TV highlights for Monday, Jan. 25, 2010
Diane Sawyer interviews President Obama on "ABC World News With Diane Sawyer" (ABC at 6:30) and discusses everything from the crackdown on big banks and the unemployment level to health-care reform and terrorism.
On the U.S. premiere of British comedy "The Inbetweeners" (BBC America at 9, 9:30), a teen must adjust to a new school and quirky group of friends after his parents get a divorce.
"Antiques Roadshow" (WETA and MPT at 8) kicks off a three-episode stint in Atlantic City, as the crew discovers a Walt Whitman memoir and 19th-century Cornelius Krieghoff painting that ends up being worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Cate faces pressure at work on "Life Unexpected" (CW at 9) when her bosses want her to deny that she had a baby when she was in high school and also faces a crisis at home when a social worker arrives to see if her house is acceptable for her newfound daughter, 16-year-old Lux.
Addicting yet nearly impossible to follow (because everyone's lying about something), "Damages" (FX at 10) returns for a Season 3, with plot lines as twisted and complicated as ever. This year, the main case involves a wealthy family involved in a Ponzi scheme that cost thousands of people their life savings.
Joe and Owen both face problems relating to their fathers on "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT at 10), while Terry is obsessed with finding out why he was rejected from a program that mentors young kids.
"American Experience" (WETA at 10) documentary features "Wyatt Earp," the Old West lawman who was involved in the 1881 shootout in Tombstone, Ariz.
Everyone's getting (or returning) into the 10 p.m. drama these days, including ABC Family, as "Greek" (at 10) airs at a new time. In the midseason premiere, the Zeta girls panic as they try and find out if they're truly responsible for the fire that burned down a rival sorority house.
"The Jay Leno Show" (NBC at 10) has "NCIS" actor Mark Harmon.
Tracey Ullman breaks out some more impersonations on the third season opener of "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union" (Showtime at 10:30), as she pretends to work in airport security, as well as impressions of Rachel Maddow and Arianna Huffington.
Comedian Marc Wootton stars in "La La Land" (Showtime at 11) as an actor with high hopes as he arrives in Hollywood, only to encounter a good deal of odd advice on how to "make it" in the City of Angels.
On Comedy Central, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (at 11) hosts Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, and author-journalist Kati Marton stops by "The Colbert Report" (at 11:30).
"Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (CBS at 11:35) has director Carl Reiner and actress Alicia Witt.
-- Emily Yahr