A look at some of this week's noteworthy television:
Color Bars60 Minutes (Sunday, 7:00 p.m., WCBS 2) Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is interviewed by Katie Couric in the wake of the baseball steroids scandal.

Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (Sunday, 9:00 p.m., HBO) The Ricky Gervais series concludes its run with an 80 minute special episode.

Duel (Monday-Friday, 8:00 p.m., WABC 7) No, it isn’t Steven Spielberg’s 1971 feature length film debut made for TV movie, which coincidently aired on ABC, but instead it is a WGA strike work around game show pitting twenty contestants against each other in a trivia contest. It sounds like 1 vs. 100 with less people.

Clash of the Choirs (Monday-Thursday, 8:00 p.m., WNBC 4) Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland, and Blake Shelton all return to their home towns and apparently choose random people to be in a choir. We have low expectations of it and were amazed to find that the BBC has a hand in it. So it will either suck or not. We are leaning towards suck, but that is mainly because of Bolton and Lachey.

100 Greatest Songs of the ‘90s (Monday-Friday, 10:00 p.m., VH1) These VH1 countdown things tend to be so bad they are good. Plus, we know that basically every song they select will no doubt be some mainstream non-indie blah.

X-Play Best of 2007 Awards (Monday, 8:00 p.m., G4) Who knew there was more than one video games award show? This week it is popular video game show X-Play’s turn.

Great Performances: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Monday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) It is Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s operatic tale of a city of vice. Audra McDonald and Patti LuPone are featured in this LA Opera production. McDonald and LuPone definitely make this a must watch.

Life on Mars (Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m., BBC America) If idiotic reality shows aren’t your cup of tea, this brilliant BBC series about a modern day detective stuck in 1973 may just hit the spot. It is a brilliant mix of 1970s cop show with sort of a overarching science fiction-like mystery.

Nova: Missing in MiG Alley (Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., WNET 13) This isn’t just a look back at the first jet vs. jet aerial combat and how the American F-86 Sabre dueled with the Soviet MiG-15. It is also a look at the modern forensic science searching for answers to the fate of missing airmen who were shot down.

New York Voices (Tuesday, 10:30 p.m., WNET 13) Channel Thirteen’s public affairs show takes a look at education in the city this week. The recent school report cards are delved into and interviews the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein.

Rise of the Video Game (Wednesday, 8:00 p.m., Discovery) The final installment of this series about the history of the video game takes a look at the modern story driven games and their on line components.

Independent Lens: An Unreasonable Man (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) A profile of consumer crusader and one time presidential candidate Ralph Nader. The film will explore if he is he a scapegoat for getting George W. Bush elected or is he a hero for helping get automobile safety taken seriously.

Pioneers of Primetime (Thursday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) A look at some of the people who made the Golden Era of television golden. If you don’t know who Milton Berle or Sid Caesar are you probably should watch and find out about some of the people who laid the groundwork for today’s striking writers. We should also note that most of the early television shows originated live from Manhattan.