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‘The part of a lifetime’ Local actress thrilled to play lead in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’


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Music On the road to ‘Wasteland Companion’ with M. Ward

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Movies Quoth ‘The Raven’: What a bore

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Esteemed organist to give recital at St. Michael’s.

Alli Brascho stars as Dorothy in The Donoho School’s upcoming production of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

‘In the middle of a miracle’

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TV History channel hits on a profitable course

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This week’s movie releases: “The Five-Year Engagement,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” “The Raven,” “Safe” Contact US Escapes Editor Deirdre Long 256-235-3580 dlong@annistonstar.com

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The Donoho School to perform ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Anniston’s Performing Arts Center By Brett Buckner Special to The Star

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passing glance at The Donoho School’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz” and it would be easy to assume director Ashley Burrage was a glutton for punishment. For this show, which opens Friday, May 4, there was no such thing as doing it halfway. It’s all or nothing. The cast of 72 students — running the gamut from munchkins and flying monkeys to the iconic roles of Dorothy and the Wicked Witch — includes nearly onequarter of the school’s entire student body (not to mention a pair of real life Totos), but even then Burrage was forced to turn kids away.

“The Wizard of Oz” Where: Anniston Center for Performing Arts, 1301 Woodstock Ave., Anniston When: Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m. Cost: $5 Contact: 256-237-5477 “It was heart-breaking,” she said. “We had nearly 100 kids try out for the roles of munchkins, but there just wasn’t room for everyone.” No matter the logistics of undertaking such a show in terms of cast size, set design, costumes and other needs too numerous to count, for Burrage, this seemed like a show that was

simply meant to be. “It’s a God thing,” she said. “It just seems like it’s all come together to make this happen as one door after another has opened to make this all possible.” First Burrage was able to secure the rights to the show, “which is never easy,” she said. Then came the opportunity to have “The Wizard of Oz” at the Anniston Performing Arts Center and finally the Characters Theater in Gadsden agreed to lend its costumes for the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow for Donoho’s production. “Little by little, it’s all worked out,” Burrage said. “All I can say is that we’re standing in the middle of a miracle.” But miracles don’t come easy

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April 27-May 3, 2012

Country star Miranda Lambert is hotter than ever By Jon Bram

mind. Sometimes I feel like if I don’t, I’m not upholding what I’ve preached.” Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Outspoken, to be sure. But also sensitive. MINNEAPOLIS — Married her longtime Check out her current hit ballad “Over You,” beau: Check. Had a big hit ballad: Check. which she wrote with her husband, country Scored a No. 1 country song: Check. Got a star Blake Shelton, who’s on a roll himself Grammy: Check. Collected CMA Award for as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” One day female vocalist of the year: Check. Check. he opened up about the death of his older Won ACM Award for album of the year: brother in a car accident when they were Check. Check. Check. Headlining her own teenagers. arena tour: Check — finally. Miranda Lam“We wrote it about his brother,” Lambert bert has been on a roll the past couple of said. “Ironically, it was my single in January, years. So why is she still singing about anxiand we lost his dad (then) and I lost a really ety and agony? Mark Humphrey/Associated Press/File good childhood friend. So it was kind of “I’ve always leaned more toward the sad weird that we wrote about something that Although Miranda Lambert leads a happened 16 years ago but it was very fitting songs and the angst,” said Lambert. “I feel happy life, Lambert’s essence is in to our lives today.” like that’s what people want to hear. That’s songs about anxienty and agony. what I want to hear. I don’t want to hear a Not only did they compose “Over You” bunch of happy songs all the time. People an ex-boyfriend in the 2008 hit “Gunpowder together, but they duet on “Better in the may have expected me to be a little more and Lead” or dissing R&B star Chris Brown Long Run” on “Four the Record” (it’s her happy and upbeat on this album (the Amer- on Twitter after the Grammys in February. fourth album) and they sang “America the ican Country Music-winning ‘Four the Beautiful” together at the Super Bowl in “I feel like it’s my duty,” said Lambert, Record’) and it just wasn’t like that at all.” February. How about touring together? 28. “Everything I’ve always stood for in my That’s the essence of Lambert — telling “We’ve decided it’s not the right time,” career and in my personal life, I’m a strong woman and I believe in speaking your said Lambert. The couple will celebrate it like it is, whether evening the score with

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something in her and she landed the role of Dorothy. “We had a two-week run with Continued from Page 2 over 800 in attendance at each show,” she said. “Pretty cool for and these students have had to a 9-year-old kid with bad bangs work. and awful self-confidence.” “We don’t have a crew,” BurBurrage went on to perform in rage said, “so we’re having to do many other plays. She attended it all ourselves and that’s a good the Alabama School of Fine Arts thing. It helps build character and in Birmingham, graduated from team work.” Jacksonville State University with For Burrage, “The Wizard of a bachelor’s of arts degree in theOz” is more than a legendary ater, went on to work for various movie, it was a turning point in regional theater companies and her own life. Burrage, an Annistoured the U.S., Canada, Taiwan ton native, was a 9-year-old living and Japan, teaching and acting in Florence when she heard about in plays with kids. Today, she is a local theater holding auditions the fine arts coordinator and a for “The Wizard of Oz” and she teacher at Donoho. decided to try out for the role of “By doing that play, I found a munchkin. More than 300 kids my niche and it transformed my showed up for the audition with life,” she said. “And who knows, accompanists, resumes and some the same thing might happen for even had headshots. Burrage’s one of these kids. With a show like mom thought about pulling her this — when they hear that first from the tryout. standing ovation — it’ll rock their “I was this chunky, nerdy little world.” kid who just wanted to be on stage,” Burrage said. ‘An awesome experience’ As part of her audition, she sang “If I Only Had a Brain” a It would appear 16-year-old capella and called the perforAlli Brascho has found her niche mance “nightmare.” Yet, the by playing Dorothy and somedirector, Robert Allen Holder, saw thing of a role model as well.

their first wedding anniversary May 9 by hanging out at their farm in Oklahoma — which is what they did for half their honeymoon. “I’m trying to build on this momentum I’m having, and he doesn’t have time to do it with back-to-back seasons of ‘The Voice.’” (The show already has begun filming its third season, expected to air this fall.) Not only has Lambert been a guest mentor on “The Voice,” but she’s an avid fan who texts her husband unsolicited advice during the show. Lambert knows quite a bit about TV talent shows. She got her career break after finishing third on “Nashville Star” in 2003. And the show’s 2006 winner, Chris Young, is opening for her current On Fire Tour. Despite the moniker, the tour does not feature pyrotechnics — nothing like the giant ring of fire in which she performed “Kerosene,” her first hit, at the 2005 Country Music Association Awards. “I figure I’m fiery enough on my own,” she said.

ing scenes will use lots of blacks and grays in settings and cosA tenth of the proceeds from Donoho’s performances will spontumes before switching to vibrant sor students at the Ray of Hope School in Namuwongo, the slums of colors for Dorothy’s arrival in Kampala, Uganda. The cost of sponsoring one student is $300 and Munchkinland. Burrage is also provides uniforms, meals and a year’s education through Ten Eighincluding the “Jitterbug” scene teen Inc. There are various items made by a Ugandan ladies group, that was left out of the original. Nawezakana, that will be available for purchase in the lobby and But that doesn’t mean she wants 100 of the sales will go to the children. For more information, visit her students going home and www.10eighteen.org. studying the movie. “We’re doing some different things with the characters,” she “I can really relate to Dorothy,” Alli was a natural for the role of said. “I’ve told all the kids not to watch the movie. I don’t care how Alli said. “We’re similar in perDorothy, Burrage added. they talked or how they danced. I sonality — both really positive “When she opens her mouth, want them to make the roles their — but in our lives, too. Dorothy it’ll give you chills,” she said. own.” doesn’t want to stay in Kansas or “She’s a phenomenal talent.” Donoho’s production of “The on a farm, she wants to live and Another gifted actress is Wizard of Oz” will benefit more have experiences. That’s what Meghana Giri, who’s playing the than just those on stage and in I want — to go to New York and Wicked Witch, though anyone the audience. Ten percent of the travel the world. who knew the seventh-grader “We’re really a lot alike.” before being slathered with green proceeds from the performances will sponsor students at the Ray Alli grew up watching “The makeup might have a hard time of Hope School in Namuwongo, Wizard of Oz,” though she admits imagining her as the legendary which are the slums of Kampala, to being “terrified” of the Wicked villain. Witch and her flying monkeys. “She’s absolutely the sweetest, Uganda. “We wanted to do something She’s also seen the touring vermost mild-mannered little girl,” a little more this time,” Burrage sion of “Wicked” in Birmingham, Burrage said. “But during audisaid. “For $300, we can send a so the role of Dorothy was some- tions when she came on stage child to school, get them food, thing of a dream come true. with this evil personality, I saw it “It’s just been an amazing and thought, ‘Perfect.’ She blew it shelter. It can really change their opportunity,” she said. “This is out of the water.” lives, and that’s an amazing what I want to do with my life … Burrage is trying to keep the power.” to be on stage and this has been play mostly in line with the movie Contact Brett Buckner at brettan awesome experience.” version. For example, the openbuckner@ymail.com


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April 27-May 3, 2012

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get out and do something: Music, theater, art and more in calhoun county

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DJ Screem and DJ Crony What: Dance music Where: Downstairs, The MUSIC Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble Dick Berry and the Big Sound St., Anniston What: Country, bluegrass Cost: Free When: 6:30 p.m. Contact: 256-741-9300 Where: Golden Saw Music Hall, Williams Community, Keitha Williams Jacksonville What: Acoustic rock Cost: Free When: 9:30 p.m. Contact: 256-435-4696 Where: Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston Karaoke Cost: Free When: 7 p.m. Contact: 256-237-1899 Where: American Legion Post 155, 1780 Beck Road, Blake Cloud Bynum When: 10 p.m. Cost: Free. Members and Where: Pelham’s, 116 Ladiga guests welcome St. SW, Jacksonville Contact: 256-238-8644 Cost: Free Contact: 256-435-7455 DJ and Karaoke When: 7 p.m. Theater Where: VFW Post 924, 100 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” U.S. Highway 431, Anniston What: Pulitzer Prize-winning Cost: Free and open to the Tennessee Williams’ drama, public (ages 21+) presented by CAST. Because Contact: 256-238-8047 of adult language and content, this play is for mature Line Dancing, 10/55 audiences. What: Line dancing lesson When: 7:30 p.m. from 7-9; country, rock band Where: JSU/McClellan Theafter ater, 100 Gamecock Drive, Where: Upstairs, The SmokAnniston ing Moose, 1214 Noble St., Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for Anniston students and children. Cost: Free Contact: 256-820-2278 or Contact: 256-741-9300 www.castalabama.com Riley Green event What: Acoustic country rock Wine Tasting When: 8 p.m. When: 1-6 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Where: White Oak Vineyards, Highway 431, Anniston 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Cost: Free Anniston Contact: 256-235-0613 Cost: Free Contact: 256-231-7998 DJ Rockin’ Roger When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-832-5000

Bobby Thomas What: Country, rock, blues When: 8 p.m. Where: F&W Bar and Grille, 12175 Stemley Road, Lincoln Cost: Free Contact: 256-294-2193

28saturDAY MUSIC Osh Gosh Pickers & Grin’rs What: Bluegrass When: Door opens at 5 p.m., music starts at 6. Where: Dugger Mountain Music Hall, 15081 Highway 9, Piedmont Cost: Donations accepted Contact: 256-453-2504

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13 and 15 West 10th Street Historic Downtown Anniston (256) 238-1899 The Hepcats with Chuck and Greg What: Country When: 6 p.m. Where: Rabbittown Café and Fiddlers Hall, 900 Rabbittown Road, Piedmont Cost: $5 Contact: 256-435-8008 Jimmy Robertson and the Roustabouts When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Munford Senior Center, (old Munford High School), 115 Lions Road, Munford Cost: $3 single, $5 couple Contact: 256-236-0340 Karaoke When: 7 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 155, 1780 Beck Road, Bynum Cost: Free. Members and guests welcome Contact: 256-238-8644 Full Circle Band When: 7-11 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 19, Heflin Cost: $5 Contact: 256-236-0340 DJ Rockin’ Roger When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson

Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-832-5000 Larry Keel & Friends What: Easy listening When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-235-0613 Bobby Thomas What: Country, rock, blues When: 8 p.m. Where: F&W Bar and Grille, 12175 Stemley Road, Lincoln Cost: Free Contact: 256-294-2193 The Hutch Edwards Project What: Rock, country When: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston Cost: $5, public welcome Contact: 256-238-8047 10/55 What: Rock, country When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Upstairs, The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Revive Saturday When: 9 p.m. Where: Downstairs of The

Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: TBD Contact: 256-741-9300 DJ When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-1899 Southern Nites What: Rock, country, blues When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grill, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Anniston Cost: $5 Contact: 256-405-4366 Ashli Rae What: Country When: 10 p.m. Where: Brother’s Bar, 206 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville Cost: $5 for under 21, $3 for 21 and up Contact: 256-435-6090 Theater “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” What: Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams’ drama, presented by CAST. Because of adult language and content, this play is for mature audiences. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: JSU/McClellan Theater, 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students and children. Contact: 256-820-2278 or www.castalabama.com events Wine Tasting When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road, Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-231-7998 Wine Tasting When: 4-6 p.m. Where: Wine Cellar, 309 Quintard Ave., Anniston Cost: $5 Contact: 256-237-5996

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MUSIC Robert Delcamp What: Organ recital When: 3 p.m. Where: St. Michael and All Angels, 1000 W. 18th St., Anniston Cost: Free and open to the public Contact: 256-237-4011 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-5996 Theater “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” What: Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams’ drama, presented by CAST. Because of adult language and content, this play is for mature audiences. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: JSU/McClellan Theater, 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students and children. Contact: 256-820-2278 or www.castalabama.com

30 monDAY MUSIC Karaoke by Mossburg When: 8-11 p.m. Where: Jefferson’s, 407 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville Cost: Free Contact: 256-435-3456

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April 27-May 3, 2012

Katie Couric to launch new Web show for Yahoo, ABC By Jake Coyle

Couric left the anchor chair of the “CBS Evening News” last year. She is curNEW YORK — Katie Courently a special corresponric is launching a weekly Web dent for ABC New and is series for Yahoo News and launching a syndicated talk ABC News about health and show, “Katie,” this September. lifestyle issues. In a statement, Couric said The series, “Katie’s Take,” she is “happy to have found will premiere Tuesday on a place in the digital world Yahoo, which formally where I can cut through fads unveiled the show Wednesand trends.” day at a presentation to adverYahoo and ABC last year tisers in New York. partnered to share content,

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with articles from Yahoo News appearing on ABC News’ website, and video from ABC News going to the Internet portal. Yahoo also announced several more original online series in its continuing push to offer hours of premium video content. Matthew Weaver and Chris D’Arienzo, the creators of the musical “Rock of Ages,” are developing a musical comedy with

a working title of “Dancing With Myself.” The company is also developing a talk show with Jeff Goldblum planned for July, a series titled “Stunt Nation” with host Sal Masekela and four other shows targeted at male audiences. Yahoo’s most highly anticipated series, the animated sci-fi “Electric City,” produced by Tom Hanks, is to debut later this year.

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Katie Couric is launching a weekly health Web series for Yahoo and ABC News.

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MUSIC Karaoke, Trivia and Game Night When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-5996 event Trivia Night When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford Cost: Free Contact: 256-835-1444

2 wednesDAY MUSIC Open Mic Night What: All musicians welcome When: 5:30-7 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 26, 515 E. 18th St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-236-9314 after 2 p.m. Bobby Thomas What: Country, rock, blues When: 7-11 p.m. Where: F&W Bar and Grille, 12175 Stemley Road, Lincoln Cost: Free

Contact: 256-294-2193 Karaoke by Mossburg When: 9 p.m. Where: Applebee’s, 612 E. Hamric Drive, Oxford Cost: Free Contact: 256-835-2434 events Shuffleboard Tournament When: 7 p.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston Cost: Free and open to the public (ages 21+) Contact: 256-238-8047 Texas Hold ‘Em When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300

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MUSIC Scott Grant What: Easy listening, jazz, blues When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Garfrerick’s Cafe, 655 Creekside Drive, Oxford Cost: Free Contact: 256-831-0044 Karaoke When: 7 p.m. Where: American Legion Post 155, 1780 Beck Road, Bynum (behind the post office) Cost: Free. Members and guests welcome. Contact: 256-238-8644

Mossburg Karaoke When: 7-10 p.m. Where: Mellow Mushroom patio, 33 Industrial Drive, Oxford Cost: Free Contact: 256-831-1444 Karaoke When: 8 p.m. Where: AJ’s Sunset Bar and Grill, 1500 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-5996 Karaoke, Nashville Green Flag Race Party When: 8 p.m. Where: The Smoking Moose, 1214 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-741-9300 Karaoke with John Shaver When: 8 p.m. Where: Blu’s Bar, 1013 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-235-0613 Jam Night What: Open mic night When: 8 p.m. Where: The Peerless Saloon, 13 W. 10th St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-1899 Open Mic with Jeremy “Willow” Willis When: 9 p.m. Where: Heroes American Grille, 8896 McClellan Blvd., Jacksonville Cost: Free

Contact: 256-405-4366 DJ Sky When: 9 p.m. Where: Pelham’s, 116 Ladiga St. SW, Jacksonville Cost: Free Contact: 256-435-7455 Theater “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” What: Pulitzer Prize-winning Tennessee Williams’ drama, presented by CAST. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: JSU/McClellan Theater, 100 Gamecock Drive, Anniston Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students and children. Thursdays are “pay what you want” night Contact: 256-820-2278 or www.castalabama.com events Wine Tasting When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Tyson Art & Frame, 3326 Henry Road, Anniston Cost: $5 Contact: 256-236-9910 Darts When: 6:30 p.m. Where: VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. Highway 431, Anniston Cost: Free. Public welcome. Contact: 256-238-8047 ★★★ Exhibits Art exhibit What: Ongoing exhibit by East Alabama Artistis Inc. and

other gallery artists including oil and acrylic paintings, works on paper, pottery, gourds, jewelry and fiber arts. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Where: Noble Gallery inside Nunnally’s Custom Framing, 1014 Noble St., Anniston Cost: Free Contact: 256-237-5921 Out of the Vault: Selections from The Illustrated History of Weaponry What: Berman Museum of World History unfurls the first

in a new series of changing exhibitions set to feature rare and unique collections items, not on permanent display. When: 10 a.m.-5 a.m. TuesdaySaturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday Where: Berman Museum of World History, 840 Museum Drive, Anniston Cost: $5 per adult; $ 4.50 per senior (age 60+); $4 per child; children under 3 are free Contact: 256-237-6261 or www.bermmanmuseum.org

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April 27-May 3, 2012

On the road to ‘A Wasteland Companion’ with M. Ward

www.bamaescapes.com Review | Music

Kip Moore distinguishes himself with debut

By Chris Talbott By Michael Mccall

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AUSTIN, Texas — For much of his career, M. Ward has recorded his solo albums pretty much the same way. So when it came time to make “A Wasteland Companion,” his first solo album in three years, he wanted to do something very different. The recording sessions took the 38-year-old on a musical journey of sorts. He recorded in eight studios in places like Austin, Texas, Omaha, Neb., New York City and Bristol, England, and each new place brought him in contact with a new list of players, including longtime influences like former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and British producer John Parish. “I love making music, but making the same songs over and over again would be very boring,” Ward said. “Everyone has their own ways of making what they do for a living exciting, ways of keeping it alive. And for me, it’s collaborations with really talented people.” Ward sat down with The Associated Press on a quiet morning before a busy run at the South By Southwest Music Conference last month to talk about his journeys and working with famous friends. AP: Did your extremely busy schedule require you to record on the road? Ward: Over the last 10 years I’ve (been invited) to these incredible studios all over Europe and America and I never have time to actually do it. So this was the record where I actually made the time to make that happen and sort of just removed my security blanket of recording in the same room all the time. I loved the process and I hope to make more records like

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M. Ward ‘s new album ‘A Wasteland Companion’ took him on a musical journey. He recorded in eight different studios for the album. this. I wanted to make a new kind of record that combines live record with studio record out of an experiment. I like the movement and chaos that’s inferred in a live record and the unpredictability of a live record, but I love the luxuries of sound manipulation you get in the studio. So it’s a new kind of record, really. I plan to make a lot more records like this, when I do make more records. Who knows how many more I’ll make. AP: Is there some question you’d make more? Ward: I would assume there would be more, but whenever you make a record you just never know. The world’s going to end, right (laughs)? Who knows? AP: Do you find it hard to make time for your own projects. Are you jealously guarding your solo time? Ward: No, because I’ve

been writing songs since I was 15, so half my life really. With She & Him, that’s a really big part of my time and my life. But Zooey writes the songs for that and we work on cover songs together and I’m just the producer and guitar player. So for my own songs, they all come under the umbrella of this record. Monsters of Folk, we get together once every few years, so my records and She & Him records are the most constant sources of record production. AP: How do these projects come together? Ward: They happen out of a friendship or a love of a batch of songs that need to be recorded. AP: Was there anyone particularly inspiring or who did something that maybe caught you by surprise? Ward: Steve Shelley springs to mind. I’ve loved

Sonic Youth since I was in high school so it was a dream come true to play songs with him in the studio. He’s just an incredible drummer. He has a signature maraca and full drum kit sound that he can do that I’ve never seen anybody do. And then in England, I worked with a guy named John Parrish, who worked with PJ Harvey — incredible drummer, incredible marimba player. I’ve always thought the best live records are the ones where the guitar player is discovering things while he’s playing, and I hope that comes across on the record. AP: Do you ever say, “That doesn’t work?” Ward: Oh, yeah, all the time. I recorded about 24 songs for the record, so I always pick the 12 or 15 that seem to fit together and seem to need repeating, repeated listenings.

Kip Moore, “Up All Night” (MCA Nashville) On his debut album “Up All Night,” country music newcomer Kip Moore manages to fit contemporary country music’s narrow conventions, yet distinguishes himself with a musical vision of his own. Aided by producer Brett James, the Georgia native treads familiar territory, singing about home, faith, trucks, beer, good love and living life on his own terms. Yet he makes these overworked themes engaging by matching his hoarse voice with strippeddown roots-rock and lyrics born of experience rather than clichés. For example, Moore’s first hit, “Something ‘Bout A Truck,” depends on a list of country signifiers, yet Moore’s half-spoken vocals set to a bluesy beat and nasty slide guitar turn it into a sexy story about a memorable day with a special woman. Throughout, the arrangements — bare-bones yet carefully constructed — present simple rhythms accented by biting slide guitar or atmospheric use of steel guitar, giving Moore an intelligent, masculine presence that comes across as genuine rather than calculated. At his best, Moore seems capable of joining the ranks of country stars Dierks Bentley and Eric Church. That’s company few Nashville newcomers attain with introductory albums these days. CHECK OUT THIS TRACK: Several current Nashville singers boast about being dangerous rebels, but it comes across as a marketing pose. Moore’s “Reckless (Still Growin’ Up)” is a swaggering rocker and takes chances few other country stars would dare — and earns its rebellious stripes.


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April 27-May 3, 2012

Review | Music

Jack White raises the bar on rock ‘n’ roll in ‘Blunderbuss’ By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times

Jack White, “Blunderbuss” (Third Man) ★ ★ ★ The first line of “Blunderbuss,” the debut solo album by former White Stripes singerguitarist Jack White, arrives with a lyrical punch in the face: “I was in the shower, so I could not tell my nose was bleeding,” he sings. After such a greeting, one can’t help but wonder about the journey ahead. How will the 36-year-old fare over the next 13 songs when he’s already drawn his own blood? Bodily concerns aside, White is a wonderfully creative historian who over the last 15 years has built an expanding empire — and a few distinctive bands — as a means to shine a light on American music. With the Stripes, he and drummer Meg White channeled blues riffs through DIY punk rock energy; as part of the four-man Raconteurs, he helps generate heavy power pop; and with the Dead Weather, he drums as Kills vocalist Alison Mosshart moans the blues. He’s also done production work for, among others, Loretta Lynn, and he runs a record label and store called Third Man. White’s a renaissance man to be sure, but he’s also a purist who fancies basic rock structures and has a general disinterest in music-tech advances and artificial sounds. On “Blunderbuss,” the Detroit-born, Nashville-based White focuses on the pre-computer, post-hippie era of music, circa 1970-75, a style mastered by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Mott the Hoople, the Who and, most obviously,

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Jack White’s first solo album, ‘Blunderbuss,’ was released this week and focuses on post-hippie era of music. the Faces, all of whom started off in the world of aggressive British Invasion rock but stretched out with bigger, heavier sounds as they matured. Just as in the late 1960s when a new generation of axmen stepped in to carry the mantle of early blues guitarists Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson, White’s obsession with the music and its history is in service of this tradition. White, along with the Black Keys, has filled a power vacuum that was created when baby boomer blues rockers retired (Jimmy Page), went soft (Rod Stewart), took to the state fair circuit (ZZ Top) or became parodies of themselves (Eric Clapton).

