January 31, 2005 12:00 PM

Desperate Housewives (ABC, Jan. 23, 9 p.m. ET) Lynette (Felicity Huffman) learns a family secret when her father-in-law (guest star Ryan O’Neal) pays a visit.

Dirty War (HBO, Jan. 24, 9 p.m. ET) A TV movie shows what might happen if terrorists struck central London with a radioactive bomb.

Window on the Hill (Lifetime, Jan. 24, 9 p.m. ET) For a trashier original movie, try Natasha Henstridge as a sexy nurse accused of murdering her rich older husband (James Brolin).

Academy Award Nomination (various channels, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. ET) Start your day with the live announcement of the Oscar contenders.

Scrubs (NBC, Jan. 25, 9 p.m. ET) He’s better cast here than in Alexander. Colin Farrell guest-stars as a wild Irishman who winds up in Sacred Heart Hospital after a bar fight.

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