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TV THIS WEEK: Sept. 18 - 24

September 16, 2011 |  2:05 pm

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This week's TV Movies

Modern Family


Previous hosts Neil Patrick Harris and Jimmy Fallon set a pretty high bar in recent years, but we suspect “Glee's” Jane Lynch will acquit herself admirably when she takes over as mistress of ceremonies at the “63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.” (Fox, 5 p.m.) 

Slinging rocks to spitting rhymes: The exposé “Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation” connects the dots between the rise of rap music and the scourge of crack cocaine in our nation's urban areas. Ice-T hosts. (VH1, 10 p.m.) 


Do we have to? All right — sigh of resignation — here goes: Ashton Kutcher replaces you-know-who on the season premiere of “Two and a Half Men,” while you-know-who takes the seat of dishonor at “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.” Now let's never speak of this again. (CBS, 9 p.m.; Comedy Central, 9:45 p.m.) 


After a silly sophomore season, we're just guardedly gleeful about fresh episodes of the musical comedy-drama “Glee.” But we're positively giddy about “New Girl,” a new single-gal sitcom starring the goofy, gorgeous Zooey Deschanel. (Fox, 8 and 9 p.m.)


Jackson Hole, Wyo., is a popular vacation destination, and it's where Gloria (Sofia Vergara, above) and company find themselves on the return of “Modern Family.” The Hamptons are also a popular vacation destination, and the setting for the new suspense-drama “Revenge,” starring “Everwood's” Emily VanCamp. (ABC, 9 and 10 p.m.) 


Did you register for fall classes? Better hurry, they're filling up fast. Or you can just stay home and earn an advanced degree in movie and TV references, with a minor in meta, when the college-set sitcom “Community” kicks off a new school year. (NBC, 8 p.m.)


“Fringe” is back, and all is right with the world — or not, depending on which world we're talking about. Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and John Noble star in this universe-rending, mind-bending sci-fi series from J.J. Abrams. (Fox, 9 p.m.) 


Geekier than thou: Actor, comic and blogger Chris Hardwick is “The Nerdist,” and he's joined by talk-show host Craig Ferguson and Matt Smith of “Doctor Who” fame for a spot of pop-and-tech chit-chat in this new special. (BBC America, 7 and 10 p.m.)

Photo: 'Modern Family" Sofia Vergara. Credit: Rick Rowell / ABC