It is a little frustrating, though, that for all that scholarship, all that obvious appreciation and adoration, White’s music gets only as far as 1975 and, in fact, treats the succeeding 37 years as though they never happened. Unlike the Black Keys, whose affection for boundary-busting has led them to collaborate with rappers such as Mos Def and Talib Kweli and work with producer Dangermouse, White’s travels occur more onstage, as he moves from guitar to drums and from blues to power pop. He’s not similarly experimental. Lyrically, though, “Blunderbuss” is a fearless and thrilling mess of thoughts about love and loss and life. After the bloody beginning, things just get weirder. But when he sings on the stunning closer, “Take me with

you when you go,” it’s a rare and revealing moment that penetrates his carefully crafted mystique by alluding to his recent divorce. “Blunderbuss” is, quite simply, a marvelous rock album — one that, along with the Black Keys’ “El Camino” and Gary Clark Jr.’s self-titled teaser EP from a highly anticipated Warner Bros. record, is injecting energy into an ancient art form. In fact, 2012 is shaping up to be a year in which hard electric guitar and compact three-minute rock songs are thriving in the underground through the work of Ty Segall, Hanni el Khatib and the Strange Boys, among hundreds of others. And on “Blunderbuss,” White proves why he’s not only the inheritor of a tradition but also a remarkable, if bloodied, ambassador.

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Quoth ‘The Raven’: what a bore Relativity Media via Associated Press

John Cusack portrays Edgar Allan Poe, right, and Alice Eve portrays Emily Hamilton in a scene from the gothic thriller ‘The Raven.’

By David Germain Associated Press

What would Edgar Allan Poe be doing if he were alive today? Clawing at the inside of his coffin, desperate to get at the people who used and abused his ingenious, diabolical tales as the basis for the pile of cinematic bird poo that is “The Raven.” Like carrion feeders themselves, the filmmakers peck and gnash at Poe’s stories to fill out a plot that sounds sort of cool in concept — a serial killer using the author’s fiction as a blueprint for ghastly murders — but is featherheaded in execution. John Cusack makes a terrible Poe, the somber role as one of literature’s great tortured souls spotlighting his limitations as an actor (and perhaps consigning to premature burial the far better casting possibility of Robert Downey Jr. ever getting to play Poe, a part in which he’s been

interested for years; Hollywood’s not likely to resurrect the author again as long as “The Raven” remains freshly fetid in people’s minds). With his little goatee and his black cape, Cusack vaguely looks the part, but he’s a lightweight — voice too whiny, mannerisms too exaggerated, cadence too reedy to bring alive the movie’s frequent passages of Poe’s lyrical writing. Other than some stylishly gothic visuals crafted by director James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”), “The Raven” is an unimaginative mess whose superficial appropriations of Poe’s devilish yarns are deeply unworthy of the author. An introductory sequence establishes Cusack’s Poe as a garden-variety drunk, scruffy, squabbling, egomaniacal and perpetually penniless. Yet his popular stories of the macabre and his darkly romantic poetry keep him in favor with the ladies

the raven H1/2 rating: R for bloody violence and grisly images Running time: 1:50 Starring: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson

of Baltimore society. Particularly, with beautiful heiress Emily Hamilton (Alice Eve), whom Poe hopes to marry, over the dead body of her disapproving dad (Brendan Gleeson, always good for some entertaining bluster, even in a perfunctory role here). Screenwriters Hannah Shakespeare and Ben Livingston then pull a “Saw” on Poe, taking that modern torture-porn franchise’s idea of savage gamesmanship by a serial killer and imposing it on poor Edgar. Baltimore police detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans)

enlists Poe to consult on a double homicide after recognizing it as a copycat of the author’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Soon, they’re faced with a pile of corpses dispatched in methods borrowed from “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Cask of Amontillado” and other Poe stories, the taunting killer forcing the author to play along to end the slaying spree. “The Raven” reinforces how fiendishly clever Poe was. The premises of his stories still resonate as a source of our modern collective nightmares — and as an endless source for Hollywood to plagiarize in contemporary horror tales. Yet Poe’s stories also highlight how lame a reimagining McTeigue and his collaborators have come up with. Rather than taking Poe’s ideas and running wild, the filmmakers wring nothing more than a few moments of gore from them. They add no sus-

pense or scares to Poe’s images, apply no originality to his plot devices. When “The Raven” finally gets around to revealing its mastermind, the bad guy is like an after-thought, as if the filmmakers suddenly realized they needed to unmask the killer and cast the first mildly menacing actor who walked through the door. “The Raven” offers up one of the dullest mass murderers ever. There are obvious comparisons between “The Raven” and Downey’s “Sherlock Holmes” franchise, which gave a makeover to Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective. Poe’s mysteries were a precursor to those of Conan Doyle, who perfected the genre. It would be nice if Hollywood could return the favor, if some of the spirit of dumb fun of the new Holmes flicks might rub off on “The Raven.” But it’s just a bore; quoth the raven, “Go see something else.”


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• “Dark Tide,” Grade Dplus: Director John Stockwell McClatchy Newspapers has managed to do the near DVD releases that sing big, impossible: He made a movie walk tall and go deep hit stores with Halle Berry and a bunch this week. of man-eating sharks appear • “Camelot,” Grade A: The about as exciting as a kid’s 45th anniversary of the film wading pool. Slow pacing and version of the Tony Awarda script that drips with stereowinning stage production types further sinks this seafrom Lerner and Loewe is going tale. being marked with the release Berry’s character is called of a special Blu-ray that “the shark whisperer” because includes 36 pages of photos, of her ability to swim with the trivia and more. watery beasts without a cage. The wonderful musical, A tragic incident has stopped directed by Joshua Logan, her whispering, but she gets based on T.H. White’s “The lured back to the ocean by her Once and Future King,” looks ex-boyfriend and a businessat the lives and loves of those man with more money than during the reign of King Arthur common sense. and the Knights of the Round Needless to say, things go Table. It’s a tale of honor, bad. But it takes so long for the betrayal and duty. bad stuff to happen that the Although Richard Harris audience gets bored and just will be remembered more for doesn’t care. his acting than his singing, Also new on DVD this he does a passable job with week: the musical numbers for King • “Titanic”: British miniseArthur. Vanessa Redgrave and ries starring Toby Jones offers Franco Nero also star. multiple looks at the historic The film won three 1968 sinking. Academy Awards for Best • “The Innkeepers”: Two Adaptation Scoring, Best Art employees look into the hauntDirection and Best Costume ed past of the hotel where they Design. work. Sara Paxton stars. • “The Walking Tall Tril• “Young Goethe in Love”: ogy,” Grade B-minus: The new German poet Johann WolfBlu-ray set includes “Walking gang Goethe finds his inspiraTall,” “Walking Tall Part 2” and tion. “Final Chapter: Walking Tall.” • “Let the Bullets Fly Chow They all tell the story of TenYun-Fat”: The action-comedy nessee sheriff Buford Pusser stars Chow Yun-Fat. (Joe Don Baker), who not only • “Cinema Verite”: Diane walked tall but also carried a Lane stars in this film that big stick. He survived several looks at the first reality TV assassination attempts to dish program. out a brutal form of justice to • “Patton Oswalt: Finest clean up his town. Hour”: Patton Oswalt stars in Baker’s performance is his fourth full-length comedy wooden and the stunts are a special. little slow compared to today’s • “Albatross”: The greatstandards. What’s interesting granddaughter (Jessica Brown about the 1973 film is how it Findlay) of Arthur Conan influenced the growling antiDoyle wants to become a heroes made popular by the writer. likes of Sylvester Stallone and • “The Time That Chuck Norris. Remains”: Elia Suleiman’s

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Set sail with ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

There’s an inviolable law of animated films — the more “names” you have in the voice cast, the weaker you know your film is. Aardman, those meticulous Brits who build clay models and painstakingly animate them into Wallace & Gromit cartoons and the hit “Chicken Run,” tip their hand that way with “The Pirates! Band of Misfits.” A pirate picture that’s entirely too late to the party to have much in the line of fresh pirate gags, it is stuffed with name voice actors, from Hugh Grant as The Pirate Captain to Salma Hayek, Brendan Gleeson, Imelda Stanton, Anton Yelchin and Jeremy Piven. And all of them sat in a recording booth and struggled to find funny things to say or funny ways to say the not-so-funny things in the script. Amusing in small doses, “Pirates” is the first Aardman film to suffer a serious shortage of sight gags, the first where the whimsy feels forced and the strain shows. Hugh Grant’s Pirate Captain (that’s his name) is all Hugh Grant stutter and “glittering eyes and glorious beard.” As a pirate, he’s something of a bust, even though his crew adores him. He figures he’s due for the “Pirate of the Year” award. But he’s always come up short in the booty and pillaging department. There’s always a Cutlass Liz (Hayek), Peg Leg Hastings (Lenny Henry) or Black Bellamy (Piven) to beat him to the podium. And so it appears it will be in the 1837 awards, until he captures Charles Darwin (David Tennant), a scientist who craves fame as much as The Pirate Captain. And Darwin recognizes the Captain’s pet “parrot,” Polly, as something altogether more amazing. She’s the last Dodo bird. Darwin talks The Pirate Captain into sailing to Britain, under the nose of pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), where Darwin hopes to present the bird to The Royal Society, whose entryway is marked “Playing God since

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‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits,’ is from Aardman, the same group that’s made claystars out of Wallace & Gromit. 1807.” So you’ve got pirates roughly 120 years after their heyday, and a scheming Darwin paired with his evolved chimp pal, a “Man Pan Zee,” he calls him. You’ve got other scientists, hoping to win acclaim with everything from airships to a Rubik’s Cube. You have competing pirates, all swagger and swordplay. What you don’t have is a lot of laughs. Backing the ship up, we hear the “beep beep beeps” of every modern minivan. There are hints passed from pirate to Darwin about this new idea, evolution,

which he never picks up on. The Pirate Captain amusingly attacks all manner of un-lucrative prey — a ghost ship, a school “field trip” ship, a plague ship. Most of which amounts to a grin, a chuckle. Those of us who love Aardman will appreciate the gorgeous attention to detail, made sharper (not much sharper) by 3-D. But “Pirates” plays like a fussy film made by fussy little fussbudgets, clever chaps all wrapped up with making perfect Plasticine trees, but who lose track of the forest — the funny movie that is sup-

posed to be animated around all this detail. Where’s the invention of “Wallace & Gromit,” the genregoofing glee of “Chicken Run”? Fans know that the weakest Aardman films (“Flushed Away” wasn’t a laugh riot either) are still richer and more rewarding than any “Shrek,” “Cars” or “Ice Age” picture. But as long as these films take to make, as expensive as they are to do, it’s almost tragic when they spend their efforts rounding up big-name misfits, and then give them so little mischief to get into.

the pirates! Band of misfits H H rating: PG for mild action, rude humor and some language Running time: 1:28 Starring: The voices of Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman, Anton Yelchin and Brendan Gleeson


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‘Five-Year Engagement’ feels about as long By Christy Lemire Associated Press

The problem that plagues so many Judd Apatow productions — the one that keeps good comedies from being great ones — unfortunately exists in “The FiveYear Engagement,” too. It’s a matter of knowing when to say when, of knowing which bits should be trimmed and which should have been cut altogether. “The Five-Year Engagement” is so scattered and overlong, it really feels like it lasts five years, and even the inherent likability of stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt can’t overcome the film’s pervasive sense of strain. It becomes so tortured, it almost gets to the point where you hope these two will break up for good, just because it’s the pragmatic thing to do and because it would finally wrap things up. And that’s a shame, because the movie reunites Segel with Nicholas Stoller; the two also co-wrote 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” one of the more well-balanced Apatow productions, with Stoller once again directing and Segel starring as the doughy everyman. (Stoller also wrote and directed “Get Him to the Greek,” which was hilarious but also overstayed its welcome just a tad.)

the five year engagement HH rating: R for sexual content and language throughout Running time: 2:04 Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt

Like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Five-Year Engagement” touches on themes of love found and lost in a serious way, and to its credit it does find some moments of emotional truth amid the inconsistent laughs. But man, it can be a messy slog to get to them. It begins promisingly enough, though. Segel’s Tom Solomon, a sous chef at an upscale San Francisco restaurant, proposes to his girlfriend, Blunt’s Violet Barnes, on the one-year anniversary of the night they met: New Year’s Eve. (Flashbacks to their meet-cute are incorporated in amusing ways.) Blunt and Segel have an easy, low-key way with each other in these early scenes that never rises to full-scale, crackling chemistry. But as they’re planning their wedding, Violet gets accepted to the University of Michigan to study for her doctorate in psychology, so they postpone their big

day for the first of many times. Seasons change, years pass and Tom isn’t nearly so enamored of snowy Ann Arbor as he pretended to be at the beginning. Meanwhile, Violet is asked to stay and do post-doctorate work, so they’re stuck in marital limbo even longer than expected. This all sounds like a drag, right? That’s probably because it is. Halfway through you want to yell at the screen for them to run off to Las Vegas and just get it over with already; then again, it becomes increasingly difficult to root for them to stay together when they seem to be headed down such divergent paths. Stoller and Segel try to liven things up with wacky gags and oddball supporting characters, including Tom’s profane boss (Brian Posehn), who’s obsessed with pickling things; Tom’s only friend (Chris Parnell), a university spouse who knits sloppy sweaters and teaches him to hunt deer; and Ming (Randall Park), one of Violet’s research partners who has wild ideas for experiments that are never funny. One character slices off part of a finger. Another loses a toe. And on it rambles. The movie finally finds some muchneeded whimsy at the absolute end — but by then, it’s too late.

