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What to Watch: January 11 - 17

by Stephanie Earp, posted Jan 11th 2010 1:11AM


NCIS - Tuesday January 12, 8 pm, Global/CBS

Tonight, the 150th episode of 'NCIS' airs, and it strikes me that it's about time I watched this show. It always seemed like an unlikely hit to me. As a spin-off of 'JAG', it seemed hopelessly old-fashioned, and I was busy watching Grissom on 'CSI'. But Grissom has gone the way of the dodo, and now 'NCIS' is a ratings hit, an award-winner and has a spin-off of its very own in 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' But I do think it's interesting that the big guest star tonight is Robert Wagner, who was born in 1930. Now that's old-fashioned.

NCIS - Tuesday January 12, 8 pm, Global/CBS


Tonight, the 150th episode of 'NCIS' airs, and it strikes me that it's about time I watched this show. It always seemed like an unlikely hit to me. As a spin-off of 'JAG', it seemed hopelessly old-fashioned, and I was busy watching Grissom on 'CSI'. But Grissom has gone the way of the dodo, and now 'NCIS' is a ratings hit, an award-winner and has a spin-off of its very own in 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' But I do think it's interesting that the big guest star tonight is Robert Wagner, who was born in 1930. Now that's old-fashioned.

Also This Week:

Parks & Recreation - Thursday January 14, 8:30 pm, Citytv/NBC

Will Arnett, Amy Poehler's real-life husband, guest stars as a tech tonight. I love watching these two play opposite each other - as I was recently reminded when 'Blades of Glory' was on TV last week - but even this pairing might not be enough to get me to tune in. This show has yet to make me laugh.

Bones - Thursday January 14, 8 pm, Global/Fox

In a show of strength, 'Bones' takes up a new timeslot on Thursdays, opposite powerhouse shows that have been waning in the ratings of late. This week, Booth and Brennan head out to Area 51, while back at the lab, an office romance is outed.

Shark Tank - Friday January 15, 9 pm, Global/ABC

When we Canadians want to rip off an American show, we do the right thing, paying for the rights to the existing format and adding a superfluous 'Canada' to the title. Not so our American friends - they even took cast members Kevin and Robert. 'Shark Tank' is 'Dragon's Den' with a bigger budget. And I must admit, a better title.

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