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What to Watch on TV Tonight: Wetpaint Entertainment’s Must-See Shows for the Week of February 20

Wednesday, February 22

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American Idol, 8-10 PM on FOX: In “Final Judgment, Part 1,” the contestants bring it and sing it in one final performance opportunity to win over the judges, who then reveal the first group of semifinalists.

Modern Family, 9-9:30 PM on ABC:
In “Virgin Territory,” Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) manages to ruin one of Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) proudest golf moments, Phil (Ty Burrell) overhears something that may forever change how he sees his little girl, and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) stumbles upon Claire’s (Julie Bowen) dangerous little secret.

Happy Endings, 9:30-10 PM on ABC:
Some people wait for the groundhog to signal the end of winter. Instead, the friends wait for Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Jane's (Eliza Coupe) annual "spring smackdown," their yearly blowout of a domestic squabble, to let them know when winter will end — and Max (Adam Pally) will come out of hibernation — in “The Butterfly Effect Effect.”

20/20: Before They Were Famous, 10-11 PM on ABC:
In this special edition, 20/20 looks back at the early careers of the 2012 Oscar nominees.

Top Chef: Texas, 10-11:00 PM on Bravo:
In “Fire and Ice,” Asian Masters lend a hand in a tag-team-style Quickfire, and for the main challenge the final three chefs must create a dish and cocktail that fuse the concepts of fire and ice, a culinary testament to their journey from blazing Texas heat to blistering Vancouver cold.

Monday, February 20

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The Bachelor, 8-10 PM on ABC: In the eighth episode of Season 16, Bachelor Ben Flajnik visits the hometowns of his four remaining bachelorettes. Next up: Switzerland! [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

The Voice, 8-10 PM on NBC:
The blind auditions continue. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Pretty Little Liars, 8-9 PM on ABC Family:
When “A” targets someone outside the tight-knit group of Little Liars, Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) try to determine their stalker’s motive in “Breaking the Code.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

The Lying Game, 9-10 PM on ABC Family:
In “Not Guilty As Charged,” the FBI catches Ethan (Blair Redford) and brings him back to Phoenix to face murder charges. Emma (Alexandra Chando) hunts for evidence to help prove his innocence. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

Gossip Girl, 9-10 PM on The CW:
Dan (Penn Badgley) is honored to learn that Upright Citizen’s Brigade is performing excerpts from his book, Inside. Blair (Leighton Meester) tries to prove Serena’s (Blake Lively) suspicions wrong in order to save their friendship, and on her way out of town Ivy (Kaylee DeFer) ends up on a collision course with the van der Woodsens in “Cross Rhodes.” [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

PREMIERE! Bethenny Ever After, 9-10 PM on Bravo:
Season 3 opens with a party celebrating the release of one of Bethenny’s new cocktails in “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems.”

Khloe & Lamar, 10-10:30 PM on E!:
Lamar’s insomnia negatively affects Khloe, and Malika dates a man with young children.

Smash, 10-11 PM on NBC:
In “Enter Mr. DiMaggio,” the search begins for a Joe DiMaggio to play opposite Marilyn — but everyone’s first choice, Michael (guest star Will Chase), has a secret. Karen (Katharine McPhee) returns to Iowa for a baby shower, and Eileen (Anjelica Huston) begins rounding up investors. However, her ex-husband Jerry (guest star Michael Cristofer) may have poisoned the well.

Castle, 10-11 PM on ABC:
In “Linchpin,” the second episode of a thrilling two-part Castle event, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) race to stop a series of events that could plunge the United States into war. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

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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, February 20 | Tuesday, February 21 | Wednesday, February 22 | Thursday, February 23 | Friday, February 24 | Sunday, February 26

Thursday, February 23

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American Idol, 8-10 PM on FOX: In “Final Judgment, Part 2,” the judges reveal the remaining semifinalists.

Parks and Recreation, 8:30-9 PM on NBC:
Leslie (Amy Poehler) throws a birthday party for Jerry (Jim O’Heir), and Tom (Aziz Ansari) is flabbergasted when he finds out Ann (Rashida Jones) doesn’t share his taste in music in “Sweet Sixteen.”

Grey’s Anatomy, 9-10 PM on ABC:
As Adele’s (Loretta Devine) condition continues to deteriorate in “If Only You Were Lonely,” Richard (James Pickens Jr.) considers changing their living situation. Meanwhile, an explosion at a local coffee shop results in a busy day in the ER, and Callie (Sara Ramirez) helps Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) study for her boards.

Jersey Shore, 10-11 PM on MTV:
JWOWW confronts Pauly's stalker, Snooki pursues Vinny (again), and the roommates go fishing — despite fears of a shark attack.

Friday, February 24

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E! News Special: Actors Unscripted, 8-8:30 PM on E!: Actors speak candidly about their careers and what it was like to break into the entertainment industry.

Fringe, 9-10 PM on FOX:
In “The End of All Things,” Peter (Joshua Jackson) and the rest of the Fringe team investigate a series of life-threatening events.

Tuesday, February 21

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NCIS, 8-9 PM on CBS: When a high-level security Navy reservist is found dead in “Psych Out,” Gibbs (Mark Harmon) goes face-to-face with Dr. Samantha Ryan (guest star Jamie Lee Curtis) of the PsyOps Division to uncover the truth behind the potential suicide.

Glee, 8-9 PM on FOX:
In Glee’s mid-Season 3 finale, “On My Way,” New Directions faces off against the Dalton Warblers at Regionals. [WATCH THE PREVIEW]

New Girl, 9-9:30 PM on FOX:
In “Bully,” Jess (Zooey Deschanel) deals with a bully in her classroom, Nick (Jake Johnson) begins to worry when Julia (Lizzy Caplan) gives him a cactus, and Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) new love interest insists on keeping their relationship a secret.]

Teen Mom 2, 10-11 PM on MTV:
In part one of the reunion special, “Check Up With Dr. Drew,” Dr. Drew Pinsky chats with Kailyn and Jenelle about their experiences in Season 2.

Sunday, February 26

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Oscar’s Red Carpet Live, 7-8:30 PM on ABC: Hollywood’s biggest stars walk the red carpet, and we get to judge what they’re wearing.

84th Annual Academy Awards, 8:30-11:30 PM on ABC:
Making his ninth appearance as host, Billy Crystal emcees the biggest night in film. [FULL LIST OF NOMINEES]

The Celebrity Apprentice, 9-10 PM on NBC:
Each team must create and perform an original Medieval Times show for a live audience. One team’s Project Manager struggles with an insubordinate team member, and a serious injury on the other team threatens to derail the show. (But really, can this compete with the Oscars?)

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