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updated 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

What's On This Week

MONDAY, MARCH 9

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
8:30 P.M. | CBS
Lily (Alyson Hannigan, right) flat-out hates an old flame of buddy Ted's (Josh Radnor).

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

AMERICAN IDOL
8 P.M. | FOX
The 12 finalists, including beguiling Alexis Grace (left), begin their live performances. The next night, there will be 11 left.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
8 P.M. | CBS
Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun) guest-stars as a new and quickly exhausting friend.

GHOST HUNTERS
9 P.M. | SCI FI
A new season kicks off with a visit to the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. Guess the spirit of revolution never dies.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

30 ROCK
9:31 P.M. ET | NBC
With Liz (Tina Fey, right) on jury duty, everyone goes wild. Jack (Alec Baldwin) cooks up a dazzling new product.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

WILL FERRELL: YOU'RE WELCOME AMERICA—A FINAL NIGHT WITH GEORGE W. BUSH
9 P.M. | HBO
Live broadcast of the comedian's Broadway hit about POTUS No. 43.

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