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TV THIS WEEK: Jan. 30th - Feb. 5

TV listings for the week of Jan. 23 - 29 in PDF format (alternate link)

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

This week's TV Movies


 

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'SERIOUSLY FUNNY KIDS'

SUNDAY

Can we get an amen? Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston are among the many performers at “Celebration of Gospel 2011,” and Ms. Khan herself is feted at “UNCF Evening of Stars,” benefiting the United Negro College Fund. (BET, 8 and 10 p.m.)

Seemingly unwilling to pack it in until she's appeared in every timeslot and on every channel around the dial, indefatigable nonagenarian Betty White costars with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the new made-for-TV melodrama “The Lost Valentine.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) 

MONDAY

The new special “Chautauqua: An American Narrative” documents the living legacy of the 135-year-old Chautauqua Institution, a retreat/symposium where the arts, philosophy and civic engagement converge in an idyllic western New York setting. (KOCE, 10 p.m.) 

TUESDAY

Kids say the darndest things. Art Linkletter knew it, Bill Cosby knew it, and now supermodel/mom Heidi Klum (above, left) is gonna know it as host of the new, similarly themed reality series “Seriously Funny Kids.” (Lifetime, 9 and 9:30 p.m.) 

WEDNESDAY

If the former tabloid star known as sasquatch actually existed, he'd have shown up on “Dancing With the Stars” by now, just like Kate Gosselin of “Kate Plus Eight” fame. The furry fellow is featured in the special “Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide,” and the reality TV mom is profiled on “The E! True Hollywood Story.” (History, 9 p.m.; E!, 10 p.m.) 

Et-lfjdtmnc-jan30 THURSDAY

The big game is a week from this Sunday — Go, Packers! — but rap-rocker Kid Rock, 1980s icons Duran Duran and current chart-topper Jason Derulo will help get you ready for some football in the concert special “Super Bowl Fan Jam 2011.” (VH1, 9 p.m.) 

FRIDAY

The big game is a week from this Sunday — Go, Steelers! — but for those who are less interested in who wins than in seeing what Madison Avenue has in store for game day, there's a new edition of “Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) 

SATURDAY

Love is a many-splendored thing — except when it's not. “Mad Men's” Kiernan Shipka (right) and Kellie Martin star in the new, made-for-cable romantic fable “Smooch,” and Colin Firth (“The King's Speech”) is “A Single Man” in director Tom Ford's sad but stylish 2009 indie drama. (Hallmark, 9 and 11 p.m.; Showtime, 9 p.m.) 

Photos: 'Smooch' Mark Preston / Hallmark; 'Seriously Funny Kids' Nicole Wilde / Lifetime

[FOR THE RECORD: An item in the TV This Week column in the Jan. 30 Calendar section called actress Betty White a nonagenarian. She is 89, making her an octogenarian. A correction Feb. 5 erred in saying she was 88.]

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