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TV Junkie: Joe "Pull My Finger" Biden on 'Daily Show'; 'Bones' is Back; Paul Weller on Conan

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A Word or 12:
Dirt - I forgot to mention Dirt yesterday, someone just kill me please.

Tonight - Wednesday - January 31st, 2007

The Spiral Staircase (TCM, 5:00 p.m.) This nifty thriller from the '40s features a strangler that follows a mute maid through a dark New England mansion during a storm.

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Lakers @ Celtics (KCAL, 5:30 p.m.)

Monster (IFC, 6:00 p.m.) Charlize Theron transorms herself in an Oscar winning performance. Worth watching just for the closing credits.

Friday Night Lights (NBC, 8:00 p.m.) The boys are in the playoffs.

Bones (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) Serial killer burned beyond recognition.

George Lopez/The Knights of Prosperity/According to Jim/In Case of Emergency/Primetime (ABC, 8:00-11:00 p.m.) All new, for better or worse.

Beauty and the Geek (the CW, 8:00 p.m.) All about dogs.

American Idol (Fox, 9:00 p.m.) Like some horrible affliction.

Medium (NBC,10:00 p.m.) Animated dolls is what they've resorted to.

The Purple Rose of Cairo (TCM, 10:00 p.m.) Excellent Woody Allen flick in which Jeff Daniels' character steps off a 1930s movie screen and into the real world.

Dinner: Impossible (FOOD, 10:30 p.m.) Cooking at a fundraiser on an island.

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Top Design (Bravo, 11:00 p.m.) Series premiere. It's like Project Runway 'cept for interior designers

Larry King Live (CNN, 9:00 p.m.) Miss America Lauren Nelson

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11:00 p.m.) Prez wanna-be Sen. Joe Biden (good luck buddy)

The Colber(t) Repor(t) (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.) Jed Babbin, former undersecretary of defense in Bush I administration

Charlie Rose (PBS, 11:30 p.m.) French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy (the Hungarian Frenchman!)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m.) Golden Globe and SAG winner Forest Whitaker, dyslexic Daniel Powter performs

Jimmy Kimmel LIVE (ABC, 12:05 a.m.) six minutes of Kevin Bacon, Sofia Vergara pushes The Knights of Prosperity, Robin Thicke with Pharrell performs

Late Night With Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m.) that cutie Sienna Miller, neverending ER guy Goran Visnjic, Paul Weller performs

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m.) Chad Lowe pushes something, the RZA performs

Biden with stinky finger via AP