Watch It: Here are some highlights of what to watch on TV this week:
8 PM on Channel 2
Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) may be getting in too deep when she tries to help Mary Bartowski (guest star Linda Hamilton) take down Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton) as Chuck frets that she's getting in too deep. Awesome and Ellie (Ryan McPartlin, Sarah Lancaster) struggle to agree upon a baby name. Joshua Gomez and Adam Baldwin also star in the new episode "Chuck Versus the Gobbler." (PG)
8 PM on Channel 23
Mr. Cannon (Hal Ozsan) holds Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) hostage and lures Silver (Jessica Stroup) into the tense situation. Annie (Shenae Grimes) is peeved by her visiting cousin Emily (guest star Abbie Cobb). Dixon (Tristan Wilds) promises Teddy (Trevor Donovan) he won't tell anyone about the kiss with Ian (guest star Kyle Riabko). Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) tries to tell her side on a talk show, only to be blindsided in the new episode "Liars." (14)
9 PM on HISTORY
In Ohio, Mike and Frank meet the son of an auctioneer who has inherited a house packed with his dad's collection and is finally ready to think about letting go of the stuff, including an antique accordion Frank uses to show off his musical skills. In Indiana, the guys meet a small-town historian who takes everyone's collectibles for safekeeping, including a "Happy Days"-themed pinball machine. Frank buys a rare motorcycle at a VW graveyard in Illinois. (PG)
10 PM on Channel 2
Harry (Kathy Bates) defends an impoverished woman in her late 80s who committed armed robbery to buy food. Adam (Nate Corddry) tries to impress a beautiful woman by taking on an unlikely case in which he must try to defend a Chinese laundry owner's strict "one child policy" for his employees. Christopher McDonald guest stars in the new episode "Heat of Passion." (14)
10:01 PM on Channel 7
The retired lead detective on the homicide case of Beckett's (Stana Katic) mother is gunned down right in front of her after telling her he has new information. The emotional investigation into his death leads detectives back to a decades-old conspiracy that may hold the key to the murder, as Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett's partnership grows stronger in the new episode "Knockdown." Max Martini guest stars; Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever also star. (14)
8 and 10:30 PM on AMC
Just don't call him Eraserhead. U.S. Marshal John Kruger's nickname, Eraser, has nothing to do with his looks. It comes from his skill at erasing all traces of people's old identities -- specifically, people in danger for testifying against the wrong people. His current charge is a whistle-blower in a defense-contract scam -- a pretty straightforward case, right? The man behind the scam turns out to be someone way too close to home.
8 PM on Channel 23
One Tree Hill
After a wild night out for her bachelorette party, Brooke (Sophia Bush) and the gang blearily struggle the next morning to remember what happened. James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Galeotti and Robert Buckley also star in the new episode "The Drinks We Drank Last Night."
9 PM on Channel 23
Marti (Aly Michalka) deals with the tense consequences of her confession that she hooked up with Dan (Matt Barr). When Alice's (Heather Hemmens) father (guest star Mario Van Peebles) unexpectedly arrives to watch her fly at sectionals, she blackmails Savannah (Ashley Tisdale) into giving up her spot as a flier. Robbie Jones and Gail O'Grady also star in the new episode "Papa, Oh Papa." (PG)
10 and 11 PM on FX
On the eve of his 40th birthday, Lights (Holt McCallany) tries desperately to reach a young fighter who may well be the Leary gym's most promising contender since Lights himself retired. Catherine McCormack, Pablo Schreiber and Stacy Keach also star in the new episode "The Shot." (MA)
10 PM on BRAVO
The Fashion Show
There are no more "fashion houses" as individual designers go head to head, trotting out complete collections of what are, with luck, cohesive looks in their last shot at winning the $125,000 grand prize in the season finale. Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, and Grammy winner Mary J. Blige are guest judges. (14)
8 PM on Channel 17
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an hour that explores why human bodies break down over time and whether that process could be stopped, as well as improving artificial body parts and organs to replace those that are irreparably damaged, in the new episode "Can We Live Forever?"
9 PM on Channel 2
In the conclusion to the new two-part story "Narco," Annie's (Kelli Giddish) life is still in the hands of the dangerous drug cartel that's taken her captive. She befriends another American hostage and vows to help him get home. Jimmy and Marco (Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco) come up with a plan to rescue Annie, but Luke (Jesse Metcalfe) questions their tactics. (14)
10 PM on TBS
Are We There Yet?
Nick's (Terry Crews) colleagues encourage him and Suzanne (Essence Atkins) to send Lindsey and Kevin (Teala Dunn, Coy Stewart) to a private school, but the admissions process proves to be a real turnoff. Gigi (Keesha Sharp) hires Kevin to be a model, but he quickly decides he deserves more money. Wayne Brady guest stars in the new episode "The Man and the Bragging Snafu Episode."
