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Monday's Highlights: U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir featured in a new series

January 17, 2010 |  8:00 pm
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This week's TV Movies

Et-kw9jbbnc-jan18 ON THIN ICE: The new unscripted series "Be Good Johnny Weir follows the figure skater as he vies to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics (10:30 p.m. Sundance).


Chuck: When the evil Sydney Price (Angie Harmon) mistakes Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) for a super-spy, Chuck (Zachary Levi) becomes Awesome's handler and shows him how to be a real spy (8 p.m. NBC).

24: Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) becomes more involved in preventing the assassination of visiting President Hassan as the fast-paced drama continues (8 p.m. Fox).

Antiques Roadshow: In Raleigh, N.C., professionals examine items related to Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 visit to St. Mark's AME Zion Church (8 p.m. KCET).

Accidentally on Purpose: While working on a story with a sports reporter (Michael Rapaport), Billie (Jenna Elfman) picks up a surprising piece of news about the paper (8:30 p.m. CBS).

Big Time Rush: The boys in an aspiring rock band learn that they are required to go to school in addition to recording their new album in the premiere of this new series (8:30 p.m. Nickelodeon).

Two and a Half Men: Charlie (Charlie Sheen) schedules a colonoscopy just to avoid meeting Chelsea's (Jennifer Taylor) bigoted parents. Stacy Keach guest stars as Chelsea's dad in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS).

American Pickers: This new series follows professional trash pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they dig through junk piles, abandoned barns and other sources of possible hidden treasures (9 p.m. History).


Kingdom Day Parade: Hosted by Michelle Tuzee and Leslie Sykes (11 a.m. ABC).

Tom Reed's For Members Only TV: This new special recalls some of the best African American vocal groups of the 20th century (11 a.m. KSCI).

Tom Brokaw Presents: American Character Along Highway 50: The veteran journalist offers an update on his cross-country odyssey (8 p.m. USA).

Benjamin Latrobe: America's First Architect: This new special profiles the pioneering architect who worked on many iconic buildings including the U.S. Capitol, White House and Baltimore Basilica (10 p.m. KCET).


The Color Purple: The BET Network is offering a mini-marathon of some of the best African American themed films including this 1985 drama starring Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover (10 a.m.). Followed by Jeffrey Wright in the 2001 historical drama "Boycott" (1:30 p.m.); Angela Bassett in the 2002 biography "The Rosa Parks Story" (4 p.m.); and Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad in the 2008 remake of "A Raisin in the Sun" (6 p.m.).


Pro basketball: The New Jersey Nets visit the Clippers (12:30 p.m. FS Prime); the Phoenix Suns visit the Memphis Grizzlies (2:30 p.m. TNT); the Dallas Mavericks visit the Boston Celtics (5 p.m. TNT); the Orlando Magic visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. TNT).

College basketball: Syracuse at Notre Dame (4 p.m. ESPN); Texas at Kansas State (6 p.m. ESPN).

Tennis: Australian Open, first round (6 p.m. ESPN2). First Round (Live) (Midnight ESPN2).

Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP