On TV this week
House, 8 p.m., Fox The Brit playing the American managed to make it to 100 episodes, this time treating a medical researcher who chucked it all to pursue a dream — a dream of a successful drama series.
Chuck, 8 p.m., NBC Pull out the 3-D glasses left over from the Super Bowl commercials for Dominic Monaghan, whom last we saw alive drowning on Lost. Wow, a double gimmick episode!
SEASON PREMIERE Medium, 10 p.m., NBC Patricia Arquette is back for another go-'round. Does this mean midseason replacement time is here?
90210, 8 p.m., CW Remember when pregnant teens were a no-no on TV? Then they were fodder for season finales? Yeah, it's no big deal now, is it Adrianna?
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox Off to Hollywood, where the eviscerations can begin in earnest.
Privileged, 9 p.m., CW Will doesn't like that Charlie loves Mega, Elyse tells Rose that Miles is her grandfather and Sage confesses something to Luis in church. Our confession? We don't watch this show, so we have no idea what any of that means.
Katie Couric: All Access Grammy Special, 9 p.m., CBS Katie tries where so many have failed, attempting to get us pumped up about the Grammys. You have one hour, Ms. Couric.
George Carlin: The Mark Twain Prize, 9 p.m., PBS Unfortch, George isn't back from the dead to accept this award, which is the first to be presented posthumously. But Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin, Joan Rivers and Lewis Black were at this ceremony a few months ago to give it to him anyway.
Law & Order, 10 p.m., NBC A cop goes crazy, takes hostages and gets shot dead. But that's not the interesting part!
Smallville, 8 p.m., CW How can you say this show is over? It's got a villainous toymaker who bombs corporate board meetings, for crying out loud!
30 Rock, 9:30 p.m., NBC Elisa's grandma doesn't like Jack because he looks like the villain from one of her soap operas. Something tells us that's actually happened to one of the show's writers.
ER, 10 p.m., NBC William H. Macy's Dr. Morgenstern shows up to visit a terminally ill patient — and not just this show, which is in its death throes.
The Game, 8:30 p.m., CW What is with all the hot doctors? We've never been to a hospital full of hot doctors. How does Melanie do it?
Flashpoint, 9 p.m., CBS Ed realizes a sniper the SRU is after is the son of a man he killed. Might as well finish the job there, Ed.
Friday Night Lights, 9 p.m., NBC Saracen's mom returns; where was she when he was going to lose his starting QB job? And Smash realizes there is an actual world outside of Dillon.
— Joshua Gillin firstname.lastname@example.org