year-old to have surgery, Ty looks for support from Dr. Tina Ridgeway, Dr. Buck Tierney bullies a resident wit the hopes of pronouncing an organ donor brain dead, and Sydney gets Villanueva's help with a patient. 9:00 PM CT TNT

30. Lost Girl. When humans start dissolving into piles of goo, Bo uncovers a nefarious twist to a sexy Key Club. Meanwhile, Kenzi gets clingy with Bo—and a little Machiavellian with the others—forcing Bo to make an extreme revelation about her bestie. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

31. Hotel Impossible. Anthony Melchiorri heads to beautiful Palm Springs, CA, known for its abundant sunshine, relaxing atmosphere and swanky, boutique hotels. Arriving at the Palm Springs Travelodge, Melchiorri has just four days to transform this 150-room former chain motel into a trendy boutique hotel for two slick real-estate investors-turned-hoteliers. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

32. Cake Boss. Tim McGraw needs a cake from Buddy to reveal the surprise of a new house to a military veteran, and the Next Great Baker winner starts working at Carlo's. 9:30 PM CT TLC

33. Late Show with David Letterman. Bill O'Reilly and The Avett Brothers are the guests tonight, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover is revealed, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models present the Top Ten. 10:35 PM CT NBC

 

Survivor: Caramoan – Preview – Fans vs. Favorites Part Two. Electric Boogaloo.

Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside.

Season 26 is kicking off this week, and we are continuing the recent trend of returning players. And why not? It works. As you know, this is the eighth season to incorporate returning players. All-Stars and HvV were all returning players, so of course the Finals had all returners. And both seasons were very entertaining for varying reasons – ie, Rob and Amber and Really Dumb Heroes. In Guatemala, Steph’s evil twin strong armed her way through many alliances to the end. In Redemption Island, Boston Rob played the most perfect game of Survivor ever. In South Pacific, Coach 3.0 almost pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the show’s history as he put much distance between himself and buffoonish Coach 1.0. Last season, Skupin slipped into the Finals in one of the most unlikely paths to the jury as we have ever seen.

And back in Season 16 we had Fans vs. Favorites. Ten superfans (although many proved to be dumb superfans) against 10 returning favorites. Not all-stars, but favorites. Although, if you recall that original 10 Favorite list, there were no winners, but it had tons of Survivors who made it very deep into their original seasons. Cirie (4th), Amanda (3rd), Parvati (6th), Ami (6th), and Eliza (4th) for the ladies. And, Yau-Man (4th), Fairplay (3rd), Ozzy (2nd), James (7th) and Jonathan (7th) for the guys. There were favorites with a lot of game. Ozzy, Cirie, Amanda, Yau-Man and Fairplay all had legit chances to win their seasons if they got better breaks at the end, or played a jury a bit better. Eliza was one of the greatest scramblers ever. James and Penner were there for personality, and Ami had a dominant alliance she controlled before she got blind to the threat from within. That was a solid, if not spectacular group.

And you know what? That season rocked. It started off in grand fashion with Yau-Man slamming Fairplay headfirst into a canoe. We had Fairplay essentially mailing it in and quitting after a couple of days. We had the Odd Couple battling of Joel and Chet. We had the pairing up of Favorites into couples – with Ozzy and Amanda making out at one point. We had Ozzy trying to do more than physical dominance as he tried to lead an alliance. We had injuries galore – with Penner going out in one of the more brutal challenges ever. We had Kathy virtually having a mental breakdown, and James getting one of the lamest Survivor injuries ever.

And boy, did we have blindsides. Eliza thought she was getting an immunity idol from Jason, only to discover he had been fooled by the worst attempt at a fake idol ever. “It’s a effing stick!!” is going down in Survivor quote lore. We had the women banding together to upset Ozzy’s apple cart and give perhaps the best blindside ever. We had Jason quitting on an immunity challenge to score points with the tribe, only to have the tribe vote him out. We had Amanda find an idol when she needed it most and do her best acting ever to use it properly. And we had Erik give up his Final Five immunity necklace in what still ranks as the dumbest move ever. The Black Widow alliance powered to the end and conspiracy theorists still question the fact that there was a Final Two, and thus preventing Cirie a chance to play for the win. It is considered a Top Three Survivor season of all-time.

A lot to live up to for the new crop. And speaking of the new crop…this ain’t exactly the most stellar collection of returning players ever assembled. It’s not that it isn’t populated with past jury members – it mostly is. Only one Finalist, and amazingly, one who lasted only three days the first time around. It is that unlike that first crew, this group failed to really show a lot of skill the first time around. Some did, but most were case studies on what not to do on Survivor. Some were certifiable mental cases. And yet, I will be selecting at least two of them to make the finals, because that’s what returning players do. If this group pulls that off, you know that it is a mega-advantage to have played this once before, assuming the current evidence of that does not already indicate this phenomenon.

So, without further ado, our new (and old) crop of Survivors. As always, the bio info is courtesy of the CBS Survivor website and the Dalton Ross gallery on Entertainment Weekly website.

Top Chef: Seattle/Alaska – Ep 14 – Creating the World of Bitterness

I have a new goal in life. It is to visit Tracy’s King Crab Shack. Have you ever seen a more awesome looking local dive restaurant? And those crabs? They were like “Clash of the Titans’” monsters. Before I depart this earth, or before the Zombie Apocalypse, or before the bizarre “Revolution” technology neatly decimates modern society, I will set foot in that shack and have giant crabs. If I take nothing away from this season, it will be that. And Brooke’s pig tails.

