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What to Watch on TV Tonight: Wetpaint Entertainment’s Must-See Shows for the Week of January 23

Thursday, January 26

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American Idol, 8-9 PM on FOX: The Season 11 auditions continue.

The Finder, 9-10 PM on FOX:
In “A Cinderella Story,” Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) helps a NASA scientist locate a woman he met in a bar using the only available clue: one red stiletto.

The Covenant, 8-10 PM on The CW:
Instead of The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle, The CW is airing this supernatural thriller about four teens with special powers who come up against pure evil in the form of Sebastian Stan. Former Friday Night Lights heartthrob Taylor Kitsch and Gossip Girl hottie Chace Crawford also star.

30 Rock, 8-8:30 PM on NBC:
In “Idiots Are People Three!” Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) challenges Liz (Tina Fey) by leading his own protest in defense of idiots everywhere. Jack (Alec Baldwin) faces off with Devin Banks (Will Arnett) yet again, but still finds time to interfere with Liz’s relationship by giving Criss (James Marsden) an ultimatum. Kelsey Grammer and Denise Richards also guest star in the all-new Season 6 episode.

Parks and Recreation, 8:30-9 PM on NBC:
Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Adam Scott) hold a casual bowling party after hearing feedback from a focus group, and April (Aubrey Plaza), Chris (Rob Lowe), Donna (Retta), and Jerry (Jim O’Heir) have a contest to see who can raise the most money for Leslie’s campaign by cold calling in “Bowling for Votes.”

30 Rock, 9-9:30 PM on NBC:
It’s a 30 Rock twofer! Liz (Tina Fey) uses Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) own playbook to handle her contract negotiations, and Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) takes a new page assignment after feeling slighted by his TGS coworkers in “The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell.” Oh, and Tracy (Tracy Morgan) and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) are hired as entertainment for their accountant's son's bar mitzvah.

Jersey Shore, 10-11 PM on MTV:
The girls hire X-rated entertainment for Pauly and Mike’s birthday party, and everyone heads to Staten Island to try to get Vinny to return to the Shore in “Free Vinny.”

Friday, January 27

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FINALE! Chuck, 8-9 PM and 9-10 PM on NBC: After a harrowing mission, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) returns to Chuck (Zachary Levi) with a huge secret in “Chuck Versus Sarah.” Then, in the Season 5 finale — “Chuck Versus the Goodbye” — Chuck enlists his family, friends, and unexpected allies in his race to stop Nicholas Quinn (guest star Angus Macfadyen) from destroying everything Chuck has built over the past five years.

Fringe, 9-10 PM on FOX: Peter (Joshua Jackson) help with the search for a girl who can see the future, and Olivia (Anna Torv) is preoccupied with a warning from the Observers in “Forced Perspective.”

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Happy Monday, TV lovers! Wetpaint Entertainment is here with a rundown of all the shows you need to watch this week.

Monday, January 23 | Tuesday, January 24 | Wednesday, January 25 | Thursday, January 26 | Friday, January 27 | Sunday, January 29

Sunday, January 29

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The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 8-10 PM on TNT: Don’t miss the only televised awards shows that exclusively honors performers.

Once Upon a Time, 8-9 PM on ABC: Sidney (Giancarlo Esposito) enlists Emma’s (Jennifer Morrison) help to help uncover evidence that could expose Mayor Regina (Lana Parrilla) and all her corruption. On the sly, Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) and David (Josh Dallas) continue to see one another. Meanwhile, back in the fairytale land that was, King Leopold (Richard Schiff) — Snow White’s father and the Evil Queen’s husband — stumbles upon a magic lamp and is granted three wishes in “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree.”

The Good Wife, 9-10 PM on CBS: With her investigation complete, Special Prosecutor Wendy Scott-Carr (Anika Noni Rose) presents her evidence against Will (Josh Charles) to the grand jury in hopes of sending him to prison for bribery in “Another Ham Sandwich.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, 9-10 PM on Bravo: In “South Africa: Just Like Home,” the ladies bring the drama to Cape Town: In typical ATL fashion, a relaxing yacht ride turns ugly when Marlo confronts Sheree about not inviting her to a party.

