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Tuesday's Best Bets

It's going to be a light week for posting for me because of my work schedule. A friend of mine has started a Facebook campaign to have Charlie Sheen as the host for "Saturday Night Live," next year's Oscars -- basically anything that needs a host. I'll let you know if the campaign is successful.

But at the rate Sheen is going with his drug use, his only appearance at the Oscars might be in a video montage.

Anyway, there's a full night of good stuff on what is arguably the best night of the week for TV. I've seen this week's "Good Wife" (CBS, 10 p.m.) already, and it's a pretty pivotal episode on a bunch of fronts -- at the law firm, in the election process and with Kalinda. Alan Cumming has some hilarious moments as Peter's campaign manager, and there are a couple of neat little twists during the hour. It follows new episodes of "NCIS" (directed this week by series star Michael Weatherly) and "NCIS: LA."

ABC has a whole new night of "No Ordinary Family," "V" and "Detroit 1-8-7" from 8-11 p.m. It doesn't appear as if any of these shows will be back next year.

"American Idol" (Fox, 8 p.m.) pre-empts "Glee" this week for a 90-minute installment, followed by a new "Raising Hope."

The CW has new episodes of "One Tree Hill" and "Hellcats" from 8-10 p.m., while "Parenthood" (NBC, 10 p.m.) is also new.

On cable, Peter and Neil switch identities on a clever "White Collar" (USA, 10 p.m.) Eamonn Walker joins "Lights Out" (FX, 10 p.m.) as Lights' new trainer, making a great show even better.

Finally, "Southland" (TNT, 10 p.m.) also is new.

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