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'Bachelor,' men/women who 'Work It'

Dale Roe

Monday

"The Bachelor" 7 p.m., ABC: Season 16 kicks off with wine making, love-seeker Ben Flajnik greeting 25 prospective mates in Malibu.

"Antiques Roadshow" 7 p.m., PBS: The subjects of this Season 16 premiere are decidedly older than ABC's bachelorettes.

"Celebrity Wife Swap" 9 p.m., ABC: Couldn't they have just stopped at "Celebrity?" We all know what goes on in Hollywood.

Tuesday

"The Biggest Loser" 7 p.m., NBC: Partners compete against each other to shed pounds as Season 13 debuts.

"Work It" 7:30 p.m., ABC: I'm only including this horrible, new "comedy" - in which a couple of economy-challenged men masquerade as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps - as a warning. It gives males and females alike a bad name, but mostly male and female television executives.

Wednesday

"Nova" 8 p.m., PBS: You gotta' lava this season opener in which scientists attempt to predict volcanic eruptions.

"Revenge" 9 p.m. ABC: The "1 percent-ers get theirs" fantasy drama returns with more life-wrecking shenanigans.

Thursday

"Wipeout" 7 p.m., ABC: The painful stunt competition returns with an icy winter theme.

"Overheard With Evan Smith" 7 p.m., PBS: Evan chats with comedian, author and "I'm a PC" guy John Hodgman.

Friday

"Cotton Bowl" 7 p.m., Fox: Arkansas takes on Kansas State in what I'm surprised to discover has not been titled the Fruit of the Loom or Hanes Cotton Bowl. The match is broadcast from Arlington.

"Great Performances" 8 p.m., PBS: Herbie Hancock is among the performers paying tribute to Gershwin from Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Saturday

"Austin City Limits" 7 p.m., PBS: The Head and the Heart performs, followed by Gomez.

Sunday

"The Firm" 8 p.m., NBC: Nope, this isn't a documentary about "The Bachelor's" female suitors. It's the spin-off debut of the popular 1993 lawyer film.

"Masterpiece Classic" 8 p.m., PBS: Season 2 of the award-winning "Downton Abbey" premieres.