Kevin's TV Tips

By Kevin D. Thompson
Palm Beach Post
January 15, 2007


K. Sutherland

• The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (8 p.m., NBC): It's like the Oscars, 'cept it's more fun because some celebs get drunk and loose-lippy.

• 24 (8 p.m., Fox): Jack Bauer's (Kiefer Sutherland) long day is only two hours old. Poor Jack. Our beleaguered hero never gets any rest.

• Lawrence of Arabia (8 p.m., TCM): It's a classic. You've probably seen it before. Watch it again — especially if you're an old movie buff.

• What About Brian (10 p.m., ABC): Brian and Bridget talk about past relationships. Can you say 'trouble'?


• American Idol (8 p.m., Fox): It's a little singing competition show. Perhaps you've heard of it. Anyhoo, it starts today.

• NCIS (8 p.m., CBS): A Marine officer is dead. The team investigates. It's what they do.

• The Real Desperate Housewives of Orange County (10 p.m., Bravo): Can't get enough of those fictional Housewives on ABC? Check out the real thing on the second season opener of this real-life Peyton Place.

• Frontline: Hand of God (9 p.m., PBS): Filmmaker Joe Cultrera tells the personal story about his brother's sexual abuse as a teen by a Catholic priest.


• Friday Night Lights (8 p.m., NBC): Smash's mom discovers something that could destroy her son's football dreams.

• The Knights of Prosperity (9 p.m., ABC): The Prez' address to the nation pre-empted this loopy comedy last week. That's not gonna happen tonight.

• The Naked Trucker and T- Bones Show (10:30 p.m., Comedy Central): Comedic vets Dave 'Gruber' Allen and David Koechner bring their off-beat humor to TV in this 'high low-brow' new comedy.

• Maui Fever (10:30 p.m., MTV): A new reality series about a close-knit group of friends living in paradise. It's not the cast of Lost, in case you were wondering.



•Ugly Betty (8 p.m., ABC): Betty sets up Daniel on a date with a supermodel. Sure hope Daniel does something with that unsightly spiky 'do of his before he goes out with her.

•Scrubs (9 p.m., NBC): The cast pretends it's on Broadway for a week in this musical episode featuring songs written by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, the Tony Award-winning composers of Avenue Q.

•CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9 p.m., CBS): A serial killer is on the loose. So, what else is new?

•Grey's Anatomy (9 p.m., ABC): George's dad has surgery for his cancer.

•American Chopper (9 p.m., TLC): The Teutuls will now rev their engines on The Learning Channel.



•Monk (9 p.m., USA Network): You don't find many TV detectives with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Which makes this entertaining series starring Tony Shalhoub unique — and pretty good.

•Psych (10 p.m., USA Network): This lighthearted crime drama about a police consultant who pretends to be psychic returns for a second season.



•Seabiscuit (8 p.m., ABC): Three men lead a racehorse to glory in the 1930s. Spider-Man is one of those men. Well, it's really Tobey Maguire.

•Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (8 p.m., FX): There are certain movies you can watch over and over no matter how many times you've seen them. Dodgeball is one of those movies.



•The Dresden Files (9 p.m., Sci Fi): A new series about a wizard who solves crimes. No, the wizard isn't named Potter.

•Ocean's Deadliest (8 p.m., Animal Planet): It's Steve Irwin's last documentary. The program explores the waters between Australia's Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef where some of the world's most dangerous marine creatures reside.

•Battlestar Galactica (10 p.m., Sci Fi): A new night for what many believe is one of TV's best dramas.


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