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Monday: Can "Paradise Hotel 2" recapture the desperate, dimwitted magic of the original? Plus: What did you think of the Super Bowl commercials?

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Prime Pick

It’s finally back, the crowning disaster of all reality shows! We can only pray that “Paradise Hotel 2″ (premieres at 9 p.m. EST on MNT) comes close to approaching the desperate, dimwitted glory of the original, but that may be a little too much to ask. If producers can at least match its melodramatic, self-serious spirit and cast a similar assortment of vainglorious, belligerent drunks, we’ll be happy. Who could’ve known that a handful of attractive dummies, some fruity alcoholic beverages and endless talk of paradise added up to a timeless classic? Here’s hoping against hope that it’s almost as good as the first time.

Also…

Fashion Week is in the spotlight on the “Ready to Watch” series, starting tonight with the documentary “Marc Jacobs and Luis Vuitton” (8 p.m. EST on Sundance). The third season of “New Adventures of Old Christine” premieres at 9:30 p.m. EST on CBS, and “American Experience” (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings) focuses on the history of Grand Central Station.

Last night

What did you think of the Super Bowl commercials? Go here to discuss.



On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Martin Lawrence

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

A day of hot topics

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

TBA

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Teens and gastric bypass surgery

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Harold Ford Jr.

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Bill Maher

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

TBA

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

TBA

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Sen. Hillary Clinton

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

TBA

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Michael Dukakis, Frank Luntz

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

TBA

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

TBA

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Shelby Lynne

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