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TV This Week: Jan. 23rd - 29th

January 21, 2011 | 12:27 pm

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This week's TV Movies



No Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan or Tina Fey. Nope, none of the stars of the 2004 comedy “Mean Girls” — save for supporting player Tim Meadows — appear in the new made-for-cable sort-of sequel “Mean Girls 2.” (ABC Family, 8 and 10 p.m.)

The balcony is open once again. Christy Lemire and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky host “Ebert Presents at the Movies,” the latest iteration of the thumbs-up-or-down film-review format pioneered by critics Roger Ebert and the late Gene Siskel. (KCET, 8:30 p.m.)


A man, a plan, a canal: Panama. All palindromes aside, the design and construction of the waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans — one of the greatest engineering feats of this or any age — is recalled on a new “American Experience.” (KOCE, 9 p.m.)


Broadcast and cable-news networks offer live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address, and a former president is remembered in the documentary “Ronald Reagan: An American Journey.” (various channels, 6 p.m.; KCET, 9 p.m.)


Of men and metal: The new docu-series “Sons of Guns” follows a team of history-minded Louisiana gunsmiths, and “Desert Car Kings” rolls into an Arizona shop where restoring vintage autos is their raison d'être. (Discovery, 9 and 10 p.m.)



As the action-drama “Nikita” returns, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) has finally become a full-fledged field agent for the nefarious government outfit she and her mentor (Maggie Q) have sworn to bring down. Let the butt-kicking begin! (KTLA, 9 p.m.)


“Reba's” Melissa Peterman is a “Working Class” heroine who moves her family to an upscale Chicago suburb in this new sitcom. Ed Asner costars, and don't be surprised if a certain country-music queen puts in a cameo one of these days. (CMT, 8 and 8:30 p.m.)


Teen queen supreme Miley Cyrus stars in the tune-filled 2010 coming-of-age tale “The Last Song,” and, perhaps, gets a glimpse of her possible future when former teen idols Debbie Gibson and Tiffany (from left) star in the 2011 made-for-cable creature-feature “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.” (Starz, 9 p.m.; Syfy, 9 p.m.)

Photo credits: "Nikita": Ken Woroner / The CW; "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid": Syfy