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What to Watch on Tuesday: 'Smash' is back and J-Hud is on board

Pioneers of Television (8pm, UNC-TV) - The season 3 finale focuses on miniseries, including "Roots," "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "The Thorn Birds." LeVar Burton, John Amos, Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, Peter Strauss and Richard Chamberlain are some of those interviewed.

Betty White's Annual 90th Birthday Special (8pm, NBC) - Betty White celebrates her 91st birthday with Blake Shelton, Bill Cosby, Lily Tomlin, Bill Clinton and many others.

Smash (9pm, NBC) - In the two-hour Season 2 premiere, "Bombsell" runs into financial trouble that threatens the production, and Karen is mentored by a Broadway star and discovers a new artist in an unexpected place. Jennifer Hudson (at right with fellow "American Idol" alum Katharine McPhee joins the cast.

Emily Owens, M.D. (9pm, CW) - In the final episode of this series, Emily's decision to start a relationship with Micah becomes even more complicated when Wiill hears about it and feels jealous.

The Mindy Project (9:30pm, Fox) - Mindy sets up Jaime's female best friend with Danny for a double date on Valentine's Day.

Justified (10pm, FX) - Raylan encounters unexpected danger while searching for Drew Thompson.

Vegas (10pm, CBS) - Jack is faced with breaking some dire news to Mia, while at the same time he's compelled to hide vital information from her and his brother.

Edge of America (11pm, Travel) - In a new timeslot, host Geoff Edgers embarks on a rugged outdoor adventure in Maine. Included: sword fighting on the high seas like a pirate, racing a super-fast lobster boat and testing lumberjack skills.

What to Watch on Saturday: TV movies from Rob Lowe and John Schneider

Drew Peterson: Untouchable (8pm, Lifetime) - Former Illinois cop Drew Peterson becomes the suspect in the murder of his third wife and in the disappearance of his fourth wife. Based on a true story. And starring Rob Lowe as Drew Peterson. Adrienne has a review.

My Cat From Hell (8pm, Animal Planet) - If you're even the least bit interested in cats, this is a great show with cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy. Check it out.

Betty White's 90th Birthday Tribute (8pm, NBC) - If you missed this earlier in the week, catch it tonight. There were some really nice moments. "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," a show in which elderly people prank unsuspecting bystanders, airs immediately after.

Snow Beast (9pm, Syfy) - A scientist (John Schneider) and his research team try to evade a mysterious predator that appears to be responsible for a series of deaths after they travel to the Canadian wilderness to study a species of lynx, which have mysteriously disappeared from their territory.

Bayou Billionaires (9pm, CMT) - The premiere of a new reality series following a Louisiana family who strikes it rich and experience the perks of living as billionaires. We previewed it.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - Tia needs all the help she can get to find a mother and her puppies that were dumped in the Mojave Desert.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - A repeat tonight. Emma Stone hosts, musical guest is Coldplay.

Austin City Limits (Midnight, UNC-TV) - Folk-rockers Fleet Foxes perform , as does singer-songwriter Joanna Newman.

What to Watch on Monday: Betty White's birthday and new series debuts

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (8pm, NBC) - Stars salute Betty White as she celebrates her 90th birthday. The tribute, which was taped on January 9, includes music performances and remarks from White, who shares memories and offers her thanks. Some of the guests offering their regards are Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, Amy Poehler, Ed Asner, and Gavin McLeod.

How I Met Your Mother (8pm, CBS) - Lily and Marshall move to the suburbs and the rest of the gang deal with their departure by hitting a strip club.

Alcatraz (8pm, Fox) - The 2-hour opener of a new drama in which prisoners who mysteriously vanished decades ago from Alcatraz prison reappear in the present. Tonight, a task force comes together when a sniper starts targeting young victims. It's good! WATCH IT! My longer review.

The Bachelor (8pm, ABC) - Ben returns to his other hometown, San Francisco, with the 16 remaining girls and goes skiing with 11 of them. The big event tonight is the cocktail party crasher -- Ben's former girlfriend who wants to join the competition. The other girls are not amused. There's a lot of crying.

Being Human (9pm, Syfy) - In the Season 2 premiere, a vampire power vacuum weighs on Aidan, Sally's powers grow stronger, and Josh and Nora try to live "normal" lives.

Betty White's Off Their Rockers (9:30pm, NBC) - A sneak peek at the hidden-camera comedy series featuring Betty White and a group of seniors pulling pranks on unsuspecting folks. It's "Punk'd" for the blue-hair set.

Lost Girl (10pm, Syfy) - The debut of a new supernatural drama about a seemingly ordinary girl who suddenly finds out  she's a succubus.

What to Watch on Saturday: WWE troop tribute and 'Story of Santa Claus'

America's Most Wanted: U.S. Marshals Special Edition (8pm, Fox) - Regular series episodes of this show are now on Lifetime, but Fox will have a few specials each season. This is one of them. U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most-wanted suspects are spotlighted, along with the work of federal marshals.

