Weekly highlights: Joe DiMaggio and birthday parties

Weekly highlights: Joe DiMaggio and birthday parties
by: Lindsay Zier-Vogel

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With Marilyn cast, the “Smash” team needs to find a Joe DiMaggio and on “American Idol,” contestants have one last chance to impress the judges before the first round of semifinalists are announced.

On “Grey’s Anatomy” this week, Dr. Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) starts thinking about changing up their living conditions as his wife Adele's (Loretta Divine) condition continues to deteriorate. That’s a tough storyline indeed.

And on a lighter note, on “Up All Night,” Chris (Will Arnett) and Reagan (Christina Applegate) host a joint first birthday party for Amy, while Ava (Maya Rudolph) takes it upon herself to take the birthday party to the next level. You know that means trouble…!

More CTV highlights this week:

Monday, Feb. 20

The “blind auditions” continue as the superstar coaches search and pick artists to join their respective teams. 

10 p.m. – SMASH – “Enter Mr. DiMaggio” – NEW EPISODE
The search begins for a Joe DiMaggio to play opposite Marilyn, but everyone's first choice, Michael (Will Chase, RESCUE ME), has a secret. Karen (Katharine McPhee) returns to Iowa for a baby shower and must decide what she wants for her future. Meanwhile, Eileen (Anjelica Huston) begins rounding up investors, but ex-husband Jerry (Michael Cristofer, RUBICON) may already have poisoned the well.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

8 p.m. – WHITNEY – “Mad Women” – NEW EPISODE
Trying out a new, shapelier bra, Whitney (Whitney Cummings) gets more than she bargains for when she entices Alex (Chris D'Elia) with her enhanced look. After Roxanne (Rhea Seehorn) calls it quits with Lance (guest star Hayes MacArthur, PERFECT COUPLES), she asks Mark (Dan O'Brien) to help pack up his stuff, but things become complicated when Mark decides to take advantage of the situation.

8:30 p.m. – HOT IN CLEVELAND – “The Emmy Show” – NEW EPISODE
Victoria’s daughter Emmy (guest star Jennifer Love Hewitt, GHOST WHISPERER) visits and Victoria enlists Elka (Betty White) to convince Emmy not to publish a tell-all book about her childhood. Meanwhile, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) and Joy (Jane Leeves) meet a secret admirer who bids for one of their hearts.

9 p.m. – THE RIVER – “A Better Man” – NEW EPISODE 
As the search continues for Emmet (Bruce Greenwood) and his crew, the Magus comes across one of Emmet's missing crew members. They soon discover that he's been cursed and learn the mystical story behind the curse, which becomes a matter of life and death.

10 p.m. – UNFORGETTABLE – “Heartbreak” – NEW EPISODE
Carrie (Poppy Montgomery) and Al (Dylan Walsh) are at a loss to explain how a murder victim mysteriously appeared in an empty ballpark.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Contestants try one last time to impress the judges, singing for their lives to prove who deserves to make it to the next round. For some, it's the end of the road, but for the first group of semifinalists whose names will be revealed tonight, the next part of the journey is about to begin.

10 p.m. – CSI – “Stealing Home” – NEW EPISODE
When a house is stolen completely off its foundation, the CSIs are on the case in search of answers. Meanwhile, new CSI Julie Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) showcases her skill in blood analysis.

Thursday, Feb. 23

8 p.m. – THE BIG BANG THEORY – “The Werewolf Transformation” – NEW EPISODE
Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) life is turned upside-down after his barber gets sick. Meanwhile, astronaut training causes Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) to rethink his decision to go into space.

8:30 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT – “First Birthday” – NEW EPISODE
A moment of weakness with his uncomfortably enthusiastic neighbours, leads Chris (Will Arnett) to agree to host a joint first birthday party for Amy, leading Reagan (Christina Applegate) to accuse him of being a pushover. Ava (Maya Rudolph) takes it upon herself to take the birthday party to the next level, while Nancy (guest star Molly Shannon, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) sees this as an opportunity to look for a man.

9 p.m. – GREY’S ANATOMY – “If Only You Were Lonely” – NEW EPISODE
As Adele's (Loretta Divine) condition continues to deteriorate, Richard (James Pickens, Jr.) considers altering their living situation. Meanwhile, when Jackson (Jesse Williams) snaps at a patient, Mark (Eric Dane) encourages him to find ways to relieve his stress.

10 p.m. – THE MENTALIST – “His Thoughts Were Red Thoughts” – NEW EPISODE
Jane (Simon Baker) is reunited with his former nemesis, cult leader Bret Stiles (Malcolm McDowell, FRANLIN & BASH), when the head of an anti-cult activist organization is murdered.



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