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TV This Week: Jan. 2nd – 8th, 2011

December 31, 2010 |  9:09 am

Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 2 - 8 in PDF format

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Weekly TV Listings can also be found at: www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv

This week's TV Movies


 

SUNDAY

Will you ever get a date? When will your skin clear up? Adolescence holds many mysteries; likewise the new live-action series “House of Anubis,” set at a coed English boarding school that is simply groaning with secrets. (Nickelodeon, 7 and 7:30 p.m.)

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In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight — but his pride is on the prowl! The special “Night of the Hunt” (above) uses super-sensitive cameras to capture otherworldly images of lady lions making their nocturnal rounds. (National Geographic, 7 and 10 p.m.)

MONDAY

The South may never rise again, but “American Experience” returns with a profile of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, one of Virginia's favorite sons and perhaps the most brilliant military mind of the Civil War era. (KOCE, 9 p.m.) 

TUESDAY

She's forever your girl: Pop singer, dancer-choreographer and former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul (below) returns to TV as mentor to a batch of aspiring terpsichoreans in the new reality competition “Live to Dance.” (CBS, 8 p.m.; also Wed.) 

Et-le3ps3nc-jan2 WEDNESDAY

Civilization is nearing its end, but don't take our word for it. Heed the “Prophets of Doom.” Three well-respected experts — none of whom would be caught dead in a tinfoil hat — share their dire predictions for humanity in this new special. (History, 9 p.m.) 

THURSDAY

“Like” it or not, it seems there's no escaping “The Facebook Obsession.” The origins of that particular online social network, dramatized in a film whose name we can't quite recall just now, are documented in this new special. (CNBC, 6, 7, 9 and 10 p.m.) 

FRIDAY

From Season 1 sweetheart Kelly Clarkson — the original and still the best — to reigning champ Lee DeWyze, the new special “American Idol: Welcome Home” checks in with all nine previous winners of the soon-to-return vocal talent competition. (Fox, 9 p.m.) 

SATURDAY

The darker side of connecting with strangers over the Internet is revealed in the new ripped-from-the-headlines docudrama “The Craigslist Killer.” Jake McDorman, Billy Baldwin, Agnes Bruckner and Leela Savasta star. (Lifetime, 9 p.m.; also Mon.)


Photo credits: "Live to Dance": Miranda Penn Turin / CBS; "Night of the Hunt": Martin Dohrn / National Geographic

 

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