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TV This Week: 'King of the Hill' says goodbye and 'Gossip Girl' returns.

September 11, 2009 |  6:27 pm

TV THIS WEEK: September 13 -19

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A double dose of Southern comfort, if you please: "King of the Hill" (below) wraps up its 12-year run tonight, so don't forget to say goodbye. Then move over to "True Blood," because who isn't dying to know what will become of Maryann and those demonic claws. (Fox, 8 p.m., and HBO, 9 p.m.)


Oh, delicious escapist teen suds. How you've been missed this summer. "One Tree Hill" returns minus Lucas and Peyton, but trust in Julian and Brooke to keep things nice and steamy. (Also look for ever-dying Dan, reborn in the most outrageous way possible.) Stay for the premiere of "Gossip Girl," where the Upper Eastside crew has matriculated to college years. (KTLA, 8 and 9 p.m.)


It's the show you feel guiltiest for watching -- and you should! -- as well as this summer's big hit. Ratings just keep going up! So, of course, you'll be tuning in to the voyeurific "Big Brother" finale. (CBS, 9 p.m.)


Miss "The O.C."? Cried when Marissa died? Good news: Mischa Barton lives on in the drama "The Beautiful Life: TBL," as a jaded model with a big secret and incoming competition from sweet new "It" girl Raina. Eat her alive, Mischa. (KTLA, 9 p.m.)


What if "The Breakfast Club" took place in a community college? It'd probably be something close to the new comedy series "Community," about a lawyer (Joel McHale) forced to earn a quick degree after his license to practice law is revoked and the band of adult misfits who glom on to him for guidance. (NBC, 9:30 p.m.)


Eva Longoria Parker and George Lopez host "The 2009 ALMA Awards," celebrating the year's Latino contributions to film, TV and music. The night will feature performances from David Archuleta, Luis Fonsi, Nelly Furtado, Sean Kingston and Pitbull. (ABC, 8 p.m.)


Yes, there are other reasons to tune in to Lifetime besides "Project Runway" and "Drop Dead Diva." First and foremost: Hanky time! Joan Allen (above) and Jeremy Irons star in the biopic "Georgia O'Keeffe," chronicling the 20-year love affair between the celebrated artist and photographer Alfred Stieglitz. (Lifetime, 9 p.m.)


For the first time ever, the story of how the Scooby gang came to be will be revealed in the original movie "Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins." Learn about how Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo joined forces to take down evildoers. (Cartoon Network, 7 p.m. today)


MTV, otherwise known as "Twilight" central, will air yet another exclusive trailer from the vampire sequel "New Moon" tonight. Oh, and the "2009 MTV Video Music Awards" will be on too. Russell Brand is back to host, and performers include Beyoncé, hubby Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Pink and Muse. (MTV, 9 p.m. today)