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On TV this week, Feb. 7-11

On TV this week

MONDAY

Inside the Actors Studio, 7 p.m., Bravo Colin Firth drops by to explain to James Lipton how he played the stammering King George VI. This show will take more than an hour, we suspect.

SERIES PREMIERE The Chicago Code, 9 p.m., Fox Jennifer Beals and Jason Clarke star in yet another police drama, this time set in Chicago. You'll recognize it as the one with all the cops reassigned to snow shoveling.

SERIES PREMIERE Lizard Lick Towing, 10 p.m., TRUtv Ron and Amy Shirley from All Worked Up tow or repossess cars from people too poor or lazy to make their payments. Business is pretty good these days.

TUESDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy, 9 p.m., History We've long since given up on History's reasoning behind programming decisions, so we don't even blink when Larry the Cable Guy takes us on a tour of weird stuff like champion frog jumpers and Vermont's table etiquette.

SERIES PREMIERE Traffic Light, 9:30 p.m., Fox Three guys talk about how their relationships with their women make their lives better and worse. You can tell this is a TV show, because the guys get to have free time.

SEASON PREMIERE Top Shot, 10 p.m., History The marksmanship competition returns for a second season, this time combining shooting and billiards in a bid to get on ESPN 2.

WEDNESDAY

Reagan, 9 p.m., History Another documentary about Ronald Reagan following his 100th birthday on Sunday. Frankly, we're surprised none of you wrote in last when week when we pointed out his higher taxes, increased deficit, expanded federal government or amnesty for illegal aliens.

SERIES PREMIERE Mr. Sunshine, 9:30 p.m., ABC Matthew Perry returns to TV playing Chandler Bing — if Monica left him and he started managing a sports arena by his 40th birthday. Sorry, Matt, but we'll spend the whole time wondering when Joey's going to show up.

SEASON PREMIERE Justified, 10 p.m., FX Raylan Givens returns to do battle with a Harlan County crime family. Since the episode is cryptically entitled "The Moonshine War," we can only guess what the disagreement is about.

THURSDAY

Million Dollar Listing, 9 p.m., Bravo Flagg has to deal with a client who doesn't want to accept the housing market is in the toilet. It's not really a question open to debate, you know.

Nikita, 9 p.m., CW Matthew Marsden guest stars, marking the first time the wife has ever shown any interest in this Maggie Q vehicle. The guy from 27 Dresses is on? Ooh, let's watch.

Archer, 10 p.m., FX Archer is hit with a paternity suit. We'll let you draw your own conclusions. (Get it? He's a cartoon? Draw? Eh.)

FRIDAY

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown, 8 p.m., ABC Charlie Brown continues to pine for the Little Red-Haired Girl as part of a voyeuristic obsession bordering on stalking, while Linus engages in a student-teacher relationship that would probably get his instructor arrested these days.

SERIES PREMIERE Auction Packed, 9 p.m., NatGeo What's with all the auction-related shows? Our theory: Auctioning off the stuff people bought but couldn't afford to pay for is the only steady work available these days.

Fringe, 9 p.m., Fox A terrorist's weapon of choice is a flesh-eating insect. Wait, is this the version of The Mummy that had Brendan Fraser in it?

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, Feb. 7-11 02/06/11 [Last modified: Sunday, February 6, 2011 3:30am]

    

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