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Dr. Love & Dr. Pepper Super Bowl Tease-Fest, Worst Cooks in America (Yawn) Finale, and This Weekend's Must-See Food Shows on TV Dinner

Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help. We're reviewing the most delectable and dreadful with a handy, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing.

Are you ready for some football? KISS is. For anyone who's been waiting since March of '09 for the return of Gene Simmons as Dr. Love pimping Dr. Pepper Cherry, your blood capsule prayers have been answered in this teaser for the upcoming Super Bowl commercial. We'll take Uncle Gene and Auntie Paul any day over those creepy, talking babies.

This week's TV roundup and this week's must-see food show listings after the jump.

Reviews and Previews:

Can we all just give one, collective yawn now that Worst Cooks in America is over? Finally, we can take these toothpicks out of our eyes and go back to caring about more important things like dryer lint and killer bees. And, hello, was Chef Beau creepin' on Jenny during the finale or were we just wishing we were watching Jersey Shore reruns? Maybe he was as bored as we were.

For all you 12 News Valley Dish fans, VD's starting to get its groove on although there are still the occasional bumps. While we loved Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall's insights (seriously, Derrick, you had 10 bleeding ulcers last year? No wonder you don't eat red meat) we could have done without the iceberg lettuce in the Thai tacos and the "Girls on Film" camera clicking sound effect over the pet segment -- or anything for that matter. Keep honin' them skills, Tram, we'll be watching.

This weekend, it's nothin' but Bowl, so pickins are slim; although we're loving Food Network's new show, Mexican Made Easy, to the point of making the first episode's fabulous chilaquiles with tomatillo sauce and gulping them down like we were trying out for the Colts' defensive line.

Saturday (February 6)

Mexican Made Easy: "Cuddle Cuisine." A romantic meal, including butternut-squash soup; ancho-crusted rack of lamb with mint-jelly sauce; and strawberry tartlets. 10:30 a.m., Food Network

Paula's Best Dishes: "Eat Dessert First." On the menu: fried-truffle cupcakes; chocolate-spiced pork chops; roasted beet salad with cocoa vinaigrette. 12:30 p.m., Food Network

Food Network Challenge: "Chocolate Wonders." Wonders of the world are re-created in chocolate. 10 p.m., Food Network

Sunday (February 7)

Guy's Big Bite: "En Fuego Fieri." A spicy Mexican meal, featuring halibut in a pumpkin-seed crust with cilantro-serrano cream sauce; mashed potatoes with roasted peppers; and chili-dusted chocolate quesadillas. 12 p.m., Food Network

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Laura Hahnefeld
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