What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

by | February 3, 2012 at 3:06 PM | Tuned In: What To Watch Today

'Smash' (NBC)

Monday February 6:

Smash‘ (10pm ET on NBC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘Smash’ is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire — to be a “Smash.” The series centers on a desire to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe — written by the successful songwriting duo of Tom (Tony Award nominee Christian Borle, “Legally Blonde: The Musical”) and Julia (Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, ‘Will & Grace’). Seasoned chorus girl Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) vies with newcomer Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) for the dream role. Jack Davenport, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d’Arcy James and Jaime Cepero also star.

Tuesday February 7:

NCIS‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **200th Episode** Record Now

During a routine stop for his morning coffee, Gibbs finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun, forcing him to question choices he has made in the past and present, on the 200th episode.

The River‘ (9pm ET on ABC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

‘The River’ follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.

The Real Housewives of Orange County‘ (10pm on Bravo) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Bravo’s original series that started the hit franchise, ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County,’ is back. Reeling from the repercussions of last season’s drama, the series once again ventures behind the gates for a salacious look at the loves and lives unfolding inside one of Southern California’s wealthiest communities.  This season Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino welcome brunette bombshell Heather Dubrow, a former actress and now stay-at-home mother of four who is married to a prominent Newport Beach plastic surgeon.

Jersey Couture‘ (10pm on Oxygen) **Season Premiere** Record Now

From the producers of ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’ ‘Jersey Couture’ follows visitors to New Jersey dress shop Diane & Company, where they are guided by sisters Kimberly and Christina and mom Diane Scali, who deliver their signature fashion advice. The second season returns with two half-hour back-to-back episodes.

Thursday February 9:

Swamp People‘ (9pm on History) **Season Premiere** Record Now

‘Swamp People’ is the story of the American spirit, of the lost art of doing things the right way and of the unyielding desire to preserve a dying way of life from the encroaching modern world.

Friday February 10:

CSI: NY‘ (9pm ET on CBS) **Winter Finale** Record Now

When the CSIs investigate two seemingly unrelated deaths, their separate trails of evidence lead to a surprisingly connected conclusion.

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret‘ (10:30pm on IFC) **Season Finale** Record Now

In the second season finale, Todd is in for the fight of his life as he goes on trial with only Brent to defend him, and the friendly witnesses he lines up to testify do more harm than good.

Saturday February 11:

Parking Wars‘ (9pm on A&E) **Season Premiere** Record Now

Everyone’s favorite Detroit parking officers are back for more intense drama and outrageous confrontations in the fifth season of ‘Parking Wars.’ In the new season, the show expands beyond Motor City to Providence, Rhode Island

Billy the Exterminator‘ (10pm on A&E) **Season Premiere** Record Now

The spiked and studded exterminator of Louisiana returns for more unexpected on-the-job adventures in the fifth season of ‘Billy the Exterminator.’ Billy and Ricky of Vexcon pest-control set out across the country to battle feisty alligators, giant beehives and deadly rattlesnakes. In the season premiere, Billy and Ricky run into some nasty critters in New Orleans and later they’re called out to battle a giant alligator that’s been eating everything in a lake and eyeing the family dog for dessert.

Sunday February 12:

The Walking Dead‘ (9pm on AMC) **Winter Premiere** Record Now

After a horrific discovery, Rick must restore order. Meanwhile, Hershel falls back into a bad habit and goes missing, leaving Glenn and Rick to track him down in town.

Comic Book Men‘ (10pm on AMC) **Series Premiere** Record Now

Executive produced by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin’s Original Media (LA Ink, Storm Chasers, Swamp People) and Elyse Seiden (Red State), the six-part series dives deep into fanboy culture by following the antics in and around master fanboy Kevin Smith’s New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, where both staff and customers geek out over mind-blowing pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them.