We are still in Alaska this week, albeit finally on land in 49th state. We also have 100% fewer Finns this week – and the chefs lament the Thumb’s departure. Interesting to hear OTV say how much he will miss Stefan, when you consider his initial reaction was not very positive way back in Week 1. Brooke called him good-hearted and Papa Smurf thought he was the frontrunner. Back in Week 1, I would have called him a frontrunner and not good-hearted. Week 14, I reverse that. Stefan lost the vote to CJ this week – and is officially out. That means the last shot for a returning chef to win is if CJ wins the final vote, then wins the LCK final challenge, then comes back in the Final Three in two weeks to steal this thing.

This week, we learned one thing about life in Alaska. We all knew that crabs and salmon were huge in Alaska, but who knew about their love of sourdough? I don’t recall that scene from “Game Change.” I also didn’t realize that starter kits for making the bread were super old. Some are older than I am. OTV said you have to take care of the yeast like a child. And I am instantly worried about his soon-to-born child…Daddy thinks you are bread. Stay away from the toaster.

I also learned that if you gather a bunch of Alaskans together in an outdoor event with food, you are required to have one bear family attend. I mean, there was a bear in the tree hanging out above the salmon feast. It was like having your dog hanging out at the kitchen table waiting for scraps, except, you know, bears.

I also learned that you cannot show much sex on TV, nor allow many bad words, but you can show ample fish guts. Cue the all-powerful fish lobby. Oh, and speaking of fish, could that salmon look more fresh and more delicious? My goodness. I’ve been craving salmon ever since. Again, I must get to that shack – crab and salmon.

When it came down to the Final Four challenge, the food looked really good, even though the actual dishes were kind of boring. When all was said and done, the chefs made three soups and a sandwich. Papa Smurf had been on a roll in recent weeks but this is now two weeks in a row he has arguably deserved to go home and barely survived. Is this just a blip on his path to the win, or has he reached his ceiling? Although, I can’t fault him for not realizing that the locals don’t actually eat “chum” salmon. I mean, how would a chef from Hawaii actually know about that? Other than the fact that it is named “chum,” of course. And, another thing, how snobby with fish can a city be where one entire species of fish is frowned upon as a food source for humans?

But this week was one of those where all of the chefs made good food. It was a nitpick decision, which is always tough, but I would imagine it is much easier for a chef to depart knowing they made good food, but left only because someone had to. However, Lizzie failed to learn from past mistakes and wound up being the one to go. What mistake? Did she not recall CJ’s downfall? Of course she did – his was the memorable moment used in the tiebreaker battle between Lizzie and Monkey. What was that dish? A burger and pickle. So what did she make here? Basically, a salmon burger and pickle. Why tempt fate?

That simple dish has now claimed three chefs this season. It must be stopped before it claims any more.

So, Lizzie bites the dust. She was unspectacular this season, but very steady. She just got to the point where she needed to be spectacular as there is no margin for error at this stage. Unfortunately, she made a fish slider. And anyone who notices these things must have speculated some looming problem after we witnessed Lizzie sobbing over her deceased dad during the fishing portion of the episode. Oftentimes, a chef who gets a teary confessional is a chef who gets a Padma knife later in the episode.

I wonder where our eventual champ is going to rank among the roster of Top Chef winning men and Steph. It will be either Papa Smurf, OTV, Brooke, Kish or CJ at this point. Do we have a Harold, Voltaggio or Blais in that group? Not sure. I think Kish may be on that level – but a Kish win would forever be tainted with the fact that would be the only champ to ever get knifed. I guess we shall see – on the positive side, I don’t believe we have any stinkers in that group, as all five are very good. Just not sure if we have an “all-star” in that group.

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Grammy Awards

the best of the best music artists will be honored tonight on the Grammy Awards. For an interesting twist, LL Cool J hosts. Catch up on your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. NHL Hockey. Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings. 12:00 PM CT CBS

2. College Basketball. Indiana at Ohio State. 12:00 PM CT CBS

3. NBA Basketball. Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks. 12:00 PM CT ABC

4. PGA Tour Golf. Final Round of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM from Pebble Beach, CA. 2:00 PM CT CBS

5. College Basketball. St. John's at Syracuse. 2:00 PM CT ESPN

6. NBA Basketball. Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat. 2:30 PM CT ABC

7. 60 Minutes. American survivors of the Algerian al Qaeda attack, credit report accuracy, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis, and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. 6:00 PM CT CBS

8. America's Funniest Home Videos. Clips include a teenager trying to do a handspring, cats and dogs getting into trouble, a doctor playing in a wheelchair. 6:00 PM CT ABC

9. The Cleveland Show. Cleveland is forced to go to marriage counceling after messing up the renewal of vows, and Junior's fridge breaks. 6:30 PM CT Fox

10. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards. LL Cool J hosts, and Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, The Black Keys, and Justin Timberlake scheduled to perform. 7:00 PM CT CBS

11. Once Upon at Time. Cora brings the giant to Storybrooke, and he takes out his vengeance on the town, Emma and Henry go with Mr. Gold to look for his son, Greg asks Belle aabout the night of his accident, and Anton the Giant makes friends with humans. 7:00 PM CT ABC

12. The Simpsons. Mary Spuckler comes back to Springield, and Homer ends up in the doghouse. 7:00 PM CT Fox

13. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Porsha plans a Harlem Renaissance-theme birthday party for Kordell, Cynthia confronts Porsha about not supporting the pageant, Kandi's manager thinks she's not focused, and Kordell helps fix Porsha and Cynthia's relationship. 7:00 PM CT Bravo

14. RV 2013 Three families search for the perfect RV. 7:00 PM CT Travel Channel

15. NBA Basketball. San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

16. Bob's Burgers. Bob is talked into letting the kids cut school so they can help him get Linda a gift for Valentine's Day, and Linda gets a s peed-dating event going at the restaurant. 7:30 PM CT Fox

17. Revenge. Amanda and Jack's wedding has Emily thinking about what might have been, Daniel has complications at Grayson Global, and Conrad begins a new chapter. 8:00 PM CT ABC

18. Family Guy. Meg goes on a Valentine's Day date with a guy she met online, Lois and Pete stay in bed all day, and one of Brian's ex's visits. 8:00 PM CT Fox

19. Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. The Kardashian family competes in the Dragon Boat Race, Kourtney's sister-in-law could be pregnant, and Scott can't deal with Bruce's competitive nature. 8:00 PM CT E!

20. Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. Series premiere. The story you never knew of William Adama. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

21. Oprah's Lifeclass. Gary Chapman is the guest. 8:00 PM CT OWN

22. Shahs of Sunset. Season finale. Mike wants to convince his parents that Jessica is “the one,” Reza decides it's time to get serious with Adam, and Lilly and Ali break up. 8:00 PM CT Bravo

23. Gypsy Sisters. In the first half hour, Nettie is concerned that Mellie's fighting and stripping are getting out of control, Mellie's ex comes back to town, and Kayla's racetrack trip is ruined by Mellie's drinking. In the second hour, Nettie and Kayla disagree on who will plan Mellie's wedding, Kayla and her husband disagree on how to raise their daughter, and Mellie's mom is released from jail, and it threatens her sobriety. 8:00 PM CT TLC

24. Snapped. It takes twenty-two years to solve the case of a college romance that ends in murder. 8:00 PM CT Oxygen

24. Walking Dead. Rick tries to rescue a member of his group. Woodbury is in disarray after a recent attack and new guests raise concerns at the prison. 8:00 PM CT AMC

25. Girls. Hannah is drawn to a 42-year-old physician and his successful adult life. 8:00 PM CT HBO

26. Shameless. Carl says Goodbye, Frank has to babysit, and Sheila wants Jody to learn about toy time. 8:00 PM CT Showtime

27. American Dad. Roger announces that a character who gifts the Smith family money comes back, a golddigging waitress romances Max and threatens the family's inheritance. 8:30 PM CT Fox

28. Enlightened. Amy, Tyler, and Dougie all try to make friends with the assistant of the CEO, and Eileen and Tyler begin dating. 8:30 PM CT HBO

29. Revenge for Real. A self-made millionaire is abducted and tortured by his protégé. 9:00 PM CT ABC

30. Chasing the Saturdays. The Saturdays experience American culture at the LA County air, and Frankie has a panic attack. 9:00 PM CT E!

31. Finding Bigfoot. The team gets permission to investigate on private land, and follow reports of sightings on an Indiana Reservation in South Dakota. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

32. House of Lies. 9:00 PM CT Showtime

33. Californication. Hank and Charlie meet up with Robbie Mac, and Becca performs a reading of her latest work. 9:30 PM CT Showtime

Project Runway 11: Time to Surprise Heidi

Last week on Project Runway. the designers had to make new uniforms for Susan Sarandon’s ping-pong club, SPiN.  Layana from Team Keeping It Real (KIR) won, while James of the Dream Team was sent home.

The next day, at Atlas, the designers get ready to face a new day.  Members of the Dream Team fret about their losses, while some of the guys on Team KIR discuss who they think the weaker designers on their team are.  Oddly, somebody mentions Patricia, who was in the top three in the first episode.

Then it’s off to Parson’s, where the designers find a bunch of pink boxes and a glass tray full of rose petals, leaves, and the like waiting for them.  Tim explains that their next challenge will be a client challenge.  Said client is opinionated and demanding– and it’s Heidi.  She is launching a new perfume called “Surprise,” and needs new clothes.  Specifically, she needs two outfits:  one for a T.V. commercial and one for a P.R. event.

Each team will make six outfits:  four for the T.V. ad and two for the P.R. event.  The winning team will produce two winners.  Heidi then shows the designers the contents of the pink boxes, and they turn out to be items associated with the perfume and that should serve as the designers’ inspiration.  Heidi then tells them that the colors associated with “Surprise” are pink, gold, and black.  The designers are to work with that palette.

The designers will have thirty minutes to sketch and caucus.  Each team will have a budget of 1200.00.  Team Keeping It Real discusses who will do what.  They have eight designers working on six looks, so Amanda and Joseph team up, as do Layana and Kate.  Amanda and Joseph will work on a P.R. look as will Patricia.  Over on the Dream Team, everybody will work on a single look, which they desperately hope will work to their advantage.  Cindy and Benjamin both opt to work on T.V. ad looks.  Amanda and Joseph on Team KIR quickly discover a problem:  They have very different aesthetics.  She likes very structured looks, while prefers draping and whimsy.

At Mood, Patricia decides to make a leather mesh textile.  For a one day challenge.  Daniel tells us that his look will be inspired by Bond girls.  Matthew admits to being nervous and tells us he’s not a dressmaker.  Joseph and Amanda still aren’t sure what to do or how to bridge their different tastes.  Kate and Layna find they are over-budget, and Daniel gentlemanly gives them his left-over money.  Some of their other teammates also contribute.  I’m guessing Team KIR will continue to play nice like this until the Dream Team is more or less gone, at which point it will become every designer for himself or herself.  Another possibility is that alliances start forming, as pairs or trios work together to get their look to the top, or at least keep it out of the bottom.

Back at the workroom, everybody gets to work, except for Amanda and Joseph, who are still sketching and discussing what to make.  Cindy has bought several bolts of pink fabric and she asks Benjamin which one he likes best.  He picks an iridescent gold-pink fabric.  I’m not convinced how good that will look on T.V.  Amanda and Joseph likewise go to Richard for advice.  Joseph wants to do something avant-garde, but Amanda suggests otherwise.  She and Joseph eventually decide on a low-cut dress with a lattice design.

