What to Watch Tonight: One Tree Hill, Royal Pains, and Face Off

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What to watch on Wednesday, February 1...

Welcome to February, the shortest month of the year. Like a four-day week, however, it also seems way longer than normal? Oh well, at least February is also a sweeps month so its television should be good. Theoretically. Because tonight's is not necessarily the hottest:

8pm, CBS
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill's legendary café-related drama heats up when ANOTHER café opens up in town. Elsewhere Julian's all bummed for guilt-related reasons, Chase's girlfriend got secrets y'all, and Quinn tries to make sure Clay deals with his probz ASAP.

8:30pm, NBC
Are You There, Chelsea?
Fun fact: If one were to remove the laugh track from this show, it would suddenly become the saddest, most bizarre drama about mentally ill people since Whitney (also with its laugh track removed)! Anyway, tonight's episode of Chelsea Handler's new moneymaker involves Nikki's botched wedding plans after her fiancé gets cold feet. Meanwhile fake-Chelsea takes in a stray dog.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 8pm, CBS
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials
Two of America's finest athletes, Boomer Esiason and, erm, Jillian Michaels, host this retrospective of the Super Bowl's most memorable moments that don't actually involve football or any nonsense like that. And if you're a weirdo (like me), you might be interested to know that this special will offer a PREVIEW of commercials that will air during this Sunday's championship game. Yup, previews for advertisements. Sounds good!

10pm, USA
Royal Pains
When Hank's back gives out, Dr. Van Dyke steps up to take over his house calls. Meanwhile Divya and Jill have mixed emotions about coming to the aid of the robber who robbed them. Bygones, ladies, fix that robber.

10pm, Syfy
Face Off
While last week's nude body-painting challenge was definitely GREAT TV, this premise just seems like a can't-miss: Horror makeup legend Tom Savini oversees the contestants' designs of proposed slasher-movie villains. Perfect!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox
Whitney, 8 p.m., NBC
Ghost Hunters, 9 p.m., Syfy
Mobbed, 9 p.m., Fox
Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy, 9 p.m., History
Remodeled, 9 p.m., CW
Dark Minds, 10 p.m., Investigation Discovery
Dog the Bounty Hunter, 10 p.m., A&E;
Hot in Cleveland, 10 p.m., TV Land
Mistresses, 10 p.m., BBC America
The Challenge: Battle of the Exes, 10 p.m., MTV
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Top Chef: Texas, 10 p.m., Bravo
The Exes, MIDSEASON FINALE, 10:30 p.m., TV Land

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Brad Pitt on Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
Daniel Radcliffe & Vanessa Hudgens on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC
Dermot Mulroney on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Don Cheadle on Chelsea Lately, 11 p.m., E!
Howard Stern on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
John Krasinski on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Ringo Starr on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Tracy Morgan & Tim Tebow on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
William Shatner on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS

 

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