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Jason Segel, right, and Emily Blunt star in ‘The Five-Year Engagement.’

Jason Statham is back in action with ‘Safe,’ opening today By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

His Awesomeness, Jason Statham, has let it be known that he chooses his films based on the fight choreographer the producers hire. Often as not, that blows up in his face. Why else would the Human Bullet from Blighty end up in dogs like “War,” “Transporter 3” and “Death Race”? But with “Safe,” working with choreographer J.J. Perry (“Haywire”), that strategy pays off. A slow-building B-movie thriller, the plot is nothing new for Statham. There’s a girl in need of his protection from assorted gangs of bad men. But the dialogue crackles with flinty one-liners. “Don’t lose sleep. He had it coming,” he tells bystanders after killing a boatload of bad

guys. His bald skull and permastubbled face lean into the camera like the athlete he was and is, bristling at the bit, ready to get on with the serious citywide butt-whipping he’s about to lay on the Russian and Chinese mobs and New York cops on the take. We meet Mei (Catherine Chan), who is in a Russian mobster’s office. He wants something from her. A number. He says he’ll subject her to “one of those tortures you people are so famous for.” Nobody in “Safe” is politically correct. And nobody thinks anything of menacing a little girl. Mei is 11. Flash back to a year before, when Mei was in a Chinese school correcting her teacher’s math. A Chinese mobster (James Hong, reliably evil) needs her as

his courier. Numbers on a computer “leave a trail that’s easy to follow,” he purrs in Mandarin. Little girls who can remember long strings of numbers do not. Writer-director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,” “Uptown Girls”) keeps us off balance, spending much of the film’s first half hour following Mei, winning sympathy for her plight. Shipped to America, in the care of a murderous adoptive dad (Reggie Lee), she’s had to learn “business” the hard way — witnessing torture, murder, shakedowns and corruption. Then, there’s mixed martial arts cage fighter Luke (Statham), a man who has just crippled an opponent in the ring in a fight Luke was supposed to throw. The Russian gamblers plan elaborate punishment for him. They kill his pregnant wife and turn him

loose, promising to murder anyone he gets close to, no matter where he goes. It’s a promise we see them keep. “If you stay here tonight, tomorrow we’re going to kill your landlady!” Mei slips free of her captors, but only temporarily. The Chinese Triads want her, and the Russian mob, and crooked cops playing both against each other, led by Capt. Wolf (Robert John Burke, menacing as all get out). That’s when Luke sees her and finds, in her, a purpose: keep her “Safe.” What we have here is basically an American “Transporter,” with Statham caught up in the most jaw-dropping, quick-cut fights you’ve seen in years. He plows through Russians on the subway, Chinese gangsters in a casino and cops in between, on the

safe HH1/2 rating: R for strong violence throughout, and for language Running time: 1:34 Starring: Jason Statham, Catherine Chang, Robert John Burke, James Hong mean streets, which he navigates with dazzling automotive dexterity. Occasionally he stops long enough to make a threat. “I’m going to do things to you that make me ashamed to look at myself in the mirror,” he tells one villain. “When I’m done you won’t even be the memory of a memory,” he promises another. In the world of B-movie action, Statham’s still the safest bet there is.


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A history lesson from Hugo’s Hunchback “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” by Vic- else one could want from Romantic fiction, tor Hugo, Knopf (Everyman’s Library) 2012; Hugo periodically 465 pages; $26 interjects to point an By Lance Hicks enthusiastic finger Special to The Star at the towers looming high above the “The trunk of the tree is unchanging, action. the vegetation is capricious.” So says 19th Whenever the century French novelist Victor Hugo in author “takes the his historical masterpiece “The Hunchreins” in these secback of Notre-Dame,” first published in tions, he steers the 1831. The “trunk” that Hugo refers to is reader into a pasnone other than the Cathedral of Notresionate history lesDame, itself, and “vegetation” stands for son on the majesty the ceaseless carnival of human activity of French archithat has occupied the iconic structure tectural design. through the centuries. Such ruminations The combination on the longevity of Gothic architecture fill of “Hunchback’s” the pages of “Hunchback,” turning its sce- classical set nic backdrop into a character all its own. pieces and its Set in medieval Paris, the novel stages dramatic forea sweeping and grotesque pantomime of ground stresses “Beauty and the Beast” with the infamous the importance bell-ringing gargoyle, Quasimodo, as the of 15th century art for a 19th century centerpiece of the story. The tragic figure audience. is perpetually thronged by a mob of oldHugo’s argument, in this case, grows world Parisian archetypes, including the more complex with the latest reprinting enigmatic gypsy, Esmeralda, and the mil- of “Hunchback” by Everyman’s Library. Since the novel’s original inclusion in itant swordsman, Captain Phoebus. As the Library in 1910, the American litertheir wide-eyed drama unfolds, teeming with lust, betrayal, violence and anything ary landscape has transformed into a

fast-moving and forward-thinking entity. It haughtily prompts one to ask, how relevant is medieval architecture to the 21st century reader? More importantly, why should we read a 19th century manuscript when we could easily enjoy one of its many modern incarnations on stage and screen? Perhaps the most pertinent question lies in the format of the book itself. Why should we purchase a hardbound edition of the novel, designed to suit a private library (an increasingly rare addition to any home), when we can cheaply view it online via our tablets and Kindle devices? For Victor Hugo, the answer would be simple. He would commend Everyman’s Library for disregarding the “vegetation” of modern conveniences and encourage us to embrace the unchanging “trunk” of his marvelous text. Lance Hicks is an English major at Jacksonville State University.

King blows it in ‘The Wind Through the Keyhole’ “The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel” by Stephen King; Scribner, 2012; 320 pages; $27

sandalwood grips, his friends Susannah, Eddie and Jake, even billy bumbler Oy By Rob Merrill — and it’s a real Associated Press treat to meet them again as Roland Deschain, son of they follow Steven, the last gunslinger of the path of the Gilead, is back. Do ya ken it? beam to the If those lines make no sense Dark Tower. to you, there’s very little reason King writes in to read Stephen King’s “The the foreword Wind Through the Keyhole.” that the iniThere are seven other books tial action and thousands of pages you takes place should focus on first. This one between is for fans only. books four and five in the And the first 30 or so pages series. are exciting for “Dark Tower” But he isn’t really out to fill fans. All your old friends from in any narrative gaps. It’s just a Mid-World are here — Roland tease, a setup for the stories he wants to tell. Soon Roland and and his six-shooters with the

his “ka-tet” are pinned down by a monster storm and Roland tells them all about the time he and his fellow gunslinger apprentice investigated dozens of murders committed by a “skinchanger.” That turningback-the-clock twist isn’t so bad, but it doesn’t last. Just as we settle in for a story about one of teenage Roland’s first gunslinger gigs, we’re dropped deeper down the wormhole

into a story-within-a-storywithin-a-story. This one is what gives the book its name. King himself has called it a “modern fairy tale,” and there is indeed a fairy, an enchanted forest and a benevolent tiger. But once the tale begins, this so-called “Dark Tower Novel” doesn’t feel like it has much to do with the Dark Tower. King’s “constant readers” can judge whether the story stands on its own, but my guess is fans will be a little disappointed and newcomers won’t find enough to truly love. For that, pick up “The Gunslinger,” first published in 1982, and lose yourself in one of the greatest fantasy epics ever written.


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Playing the pipes

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The pipe organ at The Church of St. Michael and All Angels is shown. Dr. Robert Delcamp, an accomplished organist, will give a recital at the church Sunday.

Esteemed organist to have recital at St. Michael’s In the nave of Church of St. Michael and All Angels, there is a historical instrument that stands immediately behind the pulpit. Although only its green, handpainted face pipes are original now, the organ can be likened to being the oldest active member of Hervey the church, Folsom one that Artists in Action “joined” in 1889. With its repairs through the years it has since given tireless service. And this Sunday at 3 p.m., it will do so again, with a man of high caliber at the helm. A recital given by a professor of music, a university organist, choirmaster and concert artist

— all titles held by Dr. Robert Delcamp — will add a highlight in the musical realm for the church and the community. The public is invited, and, according to Dr. Patricia Corbin, the organist at St. Michael’s, it should be glorious event for all who are there. Delcamp holds those four aforementioned titles at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Under his direction, the university choir has made several recordings and 11 tours of England, including residencies at five cathedrals. “We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Delcamps’s caliber perform here,” Corbin said. “He is exceptionally gifted in this area, and so creative in using combinations of sounds to get the organ’s ultimate effect. It will be a rare treat.” Antiphonal organ pipes were

installed in the rear of the church recently for special musical effects. The installation was in honor of Louis Culver, now retired, who was the Delcamp organist at St. Michael’s for more than 30 years. “I’ll be interested in how he will make use of these,” Corbin commented. The addition of the pipes was made possible by a member of the church, to the glory of God, according to church officials. The member wishes to remain anonymous. As a concert artist, Delcamp has toured extensively throughout the United States as well as in England, Germany and

Luxembourg. His recordings for the Naxos labels represent the compositions of well-known French composers including Camille Saint-Saens, Marcel Dupre, Alexandre Guilmant and Charles-Marie Widor. The St. Michael’s organ is well-suited for French-written music by these masters because of the proliferation of the reed stops, according to Delcamp. His program will contain works of a few French composers as well as those of other nationalities. “All organs are different,” he said. “This one at St. Michael’s is a very complete one for a small church. It’s equipped to play most of the organ repertoire.” The cornerstone of St. Michael’s was laid in 1888 and the church’s construction was completed in 1890, according to church records. “It’s an extraordinary church, historically and

architecturally,” said Delcamp, who was the church’s guest organist in the mid -1980s and in 2005. “And, the set-up for performing music is good.” “The organ is in great shape now,” said Corbin. ‘I’m just looking forward to sitting in the congregation and hearing wonderful music.” Sunday’s audience will hear a blend of tones, both majestic and soothing. It is the type of color that only an organ can produce, according to Discovering Music, a text by Howard D. McKinney and W.R. Anderson. Delcamp, who knows this organ well, is making sure that the recital will be enlivening. “It will be an eclectic program to show off the organ,” he said. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow the recital.


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‘THE PART OF A LIFETIME’ Hayley Long thrilled to play lead in CAST’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ By Erin Williams Special to The Star

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“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” When: April 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 2:30 p.m. Cost: General admission is $20 per show; $10 per show for students and children ages 4 and up. Thursday is “pay what you can” night. Contact: Call 256-820-CAST or visit castalabama.com.

or Hayley Long, becoming an actress was something that happened one day at a time. Like many when she turned 40, she hit a crossroad. “You’re at a certain age and you think, ‘I’m not ever going to be able to do these things again,’ but I’ve realized you can,” she says of following her passion after spending 18 years working in visual arts. “In my mind I was just really unhappy. I just made a choice to … change my life and do the things I enjoy.” She made the leap and now the 44-year-old has landed her biggest character yet, the female lead role in CAST’s current production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Now she’s four productions in with the company, Long is stepping into her first dramatic — and lead — role. “This is the part of a lifetime for me, to be honest,” she said. “There’s a lot more meat to this play than any one that CAST has done.” On her quest to pursue a different career, get in shape and spend more time with her son, Long moved into a full-time position at Camp Mac that included teaching drama, but it didn’t quite turn into the opportunity she pictured. “(Working) seven days a week in the summer is not spending more time with him,” Long said. She realized of missing her son, and after a few years she decided to leave work and concentrate on acting, which led to her first role with CAST in “Miracle on 34th Street” in 2010, where she performed alongside her son in what was his first role as well.

