What I'll Be Watching, Feb. 13

8 pm: American Idol.

Simon, Randy, and Crazy -- I mean, Paula Abdul -- continue their search for the next great American Idol. Tonight it's the Hollywood Round.

8 pm: Gilmore Girls.

Le sigh. I'm not sure why I am still watching this, as it's just so damn depressing to watch this once-great series continue to fall off the tracks. On tonight's episode ("Farewell, My Pet"), Richard begins his recovery following his bypass surgery; Rory discovers that Richard's economics class is now being taught by an attractive (and younger) prof; Lorelai and Sookie plan a funeral for Michel's beloved dog. (Remember when Michel *actually* had something to do on this show?) All in favor of ending this once great show, say aye.

9 pm: Veronica Mars.

YAY! Veronica *finally* returned (at least for a few weeks, before the dreaded Pussycat Dolls reality show knocks it off the schedule again) with new episodes. On tonight's installment ("Postgame Mortem"), Keith is hired by the widow of the murdered Hearst College basketball coach to investigate her late husband's death and clear her son, who happens to be the prime suspect. Shades of Dean O'Dell's death, anyone? Meanwhile, Veronica runs afoul of Sheriff Lamb and might just end up in the clink.

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Jace's blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionary.blogspot.com.