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TV PICKS: "Big Hits, Broken Dreams," SAG awards

As the Super Bowl approaches, Dr. Sanjay Gupta in "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" explores the growing concern over football-related concussions and brain injuries in this revealing documentary.

As the Super Bowl approaches, Dr. Sanjay Gupta in "Big Hits, Broken Dreams" explores the growing concern over football-related concussions and brain injuries in this revealing documentary.

Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, spent the 2011 season with a Greenville, N.C., high school team still shaken by the 2008 death of a star running back who had suffered repeated concussion injuries. The program explores what happens to the brain under concussive conditions, and what parents, coaches and athletes need to know in order to protect themselves. See it tonight on CNN.

Tonight: Another week, another awards show. This time it's the "18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards," during which TV and movie stars celebrate their own. Mary Tyler Moore will be honored for lifetime achievement. (TBS & TNT) ... A stellar cast led by Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte headline "Luck," a gritty new drama series that examines the world of horse racing. Will it break into the winner's circle, or stumble out of the gate? (HBO)

Monday: A new episode of "Intervention" sounds like a suburban nightmare. It focuses on a soccer mom who used to maintain an immaculate home, but has resorted to collecting scrap metal and selling pills to support her crack addiction. (A&E)

Tuesday: The kids of "Glee" pay homage to Michael Jackson in an episode that has the New Directions and the Warblers competing in a dance-off. (Fox) ... "Key & Peele," a new series starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, examines life in a "provocative and irreverent way." (Comedy Central)

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Wednesday: Talking babies. Goofy animals. "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" is a special that runs down the best of the best, based on viewer votes. (CBS)

Thursday: "Grey's Anatomy" offers an intriguing "what if" twist with an episode that envisions alternate fates for the show's characters. (ABC) ... "The Union," a documentary directed by music-loving Cameron Crowe, examines the collaboration of Elton John and Leon Russell on their acclaimed 2010 album. (HBO)

Friday: "Michael Feinstein's American Songbook" returns as our host continues to travel the country and through time to explore 20th-century American popular music. (PBS)

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