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Screen Gems: TV the week of April 25

Chuck (8 p.m. Monday, NBC) -- For nearly three years now, nerd-turned-spy Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Chuck3 Levi) and succulent blond CIA assassin Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) have flirted. But coups, corpses and moles always get in the way. Is tonight finally the night? Or do they have another annoying world leader to bump off?

America: The Story Of Us (9 p.m. Sunday, History Channel) -- Remember when Sam Cooke sang don't know much 'bout history . . .? If he'd been able to see this fascinating 12-part account of how the United States grew from trackless territory populated mostly by trees and buffalo to the greatest power in the world, he would have hummed another tune. Check back later Sunday for a full review.

American Experience: My Lai (9 p.m. Monday, WPBT-PBS2) -- A less uplifting chapter of U.S. history, this account of the 1968 massacre of 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians by a frazzled U.S. Army unit is likely to resonate with viewers at a time when America is involved in another undeclared and unconventional war.

Happy Town (10 p.m. Wednesday, ABC) -- What a cute, quaint little town you have here! Well, give or take a few mutilated corpses, psycho killers and socially debilitated lunkheads. Why, I haven't been to such a charmingly lethal little place since I visited Twin Peaks.

Note: Days and times for PBS shows are for the Miami area, and may differ elsewhere.

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


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