A look at some noteworthy programs this week:
The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet (Monday, 10 a.m. WNYW 5) Fox takes another stab at a morning show. Just the thought of a Fox morning show brings back memories of the insipid Fox After Breakfast from the mid 90s that had Tom Bergeron and Viki Lawremce hosting from a faux Manhattan loft. The new entry is fronted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy of the Fox News Channel. One can expect the fair and balanced nature of the Fox News Channel will spill over to the new show, which unlike their Fox & friends show will have a studio audience. Hopefully this will go the same way as Fox After Breakfast.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Monday, 10 p.m. WNBC 4) Returns from the winter break with a new episode.This is one of the best new shows of the season and if you haven't been watching, you should start,
Telling the Truth: The Best in Broadcast Journalism (Monday, 10 p.m and Friday 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) Christiane Amanpour hosts this hour of conversations with winners of the Alfred I. duPont Awards, the television and radio equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize,
State of the Union (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. WCBS 2,WNBC 4, WNYW 5, WABC 7, WNET 13, WRNN 62, NY1, CNN, C-SPAN, FNC, MSNBC, Bloomberg) Coverage overkill is the norm for this annual event where the president traditionally delivers an overly long speech spinning his agenda.
Veronica Mars (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. WPIX 11) Back from winter break, the second of three mystery arcs of the season starts with the investigation of Dean O'Dell's death. If you haven't caught on to this series, now would be a good time to, plus you won't have to watch long winded politicians.
Great Performances at the Met (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m. WNET 13) Julie Taymor's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" is presented by the Metropilitan Opera.
New York Voices: Poverty/Welfare (Friday, 10:30 p.m. WNET 13) Thirteen's public affairs program takes a look at poverty and the welfare system in New York.
Guys and Dolls (Saturday, 9:00 p.m. WNET 13) I've got the horse right here, his name is Paul Revere. . . Channel thirteen is showing this 1955 film adaptation of the Runyonesque Broadway musical that is a New York classic featuring Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson and Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit.