TV preview: 'Smash' is same, only different
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt recently referred to "Smash" as "an unqualified success." Which was sort of surprising, given that he replaced the show's creator with a new show runner ("Gossip Girl" vet Josh Safran), dropped several characters, added others and changed the show's focus. "I can't qualify unqualified success," Greenblatt said. Sigh.
Watch • 8 p.m. Tuesday, Channel 5 The Week Ahead
'How I Met Your Mother'
Barney finds a "Robin Sparkles" episode.
Watch • 7 p.m. Monday, Channel 2
'Rules of Engagement'
This horrid sitcom returns to the schedule.
Watch • 7:30 p.m. Monday, Channel 2
Hollywood Week gets under way.
Watch • 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Channel 13
Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise of "CSI: NY") arrives in Las Vegas to find his missing girlfriend.
Watch • 9 p.m. Wednesday, Channel 2
This cult-favorite sitcom returns.
Watch • 9 p.m. Wednesday, Channel 2 This Weekend
'Spartacus: War of the Damned'
Spartacus tries to find food and shelter for his people while Crassus builds an army.
Watch • 10 p.m. Friday, Starz
A man covered in rat bites is thrown from a moving vehicle.
Watch • 9 p.m. Friday, Channel 2
Super Bowl XLVII
Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
Watch • The kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. on Channel 2. Pregame programming begins at 9 a.m. Really.
Sherlock works with an FBI profiler to catch an erratic criminal.
Watch • 8 p.m. Sunday, Channel 2
Masterpiece: 'Downton Abbey'
Their daughter's death may mean the end of Robert and Cora's marriage.
Watch • 8 p.m. Sunday, Channel 7