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Monday's TV Highlights

September 27, 2009 |  8:00 pm

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This week's TV Movies


COOKING WITH DOCTORS: House (Hugh Laurie, left) convinces Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) to take a cooking class with him on a new episode of 'House' at 8 p.m., Fox.


A Baby Story: This new unscripted series offers intimate and personal profiles of couples in the final weeks of pregnancy through to the first weeks of parenthood (1 p.m. TLC).

Popzilla: This new series features animated sketches based on pop culture (6:30 p.m. MTV).

Heroes: While facing the unexpected consequences of his heroic acts, Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) meets a reluctant hero (Deanne Bray) while Claire (Hayden Panettiere) tries to adjust to college life and the revelation of her ability and Sylar (Zachary Quinto) mysteriously resurfaces in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC).

Dancing With the Stars: Baz Luhrmann sits in as a guest judge (8 p.m. ABC).

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: President Theodore Roosevelt's role as a vigorous champion of the national parks at a time when the lands are being seriously compromised by poachers and careless littering and vandalism by visitors (8 p.m. KCET).

Accidentally on Purpose: Billie (Jenna Elfman) learns not to snoop after rifling through Zack's (Jon Foster) belongings -- all in an effort to get to know him better -- when she comes across a note addressed to her that he never finished (8:30 p.m. CBS).

Trauma: This new action-packed medical drama that follows first paramedics on the trauma team of San Francisco City Hospital, who often put their own lives on the line to save others. The ensemble cast includes Cliff Curtis, Derek Luke, Anastasia Griffith, Aimee Garcia, Kevin Rankin, Taylor Kinney and Jamey Sheridan. (9 p.m. NBC).

Gossip Girl: The personal stakes are high as Blair and Chuck (Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick) both set their sights on an item up for bid at Sotheby's (9 p.m. KTLA).

Lie to Me: Shawn Ryan, creator and executive producer of "The Shield," takes the creative reins of this drama in the series premiere (9 p.m. Fox).

The Big Bang Theory: Penny and Leonard (Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki) try to recover from an awkward hookup. Lewis Black guest stars (9:30 p.m. CBS).

The Rachel Zoe Project: Rachel's ever-present business demands interfere with her doctor's orders that she has to slow down (10 p.m. Bravo).

Madventures: Riku and Tunna have fun with robots, are forced to spend the night in a strange hotel, and watch a samurai sword being crafted in Japan, where ancient traditions and the modern world collide in a new episode of this exciting travel series (10 p.m. Travel).


A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy: Woody Allen's sunny 1982 comedy stars the director and screenwriter as an eccentric inventor whose listless marriage gets an erotic jolt when he and his wife (Mary Steenburgen) open their country home to two visiting couples: a professor and his younger fiancee (Jose Ferrer, Mia Farrow) and a dentist and his nurse (Tony Roberts, Julie Hagerty). (7 p.m. TCM).


Baseball: The Dodgers visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (9:30 a.m. FS Prime); the Texas Rangers visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN).

Football: The Carolina Panthers visit the Dallas Cowboys (5:30 p.m. ESPN).

Photo: Chris Haston / Fox