Tim comes in to make his rounds and he starts with the Dream Team.  Benjamin shows off his sketch; he isn’t very far along with his actual dress.  Tim advises him that gold fabric should look as if it were all one piece.  Tu talks about how his look was inspired by rose petals.  Matthew is making something out of leather– and is bored by his own design.  Cindy is working on a short sheath dress and had also added a cover-up, which Tim advises her to ditch.  He does like Michelle’s design.

Tim then stops by Team KIR.  Amanda and Joseph explain the problems they’ve had, while Patricia shows off her pink leather mesh.  Richard is making a black dress, and Stanley is making a gold dress.  Daniel is making a gown, and Tim likes what he sees so far.  Kate and Layana are working on a corseted dress, and they’re having disagreements about the color scheme.  Is there too much pink or too much black?

After Tim leaves, Daniel realizes his gown needs something to liven it up, and asks Patricia for some black leather that she’s not using.  She gives it to him.  He decides to use it for a contrasting trim.  The models then come in for their fittings.  Cindy finds this frustrating, and comments, “This is so much harder than it looks on T.V.”  Benjamin is also feeling the pressure, and breaks down, talking about how he’d recently gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship.  Given that he’s unraveling before our eyes, I think Benjamin came on the show earlier than was good for him.  He’d needed time to recover more fully from his ordeal.  It looks as if he may have made the same mistake as Johnny Sakalis from Season 6.  Johnny was a recently recovered drug addict who found the rigors of a competitive reality too much to cope with– and ended up an early casualty, after crashing and burning on T.V.

On the day of the runway show, the designers get back to work.  Tim sends in the models and reminds everybody to use the accessory wall thoughtfully.  Daniel reminds us that he’s self-taught.  Benjamin, meanwhile, has fallen behind in his look, and Cindy tries to help him.  They end up wrapping leather straps around the model.

On the runway, Heidi introduces the guest judge, Kristin Davis, who had played Charlotte York Goldenblatt in Sex and the City.  Team KIR is up first.

Daniel made a long, draped creamy gown with a slit going up one side.  The plunging neckline is trimmed with black leather, which also serves as a yoke.

Patricia made a rather plain, sleeveless beige dress that has a plunging back.  She livened it up with a pale pink vest made out of leather mesh, which consists of little squares sewn catty-corner to each other, so every four squares enclose a square hole of negative space.  The bottom of the vest is trimmed with a fringe made of larger gold squares.

Josepha and Amanda made a sleeveless black dress with a plunging v-neck collar.  The front is decorated with a black and brown lattice-work design.  Richard made a one-shouldered black and silver mini-dress.  Nice.  Unfortunately, he lost his mind and added a massive black ruffle or bustle to the rear.  Not so nice.

Layana and Kate made a long black shoulderless dress.  It has a long slit up one side.  It also has a pink and black corset.  The back is laced and the front has a bow or flower detail.  Stanley made a one-shouldered gold lamé dress with black trim at the top.  He then ruins it by seriously overdoing the jewelry, most notably with several gold chains around the model’s neck.  That’s overkill, pal.

Next up is the Dream Team.  Michelle is first, and she made a short, sleeveless black dress with an exposed back.  The shoulder portion is made of black leather and decorated with brass studs.  Matthew made a black mini-dress that shows a lot of skin.  It has bare shoulders and a bare back.  He then made a black leather collar with a leash attached to it.  Dude, the dress is for a press event, not a Halloween party.

Cindy made a short, sleeveless dress out of an iridescent, shimmering pink/yellow fabric.  It has a slit down the front of the bodice, and a plunging back.  In back, the dress, seems to be poorly fitted.  Samantha made a long black dress with a slit up the front.  Part of the top is made of illusion.

Benjamin made a long pink dress with a long slit up one side.  It’s shoulderless and he plainly did not finish whatever supports he was making for the bodice.  He ends up using gold leather straps to hold the bodice in place.  Even so, it still looks as if it’s about to slide off the model’s breasts.  Tu made a sleeveless black dress that is short in front but has a train in the back.

After the show, Heidi announces the winning team and it’s Team KIR again.  Okay, it’s official:  They need to mix up the teams.  It’s getting boring seeing the same team win over and over.  Not only that, but the better designers on the Dream Team like Tu shouldn’t go home before the weaker designers on Team KIR just because they have the bad luck to be on the losing team.

The judges decide to start with the Dream Team, so Team KIR goes backstage to wait.  Heidi then announces that Matt, Cindy, and Benjamin are the ones in the bottom.

Matt explains that he was going for a 90’s fetish vibe after hearing Heidi use the word “bondage”
when describing her perfume bottle design.  Zac understands, but thinks the collar and leash look trashy, not sexy.  Heidi says the look makes her think, “Where’s my whip?” and adds that she couldn’t wear it to an event.  Kristin says she would “die” if somebody asked her to wear it.  (Presumably of embarrassment.)  Nina says she doesn’t understand how he could have dropped the ball on such a simple challenge.

Cindy wanted to make something sexier than her usual style.  She also thought the color was elegant.  Heidi explains that it’s fit that makes a dress sexy, not a slit down the front.  Zac hates the fabric and explains it wouldn’t photograph well.  Nina adds that the fabric looks cheap, as iridescent fabric often does.  Kristin says it looks like something she would have worn on Sex and the City— about 10 years ago.

