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The Middle
8/7c ABC
The Heck family have a heck of a lot of problems in this episode. Frankie's predicament is trying to get Mike to stop giving her the cold shoulder after she accidentally spends $200 on a small bottle of eye cream. Axl's cross to bear is taking care of a mechanical infant doll for health class. And Sue and Brick's dilemma is a doozy — trying to figure out a way to fix the hole they caused in Sue's bedroom wall. — Fred Mitchell

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American Masters


8/7c PBS
To millions of fans he's simply known as the Dude, thanks to his classic performance in the 1998 Coen brothers movie The Big Lebowski. This profile of Jeff Bridges, who won the Best Actor Oscar last year for Crazy Heart (and may be in the running again this year for True Grit), features insights from his wife, Susan, and actor siblings Beau and Cindy, as well as pals Robert Duvall, John Goodman, Stacy Keach, Mercedes Ruehl, Cybill Shepherd and Robin Williams. — Jeff Gemmill

Minute to Win It
9/8c NBC
The bond between mother and daughter is put to the test tonight when a beauty queen and her mom team up for a shot at the $1 million prize. One of the challenges facing the pair is the Glass Road Trucker game, in which they must blow a table-tennis ball along the surface of eight glass-bottle bottoms and land the ball in a shot glass. — Brie Hearn

Off the Map
10/9c ABC
Thanks to the folks at Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, there's plenty of soap in this new medical drama — and since it's set at a jungle clinic "somewhere in South America," that's probably a good thing. And though these physicians, all on journeys of self-discovery, may be strapped for the trappings of modern medicine, they're also quite strapping, meaning we'll likely see them playing doctor when they're not being doctors. Caroline Dhavernas, Mamie Gummer and Zach Gilford star. — Joe Friedrich

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I'd Do Anything9/8c BBC America In the beginning, there were thousands of hopefuls, but in the end, there can only be one Nancy. After 10 grueling weeks of competition, the series wraps up with a dramatic two-hour finale that finds the three remaining contenders — Samantha, Jodie and Jessie — singing their hearts out one last time, each hoping that their name is called when Graham Norton announces the winner, who will go on to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End revival of

Oliver!, based on the Dickens classic Oliver Twist. — Karen KeltyLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit10/9c NBC Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons guest stars in this episode as Capt. Jackson, a man who is notified that his estranged daughter was severely beaten by a masked man who raped her partner (A.J. Cook). But Jackson is not simply a grieving or vengeful father. He's uncooperative when the police question him, and his new job as a sex therapist makes things even more complicated for them. Then detectives dig into his past, and they uncover alcohol and sex addictions. — Jennifer Sankowski

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College Basketball
9/8c ESPN
Time has finally run out on the college-football season, giving hoops a chance to take center stage after two months in obscurity. For Duke fans, that means forgetting the fact that the Blue Devils' last bowl victory was in 1960 and instead celebrating the present run of excellence by Coach K's squad, which makes an always tough trip to Tallahassee tonight to take on Florida State. The Seminoles have dropped the last five meetings but bring Duke-like defensive intensity to the floor for coach Leonard Hamilton. Leading the way is junior Chris Singleton, a 6-foot-9 forward and the reigning ACC steals leader. — Roger Leister