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From left to right: “Brick” played by Daniel Baker King Jr., “Maggie” played by Hayley Long, “Gooper” played by Scott Whitney, “Big Daddy” played by Jake Mathew Jr., “Mae” played by Rachel Walker and “Big Mama” played by Lolly Payne. “It’s been a good thing for us to connect together,” she says of their experience, which won her a local Randy Award for her role as Miss Adams. To prepare for this role, Long watched numerous versions of the play, and said she thinks her performance falls in between the depictions of her character as played by Natalie Wood and Elizabeth Taylor.

“The part is completely opposite of me,” she says. “The way (Maggie) is — she may appear to be conniving and mysterious … (but) I think she genuinely cares about people in her own little selfish way.” There have been a few hoops to jump through while undertaking the transformation. “Tennessee Williams uses a lot of alliteration, and he repeats the same lines over and over throughout

the script, so you don’t know where you are a lot of times,” Long laments. “But he tells the story so nicely, that some of the lines just have come naturally — you feel like you’re actually that person.” Becoming Maggie has only presented one other real challenge — that of the costumed variety. “I don’t have the bosoms for the part,” she says with a laugh. “But we’ve made that work!” While the play does have some adult moments, the overall message is one of family relationships, Long said. “Even though it’s (set) in the 1950’s, all those subjects are still brought up today,” she said. “What’s interesting about this play is that it touches on really deep family issues and controversy … “We all have problems and challenges that we go through with family, but it works out in the end.” Life for the mother and wife has definitely become sunnier since she decided to follow her heart. “I’m happy, I’m doing things I love, and I’m being with my son — it’s just unbelievable the difference in the quality of life I’m living.” As far as the future is concerned, Long, who is vice president of the Anniston Runners Club — and has lost 30 pounds, to boot — is taking the summer to concentrate on training for the 10K AJC Peachtree Road Race in Georgia. “I’ve been in four straight plays … I need a little sabbatical!” she said. Even so, Long is pleased with the way that things have turned out, and can attribute her upswing to one simple philosophy: “Just take little steps that can turn into big steps … one day at a time.”


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“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” When: April 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 2:30 p.m. Cost: General admission is $20 per show; $10 per show for students and children ages 4 and up. Thursday is “pay what you can” night. Contact: Call 256-820-CAST or visit castalabama.com.

or Hayley Long, becoming an actress was something that happened one day at a time. Like many when she turned 40, she hit a crossroad. “You’re at a certain age and you think, ‘I’m not ever going to be able to do these things again,’ but I’ve realized you can,” she says of following her passion after spending 18 years working in visual arts. “In my mind I was just really unhappy. I just made a choice to … change my life and do the things I enjoy.” She made the leap and now the 44-year-old has landed her biggest character yet, the female lead role in CAST’s current production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Now she’s four productions in with the company, Long is stepping into her first dramatic — and lead — role. “This is the part of a lifetime for me, to be honest,” she said. “There’s a lot more meat to this play than any one that CAST has done.” On her quest to pursue a different career, get in shape and spend more time with her son, Long moved into a full-time position at Camp Mac that included teaching drama, but it didn’t quite turn into the opportunity she pictured. “(Working) seven days a week in the summer is not spending more time with him,” Long said. She realized of missing her son, and after a few years she decided to leave work and concentrate on acting, which led to her first role with CAST in “Miracle on 34th Street” in 2010, where she performed alongside her son in what was his first role as well.

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From left to right: “Brick” played by Daniel Baker King Jr., “Maggie” played by Hayley Long, “Gooper” played by Scott Whitney, “Big Daddy” played by Jake Mathew Jr., “Mae” played by Rachel Walker and “Big Mama” played by Lolly Payne. “It’s been a good thing for us to connect together,” she says of their experience, which won her a local Randy Award for her role as Miss Adams. To prepare for this role, Long watched numerous versions of the play, and said she thinks her performance falls in between the depictions of her character as played by Natalie Wood and Elizabeth Taylor.

“The part is completely opposite of me,” she says. “The way (Maggie) is — she may appear to be conniving and mysterious … (but) I think she genuinely cares about people in her own little selfish way.” There have been a few hoops to jump through while undertaking the transformation. “Tennessee Williams uses a lot of alliteration, and he repeats the same lines over and over throughout

the script, so you don’t know where you are a lot of times,” Long laments. “But he tells the story so nicely, that some of the lines just have come naturally — you feel like you’re actually that person.” Becoming Maggie has only presented one other real challenge — that of the costumed variety. “I don’t have the bosoms for the part,” she says with a laugh. “But we’ve made that work!” While the play does have some adult moments, the overall message is one of family relationships, Long said. “Even though it’s (set) in the 1950’s, all those subjects are still brought up today,” she said. “What’s interesting about this play is that it touches on really deep family issues and controversy … “We all have problems and challenges that we go through with family, but it works out in the end.” Life for the mother and wife has definitely become sunnier since she decided to follow her heart. “I’m happy, I’m doing things I love, and I’m being with my son — it’s just unbelievable the difference in the quality of life I’m living.” As far as the future is concerned, Long, who is vice president of the Anniston Runners Club — and has lost 30 pounds, to boot — is taking the summer to concentrate on training for the 10K AJC Peachtree Road Race in Georgia. “I’ve been in four straight plays … I need a little sabbatical!” she said. Even so, Long is pleased with the way that things have turned out, and can attribute her upswing to one simple philosophy: “Just take little steps that can turn into big steps … one day at a time.”


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Cable channel hits on a profitable course By David Hiltbrand The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — It’s a long and twisty trail that leads from Alexander the Great to Larry the Cable Guy, but the History Channel would gladly travel it again. The cable outlet launched on New Year’s Day in 1995 with lofty aspirations befitting its name. It offered a library of documentaries about everything from the Precambrian era to the Crusades to the Korean War. Ladies and gentlemen, we have discovered the cure for insomnia. The subject matter was too dry for TV’s heightened narrative style. “It gets to the general tension of how to exhibit historians who tend to work in nuance and complexity in a medium that favors absolutes and dramatic contrasts,” says Paul Steege, an associate professor of history at Villanova University. “There is a conflict there that is not always reconcilable.” And the scholarly stuff was a bust from a business point of view — far too expensive and time-consuming to produce, limited in appeal and absolutely dormant in repeat airings. So the channel cast about for pastimes that were proven crowd pleasers. For some time, it was sarcastically referred to as “The Hitler Channel” for its seeming fixation with German military in WWII. It was all Nazis all the time. By 2008 when the cable company’s name was officially shortened to History, a seismic shift had begun. The previous year, the channel had introduced “Ice Road Truckers,” which focused on long-haul drivers working in brutal conditions north of

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From left, Corey Harrison, Rick Harrison and Richard Harrison, from History’s ‘Pawn Stars,’ is shown. The show is one of the network’s most popular, drawing more viewers than some network primetime shows. the Arctic Circle. Cheap, macho and sticky no matter how many times you showed it. On basic cable, that’s a stand-up triple. “Ice Road Truckers” was manifestly a reality show although History insisted it was the forerunner of an entirely new genre, “American originals.” By any name, it was a hit. And History saw a clear path into a profitable future. “We’re a ratings-driven business and at some point volume has to come into play,” says Nancy Dubuc, the channel’s GM who designed its more contemporary, series based strategy. “We easily could have stayed a smaller niche

player,” says Dubuc, “But the more successful we are in attracting audience and advertisers, the more we can invest in programming.” The roster of “American originals” mushroomed: “Ax Men,” “Mud Cats,” “Big Shrimpin’,” “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy.” In the last six years, viewership of the channel has nearly doubled. Its most popular series “Pawn Stars” (5.8 million), “American Pickers” (5.2 million) and “Swamp People” (4.6 million) draw more viewers than some primetime network shows. They draw more male viewers than almost all network shows. History’s lineup is flypaper to younger men (18-34).

The channel ranks second in cable only to ESPN. And advertisers will pay a premium to reach that demographic which is harder to find on TV than Jimmy Hoffa. Those profits in turn go to pay for prestige programming like “Vietnam,” an ambitious HD project, and “Gettysburg,” the 3-D Civil War extravaganza produced by Tony and Ridley Scott that won four Emmys. The channel still takes scorn for making a mockery of its mandate. But History isn’t the first cable outlet to change on the fly in pursuit of better numbers. “MTV is a great example of a channel that branded itself and then saw the TV landscape shift,” says Matt McAllister, professor of media studies at Penn State. “You can only hope the original meaning in your logo doesn’t mean so much. The M in MTV of course stands for Music. But they don’t really play music anymore,” he continues. “It’s almost as if the M is meaningless in the era of Jersey Shore.” So just how flexible are the History boundaries? “Five years ago I would have said you absolutely may not do reality competition shows; now we have two,” says Dubuc, referring to “Full Metal Jousting” and “Top Shot.” “So I’m leery of naming things we’ll never do.” A wise resolution. Just weeks after this interview, the channel announced it would venture for the first time in 2013 into scripted drama series with “Vikings,” the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrock. History is always evolving.


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Learning more about Emily Deschanel By Rich Heldenfels

me what happened to “Ace of Cakes” on Food Network, one of my favorite Q: Besides having a shows? Is it gone for good? baby on “Bones,” we know A: Yes. The series ended that Emily Deschanel has its run in 2011. a baby of her own. Is she Q: I know that Robmarried? And how is she ert Redford will be 75 in related to the girl who August. But will we ever plays the lead on “New see him in front of the camGirl”? era again? Has Hollywood A: Emily Deschanel, who turned its back on him plays Temperance Brennan because he never fit that on Fox’s “Bones,” is marlife? Christopher Plummer ried to actor-writer-proat 82 just got an Oscar. Cerducer David Hornsby of “It’s tainly, there’s something Always Sunny in Philadelfor “my Bob.” phia,” “Unsupervised” and A: Redford can still step other shows. They wed in onscreen when he chooses. September 2010. A year later While he did not appear in they welcomed their first his last directorial effort, child, a son named Henry. “The Conspirator,” he has a Emily Deschanel is the older couple of acting jobs in the sister of Zooey Deschanel of works. One is “The Com“New Girl.” They are daugh- pany You Keep,” which Redters of Caleb Deschanel, a ford also directed. Based on well-regarded cinematogthe novel by Neil Gordon, it rapher and director, and has Redford as a ’60s radiactress Mary Jo Deschanel. cal still hiding from the law. Q: Could you please tell Redford is also attached to Akron Beacon Journal

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Emily Deschanel, left, and sister Zooey Deschanel arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Jan. 15, 2012, in Los Angeles. The ‘Bones’ actress recently had her first child with actor-writer-producer David Hornsby. “All Is Lost,” a film written and directed by College of Wooster alum J.C. Chandor; according to the Cinema Blend website, it involves a man trying to survive after being left adrift at sea. It is due to shoot this summer. Q: Thanks to Netflix, I’ve recently ignited my old love for the show “Reaper.” I’ve finished both seasons in a matter of days. The second season ended in a huge cliffhanger but I discovered it was canceled. I just wanted to know if there is any chance of a Season 3 and if not, why was it canceled? It was a great show. A: I also liked the supernatural comedy-drama about a young man (Bret Harrison) working for the devil (Ray Wise) to catch people who have escaped from hell. But the CW dropped it after two seasons after disappointing ratings. While there was reportedly an attempt to continue the show in syndication or to a cable network, that did not pan out and the cast and producers moved on to other projects. As for the cliffhanger issue, “Reaper” creators

Do you have a question or comment for the mailbag? Write to the Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH, 44309 or rheldenfels@thebeaconjournal.com. Please mark the email or envelope with “mailbag.” Letters may be edited for publication. Please do not phone in questions. Individual replies cannot be guaranteed. Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters gave an interview to the CliqueClack.com website where they discussed some of what would have happened in the third season. For starters, Sam (Harrison’s character) proves not to be the Devil’s son, as was widely assumed. Instead, he is the half-demon/ halfhuman son of his human mother and demon father — and Sam inherited his powers from his father. The Devil feared that Sam could be his downfall — but if he could turn Sam bad, then Sam would no longer be a threat.