Benjamin says he chose a fabric that was the same color as the perfume.  He also used chiffon because it was light, like a spritz of perfume.  Kristin likes the color, but thinks the bodice looks upsetting and painful.  Heidi had written “droopy boobs” on her card.  Nina says it’s the worst construction she’s ever seen and adds that the model looks as if she’s been shipwrecked.  Zac scolds Benjamin for making excuses for his bad work.

Then it’s Team KIR’s turn to face the judges.  Before starting, Heidi scolds Richard and Stanley for their lackluster efforts in this challenge, pointing out they are safe by virtue of being on the winning team.  The top designers are Daniel, Patricia, and Layana/Kate.

Patricia starts by explaining that she cut the pieces of her mesh by hand in order to create a light look for a traditionally tough fabric.  Nina likes the look and calls it “interesting.”  Zac enjoys the fact that Patricia makes her own fabrics and thereby put her own stamp on her designs.  Heidi adds that Patricia does things they’ve never seen before.  Kristin thinks the look is interesting, but wonders if it could be cut into a more flattering shape.  Zac adds that the dress could be made for a younger woman.  Heidi likes that it’s boxy and unexpected.  The rest of Team KIR praise Patricia for her hard work.

Next up are Kate and Layana.  Kate explains that she wanted a fitted look that would show off Heidi’s body.  Both women claim equal credit for the look, in execution and ideas.  Heidi loves the mix of soft and hard in the dress.  She also likes the boning in the corset, which she says looks good from every angle.  Zac likes the draping, but adds he would have added one more layer over the pink corset.  Nina thought the dress’ movement coming down the runway was beautiful and would work well in a photoshoot.  Kristin loves the color scheme, which reminds her of ballet.  When asked which of them should win, if the dress id the winning look, both women declare that having Heidi wear their dress is a big enough win in itself.

Last up is Daniel, who talks about his Bond girl inspiration.  He admits the leather was an afterthought.  Heidi admires the lines of the dress, which are simple and sophisticated.  Kristin thinks it’s flattering.  Nina loves the construction and the shape, but has reservations about the fabric choice.  Zac thinks it’s well-done, but thinks the color isn’t the best choice for photography.

The judges have their chat, starting with the designers they’d liked.  Patricia’s look was cool and fresh.  Layana and Kate had made a stunning dress.  Daniel’s look was elegant with a sexy silhouette.  As for the losing designers, Matthew had gone overboard with his sexual theme.  Cindy had chosen poorly when it came to fabric, and Benjamin’s construction was horrible.

Heidi then announces the judges’ decision.  Kate is the winner for the ad campaign, so Layana is safe.  Daniel is the winner for the P.R. event, even though he’d actually made his dress for the T.V. ad.  Patricia and Matthew are safe, leaving Cindy and Benjamin in the bottom.  Cindy is out, after three trips to the bottom, so Benjamin is in.

Next week:  It’s the unconventional materials challenge.

What’s Hot on TV Friday and Saturday – Justin Bieber on SNL

Justin Bieber is both the guest host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live. It’s about time. We haven’t heard anything about him in a few weeks. Catch up with your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

Friday

1. The Job. Series premiere. Contestants compete for an assistant manager position with Palm Restaurant Group. 7:00 PM CT CBS

2. Dateline NBC. A pastor loses a second wife to an accident, making authorities suspicious. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. Last Man Standing. Mike offers Mandy’s new boyfriend a job, and Kristin tries to figure out her relationship with Ryan. 7:00 PM CT ABC

4. Nikita. Michael quits as field agent to run operations again inside Division, and Nikita is taken into dangerous territory by a secret mission. 7:00 PM CT CW

5. Touch. Chef Gordon Ramsay lends his expertise to Levanti’s in Beaver, PA. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. Four Weddings. Thais transforms her beach wedding into a black tie event, Rebecca adds the outdoors into her banquet event, Wanda hosts a Christmas derby, and Nataly gets bodyguards because of her million dollar diamonds. 7:00 PM CT TLC

7. NBA Basketball. Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat. 7:00 PM CT ESPN

8. Malibu Country Reba has Shauna as a house guest while they collaborate on a song. 7:30 PM CT ABC

9. CSI: NY. Mac and the CSI team hope to outsmart Christine’s kidnappers by working with D.B. Russell. 8:00 PM CT CBS

10. Shark Tank. The inventions proposed include a handheld cooler, an environmentally-friendly dry cleaning bag, and an alternative to chewing tobacco. Also, a previous entrepreneur comes back with another new idea 8:00 PM CT ABC

11. Say Yes to the Dress. In the first half hour, Nicole shops for her destination wedding gown without her quadruplet infants, and Margo looks for a gown to make her feel beautiful after losing her hair in cancer treatments. In the second half hour, Stephanie looks for a gown she can dance in, Kristyn has been avoiding dress-shopping being too self-conscious of her body, and Sherri is nervous about a tight gown, despite losing 35 pounds. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Ghost Adventures. Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin showcase the locations where they have experienced their most intense moments when performing spiritual rituals. Through séances, libations, and voodoo practices, the guys open the gates to the spirit world and summon the voices of the past, resulting in a powerful connection to lost souls. When the guys dare an entity to show its face, the spirits prove to be unforgiving. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

13. Blue Bloods. Danny investigates the Hasidic community when Hasidic Grand Rebbe and a new appointee die. 9:00 PM CT CBS

14. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Stories includeCapt. Tad Wrona discussing his emergency landing of a Boeing 767, Chrisanna Northrup, husband, and two sisters who are competitive endurance runners, and The American Bible Challenge. 9:00 PM CT NBC

15. 20/20. Stories cover a 6-year-old who was a hostage for a week in an underground bunker, a woman discussing being kidnapped as a child, people who survived insurmountable odds, surprising items found in x-rays, and falling through a frozen lake. 9:00 PM CT ABC

