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What to Watch: October 19-25

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 18th 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: Marshall and Ted take a road trip, Eric McCormack guests on 'Old Christine,' and brace yourself for a 'Real Housewives' catfight.

MONDAY, OCT. 19

How I Met Your Mother 'How I Met Your Mother' (8PM, CBS)
What does Kenny Rogers have to do with Barney's attempts to persuade Robin to become a U.S. citizen? Nothing. But The Gambler does figure into Marshall and Ted's plan for a legen – wait for it – dary road trip, which is ruined when Lily insists on joining them. And Mr. Rogers? He narrates the audio book they listen to when they hit the road.

'Heroes' – Samuel and Sylar working together? That can't end well. (8PM, NBC)
'Man Caves' – 'Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman gets a new hangout space (8:30PM, DIY)
'Greek' – Everyone finds out Evan lost his trust fund (9PM, ABC Family)
'Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags' – A history of NYC's garment district (9PM, HBO)
'The Big Bang Theory' – Wil Wheaton guest stars as Sheldon's nemesis (9:30PM, CBS)This week on TV: Marshall and Ted take a road trip, Eric McCormack guests on 'Old Christine,' and brace yourself for a 'Real Housewives' catfight.

MONDAY, OCT. 19

How I Met Your Mother 'How I Met Your Mother' (8PM, CBS)
What does Kenny Rogers have to do with Barney's attempts to persuade Robin to become a U.S. citizen? Nothing. But The Gambler does figure into Marshall and Ted's plan for a legen – wait for it – dary road trip, which is ruined when Lily insists on joining them. And Mr. Rogers? He narrates the audio book they listen to when they hit the road.

'Heroes' – Samuel and Sylar working together? That can't end well. (8PM, NBC)
'Man Caves' – 'Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman gets a new hangout space (8:30PM, DIY)
'Greek' – Everyone finds out Evan lost his trust fund (9PM, ABC Family)
'Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags' – A history of NYC's garment district (9PM, HBO)
'The Big Bang Theory' – Wil Wheaton guest stars as Sheldon's nemesis (9:30PM, CBS)

TUESDAY. OCT. 20
Shark Tank'Shark Tank' (8PM, ABC) season 1 finale
Will the sharks end their season by making some entrepreneurs' dreams come true, or by being stingy with their cash? Depends on how they warm up to these ideas: a customized bobblehead business, a, um, unique accoutrement for golfers and an idea revolving around college athletics.

'90210' – Jasper pushes Annie to commit grand theft auto (8PM, The CW)
'Melrose Place' – Original 'Melrose' resident Jo (Daphne Zuniga) returns (9PM, The CW)
'Flipping Out' – 3rd season finale (10PM, Bravo)
'Parking Wars' – Back-to-back new eps in Detroit and Philly (10PM, A&E)
'Sons of Anarchy' – Gemma asks rich Charming resident Elliott for SAMCRO bail (10PM, FX)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21
The New Adventures of New Christine'The New Adventures of Old Christine' (8PM, CBS)
After her divorce from her husband and now a divorce from her wife, "Old Christine" could certainly use some couch time with a therapist. Not sure this is exactly the right scenario though: She begins dating a therapist (guest star Eric McCormack) who shares office space with her brother Matthew.

'America's Next Top Model' – Guest judge: Kim Kardashian (8PM, The CW)
'The Middle' – Brick has his first girlfriend (8:30PM, ABC)
'Glee' – It's revenge of the nerds when Quinn and Finn's secret goes public (9PM, Fox)
'The Bank of Mom and Dad' – A debt-riddled former beauty queen turns to mom and dad for financial advice (10PM, SoapNet)
'Dinner: Impossible' – Elmo and Cookie Monster help Robert whip up a meal at Sesame Place (10PM, Food Network)
'E! True Hollywood Story: Courteney Cox' – The scoop on the 'Friend'-turned-'Cougar Town' resident (10PM, E!)

THURSDAY, OCT. 22
The Real Housewives of Atlanta'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' (10PM, Bravo) season 2 finale
It's been building all season, so it's not really a surprise when a catfight breaks out between NeNe and Kandi. What is a surprise: That it happens while Sheree is (finally) about to debut her She by Sheree fashion line. And Kandi isn't NeNe's only target; she's also mixing it up with her hubby Gregg and Kim.

'Survivor: Samoa' – Another contestant bites the dust (8PM, CBS)
'Grey's Anatomy' – The residents are in trou-ble when a burn victim dies (9PM, ABC)
'The Office' – Jim and Pam are back from their honeymoon and about to find out who Michael's dating ... ew (9PM, NBC)
'30 Rock' – Will Arnett guests as Jack's rival Devin (9:30PM, NBC)
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' – The gang recalls the day the Phillies won the World Series in 2008 (10PM, FX)

FRIDAY, OCT. 23
White Collar'White Collar' (10PM, USA) series premiere
We loved Matthew Bomer on 'Chuck,' but we're happier to see him in his own show, where he plays con man Neal Caffrey, who's just escaped from prison. That ticks off his nemesis, FBI agent Peter (Tim DeKay), who bans Neal and offers him a deal: The wily charmer can avoid a return to the slammer if agrees to use his talents to help Neal solve white-collar crimes.

'Ghost Whisperer' – Chad Lowe guest stars (8PM, CBS)
'Supernanny' – 6th season premiere (8PM, ABC)
'Ugly Betty' – 'Sopranos' alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler joins the cast (9PM, ABC)
'Monk' – Monk's pal Sharona (Bitty Schram) returns (9PM, USA)
'My Super Psycho Sweet 16' – MTV spoofs its own reality series with this campy movie about a birthday party and a serial killer (10PM, MTV)

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 24-25
Desperate Housewives'Desperate Housewives' (Sun., 9PM, ABC)
Nothing's going smoothly on Wisteria Lane these days, particularly not in this episode: Katherine and Susan come to blows over Mike; Gaby's feud with another mother threatens Carlos' business plans; a motel maid makes Bree feel guilty about her affair with Karl; and Angie and Nick cover up another Danny mess.

'Milk' – Sean Penn's Oscar-winning performance as Harvey Milk (Sun., 8PM, HBO)
'The Academy: Orange County Fire' – Following firefighter trainees in the O.C. (Sat., 9PM, Fox Reality)
'Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful' – Rockumentary of the Jersey musician on his 2008 tour (Sat., 9PM, Showtime)
'Brothers & Sisters' – 'Dancing With the Stars' dancer Gilles Marini guests (Sun., 10PM, ABC)
'My Antonio' – 1st season finale (Sun., 10PM, VH1)

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