WWE Tribute to the Troops (9pm, NBC) - Pro wrestlers and other entertainers gathered at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville on December 13 for the WWE's annual tribute to the armed forces. Featured performers were Nickelback (pictured),  Mary J. Blige, and George Wallace. And of course, there was wrestling.

The Story of Santa Claus (9pm, CBS) - An animated musical from 1996 that explains how a toymaker named Nicholaus Claus (voice of Ed Asner) started the tradition of delivering toys to every child on Christmas. I haven't seen this so I'm not sure how it varies from the official story of Santa Claus ("Santa Claus is Comin' to Town") but they better not take too many liberties here! Betty White provides the voice of Mrs. Claus.

Earth's Final Hours (9pm, Syfy) - A doomsday scenario unfolds after a super-dense fragment of interstellar mass pierces the earth's core and slows down the planet's rotation.

CMA Country Christmas (9pm, ABC) - This is a repeat but it's another chance to see Scotty McCreery sing "The First Noel." Other performers include Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, and Faith Hill.

Pit Bulls and Parolees (10pm, Animal Planet) - A pit bull and her puppies must be rescued from an abandoned home, and Tia's daughter has a difficult choice to make when her dog's health worsens.

Saturday Night Live (11:29pm, NBC) - SNL alum Jimmy Fallon returns to host, and Michael Bublé is the music guest.

Betty White gets beyond sassy grandma in "The Lost Valentine"

During the great Betty White revival, Miss Betty has pretty much been called on to play the same part -- sweet grandma with the saucy mouth.

But in "The Lost Valentine" (CBS, 9 tonight), Miss Betty gets to stretch. And let me tell you, when Miss Betty does her teary breakdown scene, you'll join her.

It's a Hallmark Hall of Fame film, so you know "The Lost Valentine" is aiming to be a tearjerker, and it succeeds. There's tragic loss, found love, and heroism. If you don't at least mist up, you're stone.

Mary Tyler Moore does time in "Hot In Cleveland" premiere

"Hot in Cleveland" gets a lot of grief from critics, but there's no denying it has a dedicated audience. And it's awfully hard to resist Betty White, especially when she's in a prison jumpsuit, playing the harmonica and singing "Nobody knows, the trouble I've seen...."

But that's not the only treat in store for fans in tonight's Season 2 premiere (10pm, TV Land). They also get a cameo appearance by White's old co-star from the 1970s, Mary Tyler Moore. Moore plays Elka's cellmate (Remember, at the end of Season 1, Elka got arrested when her trove of stolen mob treasure was discovered by Melanie's cop boyfriend. That's where we pick up.).

Betty White receives Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award tonight

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will air the 2010 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards tonight on the TV Guide Network. This is the first time the Britannia Awards show has ever been aired on U.S. television.

Betty White (shown here with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award) will be presented with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy and Jeff Bridges will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Also receiving honors, Michael Sheen will get the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, and Scott Free Productions will be honored with the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment.

Actor and writer Stephen Fry is the host and presenters include Jane Lynch, Jerry Bruckheimer, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Rosario Dawson, Dakota Fanning, Jane Leeves, Kevin Spacey, Carey Mulligan, Cillian Murphy, and Olivia Wilde.

The show begins at 8pm, with a Red Carpet special at 7:30pm -- all on the TV Guide Network.

More about BAFTA.

Betty White goes "Inside the Actors Studio"

Betty White sits down with James Lipton from Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" tonight to talk about her amazing acting career.

White discusses her roles on the classic sitcoms "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls," and also talks about how her agent forced her to host "Saturday Night Live" earlier this year. At one point, Lipton asks White about being the last remaining "Golden Girl," nearly making her cry. White says it was very hard losing Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur, but losing Rue McClanahan recently "almost finished me."

Watch a clip below. Sorry, Bravo took the clip off their site. But I watched the clip last night and trust me, the interview looks great.

"Inside the Actors Studio" airs at 8pm tonight on Bravo.

"Community": Betty White raps with Abed and Troy (VIDEO)

Really excellent episode of "Community" last night, and not only because of Betty White's guest turn. That said, you should watch this video of Betty White's character (an anthropology teacher) rapping with Abed (Dani Pudi) and Troy (Donald Glover) at the end of the episode.

Click below to watch them bless the rains down in Aaaaaaaa-frica....

Betty White, Neil Patrick Harris win Emmys

Betty White won the "Outsanding Guest Actress" Emmy at the Creative Arts Awards Emmy Awards today in Los Angeles.

White won for her work hosting "Saturday Night Live" earlier this year. She was up against Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee"), Jane Lynch ("Two and a Half Men"), Christine Baranski ("The Big Bang Theory"), Elaine Stritch ("30 Rock") and Kathryn Joosten ("Desperate Housewives").

Neil Patrick Harris won two Emmys tonight, for his guest spot on "Glee" and for hosting the Tony Awards Show. These are his first Emmys. He's also nominated for his role on "How I Met Your Mother," but that award will be handed out at next week's main Emmy Awards show.

John Lithgow also won for his role as the Trinity killer on Showtime's "Dexter."

The Creative Arts Emmys show is not televised (an edited version will air later). You can check out all of the winners at The Wrap website.

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