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Å The Graham Norton Show Actress Cate Blanchett. BBC Star Trek: Next “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming” (2010, Drama) Collins Pennie, David Banner, Keith David. Å ›› “Madea’s Family Reunion” (2006, Comedy) Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield. Å BET ›› National Security Celebrity Ghost Stories Celebrity Ghost Stories Å My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (N) My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (N) My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera Å BIO ››› “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Harrison Ford. Indy’s hunt for his missing father leads to the Holy Grail. Å ››› “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) Harrison Ford. Å BRAVO Orange County Social Texas Women Anna tries to party like the guys. (N) Southern Nights Two roommates come together. Texas Women Anna tries to party like the guys. ’ CMTV ›› “Road House” (1989, Action) Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch. ’ Å ›› “Super Troopers” (2001) Jay Chandrasekhar. Budget cuts threaten the jobs of five state troopers. ›› “Accepted” (2006, Comedy) Justin Long. Å COMEDY ›› “The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard.” (2009, Comedy) Jeremy Piven. Å Secrets of the Secret Service ’ Å Killing bin Laden ’ Å Secrets of Seal Team 6 ’ Å Auction Kings ’ Å Auction Kings ’ Å DISC Armored Car Jessie A bossy nanny bul- Austin & Ally Austin and Jessie Emma has a crush Phineas and Ferb “Meap- Austin & Ally “Soups & Austin & Ally “Burglaries Austin & Ally “Managers Austin & Ally “Deejays & Jessie Jessie gets Luke a DISN lies Jessie. ’ Å Ally wait in line. ’ Å on a bad boy. ’ less in Seattle” ’ Stars” ’ Å & Boobytraps” ’ Å & Meatballs” ’ Å Demos” ’ Å math tutor. ’ Å The Voice ’ Å ›› “Legally Blonde” (2001, Comedy) Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair. Kate & Will Ice Loves Coco The Soup Chelsea Lately E! ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å ESPN 2012 NFL Draft (N) Å ●Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å Tim Tebow - Everything in Between Year of the Quarterback Å ESPN2 NHRA Drag Racing ›› “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska. Live action/animated. Alice, now a teen, returns to Underland. Finding Neverland (2004) FAM ›› “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006) Johnny Depp. Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible “Chatterbox” Iron Chef America “Flay vs. Staib” FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible “Del’s” ●Boxing Top Rank Boxing: Frankie Leal vs. Roberto Marroquin. From Thackerville, Okla. FOXSS ●MLB Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves. From Turner Field in Atlanta. (N) (Live) Forget Sarah ›› “Dear John” (2010, Romance) Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Henry Thomas. ›› “Dear John” (2010, Romance) Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Henry Thomas. FX ›› “I, Robot” (2004) Will Smith. A homicide detective tracks a dangerous robot in 2035. Å FXM ›› “I, Robot” (2004, Science Fiction) Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan. A homicide detective tracks a dangerous robot in 2035. Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud Å Family Feud Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game GSN Family Feud ’ Å I Love Lucy Lucy calls lit- I Love Lucy An Italian di- I Love Lucy Lucy has no I Love Lucy Lucy’s winI Love Lucy Lucy carries I Love Lucy Bob Hope I Love Lucy Ricardos I Love Lucy “Lucy Meets I Love Lucy Little Ricky HALL tle Ricky on his birthday. rector offers Lucy a role. passport at the border. nings cause problems. all her souvenirs. Å thinks Lucy is a jinx. clash over Little Ricky. Orson Welles” Å develops stage fright. ●24/7 Mayweather/Cotto Boxing Chad Dawson vs. Bernard Hopkins, Light Heavyweights. (N) ’ (Live) Å HBO ›› Fast Five (2011) ’ ›› “Larry Crowne” (2011) Tom Hanks. Premiere. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Candice Tells All Å Dear Genevieve Å Color Splash Å Interiors Inc Å House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l H&G Hunters Int’l ›› “Wyatt Earp” (1994) Third Reich “The Rise” A look at the rise of Nazi Germany. (Part 1 of 2) Å Third Reich “The Fall” The downfall of the Third Reich. (Part 2 of 2) Å HIST Kevin Costner. › “I Know Who Killed Me” (2007, Suspense) Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond. Premiere. Å LIFE Adopting Terror (2012) “Playdate” (2012) Marguerite Moreau. A woman suspects that her neighbors abuse their children. Å ›› “Hesher” (2010, Drama) Natalie Portman. Premiere. ’ ‘R’ Å Girl’s Guide to Depravity MAX ››› “Seven” (1995, Suspense) Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman. A killer dispatches his victims via the Seven Deadly Sins. ’ ‘R’ Å Heroes of World War II ›› “Ike: Countdown to D-Day” (2004) ’ MILIT Heroes of World War II ›› “Ike: Countdown to D-Day” (2004) Tom Selleck. Premiere. Gen. Eisenhower prepares to invade Normandy in 1944. ’ › “What a Girl Wants” (2003) Amanda Bynes. A plucky teenager goes to London to meet her father. ’ MTV ›› “Fame” (2009, Drama) Asher Book, Kristy Flores. High-school actors, dancers and singers chase their dreams. ’ Shark Men Tagging five sharks from five species. Wicked Tuna “Weekend Warriors” Wicked Tuna “Size Matters” Shark Men Tagging five sharks from five species. NGEO Prison Women iCarly “iHalfoween” (N) How to Rock (N) Å Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Fred: The Show Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK Fred 2: Night How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å SCIENCE How It’s Made ’ Å Nurse Jackie ’ Å Nurse Jackie “The Wall” The Big C “Thin Ice” ’ The Big C ’ Å The Big C ’ Å ›› “Jackass: The Movie” (2002) ’ ‘R’ Å SHOW › The Back-up Plan ’ Nurse Jackie ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless ●NASCAR Victory Lane (N) Goodwood Revival Hollywood’s Hottest Car Chases “Part 1” Hollywood’s Hottest Car Chases “Part 2” SPEED Festival of Speed ›› “Walking Tall” (2004, Action) The Rock. A sheriff and a deputy try to rid their town of thugs. ’ ›› “Doom” (2005) The Rock, Karl Urban. ’ SPIKE › “Crank: High Voltage” (2009, Action) Jason Statham, Amy Smart. ’ ●Raceline ●College Softball Mississippi at Tennessee. 3 Wide Life SPSO ●College Baseball Texas A&M at Texas. (N Same-day Tape) “Space Twister” (2012) Erica Cerra. Premiere. Devastating cyclones threaten to destroy the Earth. “Stonehenge Apocalypse” (2010) Misha Collins. SYFY “Alien Tornado” (2012, Science Fiction) Jeff Fahey, Kari Wuhrer. Å In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley Å Hour of Power Å Billy Graham Classic Crusades Not a Fan Travel the Road Å TBN Precious Memories TBS Seinfeld “The Junk Mail” The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ ››› “Forrest Gump” (1994) Tom Hanks. A slow-witted Southerner experiences 30 years of history. ›››› “A Streetcar ›››› “The Third Man” (1949, Suspense) Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard. A writer of Westerns ›››› “Brief Encounter” (1945, Romance) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard. A doc- ››› “Mutiny on the TCM Named Desire” (1951) probes a pal’s death in postwar Vienna. Å tor and a housewife meet by chance at a train station. Å Bounty” (1962) Å William & Kate: One Year Later ’ Å My Mother Diana (N) ’ Å The Royal Wedding: The Encore and More Å TLC The Royal Wedding: The Encore and More An interview with wedding guests. “The Lord of the Rings: ››› “I Am Legend” (2007, Science Fiction) Will Smith, Alice Braga, Dash Mihok. Bloodthirsty plague victims ›› “Resident Evil: Extinction” (2007, Horror) Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter. Alice and her cohorts TNT The Return of the King” surround a lone survivor. Å seek to eliminate an undead virus. Å King of the Hill ’ Å Childrens Hospital Loiter Squad Family Guy ’ Å The Boondocks Aqua Teen Hunger TOON ››› “Shrek 2” (2004) Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. Premiere. 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Rick & Bubba Å ›› “Widows’ Peak” (1994) Mia Farrow. Southern Gospel Music Cheers ’ 8 WJXS Crosspoint ●NBA Basketball First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å Sea Rescue Joint Pain? This Week W/ George Paid Pro- Cindy Paid Pro- Natural Ad- Paid Pro- Paid Pro- NBA News at ABC World Funny H WJSU (N) Stephanopoulos gram Crawford gram vantage gram gram 5PM News Videos ●Get Golf Ready (N) Å ●PGA Tour Golf Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Final Round. From Avondale, CBS Evening News CBS News Face the Dawson Memorial Sheer Cov- Paid Pro- Motorcycle Racing 60 Minutes J WIAT Sunday Nation (N) Church er gram La. (N) (Live) Å News ’Å George George George ›› “At First Sight” (1999) Val Kilmer. ’ ››› “A Few Good Men” (1992) Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson. ’ L WPXH Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Inspiration Today Camp Meeting ’ Faith NewHope Paid Prog. Paid Prog. Diet- 2012 Whacked Paid Prog. Raymond Sunny ››› “The Parent Trap” (1998) Dennis Quaid ››› “The Rookie” (2002) Dennis Quaid. The Unit ¥ WABM Church CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming News Cars.TV Incredible Dog Incredible Dog Local Programming Chan. 2 Action News Local Prog ^ TV-2 Chan. 2 Action News Flipped Off Å Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Duck D. Storage Wars Å Storage Storage Storage Storage Storage A&E ›› “Wyatt Earp” Mad Men Mad Men Lane strikes up Mad Men Peggy is upset The Killing Sarah gets a ›› “The Jerk” (1979) Steve Martin. Simpleton ›››› “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) Henry Thomas. A Cal- ››› “The Shawshank Redemption” AMC Å a friendship. Å by a difficult pitch. mysterious message. leaves home, invents slip-proof eyeglasses. Å ifornia boy befriends a homesick alien. Å (1994) Tim Robbins. Å Animal Animal Animal Animal River Monsters: Unhooked “Killer Catfish” ’ Swamp Wars ’ Å Swamp Wars ’ Å Swamp Wars ’ Å Swamp Wars ’ Å Whale ANPL Dogs 101 ’ Å William & Kate: A Fair Prince William Britain’s Royal Weddings ’ Å Harry’s Arctic Heroes (N) Å Royal Wedding Highlights Anniversary Special (N) Å BBC Di’s Dress Princes My Wife ›› “The Wiz” (1978, Musical) Diana Ross, Michael Jackson. Å ›› “Preacher’s Kid” (2009, Drama) LeToya Luckett. Å Steve Harvey: Still Trippin’ Stand-up routine. Å BET Lift Voice My Wife Outlaw Bikers Å Outlaw Bikers Å Gang World Å Gang World “MS-13” Notorious Å Notorious Notorious “Serial Wife” Notorious Å Women Behind Bars Women BIO Housewives/NJ Housewives/Atl. Don’t Be Don’t Be Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/Atl. Housewives/OC OC BRAVO ››› “Ghostbusters” Housewives/NJ CMT Insider ’ Å Top 20 Countdown ’ Å ›› “Road House” (1989, Action) Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch. ’ Å ››› “Rocky II” (1979) Sylvester Stallone. ’ CMTV CMT Crossroads Å Futurama Futurama Futurama ›› “Extract” (2009) Jason Bateman. Å ›› “Accepted” (2006) Justin Long. Å ›› “Super Troopers” (2001) Å COMEDY ›› “Sex Drive” (2008, Comedy) Josh Zuckerman. Å Auction Auction Moonshiners ’ Å Moonshiners ’ Å Moonshiners ’ Å Moonshiners ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å MythBusters ’ Å Myth DISC American Guns Å Good Luck Shake It A.N.T. Farm Austin & WizardsWizardsGood Luck Good Luck Shake It Shake it Jessie ’ Austin & Phineas Phineas Good Luck A.N.T. Farm Jessie ’ Shake It Good Luck DISN Charlie ’ Up! Å Å Ally Å Place Place Charlie ’ Charlie ’ Up! Å Up! Å Å Ally Å and Ferb and Ferb Charlie ’ Å Å Up! Å Charlie ’ The Soup Kate & Will E! 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Autogeek Motorhead Henderson Behind Boxing Boys in Baseball Poker FOXSS Boys in ›› “Fantastic Four” ›› “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” ›› “Ghost Rider” (2007) Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes. ››› “The Incredible Hulk” (2008, Action) Edward Norton, Liv Tyler. ››› “Iron Man” FX ››› “Soul Food” (1997) Vanessa L. Williams. › “Hope Floats” (1998) Sandra Bullock. Å ›› “The Family Stone” (2005) Å ›› “Blast From the Past” (1999) Å FXM Pres. FXM “Truth Abt Cats” Deal or No Deal Å Deal or No Deal Å Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Family Fd Family Fd Are You Smarter Smarter GSN Whammy! Chain Rctn Newlywed Newlywed 1 vs. 100 ’ Å “Beyond the Blackboard” (2011, Docudrama) Emi- “Edge of the Garden” (2011, Drama) Rob Estes, ›› “Audrey’s Rain” (2003, Drama) Jean Smart, ›› “Little John” (2002) Ving Rhames. A child she “Beyond the Blackboard” (2011, HALL ly VanCamp, Treat Williams. Å Sarah Manninen, David Lewis. Å Carol Kane, Richard Gilliland. Å gave up for adoption re-enters a judge’s life. Docudrama) Emily VanCamp. Å 24/7 Real Time/Bill Maher Portrait ››› “Inception” (2010) Leonardo DiCaprio. ‘PG-13’ Å ›› “Larry Crowne” (2011) Å ›› “Knight and Day” (2010) Tom Cruise. Å Predators HBO Boxing First Place First Place Property Property Property Property Hunters Hunt Intl For Rent For Rent Hunters Hunt Intl Holmes H&G Hate Bath Room Cr. YardCrash Hse Crash Love It or List It Å Only in America With Only in America With Sold! Å Sold! “Fire Sold! Å Sold! Å Restoration Restoration American Pickers American Pickers “The Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Ax Men Å HIST Larry the Cable Guy Larry the Cable Guy Sale” “When Horses Fly” Elephant in the Room” Å Å Å Å ››› “Gia” (1998) Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Mitchell. Å ›› “Derailed” (2005) Clive Owen. Å › “I Know Who Killed Me” (2007) Å Chloe Å LIFE ››› “Selena” (1997, Biography) Jennifer Lopez. Å ››› “The Town” (2010) Ben Affleck. ‘R’ Å ››› “48 HRS.” (1982) Nick Nolte. ’ ‘R’ Å ›› “Another 48 HRS.” (1990) ‘R’ ›› “The Adjustment Bureau” ’ ›› “The Eagle” (2011) ‘PG-13’ MAX “Big Mommas” Ultimate Weapons ’ Secret Pearl Harbor Myths of Pearl Harbor Myths of Pearl Harbor Story of U-Boat 505 Hitler’s Bodyguard ’ Hitler’s Bodyguard ’ Hitler’s Bodyguard ’ U 864 MILIT Top Tens ’ Å America’s Best Dance Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Fantasy Fantasy Fantasy Fantasy Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. MTV “What a Girl Wants” Breakout Breakout Breakout Breakout Breakout Breakout Whale That Ate Jaws Wicked Tuna Ocean NGEO Breakout Korra iCarly ’ Rock Monster High Kung Fu Kung Fu The Penguins The Fairly OddParents Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. Sponge. iCarly ’ NICK Sponge. Sponge. Korra Firefly “Bushwacked” Firefly “Shindig” Å Firefly “Safe” ’ Å Firefly ’ Å Firefly “Jaynestown” Firefly “Out of Gas” Firefly “Ariel” ’ Å Firefly “War Stories” Firefly ’ SCIENCE Firefly ’ Å ›› “Flypaper” (2011) ‘NR’ “Few Options” (2011) ‘NR’ › “Scary Movie 2” (2001) ’ ‘R’ ›› “I Am Number Four” (2011) Alex Pettyfer. Borgias SHOW Capote ‘R’ ›› “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” (2003) Veronica Mars Å Veronica Mars Å Gilmore Girls ’ Å Gilmore Girls ’ Å Gilmore Girls ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å One Tree Hill ’ Å General... SOAP Veronica Mars Å Car Crazy Festival of Speed MotoGP Racing Rolex Sports Car Series Racing Homestead. (N) (Live) Australian V8 Supercars Hamilton. (N) (Live) AMA Supercross Lites SP Center SPEED Classic Horse. Trucks! ’ MuscleCar Repo Repo ›› “Alien vs. Predator” (2004) Sanaa Lathan. ›› “Doom” (2005) The Rock, Karl Urban. ’ › “Crank: High Voltage” (2009, Action) ’ Walking SPIKE Xtreme Woods Football Orange My Words My Words Pre-Game MLB Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves. (N) (Live) Postgame Postgame Football College Softball SPSO Ken Fact or Faked Fact or Faked Fact or Faked Fact or Faked Fact or Faked Fact or Faked “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” Underwor SYFY Fact or Faked Win Walk Miracle Redempt. Love In Touch PowerPnt. Is Written B. Conley From Heart King Is J. Franklin John Hagee Today Prince G. Dickow T.D. Jakes J. Meyer Youssef TBN Rhema MLB Baseball Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees. (N) (Live) Å Friends ’ Friends ’ ››› “Forrest Gump” (1994, Drama) Tom Hanks. Å TBS “The Scorpion King” ›› “Journey to the Center of the Earth” Å ››› “The Moon and Sixpence” (1942, Drama) ››› “Bedazzled” (1967, Comedy) Peter Cook, ››› “The Night of the Hunter” (1955, Suspense) ›››› “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962, Adventure) Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony TCM George Sanders, Herbert Marshall. Å Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron. Å Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters. Å Quinn. A controversial British officer unites Arab tribes against the Turks. Å William & Kate Four Weddings Å Gypsy Wedding Gypsy Wedding Gypsy Wedding Gypsy Wedding Gypsy Wedding Medium TLC The Royal Wedding: The Encore and More ’ Law & Order Charity ex- Law & Order A crane Law & Order “Submis- Law & Order Baltimore ››› “I Am Legend” (2007) Will Smith. Bloodthirsty ›› “The Longest Yard” (2005) Adam Sandler, Chris Rock. Pris- ●NBA NBA BasTNT ecutive is murdered. collapses, killing a man. sion” Dog-fighting ring. police help with a case. plague victims surround a lone survivor. oners train for a football game against the guards. Å Pregame (N) ketball Justice MAD Level Up ››› “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” “Open Season 3” (2010) Steve Schirripa. ››› “Shrek” (2001) Voices of Mike Myers. ››› “Shrek 2” (2004, Comedy) TOON Lantern Extreme Makeover ››› “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984) Eddie Murphy. Å M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H M*A*S*H Memories of M*A*S*H TVLND Cleveland Cleveland Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ’ Å ›› “Next Friday” (2000) Ice Cube. Å › “Good Luck Chuck” (2007) Dane Cook. Å ›› “The Game Plan” (2007, Comedy) Å Law & Order: SVU Law-SVU USA ›› “Funny People” (2009) Adam Sandler. 40 Most Slimmed-Down Celebs ’ Couples Therapy ’ La La By June Behind the Music Å Behind the Music Å Basketball Wives ’ Basketball Wives ’ Basketball VH1 Plastic Surgery CABLE NEWS Paid Prog. Defrosting Paid Prog. Paid Prog. 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I’m Fluffy Å Dave Chappelle: Killin’ Them Softly ’ Å South Park Å Tosh.0 Å Katt Williams: It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ Å COMEDY ›› Super Troopers MythBusters “Toilet Bomb” ’ Å MythBusters “Mailbag Special” (N) ’ Å Moonshiners Tim and Tickle plan a bootleg run. ’ MythBusters “Mailbag Special” ’ Å DISC MythBusters ’ Å Good Luck Charlie “Story ›› “Bedtime Stories” (2008, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce. Jessie The gang ends up Shake It Up! A fundraiser Austin & Ally “Kangaroos A.N.T. Farm “manageJessie A movie star asks DISN Time” ’ Å A handyman’s tall tales begin to come true. ’ ‘PG’ Å in medieval times. Å helps Ms. Nancy. Å & Chaos” ’ Å mANT” ’ Å Jessie out on a date. ’ ›› Legally Blonde Ice Loves Coco Ice Loves Coco Ice Loves Coco Ice Loves Coco Khloe and Lamar (N) Ice Loves Coco (N) Chelsea Lately The Soup E! ●MLB Baseball Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers. From Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live) ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN ●Baseball Tonight (N) ●SportsCenter Å ESPN2 ●NHRA Drag Racing O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals. From Baytown, Texas. (N Same-day Tape) Å ››› “Where the Wild Things Are” (2009, Fantasy) Catherine Keener, Max Records. Premiere. FAM ›› “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska. Live action/animated. Alice, now a teen, returns to Underland. Cupcake Wars “Country Music Awards” (N) Chopped All-Stars “All Stars: Judge Remix” (N) Iron Chef America “Symon vs. Crenn” Chopped Hearts of palm and rabbit escabeche. FOOD Chopped All-Stars ●UFC Unleashed (N) ●The Game 365 World Poker Tour: Season 10 (Taped) Barfly (N) World Poker Tour: Season 10 FOXSS World Poker Tour ››› “Iron Man” (2008) Robert Downey Jr. A billionaire dons an armored suit to fight criminals. ›› “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009) Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber. Wolverine becomes involved with the Weapon X program. 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Å Best of Holmes on Homes ���Great Pretenders” (N) Holmes Inspection “Pane-Full Truth” ’ Å Holmes on Homes Fencing contractor. Å H&G Holmes on Homes Å Ax Men Buck and Swilley Ax Men “Up in Flames” Jimmy Smith braves the Ax Men “Family Rivalry” Gabe’s two yarder sides are Swamp People “Under Siege” R.J. and Jay Paul go af- Modern Marvels “The Lumberyard” Plywood and HIST get unexpected help. Suwannee River. Å reunited. (N) Å ter Pas Tout La. Å pressed wood; exotic woods. Å Army Wives Denise worries about Frank. (N) Å The Client List A law student comes to the spa. (N) ›› “Chloe” (2009, Drama) Julianne Moore. Å LIFE ›› “Chloe” (2009, Drama) Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson. Premiere. Å ››› “Field of Dreams” (1989, Fantasy) Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones. ’ ‘PG’ Å ›› “Hall Pass” (2011, Comedy) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis. ’ ‘R’ Å Naughty Reunion (2011) MAX ›› The Eagle (2011) The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler Å Nazi UFO Conspiracy UFO sightings and the Nazis. 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Å Joel Osteen Å Kerry Shook Ministries Believer’s Voice-Victory Creflo Dollar Å Night of Hope in Washington D.C. TBN Live From Holy Land ›› “National Treasure” (2004) Nicolas Cage, Hunter Gomez. A man tries to steal the Declaration of Independence. Å ›› “National Treasure” (2004) Nicolas Cage, Hunter Gomez. Å TBS ››› Forrest Gump ›››› “Lawrence of Ara- ››› “Peyton Place” (1957, Drama) Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Arthur Kennedy. Grace Metalious’ steamy tale of life in a New England ›› “Love Is a Ball” (1963, Comedy) Glenn Ford, Hope Lange, Charles Boyer. A TCM bia” (1962) Å town. Å matchmaker’s plans for an heiress go hopelessly awry. Long Island Medium ’ Long Island Medium ’ TLC Long Island Medium ’ Long Island Medium ’ Long Island Medium ’ Long Island Medium (N) Long Island Medium (N) My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding ’ Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å

