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What’s On This Week

SUNDAY, JAN. 27

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

8 P.M. | TNT/TBS

Here’s one awards show with lots ‘o stars—including presenters Kate Hudson, Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey.

MONDAY, JAN. 28

GOSSIP GIRL

8 P.M. | CW

Serena van der Woodsen and her dear friends relocate to a new night of the week with a repeat of the 2007 pilot episode.

IN TREATMENT

9:30 P.M. | HBO

Conceptually nervy half-hour drama—it airs five nights a week—about a psychiatrist (Gabriel Byrne) and his patients.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29

THE BIGGEST LOSER

8 P.M. | NBC

Temptation arrives in the alluring form of soda, after which comes an escalator challenge.

PARKING WARS

10 P.M. | A&E

Philadelphia parking workers issue tickets, boot wheels and enrage the driving citizenry.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30

LAW & ORDER

10 P.M. | NBC

Detectives Green and Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) pursue a politically connected creep in a multiple homicide case.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31

THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

9 P.M. | NBC

One of the star contestants plays mole, defecting to the opposing team with the secret objective of spying. This sounds more le Carré than le Trump.

SUPERNATURAL

9 P.M. | CW

Those handsome, intrepid Winchester boys (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) investigate a coven of witches in Massachusetts. Well, it wouldn’t be Delaware.

NEW SEASON!

LOST

ABC, Jan. 31, 9 p.m. ET

Look! Our distress signal—vigilantly kept lit as the writers’ strike dried up the supply of fresh programming and American Idol swept in like the Cloverfield beast—has finally been answered. Lost is back. At this point, frankly, I’d be grateful for an episode performed by sea monkeys, but new viewers should seek out the show and give their minds over to its crazily entertaining enigmas. As season 3 ended we witnessed the heroic (and—ooooh!—foretold) death of Charlie (Dominic Monaghan), then caught glimpses of what looked like a future off the island for Jack (Matthew Fox) and Kate (Evangeline Lilly). ABC didn’t send out a preview, to safeguard surprises. Fine. Just let the rescue operation begin.