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Regular season pro hoops action takes this weekend off for the All-Star Game, while NHL action is in full swing. Reality TV fans have new season of long running series Survivor and The Amazing Race to look forward to, and a new Bond is coming home on Blu-ray. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of what to look out for in TV, Blu-ray and videogames.

NBA All-Star Weekend
Celebs, up and coming players, and the league's top stars (as voted by fans and coaches) collide this weekend in Houston for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game. As always, there's some conflict about who is most qualified to play, and the usual controversy about whether or not the dunk contest will be any good this year. We'll be keeping an eye on the Rising Stars game Friday night to see which first or second year players are the best, and the second half of the ASG itself to see if Dwyane Wade hits Kobe in the face (again).
(All weekend, ESPN / TNT)

James Bond is back, in a nicely shot entry in the series. This flick has a slightly different angle as Bond, M and the rest of the agents find themselves under attack directly, but as usual Daniel Craig is up to the task.
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State of the Union
Clear your Tuesday night schedule on several networks, as the President takes the stage for the first State of the Union Address of his second term in office. Regardless of your affiliation or even interest in politics, it does provide a good opportunity to compare/contrast the quality of each network's feed.
(February 12th, 9PM)

Blu-ray & Games

  • Skyfall
  • Weeds: The Final Season
  • The Perks of Being A Wallflower
  • The Man with the Iron Fists
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Xbox 360, PS3)


  • The Bachelor, ABC, 8PM
  • Bones, Fox, 8PM
  • Continuum, Syfy, 8PM
  • The Carrie Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • How I Met Your Mother, CBS, 8PM
  • Switched at Birth, ABC Family, 8PM
  • WWE Raw, USA, 8PM
  • Rules of Engagement, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Dallas, TNT, 9PM
  • Top Gear, BBC America, 9PM
  • The Following, Fox, 9PM
  • 2 Broke Girls, CBS, 9PM
  • 90210, CW, 9PM
  • Being Human, Syfy, 9PM
  • Bunheads, ABC Family, 9PM
  • Mike & Molly, CBS, 9:30PM
  • Monday Mornings, TNT, 10PM
  • Hawaii Five-0, CBS, 10PM
  • Lost Girl, Syfy, 10PM
  • Deception, NBC, 10PM
  • Castle, ABC, 10PM
  • Inside Comedy (season premiere), Showtime, 11PM


  • State of the Union Address, ABC / Fox / NBC / CNN, 9PM
  • Bobby McFerrin: A YoungArts Masterclass (special presentation), HBO, 7:30PM
  • Rangers/Bruins, NBC Sports Network, 7:30PM
  • The Taste, ABC, 8PM
  • Raising Hope, Fox, 8PM
  • 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, USA, 8PM
  • Hart of Dixie, CW, 8PM
  • Pretty Little Liars, ABC Family, 8PM
  • The Ultimate Fighter, FX, 9PM
  • The Lying Game, CW, 9PM
  • Dual Survival, Discovery, 9PM
  • Africa, Discovery, 10PM
  • Cougar Town, TBS, 10PM
  • Justified, FX, 10PM
  • Tosh.0, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • The Burn with Jeff Ross (season finale), Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Survivor (season premiere), CBS, 8PM
  • Southland (season premiere), TNT, 10PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Arrow, CW, 8PM
  • The Middle, ABC, 8PM
  • Whitney, NBC, 8PM
  • WWE Main Event, Ion, 8PM
  • The Neighbors, ABC, 8:30PM
  • Guys With Kids, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Criminal Minds, CBS, 9PM
  • Supernatural, CW, 9PM
  • Modern Family, ABC, 9PM
  • Law & Order: SVU, NBC, 9PM
  • Suburgatory, ABC, 9:30PM
  • Workaholics, Comedy Central, 10PM
  • CSI, CBS, 10PM
  • The Americans, FX, 10PM
  • Necessary Roughness, USA, 10PM
  • Nashville, ABC, 10PM
  • Unsung: Lou Rawls, TV One, 10PM
  • The Kroll Show, Comedy Central, 10:30PM


  • Zero Hour (series premiere), ABC, 8PM
  • Comic Book Men (winter premiere), AMC, 9PM
  • Freakshow (series premiere), AMC, 10PM
  • Immortalized (series premiere), AMC, 10PM
  • Capitols/Lightning, NHL Network, 7:30PM
  • Community, NBC, 8PM
  • Impact Wrestling, Spike TV, 8PM
  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 8PM
  • The Vampire Diaries, CW, 8PM
  • Heat/Thunder, TNT, 8PM
  • American Idol, Fox, 8PM
  • Two and a Half Men, CBS, 8:30PM
  • Parks & Recreation, NBC, 8:30PM
  • Person of Interest, CBS, 9PM
  • Beauty & the Beast, CW, 9PM
  • Glee, Fox, 9PM
  • Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 9PM
  • The Office, NBC, 9PM
  • 1600 Penn, NBC, 9:30PM
  • Anger Management, FX, 9:30PM
  • King of the Nerds, TBS, 10PM
  • Elementary, CBS, 10PM
  • Scandal, ABC, 10PM
  • Archer, FX, 10PM
  • Bellator MMA Live, Spike TV, 10PM
  • Suits, USA, 10PM
  • Legit, FX, 10:30PM
  • Clippers/Lakers, TNT, 10:30PM
  • Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell, FX, 11PM
  • Brand X with Russell Brand, 11:30PM


  • NBA All-Star celebrity Game, ESPN, 7PM
  • NBA Rising Stars game, TNT, 8PM
  • The Job, CBS, 8PM
  • Last Man Standing, ABC, 8PM
  • WWE SmackDown, Syfy, 8PM
  • Malibu Country, ABC, 8:30PM
  • CSI: NY, CBS, 9PM
  • Touch, Fox, 9PM
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned, Starz, 9PM
  • Friday Night Fights, ESPN2, 9PM
  • Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 10PM
  • Banshee, Cinemax, 10PM
  • Merlin, Syfy, 10PM
  • Portlandia, IFC, 10PM
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams, NBC, 10PM


  • NBA All-Star Saturday, TNT, 8PM
  • NASCAR Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, Fox, 8PM
  • Stories From the Road to Freedom, History, 8PM
  • Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream, HBO, 9PM
  • Saturday Night Live: Christoph Waltz / Alabama Shakes, NBC 11:30PM


  • 2013 NBA All-Star Game, TNT, 8PM
  • Daytona 500 Qualifying, Fox, 1PM
  • 60 Minutes, CBS, 7PM
  • The Cleveland Show, Fox, 7:30PM
  • The Amazing Race (season premiere), CBS, 8PM
  • Killing Lincoln, National Geographic, 8PM
  • The Simpsons, Fox, 8PM
  • Once Upon A Time, ABC, 8PM
  • Bob's Burgers, Fox, 8:30PM
  • Crazy Land, 3net, 9PM
  • The Walking Dead, AMC, 9PM
  • Girls, HBO, 9PM
  • Revenge, ABC, 9PM
  • Family Guy, Fox, 9PM
  • Shameless, Showtime, 9PM
  • Downton Abbey (season finale), PBS, 9PM
  • Revenge, ABC, 9PM
  • Enlightened, HBO, 9:30PM
  • American Dad, Fox, 9:30PM
  • The Mentalist, CBS, 10PM
  • House of Lies, Showtime, 10PM
  • Kings of Crash, Velocity, 10PM
  • Talking Dead, AMC, 10PM
  • Californication, Showtime, 10:30PM
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