What to Watch: February 1 - 7

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TV.com's pick of the best TV shows on Aussie screens this week.

The Grammy Awards
Live. Get ready for performances by Beyoncé, The Black Eyed Peas, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Pink, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood and Eminem plus a 3D "Earth Song" tribute to Michael Jackson. Repeated at 8:30pm in case you missed it.

Airs: 12pm Monday on Arena

Desperate Housewives
New series. We're back with bated breath to see who has married Mike (James Denton). But we're also gonna flashback. Wisteria Lane welcomes a new family called the Bolens with a weird teenage son Danny, who seems fixated on the neighbours, to the point of being downright loopy. Bree (Marcia Cross) is having an affair with Karl (Richard Burgi) but she insists on sex somewhere clean and wholesome. Gabby (Eva Longoria Parker) again gets the comic sub-plot, trying to keep her niece from upstaging her sexpot status, while Lynette (Felicity Huffman), as usual gets the drama, feeling disconnected to her two impending babies. As season openers go it's a little low key compared to previous years.

Airs: 8:30pm Monday on Seven

Brothers & Sisters
New series. The Kleenex show returns as Nora (Sally Field) feuds with Holly's (Patricia Wettig) plans for an engagement party for Justin (Dave Annable) and Rebecca (Emily VanCamp). Grandmother Ida (Marion Ross) arrives to upstage them both. Meanwhile, Kev (Matthew Rhys) and Scotty (Luke Macfarlane) can't seem to agree on adopting a refugee baby -- but then who can agree on anything in the Walker clan? Another excuse for another party.

Airs: 9:30pm Monday on Seven

Survivor: Samoa
Finale. It's down to Russell, Natalie, Mick, Jaison and Brett -- the sole remaining member of Galu. The nice guy has won so many challenges and has the jury weighted with former tribe members, can he make it to the end or will bad boy Russell triumph? This is a two-hour finale followed by a one-hour reunion where the winner is announced.

Airs: 7:30pm Tuesday on Nine

Grey's Anatomy
New series. Two cast members lives are hanging in the balance -- George O'Malley (T. R. Knight) and Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) -- only one of whom will make it. If you've been reading press you should know which. The Seattle Grace staff struggle to come to terms with their loss, just as emergency cases continue to come in the door. This is a double episode season premiere, look out for actress Martha Plimpton and two unknown Aussies as guest stars in the first hour.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on Seven

Big Love
Still the most underrated show on the box, here's another devastating episode as the court date for Roman (Harry Dean Stanton) finally arrives. How does Bill (Bill Paxton) not realise Nicki (Chloe Sevigny) has been secretly plotting to undermine him? Wait for an imploding family scene when it reaches its climax with guest actress Ellen Burstyn. Fabulous.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on SBS ONE

Spicks & Specks
New series. Our favourite ABC series returns for its sixth season with guests Dave Faulkner and Sarah Blasko, Cal Wilson and its honorary fourth cast member, Hamish Blake. There's a performance from traditional Japanese folk musician, Noriko Tadano who plays the banjo-like shamisen.

Airs: 8:30pm Wednesday on ABC1

Talkin' Bout Your Generation
New series. Shaun Micallef is back as TV's most irreverent game show host, and this time with an extended season and a new time slot. Guests include UK's legendary puppet Basil Brush (seriously), politician Joe Hockey and Jolene Anderson. And there's yet another 3D segment on TV if you have those red and blue specs handy.

Airs: 7:30pm Sunday on TEN

The Good Wife
Premiere. The best new show of the US season, thanks largely to the central performance by Julianna Margulies as the scorned wife of her philandering hubby played by Chris Noth. She has a commanding presence over scenes, backed up by genuinely entertaining legal plots. One to watch in 2010.

Airs: 8:30pm Sunday on TEN

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