Week in review

Since Jeremy Lin’s insertion into the New York Knicks’ starting lineup, his play seems to have inspired the team — and created a global media star in the process.

Lin’s emergence, and the impending return of injured Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, has inspired much fodder for debate.

This week, Outside The Lines and First Take, among other ESPN programs, examined Lin’s stardom and wondered how the team will function when Anthony — recovering day-to-day from a groin injury — returns.

Perhaps we will have an answer Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC, when the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks visit the Knicks.

Let’s review the week on Front Row:

* Pardon The Interruption co-hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser will be featured as police officers in Disney XD’s cartoon Kick Buttowski. The episode debuts Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. ET.

* College football analyst Ed Cunningham produced a documentary that is up for an Academy Award. The piece, Undefeated, is about the struggles of an undermanned Memphis, Tenn. high school football team.

* Baseball analyst Keith Law doubles as a “scout” for Bravo’s Top Chef. The show airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

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