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The Simpsons
8/7c Fox
Homer becomes obsessed with a 1980s sitcom called Thicker Than Waters that's written by David Mamet (who supplies his own voice), and he adopts his parenting persona from the show's practical father. This irks Bart to no end since he has his eyes set on a dirt bike. So Bart does what any normal kid would do — he sells his father's nuclear secrets to Chinese spies to get the bike. James Lipton (Inside the Actors Studio) has a voice cameo as himself. — Fred Mitchell

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NFC Championship
3/2c Fox
The Packers take on the Bears in a battle of NFL warhorses. Green Bay and Chicago have been smacking each other around since 1921, but this is only the second time they have met in the postseason. Both teams seemed to have saved their best for the right time of the season, dominating in the divisional matchups last weekend. Both also feature stellar defenses and top young quarterbacks (Aaron Rodgers for the Pack, and Jay Cutler for the Bears) that have their offenses operating at full throttle in recent weeks. In two regular season matchups, each team won on its home field. — Dave Roeder

AFC Championship
6:30/5:30c CBS
The New York Jets take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. With the Jets' upset of New England last week, the Steelers got home field for this matchup. But the Jets have excelled on the road in the playoffs the last two years, and with 2011 wins over Peyton Manning and Tom Brady under their belts, they probably won't be intimidated by Ben Roethlisberger. A key to this contest could be the Jets' strong running attack against the No. 1-ranked rushing defense in the NFL. New York edged the Steelers 22-17 at Heinz Field in December, but Pittsburgh was missing all-everything defender Troy Polamalu, who has returned from injury. — Dave Roeder

Mean Girls 2
8/7c ABC Family
This 2011 made-for-cable sequel revisits the same territory as its predecessor, 2004's smash hit Mean Girls, which starred Lindsay Lohan. New actors and characters populate this flick, but some things never change at high school: A group of popular girls pick on a social outcast (Jennifer Stone). Meaghan Martin portrays Jo, a new student who wants to quietly sail through her senior year, but that plan flies out the window when she befriends outcast Abby and stands up to the bullying cool kids. — Jennifer Sankowski

Hawaii Five-0
10/9c CBS
A special Sunday airing of the hit crime drama centers on the disappearance of the Tsunami Warning Center chief just as a major tsunami threatens to slam ashore and wreak havoc. As thousands flee the islands, Five-0 tries to gather evidence from their
crime scene before it and themselves get washed away. — Tim Holland

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