16. Merlin. When Gwen is snatched from Camelot without warning, Merlin knows there can be only one person responsible: Morgana. Watch a sneak peek into “The Dark Tower,” when Merlin meets Queen Mab. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

17. Police Women of Dallas. Yvette heads to a call of a woman being threatened by her boyfriend, Tracy lends a hand to a woman who is locked out, and Angela investigates a robbery that involves a trucker. 9:00 PM CT OWN

18. Something Borrowed, Something New. In the first half hour, Maricela puts family above all else and is torn being a traditional dress and one that makes her feel like a new woman. In the second half hour, Jaime tries on her mom’s gown, and her dad thinks it’s perfect, while her mom believes she deserves her own dress. 9:00 PM CT TLC

19. The Dead Files. Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan investigate reports of horrifying paranormal encounters at a home in Bloomington, Illinois. Their frightened client, Diane, says that she’s seeing strange things, she’s been scratched, and that an entity told her she has only two years to live. Diane is desperate to stop the activity and believes that she and her disabled son’s lives are in danger. 9:00 PM CT TLC

20. Real Time with Bill Maher. The panelists include Julian Assange, Tina Brown, Josh Barro, Martin Bashir, and Lawrence Krauss. 9:00 PM CT HBO

21. Banshee. A band of marauding bikers crashes the annual Banshee Spirit Festival, with deadly consequences, sparking Lucas and Siobahn (Trieste Kelly Dunn) to mete out vigilante justice. Burned after losing his key witness against Proctor, Lucas is further dismayed when FBI agent Xavier (Derek Cecil) arrives to monitor the situation. Rebecca Bowman (Lili Simmons), torn between passion and her Amish roots, finds a kindred spirit in the sheriff. 9:00 PM CT Cinemax

22. NBA Basketball. Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz. 9:30 PM CT ESPN

23. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight are Set MacFarlane, Jenna Elfman, and Norah Jones. 10:35 PM CT NBC

Saturday

1. College Basketball. Michigan at Wisconsin. 11:00 AM CT ESPN

2. College Basketball. Florida State at Wake Forest. 11:00 AM CT ESPN 2

3. College Basketball. MIssissippi at Missouri. 12:00 PM CT CBS

4. College Basketball. North Carolina at Miami. 1:00 PM CT ESPN

5. College Basketball. Saint Joseph’s at Masssachusetts. 1:00 PM CT ESPN 2

6. PGA Tour Golf. Third Round of AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from Pebble Beach, CA. 2:00 PM CT CBS

7. College Basketball. St. John’s at Georgetown. 3:00 PM CT CBS

8. College Basketball. Kansas at Oklahoma. 3:00 PM CT ESPN

9. College Basketball. Valparaiso at Cleveland State. 3:00 PM CT ESPN 2

10. College Basketball. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati. 5:00 PM CT ESPN

11. College Basketball. Iowa State at Kansas State. 5:00 PM CT ESPN 2

12. American Ninja Warrior. Contestants look to land a spot in the finals. 7:00 PM CT NBC

13. Cops. In the first half hour, a Vegas woman refuses to pay for her cab, officers get two calls about a knife fight, and a tour chases an alleged robbery. In the second half hour, a suspect flees a car crash, and officers find a gun and drugs, roommates get into a domestic dispute, and two mean leaving a drug dealer’s home are questioned. 7:00 PM CT Fox

14. Untold Stories of the E.R. In the first hour, a woman gives birth in a car, a bride believes she’s possessed, and a heart attack patient in a coma. In the second half hour, a teen has an ectopic pregnancy, a young mom flatlines in and out, and healthy patient refuses to leave. 7:00 PM CT TLC

15. Too Cute!. Five piglets making friends with a dog, Mini Lop rabbits, and three baby hedgehogs. 7:00 PM CT Animal Planet

16. College Basketball. LSU at Alabama. 7:00 PM CT ESPN 2

17. The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family. A look back at the 2012 Grammys just after Whitney Houston’s death. 8:00 PM CT CBS

18. Despicable Me. In this animated flick starring Steve Carell, a super villain plans on carrying out the ultimate plan to steal the moon, but gets stuck with three little orphaned girls that stand in his way. 7:00 PM CT Disney

19. Be My Valentine. Billy Baldwin stars as firefighter lieutenant Dan Farrell, a widower and single dad who has pretty much left the idea of finding love on the backburner. A couple of weeks before Valentine’s Day, Dan’s team responds to a fire at a local flower shop and he spots the beautiful owner, Kate. Sparks begin to fly, yet just when everything is starting to move along beautifully, Kate’s ex, Gavin returns. 8:00 PM CT Hallmark Channel

20. Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal. In the first hour, woman falls for a man online, and another woman finds out that her husband has been sleeping with many different women. In the second hour, a man has an affair with a married friend, and another man leaves his heavy wife for a gorgeous woman. 8:00 PM CT OWN

21. Pit Boss. Ronald and Sebastian work a benefit, then perform an embarrassing rescue, and Ashley’s frustrations reach a high point. 8:00 PM CT Animal Planet

22. Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unsusual. In the first half hour, Cyndi is the Gay Pride Parade’s Grand Marshal. In the second half hour, David gives Cyndi a surprise birthday party. 8:00 PM CT WE

23. College Basketball. Louisville at Notre Dame. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

24. That’s My Boy. A man comes back to reclaim the son he had as a teen when he impregnated his teacher. Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg star. 8:00 PM CT Starz

25. 48 Hours. A map may have led killers astray, leading them to kill the wrong couple. 9:00 PM CT CBS

