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Recover from the State of the Union Address with HBO's "In Treatment." Plus: What did you think of CMT's "Gone Country" on Friday?

By Salon Staff
January 28, 2008 4:00PM (UTC)
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Prime Pick

Gabriel Byrne

Once you've gotten a good, hearty laugh out of the State of the Union Address (9 p.m. EST on various networks), you'll be ready for a little emotional heavy lifting, and HBO's "In Treatment" (9:30 p.m. EST weeknights) certainly delivers on that mark. Starring Gabriel Byrne as therapist Paul Weston, the drama series runs for a half hour, every night of the week, with a different patient coming for therapy each night. Although that probably sounds tedious, after the melodrama of the first episode, you'll be amazed at how engrossing and addictive this series becomes. But just like therapy, it takes a commitment!



The "Miss America" pageant airs at 8 p.m. EST on CMT. In "Michael Palin's New Europe" (8 p.m. EST on Travel), the former Monty Python star takes us on a tour of Eastern Europe, leaving the Greek Isles for that grumpy gourmet on "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" (10 p.m. EST on Travel). True globetrotters won't want to miss the "Harlem Globetrotters Special" (8 p.m. EST on MNT). Meanwhile, A&E's "Intervention" tackles crystal meth addiction (9 p.m. EST).


Friday night

What did you think of CMT's "Gone Country" on Friday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

The newly crowned Miss America 2008, Sara Bareilles

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Rev. Al Sharpton, Bob Berkowitz

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings


Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings


Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Live Coverage of the State of the Union

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Julie Chen, Jessica Alba, the Whigs

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Drew Carey

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST


Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Denis Leary, Bonnie Somerville, Deana Carter

Contributors: Megan Doll, Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter

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