Lie To Me

Lie to Me
8/7c Fox
Cal and Co. pull double duty as they return from their six-week holiday hiatus with two episodes, airing back to back. First up: A rich friend of Cal's daughter whose father is in a pricey mental hospital thinks something fishy is going on, so Cal gets himself committed there to snoop around. But Cal might not be just acting crazy. Paula Malcolmson (Sons of Anarchy) plays Cal's late mother in a hallucination sequence. Then a wealthy woman hires the Lightman Group to check out her new young boyfriend (Sam Page). There's something fishy about him, too. — Paul Droesch

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BCS Championship Game
8:30/7:30c ESPN
Finally. With 34 bowl games under our postseason belts, the most anticipated matchup gets underway in Glendale, Ariz., with Auburn taking on Oregon for the right to wave the big foam finger. It's true that even with Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton running the Tiger attack, and All-America RB LaMichael James the biggest gun in the No. 1-ranked offense of Oregon, it's possible that this game will be decided by the superior defense. But really — is that why you're watching? Defenders may feel neglected, but this one has offensive firepower written all over it. — Dave Roeder

Inside the Actors Studio
8/7c Bravo
He's smokin'. Hot off hosting the first Saturday Night Live episode of 2011 two nights ago, actor and funnyman Jim Carrey returns to the small screen and takes the hot seat next to James Lipton. Carrey, the star of The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), gives expression to his formative years as a class clown, reflects on his early jobs (which included janitorial work), sheds light on his big break on TV's In Living Color and talks about how he developed his offbeat Ace Ventura character. Carrey scans the span of his career, also delving into The Mask and his most recent film, I Love You Phillip Morris. — Dean Maurer

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Susan Boyle: Piers Morgan's Life Stories
8/7c TV Guide Network
It's been a little less than two years since Susan Boyle was thrust into the spotlight by appearing on Britain's Got Talent. She didn't win that televised reality competition (she came in second place), but nevertheless she found worldwide fame and has released two albums since then. In this interview, she sits down with Piers Morgan and discusses her newfound singing career as well as her personal life. — Jennifer Sankowski

Cake Boss: Next Great Baker
9/8c TLC
Fan favorite Greggy Soriano was sent packing last week after his ambitious solar-system cake literally came crumbling down. Now five hopefuls remain, and they're tasked with creating dream wedding cakes for a young couple who are about to say "I do." Each pastry chef is given just a few minutes to get to know the bride and groom before attempting to bring their visions for their wedding cake to life. — Karen Kelty

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Men of a Certain Age
10/9c TNT
The character dramedy about a best-bud trio takes a break and closes out its winter arc. (The show's second season is slated to pick back up in the summer with six new episodes.) Tonight, Joe, Owen and Terry take a breather as well by hightailing it to Palm Springs for the weekend. Yet this bond-of-brothers excursion isn't all fun and games. While there, the three decide each will get colonoscopies. The threesome confront their ongoing personal dramas as well: Joe grapples with his dicey gambling issues, Terry obsesses about Erin, and Owen opens up about his father and the dealership. — Dean Maurer

The X Life
10/9c VH1
The lives of extreme athletes and their significant others are showcased in this new reality series. In the opener, vert skater Pierre Luc Gagnon, BMX dirt jumper Cory "Nasty" Nastazio and FMX jumper Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg compete in the last stop on the Dew Tour in Las Vegas, and someone pays a visit to a hospital. — Fred Mitchell