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Monday: ‘Chuck’

[IMG:L]Chuck — 8/7c on NBC

It’s the O.C. reunion show!

Rachel Bilson, who played Summer Roberts during the Fox show’s four-year run, makes her TV return tonight on Chuck, which just so happens to have been created by The O.C.’s Josh Schwartz.

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The story line: A surprising streak of jealousy is sparked in Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) when Chuck (Zachary Levi) begins dating a sandwichmaker named Lou (Bilson), a situation made more difficult when it’s discovered that Lou may be involved in a smuggling ring; meanwhile, a romance blossoms between Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and an unlikely woman.

So, are we to buy Summer Roberts as a criminal? It can work–but only in that Chuck sorta way.


[IMG:R]Weeds — 10/9c, 10:30/9:30c on Showtime
In the third-season finale of Showtime’s somewhat ailing pot-com, Agrestic residents flee an approaching wildfire (topical subject alert!), while suspicious authorities grill Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) and Sullivan (Matthew Modine). Also, Conrad (Romany Malco), Heylia (Tonye Patano) and Vaneeta (Indigo) leave their grow house, and Silas (Hunter Parrish) comes to some startling realizations about Tara (Mary-Kate Olsen). With so much going on it seems like there’s no room left for Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) to figure into this episode, right? Wrong!

[IMG:L]Ellen’s Really Big Show — 9/8c, 10:30/9:30c on TBS
Jeez, Ellen, are you trying to just rub it in the striking writers’ faces that your talk show continues airing new episodes?! For her “Really Big Show,” recorded at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Ellen enlisted the musical services of Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Barry ManilowWayne Newton and Lyle Lovett, as well as magician Lance Burton.

[IMG:R]Charlie Rose — 11/10c on PBS
Here’s one of the only other talk shows to not be affected by the WGA strike. Charlie interviews Amazon founder and CEO (read: zillionaire) Jeff Bezos. Hey, you gotta take an interview where you can get it these days, even if it’s on PBS.

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