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On TV this week, Nov. 14-18

It’s finally time for Regis Philbin’s last week on the air. Kelly seems really broken up about it. At least she’ll have Jerry Seinfeld to keep her company for a while.

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It’s finally time for Regis Philbin’s last week on the air. Kelly seems really broken up about it. At least she’ll have Jerry Seinfeld to keep her company for a while.

On TV this week

MONDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Saved, 8 p.m., Animal Planet Stories about animals who help people do things like kick heroin habits and get over the loss of a son. And all my cat does is wake me up in the morning demanding food.

Hart of Dixie, 9 p.m., CW NASCAR driver Brian Vickers is the guest star tonight, playing himself dropping out as the host of the Junior League's annual turtle race. That doesn't sound like the kind of PR he wants.

SEASON PREMIERE Love & Hip Hop, 9 p.m., VH1 Performers, producers, wives and girlfriends in the hip-hop scene get a second season to show how fabulous their lives are. Half the season is just explaining who these women are.

20/20, 10 p.m., ABC U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and space shuttle commander Mark Kelly talk about their challenges for the first time since Giffords was shot in the head by some nutcase in Arizona. As if they weren't extraordinary enough before the attack.

TUESDAY

AFI Master Class, 8 p.m., TCM The network and the American Film Institute are starting a quarterly series on film artists. This first one is about Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams, who combined have worked on something like 75 percent of every movie ever made.

Engineering Evil, 9 p.m., History A two-hour examination of how millions of people could be convinced to commit the Holocaust, even without the benefit of being brainwashed by cable news networks.

SERIES PREMIERE Knights of Mayhem, 9 p.m., NatGeo A five-part series about the weirdoes who take part in full-contact, heavy armored jousting, just like the knights of old. Do they also bleed out humors and wear ruffs to keep the ticks and fleas at bay?

Mad Fashion, 10 p.m., Bravo Speaking of anachronistic behavior, a tea-shop owner wants a Marie Antoinette dress for her Victorian-style benefit. Never mind that Antoinette died more than 40 years before Queen Victoria came to power.

WEDNESDAY

America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW The girls get to judge each other this week. How is that different than any other week?

Rocket City Rednecks, 9 p.m., NatGeo The Rednecks build a tornado-proof outhouse, which seems especially useless, given the fact that if F5 winds were bearing down, you won't have time to get to a building to go.

American Horror Story, 10 p.m., FX Moira gets a buyer to make an offer, but given this series was renewed for two more years, it's highly unlikely the Harmons are going anywhere.

Psych, 10 p.m., USA A billionaire is found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. We thought they called rich people eccentric.

THURSDAY

20/20, 8 p.m., ABC Katie Couric sits down with Regis Philbin for a special the night before his last show on Live With Regis and Kelly. How do you pack a 50-year career into one special?

Private Practice, 9 p.m., ABC Grey's Anatomy takes the night off so they can spend two hours having an intervention for Amelia. Well, and other stuff, but mostly that.

Swampsgiving, 9 p.m., History What do the gator hunters from Swamp People do for Thanksgiving? No, it's not a trick question.

Big Shrimpin', 10 p.m., History It's about shrimpers from Bayou La Batre, Ala., which was nowhere near as dangerous as the crab fishing the Deadliest Catch guys do until BP spilled about a billion gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

FRIDAY

Live With Regis and Kelly, 10 a.m., Fox Regis Philbin says so long after more than 20 years on morning talk shows. The lesson: Work hard, be true to yourself, and you, too, can be forced into retirement when you become inconvenient to your employer.

Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW A New Jersy town thinks the area is being attacked by the real Jersey Devil. Or Snooki. Whichever.

Women Who Rock, 9 p.m., PBS Female musicians like Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin and Lady Gaga are profiled in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's new exhibit. Now you don't have to go to Cleveland to see it!

Boss, 10 p.m., Starz Kane and his people fight with the media over a news leak, trying to spin it for the public. Or as we news media like to say, the mayor tries to lie to the public when we air his dirty laundry.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

On TV this week, Nov. 14-18 11/13/11 [Last modified: Sunday, November 13, 2011 4:41pm]

    

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