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TV: Five shows worth watching tonight: Feb. 8

Your select viewing guide for Wednesday, Feb. 8

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NEWS Person to Person CBS, 8 p.m. ET/PT CBS returns to its broadcast roots with the resurrection of this series that first ran 1953 to 1961. The original show's format involved host Edward R. Murrow being invited into the home of Hollywood celebrities, and occasionally politicians, for an informal chat, which often resulted in revealing profiles of people like Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy and Fidel Castro. On the new version, the interviewers are CBS This Morning host Charlie Rose and CBS reporter Lara Logan. Putting out the welcome mat on tonight's opener: Oscar nominee George Clooney, billionaire octogenarian Warren Buffett and rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

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COMEDY Modern Family ABC, CITY-TV, 9 p.m. ET/PT It's a testament to this show's heat that A-list names are lining up for a guest role. Previous guest stars have included the likes of Matt Dillon, Nathan Lane, Edward Norton and Shelley Long. In tonight's new episode, Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear makes a one-shot appearance as Tad, the slick new real-estate salesman who has his partner Phil (Ty Burrell) running in circles. At the same time, Jay (Ed O'Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vergara) immediately regret their sleepover invite to Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) while their house is being fumigated.

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PROFILE Elvis in Love Vision, 10 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. PT Millions of women fantasized about Elvis Presley, but he never found true love in his lifetime. This offbeat special rewinds the music legend's life and times entirely from the romantic perspective. Much attention is paid to his early years spent in Tupelo, Miss. and Memphis, when women first took notice of his brooding good looks and swivelin' hips. The program reveals how the King's marriage to the younger Priscilla Beaulieu was pretty much an arranged sham and includes an interview with Presley's former girlfriend Sandie Kaye Stevens, who was only 13 when she entered into a relationship with the pop legend. Mercy.

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MOVIE Bye Bye Birdie TCM, 9:45 p.m. ET; 6:45 p.m. PT Speaking of Elvis, this 1963 musical comedy was inspired by the real-life scenario of Presley being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957. In this version, the faux Elvis is named Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson) and the involves the struggling songwriter Albert (Dick Van Dyke), whose girlfriend Rosie (Janet Leigh) convinces him to write a farewell song for Birdie to sing on The Ed Sullivan Show to a specially selected young woman. The lucky fan? The virginal Kim (Ann-Margret), whose tightly-wound father Harry (Paul Lynde) does not exactly approve of the situation.

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