10 PM on DISCOVERY
Desert Car Kings
This new reality series revolves around Ron and Jason McClure, the father-and-son owners of Desert Valley Auto Parts, who provide original parts -- drawn from more than 10,000 rust-free vehicles sitting on their 100-acre Arizona property -- to collectors across the country as well as restoring classic cars to be sold at their monthly auction. (PG)
10 PM on Channel 7
Off the Map
Mina and Otis (Mamie Gummer, Jason George) fight for the life of a man who was electrocuted by a live wire that causes a citywide blackout during the city's popular annual festival. A mudslide endangers a couple who are expecting a child in the new episode "A Doctor Time Out." Aimee Garcia guest stars; Jonathan Castellanos, Valerie Cruz, Caroline Dhavernas and Zach Gilford also star. (14)
8 PM on Channel 23
The Vampire Diaries
Damon (Ian Somerhalder) asks Elena (Nina Dobrev) to keep an eye on Rose (guest star Lauren Cohan) while he tries to elicit the truth from Jules (guest star Michaela McManus). Matt and Caroline (Zach Roerig, Candice Accola) have a candid discussion about their feelings for each other. A life-or-death crisis shakes Damon, forcing him to hide his true feelings, in the new episode "The Descent." Paul Wesley also stars.
8:30 PM on Channel 2
Amy and Vance (Mary Elizabeth Ellis, David Walton) return from their impetuous trip to Paris, but buddy Dave (Kyle Bornheimer) has serious reservations about their decision. Rex (Hayes MacArthur) tries to talk Dave into buying a new car. Leigh (Olivia Munn) takes charge as Amy's wedding planner after Amy goes bridezilla on her maid of honor, Julia (Christine Woods), in the new episode "Perfect Proposal." (PG)
9, 10 and 11:30 PM on BRAVO
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Executive producer Andy Cohen welcomes cast members Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump in a session aimed at clearing the air and setting the record straight on some of the burning questions of this season in the new episode "Reunion Pt. 1." (14)
10 PM on A&E
Beyond Scared Straight
Five teens visit the California State Prison in Corcoran, the facility that has housed madman Charles Manson for decades, to get a taste of what "life on the yard" will be like if they don't change their ways. Among them: violent Stephen, who physically threatens his teachers; twin gang members Josh and Armando; Elijha, a car thief; and Abraham, who insists going to jail is no big deal. (14)
10:30 PM on Channel 2
Todd (Ben Rappaport) tries to spare Charlie's (Diedrich Bader) feelings by not telling him about his relationship with Tonya (Pippa Black), but the decision has unexpected, hurtful consequences for someone else. Rajiv (Rizwan Manji) tries to ingratiate himself with his co-workers when he learns they'll be giving him a peer review. Anisha Nagarajan also stars in the new episode "Sari, Charlie." (14)
7 PM on SHOWTIME
An amusement park is the main backdrop for this enjoyable 2009 coming-of-age story from "Superbad" director Greg Mottola, casting Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network") as a recent college graduate circa 1987. Hoping to make enough money for a trip with his pals, he takes a job at the park and promptly falls for a co-worker (Kristen Stewart, "Twilight"), but she's involved with another employee (Ryan Reynolds) of questionable repute.
9 PM on HBO
The Ricky Gervais Show
Ricky reads little-known facts -- such as sharks' reputed immunity to cancer -- to Karl and gets his reaction. Karl recounts medical news. Entries from Karl's diary include his observations on the Congo, mishaps when ordering takeout and his visit to a gadget shop. Stephen Merchant -- or at least his voice -- also is featured. (MA)
10 PM on TCM
Movie: The Odessa File
Here's a journey of self-discovery he probably regrets. The diary of an elderly Holocaust survivor who committed suicide inspires a freelance reporter (Jon Voight) to seek out a dangerous postwar Nazi. His search uncovers a powerful organization made up of former SS members with ties to the reporter's own family. Maximilian Schell and Maria Schell also star in this 1974 thriller directed by Ronald Neame.
9 AM and 10 PM on ESPN2
The 2011 Australian Open rolls into its penultimate day today at Melbourne Park with a new champion to be crowned in the women's final. Five-time Aussie champ Serena Williams, who successfully defended her '09 title last year with her 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Justine Henin, is sitting out the year's first Grand Slam tournament following a second surgery on a lingering foot injury. The action concludes early tomorrow with the men's final.
12 PM on ESPN
A day's worth of college basketball rivalries plays out today on ESPN, starting with this tilt between historical foes Georgetown, ranked 13th at this writing, and No. 7 Villanova. Later, it's a clash between SEC adversaries Georgia and No. 10 Kentucky sandwiched between a pair of intrastate rivalries -- North Carolina State vs. North Carolina and No. 17 Kansas State vs. No. 3 Kansas.
5 PM on AMC
Movie: El Dorado
John Wayne again joined forces with director Howard Hawks ("Rio Bravo") for this 1967 Western, which also stars Robert Mitchum and holds true to many traditions of the genre. A gunslinger (Wayne) teams with a drunken sheriff (Mitchum) against an enemy (Edward Asner) who has some young guns on his side. The supporting cast reunites Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix, who co-starred on the classic TV series "The Rifleman."
8 PM on Channel 7
It took a long time for the stage hit to reach the screen, but writer-director Bill Condon's adaptation was worth the wait. Beyonce Knowles has her best film role yet as the central vocalist in a 1960s girl group, and Jamie Foxx also does sterling work as their manager. Still, the cast standouts are Eddie Murphy as a soul-music superstar and Jennifer Hudson, the "American Idol" former competitor who earned an Oscar for the film.
