TV Highlights for Feb. 26, 2009

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Trisha Yearwood on "The Chris Isaak Hour." (By Richard Knapp -- Bio)
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Thursday, February 26, 2009


This afternoon, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (Channel 7 at 4) travels to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit injured soldiers dealing with being back home.

"The Black List: Volume 2" (HBO at 8) and "NEWBOs: The Rise of America's New Black Overclass" (CNBC at 9) are previewed by Krissah Thompson on Page C1.

President Obama honors Stevie Wonder with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize on "In Performance at the White House" (Channels 22 and 26 at 8), which features Wonder, India.Arie, Tony Bennett and Martina McBride, among others.

Three more finalists make it to the Top 12 on "American Idol" (Channel 5 at 8), but don't worry if your favorite didn't get through -- the fourth-highest vote-getter will have another chance on next week's wild-card show.

"Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five" (Channel 4 at 8) has Jack Black in his role as panda Po, who is forced to teach martial-arts secrets to baby bunnies.

Everyone knows that Facebook-stalking an ex never ends well, and Betty learns it the hard way when she sees surprising information about Henry on "Ugly Betty" (Channel 7 at 8).

On "CSI" (Channel 9 at 9), the detectives try to find a common thread that links three murders.

Fifty hungry football players and cheerleaders show up for breakfast on "Hell's Kitchen" (Channel 5 at 9), but disaster strikes when one team of chefs runs out of eggs.

Tracy Jordan on "30 Rock" (Channel 4 at 9:30) never has good luck with talk shows -- remember when he turned into a "stabbing robot" on Conan O'Brien's show? -- and tonight is no different when he accidentally spreads mass panic after an interview with Larry King.

Barker goes undercover as a drug dealer on "The Beast" (A&E at 10) when he believes dealers are responsible for an agent's disappearance.

"Ace of Cakes" (Food Network at 10) creates a King Kong cake, costing in the neighborhood of $2,000, for a bar mitzvah party.

Hood investigates on "Eleventh Hour" (Channel 9 at 10) when a freak lightning storm strikes 30 people in 10 minutes.

New series "The Chris Isaak Hour" (Bio at 10) features the star interviewing a singer every week and collaborating on a duet.

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central at 11) has NBC News anchor Brian Williams.

Actors Calista Flockhart and John Michael Higgins and comedian Nick DiPaolo are guests on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (Channel 7 at 12:05).

-- Emily Yahr

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