Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:28 PM ET
Happy Valentine's Day, dear ... let's spend a romantic night seeing "Die Hard 5." Bruce Willis' beloved action hero John McClane is back just in time for everyone's favorite pink-hearts and lace day. Also returning this week: Reailty shows "Survivor" and "Amazing Race."
Say this for "Survivor": It gives America a good geography lesson. This season is called "Survivor: Caramoan," referring to its filming location, a peninsula in the Philippines where both the previous season, "Survivor: Philippines" and this coming season were filmed. This is the "Fans vs. Favorites" season, with 10 returning players taking on 10 new faces -- one of whom is such a fan that she named her son "Colby" after season two runner-up Colby Donaldson. Among the more entertaining returnees: Malcolm Freberg, John Cochran and Erik Reichenbach. Sadly, "Facts of Life" star Lisa Whelchel, a mom, couldn't be away from her family for two back-to-back seasons. (Feb. 13, 8 p.m., CBS.)
THURSDAY: 'A Good Day to Die Hard'
Sure, you could spend Valentine's Day at a fancy fondue restaurant feeding each other bread and cheese, or snuggled up at home watching "The Notebook." But come on, people! "A Good Day to Die Hard," aka "Die Hard 5," is opening on Valentine's Day -- even though it's a Thursday and not your typical movie-opening Friday. It's like a sign from the love gods. Take your date and see Bruce Willis' John McClane character team up with his adult son (Jai Courtney) as they smash up the streets of Russia as only they can. Yippee-ki-yay, Mother Cupid! (Opens Feb. 14.)
SUNDAY: 'The Amazing Race'
Yes, "Survivor's" not the only competition reality show rolling out a new season this week. "The Amazing Race" will also hit the road with 11 new two-person teams. This season includes hockey players, roller derby moms, cancer survivors, country singers and a pair of twin doctors. (Feb. 17, 8 p.m., CBS.)
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