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TV best bets with Britney Spears on ‘Glee,’ returns of ‘CSI: Miami’ and ‘The Good Wife’

Britney Spears on the set of "Glee" with Heather Morris

Britney Spears on the set of "Glee" with Heather Morris

Most of the fall season shows debuted last week but a trickle arrive this week as well, most notably ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” on Tuesday. It blends family drama with science fiction, a kind of live action “Incredibles.”

“CSI: Miami,” in its ninth season, moves to a new night on Sunday while “The Good Wife” returns Tuesday for a sophomore year.  On Wednesday, NBC also introduces its latest “Law & Order” spinoff based out of Los Angeles, just like “NCIS.”

And hit that baby Britney Spears on “Glee” Tuesday where all the songs will be Spears tunes.

If that is too 1990s for you, go further back in time with Tony Danza on A&E in a reality show Sunday. And yes, he is teaching actual 10th grade high school students. And no, not to tap dance – but English.

MONDAY

“House” 8 p.m. Fox — A seemingly healthy skateboarder collapses.
“Best Thing I Ever Ate” 9 p.m. Food (fourth season debut)  — Yummy bargains from Alton Brown and others .
“Teenage Paparazzo” 9 p.m. HBO — Adrian Grenier (“Entourage”)  follows a 14-year-old celebrity photographer around with a camera for a documentary. How meta!
“Invitation Only: Kenny Chesney” 10 p.m. CMT — With an acoustic trio, Chesney introduces new songs.
“Hardcore Pawn ” 10 p.m. TruTV (first season finale) — Good ratings virtually guarantees a second season.
“Hawaii Five-0” 10 p.m. CBS — The team has to find a kidnapped ex-NSA cyber-terrorism expert to avoid a possible breach in national security.
TUESDAY
Glee” 8 p.m. Fox – Songs by Britney Spears, who also makes a cameo.
“Inside the Actor’s Studio” 8 p.m. Bravo – Eye on Betty White, who is now unavoidable.
“No Ordinary Family” 8 p.m. ABC (new series) – Michael Chiklis stars in this promising drama about an average family who gains extraordinary powers.
“Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC – The Hoff was off last week in a shocker last week. Will another big surprise happen tonight?
“Stargate Universe” 9 p.m. Syfy (second season debut) – Rush thinks radiation will force the Lucian Alliance to cede control of Destiny.
“Billy the Exterminator” 10 p.m. A&E (third season debut) – The brothers remove an alligator stuck in a duck blind.
“The Colony” 10 p.m. Discovery (second season finale) – The colonists work on an escape boat.
“The Good Wife” 10 p.m. CBS (second season debut) – Alicia has to decide: will she stay with Peter or leave to date Will?
“Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX – Jax and Clay head to Canada in hopes of finding Abel.
WEDNESDAY
“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — The producers seem to have purposely salted the younger crew with immature idiots.
Undercovers” 8 p.m. NBC — Steven and Samantha seek a kidnapped scientist who might be forced to make a bomb.
Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — The BAU team suffers a tragic loss.
Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Cameron and Mitchell debate the merits of public displays of affection.
The Defenders” 10 p.m. CBS — Nick defends a woman driver accused of running down a jogger while talking on the phone .
“Law & Order: Los Angeles” 10 p.m. NBC (new series) — The original series is gone, but Dick Wolf came up with this Los Angeles version.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Steve Wozniak of Apple Computer fame makes a cameo.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — Booth’s girlfriend arrives, forcing Brennan to examine their relationship.
“CSI” 9 p.m. CBS — A shark attack – in a casino pool!
Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Meredith finally tells Derek about her miscarriage.
“The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Michael is forced to do counseling with his nemesis Toby.
“Project Runway” 9 p.m. Lifetime — The designers craft garments based on memories in their lives. And Gretchen and Michael are certain to keep sniping at each other.
The Real Housewives of D.C.” 9 p.m. Bravo — The Salahis are both annoying and fascinating at the same time.

Jersey Shore” 10 p.m. MTV – Angelina continues to antagonize the rest of the house.

FRIDAY

“House” 8 p.m. Fox  — After Fox ditched “Lone Star” this week, it decided Wednesday to move “Human Target” to 8 p.m.  Wednesdays starting Nov. 18 instead of this original time slot. So enjoy this repeat instead.
“WWE Smackdown” 8 p.m. Syfy  — A new network for this wrestling show.
“CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — Did a person get strangled during a live Internet chat or was it a faker?
“Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss” 9 p.m. TLC (new series) — Brides with extra junk in the trunk seek wedding dresses.
Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Echoes of Bernard Goetz: a vigilante kills a criminal in the subway.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” 10 p.m. IFC (new series) — Former Atlantan David Cross stars as a hapless U.S. transplant working in London.
“Teach” 10 p.m. A&E (new series) — Tony Danza teaches sophomore English in Philadelphia. He seems truly sincere about this venture but there are plenty of skeptics.

WEEKEND

The Antonio Treatment” 6 tonight HGTV — A musician wants a more modern look in his home.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 tonight NBC — Bryan Cranston hosts. Kanye West sings.
America’s Funniest Home Videos” 7 p.m. Sunday ABC (21st season debut) — Factoid: this show has outlasted “Law & Order.”
Boardwalk Empire” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Nucky is not cool when someone survives the ambush in the woods.
“Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Lynette is jealous of Renee (Vanessa Williams).
The Next Iron Chef” 9 p.m. Sunday Food (third season debut) — Ten chefs prep sandwiches to showcase their personalities.
“American Dad” 9:30 p.m. Sunday Fox (sixth season debut)  — Hayley elopes with her slacker-stoner boyfriend.
“CSI: Miami” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS (ninth season debut) — Horatio’s team loses one of its members.
“Mad Men” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Employees get nervous when an all-hands meeting is called.

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September 27th, 2010
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rod

September 27th, 2010
7:15 am

is Spears bringing her mental health team with her? Funny how the press never mentions she still cant be with her kids without supervision.

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September 27th, 2010
8:15 am

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Mr. Ed

September 27th, 2010
8:38 am

Hit me baby one more time!

RK

September 27th, 2010
9:05 am

Kanye sings? Or mumbles? Or autotunes?

CAFE456

September 27th, 2010
4:34 pm

BRITNEY SPEARS POP PRINCESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!