10 PM on CINEMAX
Movie: The Lovely Bones
Peter Jackson ("The Lord of the Rings") tackles less-epic but still powerful material with this 2009 adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-seller, yielding an Oscar-nominated performance by Stanley Tucci as a neighbor of a murdered youngster (Saoirse Ronan, "Atonement"). Her survivors, including her parents (Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg) are seen through her eyes as her spirit witnesses the aftermath of the tragedy from above.
10 AM on ESPN2 and 7 PM on ESPN2
There's a men's singles champion to be crowned today in the Australian Open, which closes up shop in Melbourne after a two-week run. If he makes it this far, Spain's Rafael Nadal has the chance to make history with a win here, as the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four consecutive Grand Slam events. Swiss Roger Federer won the title here a year ago -- his fourth Aussie championship overall -- by beating Scotsman Andy Murray in the final 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (13-11).
1 PM on Channel 7
This NBA doubleheader on ABC features two tantalizing matchups, beginning with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat visiting Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Then it's a rematch of the 2010 NBA Finals -- and still the best rivalry in NBA history -- as Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics visit Los Angeles to take on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
7 PM on Channel 29
After last year's experiment of playing the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Miami's Sun Life Stadium the week before the Super Bowl, the NFL has decided to move the annual gala back to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu but still hold it the week before the big game. So don't expect to see any players from the teams competing for the Lombardi Trophy here. Top vote getters from fan balloting include Peyton Manning, Michael Vick, Adrian Peterson, Maurice Jones-Drew and Reggie Wayne.
8 PM on Channel 7
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Who wants a serious case of "Bieber Fever"? Pop superstar Justin Bieber visits Katrina Brown of Wellman, Texas, who lost her teenage sister, Alex, in a texting-while-driving car accident. To reward Katrina and her parents, Jeanne and Johnny Mac, for their tireless efforts to ensure others don't suffer the same senseless loss, Ty Pennington and his team replace their run-down trailer with a new home. Actress Emma Roberts also volunteers in this new episode. (PG)
8 PM on AMC and 10:30 PM on AMC
Movie: Seraphim Falls
In 1868, a determined Confederate officer (Liam Neeson) with revenge on his mind and four hired gunmen relentlessly pursue an injured man (Pierce Brosnan) across Nevada in this 2006 Western co-written and directed by David Von Ancken. Anjelica Huston, Xander Berkeley and Tom Noonan also star.
8 PM on TBS and TNT and 10 PM on TNT
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Actors pick the winners of these awards honoring their peers' best performances. The movies "The King's Speech" and "The Fighter" are up for four awards each, with Hugh Laurie of "House" and Glenn Close of "Damages" among the TV nominees. Two acting icons are up for honors: Ernest Borgnine, 94, is getting this year's Life Achievement Award, and Betty White -- yes, her again! -- is nominated for her work on the sitcom "Hot in Cleveland." (14)
9 PM on HBO and 10 PM on HBO
Bill's (Bill Paxton) holiday cheer is sorely tested by startling revelations from Barb, Margie and Adaleen (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Mary Kay Place). Laura (Anne Dudek) takes drastic measures in response to Alby's (Matt Ross) fanatical efforts to "purify" the compound. Lois (Grace Zabriskie) drifts toward dementia. Ben (Douglas Smith) finds a soul mate in Heather (Tina Majorino) in the new episode "Certain Poor Shepherds." (MA)
9 PM on Channel 4
Movie: The Lost Valentine
A reporter (Jennifer Love Hewitt, also an executive producer on this TV movie) seeks to uncover the truth about a woman's (Betty White) husband, a pilot who never returned from duty in World War II. Although her grandson (Sean Faris) at first bristles at this intrusion, he soon realizes his grandmother is delighted to share her romantic memories in this drama adapted from a novel by James Michael Pratt.
9:30 PM on SHOWTIME
Forced to rescue a sozzled Matt (Matt LeBlanc) from a seedy dive to make sure he doesn't drive drunk, Sean and Beverly (Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig) take him to the home of his ex-wife, where he blearily confronts the mess he has made of his life, revealing a vulnerability that makes Beverly soften her attitude toward him. (MA)
10 PM on Channel 7
Susan (Teri Hatcher) discovers that some of her best Internet moves are being copied by a competitor. Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) hires a private eye without telling Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira). Tom's (Doug Savant) doctor prescribes an unorthodox and startling remedy for his depression. Renee (Vanessa Williams) invites Bree (Marcia Cross) to join her in a night of man hunting in "Truly Content." (PG)
10 PM on SHOWTIME and 11 PM on SHOWTIME
Lonely and depressed, Debbie (Emma Kenney) "borrows" a little boy from a birthday party, forcing her siblings to come up with a plan to return him without drawing attention from the police. A web of lies culminates in a marriage proposal from Kevin (Steve Howey) -- despite the fact that he's already married. William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Joan Cusack also star in the new episode "Casey Casden." (MA)