PREMIERE! Luck, 9-10 PM on HBO: Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte star in this series centered on the world of horse racing. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Kourtney and Kim Take New York, 10-11 PM on E!: Kim Kardashian makes a big realization as the K-Dash clan prepares to leave NYC in “Goodbye, New York.”

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Tuesday, January 24

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Teen Mom 2, 10-11 PM on MTV: Jo appeals Kailyn’s request for child support, Jenelle clashes with Kieffer and Tori, Chelsea struggles with her breakup, and Leah is annoyed when Adam wants to buy a truck instead of move in “The Beginning of the End.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Monday, January 23

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The Bachelor, 8-10 PM on ABC: Ben Flajnik’s Season 16 adventure continues when he and his 13 bachelorettes head to Park City, Utah, for kayaking, rappelling, fishing, horseback riding, a rain-soaked dinner, and a concert by country star Clay Walker. By the end of the high-adrenaline episode, only 11 women have roses. Next stop: Puerto Rico! [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Pretty Little Liars, 8-9 PM on ABC Family:
Toby (Keegan Allen) continues to pursue Spencer (Troian Bellisario), knowing that she is keeping something from him, but Spencer wants to keep Toby safe and can think of only way to truly end it. Also worried about her man, Hanna (Ashley Benson) begs the other girls to stop using Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) to help with their search, and Aria (Lucy Hale) desperately tries to get in touch with Ezra (Ian Harding) in “Blond Leading the Blind.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

The Lying Game, 9-10 PM on ABC Family:
The jealousy and lies start to take their toll on Emma (Alexandra Chando) and Ethan (Blair Redford) on the night of the country club’s Black and White Ball for junior members, and Laurel (Allie Gonino) and Ted (Andy Buckley) discover the motive behind Justin’s (Randy Wayne) actions in “Black and White and Green All Over.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Gossip Girl, 8-9 PM on The CW:
Blair (Leighton Meester) prepares to celebrate her upcoming royal wedding with a bachelorette party, but her frenemies scheme to make it a night to remember. After discovering the truth behind Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Blair’s car accident, Nate (Chace Crawford) joins forces with a surprising ally to gather evidence. Meanwhile, Serena (Blake Lively) and Dan (Penn Badgley) pretend to be dating again to protect someone close to them in “Father and the Bride.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Hart of Dixie, 9-10 PM on The CW:
When Zoe (Rachel Bilson) delves into her family history in the all-new “Hell’s Belles,” she discovers that she is a legacy to the Bluebell Belles. But once Lemon (Jaime King) catches wind of the news, she makes it her sole mission in life to prevent Zoe from becoming an official Belle and puts her through a humiliating initiation. With a little help from Wade (Wilson Bethel), Lavon (Cress Williams) attempts to jump back into the dating scene, and George (Scott Porter) devises a plan to stop a huge chain store from building near Bluebell.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 9-10 PM on Bravo:
Taylor reveals the truth about her marriage, and Lisa’s daughter Pandora gets married in a glamorous “million dollar” ceremony at Vanderpump Manor in “The Real Wedding of Beverly Hills.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Castle, 10-11 PM on ABC:
When a high-profile dog trainer is killed in “An Embarrassment of Bitches,” reality TV star Kay Cappuccio becomes a prime suspect. Famous for being famous, Kim Kardashian Kay may actually possess a talent — for murder? [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Wednesday, January 25

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American Idol, 8-9 PM on FOX: The Season 11 auditions continue.

PREMIERE! Touch, 9-10 PM on FOX:
Martin Bohm (Kiefer Sutherland) is a widower and single father who can’t connect to his mute 11-year-old son. But after a string of bizarre coincidences, Martin learns that the numbers-obsessed boy is connected to the past, present, and future — and it’s up to Martin to interpret and act on what his son sees. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Top Chef: Texas, 10-11:00 PM on Bravo:
The competition continues to heat up in the Lone Star State as the remaining cheftestants serve up cuisine at a food-drive block party.