TV This Week


Party over here! Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys and Lil Wayne are among the performers slated for “The BET Awards 2011.” Comic Steve Harvey and R&B legend Patti LaBelle receive special honors; Kevin Hart hosts. (BET, 8 p.m.)

Whither Sookie? Our favorite semi-fairy (Anna Paquin) vanished in a flash of light in last season’s finale of “True Blood.” But she’ll be back, along with all the vampires and other groovy ghoulies, when the super-sexy supernatural drama returns. (HBO, 9 p.m.)



When last we left “Weeds,” marijuana mama Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) had surrendered to the authorities — but don’t think for a moment that she’s given up. The cannabis-themed comedy sparks up a seventh season. (Showtime, 10:05 p.m.)


One singer each from Team Cee Lo, Team Christina, Team Blake and Team that-guy-from-Maroon-5 will go tonsils to tonsils when the hit reality competition “The Voice” ends its freshman season with a two-night event. (NBC, 9 p.m.; also Wed., 8 p.m.)


High in a remote Himalayan mountain kingdom, the locals speak in whispers of monks schooled in the dark arts — real magic, not the Las Vegas kind. Illusionist Dan White investigates such tales in the special “The Supernaturalist.” (Discovery, 10 p.m.)


Lady Gaga’s riotous red-carpet fashion statements, Christina Aguilera’s fumbling of the national anthem at the Super Bowl and Will & Kate’s Westminster wedding are just some of the “50 Super Epic TV Moments” enumerated in this new special. (E!, 9 p.m.)



Start with some Bill & Ted, add a smidgeon of Jeff Spicoli, top it off with a dollop of tween, and you’ve got something like “Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures.” Taylor Gray and Dillon Lane play the titular dudes in this new surf-com. (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.)


Cher and Cher-alike: The Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning entertainment icon and the aforementioned Miss Aguilera team for a lot of song and dance, and a little bump and grind, in the insta-camp 2010 tale “Burlesque.” (Starz, 9 p.m.)