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Å The Pitch Å The Pitch Å CSI: Miami “Shock” ’ CSI: Miami “Rampage” CSI: Miami The Pitch Å The Pitch Å ››› “The Matrix” (1999) Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne. Å CSI: Miami “Rio” Å CSI: Miami ’ Å CSI: Miami AMC W ›› “Stargate” (1994) Kurt Russell. Å TH The Pitch Å ››› “The Matrix” (1999) Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne. Å ››› “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003, Science Fiction) Keanu Reeves. Å CSI: Miami ’ Å CSI: Miami ’ Å CSI: Miami F ››› “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003) Å ››› “Executive Decision” (1996, Action) Kurt Russell, Halle Berry. Å ›› “Commando” (1985) Rae Dawn Chong Å ›› “The Matrix Revolutions” (2003) Keanu Reeves. 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Å ›› “8MM” (1999, Suspense) Nicolas Cage. Å FXM Pres. ›› “Airheads” (1994) Brendan Fraser. Å ››› “Hot Shots!” (1991) Å › “Date Movie” (2006) Å FXM Pres. › “Meet the Spartans” (2008) Å FXM Pres. Date Mov FXM W › “Bye Bye, Love” (1995) Å TH “Soldier of Fortune” Å ›› “The Barbarian and the Geisha” (1958) ››› “Blood and Wine” (1996) Jack Nicholson. › “Break Up” (1998) Kiefer Sutherland. Å ››› “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008) Dev Patel. FXM Pres. F ››› “Big” (1988) Å ›› “Toys” (1992) Robin Williams. Å ››› “That Thing You Do!” (1996) Å ›› “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (2007) Å ›› “Night at the Museum” (2006) Ben Stiller. FXM Pres. Lingo Deal or No Deal Catch 21 Lingo Whammy! Chain Rctn Fam. Feud Fam. Feud Family Fd Family Fd Newlywed Baggage Varied GSN Password $ Pyramid Password Match Gm. 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Beyond Scared Straight Å CSI: Miami “Dead Air” ’ CSI: Miami “Open Water” Two people killed on a cruise The Pitch “Waste Management” (N) Å The Pitch “Subway: McKinney & WDCW” The next big Mad Men “At the Codfish Ball” Don, Roger and Pete AMC Å ship. ’ Å campaign for ”Subway.” Å drum up business. Å River Monsters “Invisible Executioner” ’ Å River Monsters: Killer Sharks and Rays ’ Frozen Planet Winter brings a test of survival. Å River Monsters “Invisible Executioner” ’ Å ANPL Swamp Wars ’ Top Gear China’s ever-expanding car industry. (N) Å Richard Hammond’s Crash Course “Landfill” (N) Top Gear China’s ever-expanding car industry. BBC Top Gear The Supercar Shootout in Italy. Å The Game ’ Å The Game ’ Å The Game ’ Å The Game ’ Å BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live ››› “Boyz N the Hood” (1991, Drama) Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. Å Notorious Å Biography Serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Å Killer Kids Young sexual offenders who kill. Å Killer Kids School shooting statistics and history. Gangsta Girls Female gangs. Å BIO The Real Housewives of New Jersey The Real Housewives of New Jersey “Poker Face” Bethenny Ever After “Paradise Found” (N) What Happens Bethenny Ever After BRAVO Don’t Be Tardy The Singing Bee ’ Å Jennie Garth: Country Jennie Garth: Country CMTV Kitchen Nightmares ’ The Singing Bee Contestants compete for $10,000. The Singing Bee ’ Å Futurama ’ Å South Park Å It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny It’s Always Sunny Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock “100” Å American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior ’ Å American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior “Mikey Out?” Death Row: The Final 24 Hours (N) ’ Å American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior “Mikey Out?” DISC American Chopper Good Luck Charlie “Char- Jessie Emma has a crush “Radio Rebel” (2012, Drama) Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar. A shy teen develops Austin & Ally “Club Own- A.N.T. Farm “replicANT” ’ Good Luck Charlie Amy Shake It Up! “Camp It Up” DISN lie is 2!” ’ Å on a bad boy. ’ an alter ego that becomes popular on the radio. ’ ‘NR’ Å ers & Quinceaneras” ’ Å deems the family unfit. ’Å E! News (N) Fashion Police Khloe and Lamar Khloe and Lamar Khloe and Lamar Khloe and Lamar Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN ●MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter Å ●NFL Live Å ●SportsNation Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle. ESPN2 ●NFL Live (N) Å The Secret Life of the American Teenager (N) ’ Make It or Break It “Listen to the Universe” (N) ’ The Secret Life of the American Teenager Å The 700 Club “Jose Lloret; Marion Jones” Å FAM Secret-Teen Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Diners, Drive Meat Men (N) Diners, Drive FOOD Diners, Drive World Poker Tour: Season 10 World Poker Tour: Season 10 FOXSS UFC Reloaded “UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III” Edgar vs Maynard and Aldo vs Florian. ›› “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005, Action) Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn. A husband and wife are assassins for rival organizations. ›› “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005, Action) Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie. FX ›› “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004) Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal. Global warming leads to worldwide natural disasters. Å ›› “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004) Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal. Å FXM ››› Jarhead (2005) Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud Å Family Feud Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å GSN Family Feud Å Little House on the Little House on the Prairie “He Loves Me, He Loves Little House on the Prairie “Laura Ingalls Wilder” Al- Frasier Frasier and Niles Frasier Niles invites neigh- Frasier Roz must work at Frasier Frasier’s son arHALL Prairie (Part 1 of 2) Å Me Not” Laura thinks Almanzo likes another. manzo will not let Laura teach. Å go on a double date. ’ bors to dinner. ’ a retirement home. Å rives for a visit. ’ Å ›› “Horrible Bosses” (2011, Comedy) Jason Bateman. ’ ‘R’ Å Making Veep ’ Å The Ricky Gervais Show Floyd Mayweather HBO ●24/7 Mayweather/Cotto Real Time With Bill Maher ’ Å Property Virgins Å Property Virgins Å House Hunters (N) Å Hunters Int’l Love It or List It “Ramos” Å H&G Love It or List It “Ethier” Love It or List It (N) Å American Pickers “Urban Pawn Stars A rare three- Pawn Stars “Chum-p American Pickers “Jurassic Pick” Mike and Frank find Pawn Stars Lucky LuPawn Stars A $1 bill American Pickers “Invisible Pump” Circa 1920s “visiHIST Cowboys” Å trigger Stevens shotgun. Change” Å a dinosaur bone. Å ciano’s signet ring. Å signed by Clark Gable. ble” gas pump. Å ›› “August Rush” (2007) Freddie Highmore. A boy uses his musical talent to find his parents. Å ››› “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter” (2008, Drama) Dermot Mulroney, Emily Watson. Å LIFE To Be Announced ››› “The Tree of Life” (2011, Drama) Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX Death Becomes Her Å ›› “Diggstown” (1992) James Woods. A con man baits a tank-town big shot with a gimmick bout. ‘R’ The First World War “Under the Eagle” Atrocities. World War I in Color “Slaughter in the Trenches” World War I in Color “Killers of the Sea” ’ Å The First World War “Under the Eagle” Atrocities. MILIT Nazi Collaborators Å Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Ridiculousness ’ Money From Strangers Ridiculousness ’ Money From Strangers MTV Ridiculousness ’ Aftermath: Population Zero Envisioning Earth without humans. Training for the Apolcalypse (N) Aftermath: Population Zero NGEO Navajo Cops (N) My Wife and Kids Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å Friends “Pilot” ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants My Wife and Kids Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å Nerve Center The Port of Los Angeles. ’ Å Nerve Center Atlanta International Airport. (N) Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å SCIENCE How It’s Made ’ Å Weeds ’ Å The Borgias Cesare recruits mercenaries. ’ Å Nurse Jackie ’ Å The Big C ’ Å The Borgias Cesare recruits mercenaries. ’ Å SHOW ›› The Core (2003) ’ Weeds “Game-Played” Days of our Lives ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å Days of our Lives ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless ●Gearz ●Gearz ●NASCAR Race Hub Two Guys Garage (N) Two Guys Garage Hot Rod TV (N) ’ Hot Rod TV ’ SPEED ●Pass Time ››› “A Bronx Tale” (1993, Drama) Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato. A youth favors a flashy mobster over his hard-working dad. ’ SPIKE ›› “Lethal Weapon 4” (1998, Action) Mel Gibson, Danny Glover. ’ ●Braves Live! Postgame ●Braves Live! Postgame MLB Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves. SPSO ●MLB Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves. From Turner Field in Atlanta. (N) (Live) Eureka The town continues searching. ’ Å Eureka “Force Quit” The ship is found. (N) Å Lost Girl “Scream a Little Dream” (N) ’ Å Eureka “Force Quit” The ship is found. ’ Å SYFY Eureka “Lost” ’ Å Behind the Scenes Å Creating Your World Kingdom Connection Jesse Duplantis Å Praise the Lord Å TBN The Potter’s Touch Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy “Peterotica” Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Conan Actor Alec Baldwin. Å TBS Seinfeld “The Slicer” ’ Family Guy ’ Å › “Stay Away, Joe” ›› “Nobody Lives Forever” (1946, Drama) John Garfield, Faye Emerson, Geraldine Fitzgerald. A soldier re- ›› “The Conspirators” (1944, Drama) Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet. Dutch fighter meets TCM (1968) Elvis Presley. Å turning from war charms a wealthy widow. Å German official’s wife in Lisbon. Å Undercover Boss: Abroad “GoodLife Fitness” (N) Undercover Boss: Abroad “Sodexo” (N) ’ Å Undercover Boss: Abroad “Viridor” (N) ’ Å Undercover Boss: Abroad “GoodLife Fitness” Å TLC Undercover Boss ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å

