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Screen Gems: TV the week of February 28

25 Biggest TV Blunders (8 p.m. Sunday, TV Guide Channel) -- A review of black-letter days in TV Delany history, from the decision to rig quiz shows in the 1950s to Dana Delany's airy dismissal of an offer to play Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. And no, wise guy, The Miami Herald's decision to make me TV critic is not included. I don't think.

Southland (10 p.m. Tuesday, TNT) -- NBC last spring renewed this TV noir cop show, then blanched when it got a look at six new episodes and canceled it without ever showing them. See for yourself as they air on TNT.

Parenthood (10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC) -- The second attempt to turn Ron Howard's 1989 comedy-drama film into a TV series leans more heavily on the second half of the equation. An all-star cast of parents, including Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Lauren Graham and Peter Krause, makes an even worse hash of their kids than you did of yours.

Nip/Tuck (10 p.m. Wednesday, FX) -- Seven years of inestimably perverted sex, profoundly deviant psychology, grotesque gore and general good times come to an end in the finale of this series about a pair of whacked-out (and Miami-born, if that's not too redundant) plastic surgeons. Expect epic confrontations, lots of loose-end snipping and the crossing of the show's final carnal barrier: sex with ghosts.

Who Do You Think You Are? (8 p.m. Friday, NBC) -- Celebrities undergo DNA testing to find out who their relatives are in this odd reality series. Good news: Lisa Kudrow turns out not to be related to me, so I've still got a shot.

Tom Brokaw Reports: Boomer$ (9 p.m. Friday, CNBC) -- Retired NBC anchor follows up his book on the history of the Baby Boom with a documentary exploring what happens now that Boomers are hitting retirement age and discovering that they may outlive their money.

Let me program your TiVo! Just click on my best bets for the week at www.tivo.com/guruguide.


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