26. Flipping Vegas. Scott helps a nonprofit fix up a dilapidated house, but finds some unforeseen costly surprises. 9:00 PM CT A&E

27. Pit Bulls and Parolees. Tia prepares for the worst with hurricane season, Mariah and the twins try to locate a dog’s owner, and Rico’s grandparents adopt a shy dog. 9:00 PM CT Animal Planet

28. College Basketball. Illinois State at Creighton. 9:00 PM CT ESPN 2

29. Saturday Night Live. Justin Bieber is both guest host and musical guest. 8:00 PM CT NBC

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Community Season Premiere

Wondering how you'll spend the time now that 30 Rock is off the air? Tonight Community returns to the air and jumps into 30 Rock's timeslot. Catch up on your favorite shows you may have missed at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show Eric Stonestreet and Emeli Sandé are the guests today. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. The Big Bang Theory. Amy and Penny's living arrangements are impacted by a fight between Sheldon and Leonard, and Raj helps out Mrs. Wolowitz while Howard is away. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. Community. Series premiere. Dean pelton comes up with a way for the students to compete for class space, and Abed is stressed thinking of the study group possibly breaking up after graduation. 7:00 PM CT NBC

4. The Vampire Diaries. Shane leads an expedition to an island he suspects is hiding the secret of the cure, And elena and Rebekah's rivalry continues, and Caroline gets dragged into the violence when Tyler confronts Kalus 7:00 PM CT CW

5. American Idol. Part 2 of Hollywood week. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. NBA Basketball. Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics. 7:00 PM CT TNT

7. Guinness World Records Gone Wild. Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics. 7:00 PM CT truTV

8. Two and a Half Men. Jake brings his much-older girlfriend home for a visit, concerning Alan, and Walden tries to hide something from Alan. 7:30 PM CT CBS

9. Parks and Recreation. Ann makes a decision after a series of bad relationships, Ben asks Rom, Chris, and Ron to help him select a wedding caterer, and April has to complete one of Leslie's tasks. 7:30 PM CT NBC

10. Person of Interest. Finch and Reese meet a curious tech billionaire who could expose their identities as they try to save his life. 8:00 PM CT CBS

11. The Office. The staff divides into pretend couples to take advantage of a mini mall Valentine's Day discount, and Erin promises to break up with Andy when he comes back, but Pete doesn't believe her. 8:00 PM CT NBC

12. Grey's Anatomy. Some of the doctors compete to be the new face of Seattle Grace, April brings in an emergency case, Alex and Jackson with with a teenaged transgender couple, and the staff's patience is tested with new policies. 8:00 PM CT ABC

13. Beauty and the Beast. Fearing t heir lives are in danger, Cat interrupts Vincent's and Alex's romantic getaway, and Evan find a bug, leading him to be even more suspicious of J.T. 8:00 PM CT CW

14. Glee. The glee club has diva week, and Kurt confronts Rachel about her arrogance. 8:00 PM CT Fox

15. The First 48: Missing Persons. Detectives look for an elderly woman who disappeared after returning from a doctor's appointment, believing pain meds could have contributed to her disappearance. 8:00 PM CT A&E

16. Mysteries at the Museum. First, Don Wildman travels to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to examine a preserved mass of human tissue at the center of an American political scandal. Then he heads to the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, which is home to a massive skull belonging to a beast that terrorized people on the African savannah. Wildman then travels to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene, Oregon, to look into a replica of a meteorite that was once part a creative and ingenious heist.8:00 PM CT A&E

17. Project Runway The designers create outfits for Heidi Klum to wear when she launches a new fragrance. 8:00 PM CT Lifetime

18. Mary Mary. Mary Mary is the first gospel group to perform on the Essence Festival's main stage. 8:00 PM CT WE

19. Anger Management. Jennifer temporarily moves in with Charlie, making Kate jealous. 8:30 PM CT FX

20. Elementary. Sherlock lends his help to a former drug dealer searching for his kidnapped daughter, and when Rhys suggests that Sherlock was a better detective when he was still using drugs, Watson is concerned he'll leave sobriety. 9:00 PM CT CBS

21. Do No Harm. Jason cuts off Ian's cash flow, then wakes up at the wheel of a car that isn't his and an angry drug dealer following him, and Dr. Kenneth Jordan grows suspicious of Jason's behavior. 9:00 PM CT NBC

22. Scandal. David finds out the truth about the Cytron case, and Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, Hollis, and Verna go to great lengths to protect themselves. 9:00 PM CT ABC

23. King of the Nerds. A debate on superheroes has the judges making a controversial ruling. 9:00 PM CT TBS

24. Suits. Hardman returns with a lawsuit against Jessica. 9:00 PM CT USA

25. Archer. Gangsters chase Archer and his new stepdad. 9:00 PM CT FX

26. Impractical Jokers. The guys have a taste test with embarrassing survey questions, flea market haggling, and gas station attendants. 9:00 PM CT truTV

27. Beyond Scared Straight. Checking in with teens from past episodes to see if their lives have changed. 9:00 PM CT A&E

28. Kathy. Craig Ferguson and Larry King are the guests. 9:00 PM CT Bravo p>29. What Not to Wear. Heather is still working at the youth retail chain where she's worked since high school, a total of eight years. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

30. Buckwild. Katie introduces Tyler and her mother, Ashley interferes in a relationship, Joey and Shae make it official and Shain tries to land Cara. 9:00 PM CT MTV

31. NBA Basketball. Chicago Bulls at Denver Nuggets. 9:30 PM CT TNT

32. Legit. Jim invites Steve to an Omaha gigl, and Jim battles over plane etiquette with another passenger 9:30 PM CT FX

33. Late Show with David Letterman. The guests tonight include Sally Field, John Harbaugh, and Shawn Klush. 10:35 PM CT CBS

