8 pm/ET Nickelodeon
Carly and her pals want to go to a mixed-martial-arts fight, but they must sneak out of her place to do that. To aid them in this endeavor, they resort to using look-alikes that will fool Spencer into thinking they're all still home. Hardly a foolproof plan, but it just may work since Spencer is a little preoccupied building an enormous version of Newton Balls. — Jennifer Sankowski
Read on for previews of MTV Cribs Awards, America's Most Wanted, Ashes to Ashes and Gone Country.
Independent Spirit Awards
5 pm/ET IFC
British actor-comedian Steve Coogan (Hamlet 2) hosts the 24th annual gala celebrating independent films. Known as the "Oscars for indies," the uncensored, party-like ceremony is broadcast live from a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, Cal. Ballast, Frozen River, Rachel Getting Married, Wendy and Lucy and The Wrestler are Best Feature contenders. Acting nominees include Anne Hathaway, Javier Bardem, Michelle Williams, Sean Penn and Debra Winger.
Read on for previews of Gone Country, Taking Chance, Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin and Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore.
Big Game Bash
8 pm/ET Food
Start getting ready for next Sunday's big game with this hourlong special devoted to classic game-day comestibles. Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Giada de Laurentiis, and Pat and Gina Neely are among the Food Network all-stars cooking up crowd-pleasing dishes that are created to make you the MVP of the Super Bowl party.
Read on for previews of Gone Country, Miss America 2009, Prayers for Bobby, Figure Skating: U.S. Championships Women's Final.
This Saturday at 8 pm/ET, Justin Guarini will go country as a competitor on Gone Country 3, the CMT series that challenges celebs from assorted walks of life to take a walk on the wailing side. Does Guarini, the runner-up in American Idol's first season, have what what it takes to croon better than Richard Grieco, Micky Dolenz, Taylor Dane and three other wannabes? TVGuide.com invited Guarini to preview his foray into the genre, as well as make some predictions about Idol's new season.
TVGuide.com: What about pop singing doesn't necessarily translate into country singing?
Justin Guarini: That's a hard question because nowadays country singing is more pop than it has been in a long time.
TVGuide.com: Thank you, Carrie Underwood!
Guarini: Exactly. Country music is not necessarily the twangy phonographs your grandmother used to listen to. It really is pop music anymore, and there's ...
CMT has picked up Gone Country for a second season. The reality series' premiere season, where celebs vie for a shot at releasing their own country music album, became the network's highest-rated series ever.Actress Sean Young, 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick and former Jackson 5er Jermaine Jackson are among those who have signed on for the second season, which launches in August. John Rich (half of Big & Rich) will also return to host and select the winner. J.R. Whalen