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Monday's TV Highlights: Amy Poehler is James Lipton's guest on 'Inside the Actors Studio.'

September 20, 2009 |  9:00 pm

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CIVIC DUTY: Mayor Cory Booker attempts to lead struggling Newark, N.J., to better days in the five-part, five-night documentary miniseries 'Brick City,' beginning at 10 tonight on Sundance Channel.

SERIES

Inside the Actors Studio: Amy Poehler ("Saturday Night Live," "Parks and Recreation") discusses her career in this new installment (7 p.m. Bravo).

How I Met Your Mother: The sitcom returns with new episode (8 p.m. CBS).

Dancing With the Stars: Come and meet those dancing feet as this celebrity dance competition series returns (8 p.m. ABC).

House: The medical drama about the irascible physician (Hugh Laurie) is back for another season (8 p.m. Fox).

This week's TV Movies. 

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Accidentally on Purpose: "Dharma & Greg's" Jenna Elfman returns to prime time with this new sitcom (8:30 p.m. CBS).

Two and a Half Men: The hit sitcom starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones presents its season premiere (9 p.m. CBS).

The Big Bang Theory: The sitcom about geeks and the gals who love them -- or don't -- returns with new episodes (9:31 p.m. CBS).

CSI: Miami: David Caruso and his cool shades are back as this forensics drama picks up from last season (10 p.m. CBS).

Machines of Malice: This new installment recalls the torture devices used to extract confessions or simply to inflict pain on suspected witches, heretics and pretty much anyone who complained about anything back in medieval times (10 p.m. Discovery).

Clash of the Gods: A two-part look at the legendary Greek warrior Odysseus concludes (10 p.m. History).

Madventures: This travel series visits the Amazon jungle and the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar in back-to-back installments (10 and 10:30 p.m. Travel).

Castle: This mystery drama starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic offers its season premiere (10:01 p.m. ABC).

SPECIALS

Strange: This new special seeks out the weirdest of the weird among us (7 and 11 p.m. Biography).

Emmy Awards Fashion Wrap With Carrie Ann Inaba: The "Dancing With the Stars" judge leads a discussion of who wore what and how at Sunday night's ceremony (7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. TV Guide).

MOVIES

Bug: Ashley Judd stars in this creepy 2006 thriller that is sure to get under your skin (8:05 p.m. TMC).

Ghost Town: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear and Téa Leoni star in this 2008 comedy (9 p.m. HBO).

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: Peter Sellers plays three roles in this funny yet disturbing 1964 satire directed by Stanley Kubrick (9:15 p.m. TCM).

The Avengers: Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman play the titular British spies in this 1998 update of the oh-so-mod 1960s TV series (9:50 p.m. Encore).

SPORTS

Football: The Indianapolis Colts visit the Miami Dolphins (5:30 p.m. ESPN).

Baseball: The Angels host the New York Yankees (7 p.m. FSN).

Photo: Sundance Channel

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