 

What’s Hot on TV Tonight – Hollywood Week Begins

Hollywood week begins tonight on American Idol. Not only does the real talent emerge, but the real divas, both male and female, usually do as well. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The guests today are Melissa McCarthy and Jacki Weaver. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Whitney. Alex goes away to a tech seminar to have some time to himself and lies to Whitney about it. 7:00 PM CT NBC

3. The Middle. Frankie and Mike become concerned that Axl won't get a sports scholarship, Sue's science project includes smiling, and Brick wants to get an iPad. 7:00 PM CT N\ABC

4. Arrow. An evil criminal is released from prison and plans to bring down Arrow and once again become leader of the underworld, and Oliver questions Moira about the names in his dad's notebook. 7:00 PM CT CW

5. American Idol. Hollywood week begins. 7:00 PM CT Fox

6. Big Rich Atlanta. Meyer and Harvin both think the other is revealing too much personal info, Kahdjiha believes Ashlee is putting her up against the sisters, and Meagan has an idea to begin a retail fashion truck. 7:00 PM CT Style

7. Guys with Kids. Marny and Gary are worried about their kids' futures after a near-death experience, and Chris is jealous of Ernie's new nanny who is male. Mark Consuelos guest stars. 7:30 PM CT NBC

8. The Neighbors. Debbie's relationship advice that she gives Reggie backfires and makes it harder for Jackie and Larry, and Amber doesn't want to talk to Debbie about her boyfriend. 7:30 PM CT ABC

9. Criminal Minds. The daughter of an author goes missing on the anniversary of his wife's disappearance, and the team considers that the author is a involved. 8:00 PM CT CBS

10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A janitor violently attacks a coach, with the SVU team connecting his behavior to a history of sexual abuse, and the detectives find additional victims of the same predator, including a death row inmate. Mike Tyson guest stars. 8:00 PM CT NBC

11. Modern Family. When the Phantom of the Opera lead gets sick, Manny wants to be the replacement, Phil and Jay get into a golf-off with Mitch and Pepper, and Gloria and Alex visit a psychic. 8:00 PM CT ABC

12. Supernatural. A rabbi spontaneously combusts, and a golem that belonged to the rabbi's grandson attacks Sam and Dean. 8:00 PM CT CW

13. Ghost Hunters. A former poorhouse with chilling claims of paranormal activity has residents of a small, Midwest town on edge…and the building's owner wanting answers. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

14. Toddlers & Tiaras. Oliviana, Alivia, and Katlyn compete. 8:00 PM CT TLC

15. Baggage Battles Billy Leroy, Mark Meyer and married couple Laurence and Sally Martin head to Toronto's largest weekly auction, battling for the over one thousand items sold to a lively nighttime crowd of about 200. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

16. Kimora: House of Fab. Kimora puts Lesley in charge of the new denim line at the company, the design team goes to work on the fall print ad, and Johnny wants a promotion. 8:00 PM CT Style

17. NBA Basketball. San Antonio Spurs at Minnesota Timberwolves. 8:00 PM CT ESPN

18. Suburgatory. Dallas finds out part of her property is in East Chatswin, so the country club kicks her out and Dalia has to switch schools. Tessa becomes the producer of school TV show. 8:30 PM CT ABC

19. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Det. Mac Taylor teams up with D.B. to find his missing girlfriend. 9:00 PM CT NBC

20. Chicago Fire. Severide finds out he shares a similar past with the lieutenant who's been lending help at the firehouse, Dawson tells Shay a secret, and Casey deals with family issues. 9:00 PM CT NBC

21. Nashville. As Rayna gets settled with the tour, she finds out Deacon is now with Juliette's band, Juliette's team disagrees with her desire to make a change, and Scarlett gets an offer from Gunnar. 9:00 PM CT ABC

22. Necessary Roughness. Dani tries to keep a fired-up coach calm, Nico and Matt investigate a scandal, and TK tries to reclaim the number one position. 9:00 PM CT USA

23. The Americans. Philip and Elizabeth are sent to plant a bug in Def. Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, and Stan gets closer to finding a member of the Soviet Rezidentura. 9:00 PM CT FX

24. Hot in Cleveland. Joy investigates a suspicious Yogi, Victoria gets a lesson in being a responsible friend, Mamie talks to Elka about her bossiness, and Melanie experiences hallucinations because of fasting. 9:00 PM CT TVLand

25. Ghost Mine. More creepy incidents at the mine indicate a spirit is afoot, but is it malicious? Plus: A sealed up tunnel in the mine might reveal clues to the mine's haunted beginnings. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

26. Top Chef: Seattle. The chefs use king crab in the Quickfire challenge and salmon and sourdough in the Elimination challenge. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

27. Cheer Perfection. Everyone travels on a long bus ride to Columbus for the biggest competition of the year with a U.S. Finals bid on the line. The trip is a chance for the parents to make new alliances and figure out who has top status in the gym. 9:00 PM CT TLC

28. Street Eats. Street foods are a longstanding tradition in Europe. In Paris, London, Barcelona, Prague and Sweden, tourists and locals can find everything from conventional comfort foods sold curbside to trendy upscale street treats on-the-go. 9:00 PM CT Travel Channel

29. Washington Heights. Jimmy has to make a choice between work and baseball, Reyna's fears could hurt her musical aspirations, and Ludwin gives out his number. 9:00 PM CT MTV

30. Happily Divorced. Fran hopes the debts are paid off when she saves a neighbor's life. 9:30 PM CT TVLand

31. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Tim McGraw and Bar Refaeli. 10:35 PM CT NBC