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Monday's TV Highlights: NBC gives it the old college try with 'Community'

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BACK TO SCHOOL: NBC offers a quartet of episodes of its new college-themed sitcom "Community" starring Joel McHale, above, at 8, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 p.m.

SERIES

Dog Whisperer: Host Cesar Millan heads to Australia to tame some dogs Down Under in this new episode (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic).

One Tree Hill: Brooke and Haley (Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy Galeotti) bond during a girls night in this repeat (8 p.m. CW)

House: James Earl Jones guest stars as an ailing African dictator in this repeat (8 p.m. Fox).

Accidentally on Purpose: Trying to keep their complicated relationship in perspective, Billie and Zack (Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster) agree to see other people in this repeat (8:30 p.m. CBS)

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 in this repeat (9 p.m. KTLA).

American Masters: "Little Women" author Louisa May Alcott is profiled in this new installment (9 p.m. KCET).

Intervention: Family members attempt to help a woman with bipolar disorder in this new episode of the documentary series (9 p.m. A&E).

MythBusters: The team takes on viewers' requests (9 p.m. Discovery).

100 Most Shocking Music Moments: This new five-part series counts down some truly startling moments in pop music; the WWE's Chris Jericho hosts (9 p.m. VH1).

Motor City Motors: Mechanics must turn a vintage Ford Model-T into a lean, mean street machine in the debut episode of this new series (10 p.m. Discovery).

Strange Rituals: Some truly wince-inducing ritual practices are explored in this new episode (11 p.m. History).

SPECIALS

Olivia '09: The Munn-Der Years: The fun-loving hostess of "Attack of the Show" gets her own special (7 p.m. G4).

Anjelah Johnson: That's How We Do It: The comedian performs in this stand-up special (11 p.m. Comedy Central).

MOVIES

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley are back in action in the 2007 entry in the swashbuckling adventure series (8 p.m. ABC).

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: The Pevensie children return to the magical land of Narnia in this 2008 sequel, based on the book by C.S. Lewis (8 p.m. Starz).

Lady for a Day: May Robson is the lady in question in director Frank Capra's sentimental 1933 fable (9 p.m. TCM).

SPORTS

College football: Georgia meets Texas A&M in the Independence Bowl (2 p.m. ESPN2)

Pro football: The Chicago Bears battle the Minnesota Vikings (5:30 p.m. ESPN)

College basketball: Rutgers visits North Carolina (5:30 p.m. ESPN2)

Pro basketball: The Lakers face the Phoenix Suns (6 p.m. KCAL)

Hockey: The Kings welcome the Minnesota Wild (7:30 p.m. FSN)

Photo: Lewis Jacobs / Sony Pictures Television

 
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