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(N) Seinfeld “The Ticket” 30 Rock “Audition Day” The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ 90210 Caleb and Annie give in to temptation. (N) ’ In. Gamecock Most Wanted The Andy Griffith Show Cheers ’ Å TV24 News at Nine Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS The Lucy Show Å Wheel of Fortune “Going Last Man Standing “The Cougar Town Andy wants Dancing With the Stars (N) ’ (Live) Å Private Practice “True Colors” A child with gender ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å H WJSU Green” (N) Å Spotlight” (N) ’ Å to run for mayor. identity disorder. (N) ’ Å (N) Entertainment Tonight (N) NCIS “Playing With Fire” Investigating a fire on a Navy NCIS: Los Angeles “Touch of Death” Pursuing a sus- Unforgettable “Endgame” Carrie’s nemesis is murCBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å vessel. (N) ’ Å (DVS) pect harboring a virus. (N) ’ Å (DVS) dered. (N) ’ Å Letterman (N) ’ Å Criminal Minds A gang of suspected murderers. ’ Criminal Minds Targeted killings in Florida. ’ Flashpoint “One Wrong Move” ’ Å Flashpoint A delusional man kidnaps a waitress. ’ L WPXH Criminal Minds ’ Å Cold Case “The Key” 1979 murder case re-opens. Cold Case New evidence in an old disappearance. The King of Queens ’ American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld “The Gum” ’ CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å A&E Storage Wars Å CSI: Miami Horatio ››› “The Matrix” (1999, Science Fiction) Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss. A computer hacker learns his world is a computer simulation. Å ››› “The Matrix” (1999, Science Fiction) Keanu AMC mourns a murder victim. Reeves, Laurence Fishburne. Å Wild Amazon Life in the Amazon constantly adapts. Yellowstone: Battle for Life Animals living in Yellowstone. ’ Å Wild Amazon Life in the Amazon constantly adapts. ANPL Wild Amazon ’ Å Top Gear BMW; Mercedes; Ford. Å Kitchen Nightmares Struggling eatery in California. No Kitchen Required The chefs hunt wild boar. (N) No Kitchen Required “Fiji” Fiji. Å BBC Top Gear Å Let’s Stay Together The Game ’ Å The Game ’ Å The Game (N) ’ Å Let’s Stay Together (N) The Game ’ Å Let’s Stay Together BET 106 & Park: Top 10 Live Let’s Stay Together Biography Å Breaking The Magician’s Code (N) Å Breaking The Magician’s Code (N) Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy Making ventriloquism hip again. Å BIO The Real Housewives of Orange County Å The Real Housewives of Orange County (N) Å The Real Housewives of Orange County Å What Happens Housewives/OC BRAVO Housewives/NJ Jennie Garth: Country Jennie Garth: Country Melissa & Tye ’ Å Melissa & Tye ’ Å Jennie Garth: Country ›› “Rock Star” (2001, Drama) Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston. ’ Å CMTV Extreme Makeover Workaholics Å South Park “TSST!” Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Tosh.0 Å Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock “Respawn” ’ Deadliest Catch “Weak Links” ’ Å Deadliest Catch The exhausted crews dig deep. (N) Secrets of Bin Laden’s Lair (N) ’ Å Deadliest Catch The exhausted crews dig deep. ’ DISC Deadliest Catch ’ Å Good Luck Charlie Austin & Ally Austin and ›› “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” (2009) Voices of Mae Whitman. Animat- Austin & Ally Austin gets A.N.T. Farm Chyna tries to Good Luck Charlie “Appy Shake It Up! “Egg It Up” ’ DISN “L.A.R.P. in the Park” ’ Ally wait in line. ’ Å ed. Tinker Bell journeys to the far north to see Terence. ’ ‘G’ Å ready for a contest. Å get a guy’s attention. Days” ’ Å Å E! News (N) E! Investigates: Rich Kids Who Kill Ice Loves Coco Ice Loves Coco Ice Loves Coco Ice Loves Coco Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●NFL Live Å ●Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å Audibles (N) (Live) ESPN ●E:60 (N) ●SportsNation Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle. Audibles (N) ESPN2 Pardon the Interruption ●SportsNation Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle. ●E:60 (N) ›› “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” (2009, Comedy) Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Keir O’Donnell. The 700 Club “Ned and Becca Ryun” Å FAM ›› “Dennis the Menace” (1993, Comedy) Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble. Cupcake Wars “Country Music Awards” Chopped Tongue in the first round. Chopped Yuzu juice; mystery ingredient. (N) Chopped “Winging It” FOOD Cupcake Wars ●Sports Unlimited ●UFC Unleashed FOXSS ●College Baseball Virginia at Miami. Two and a Half Men ’ ››› “Avatar” (2009, Science Fiction) Sam Worthington, Voice of Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. Premiere. A former Marine falls in love with a native of a lush alien world. Mummy: Dragon Emp. FX ›› “8MM” (1999, Suspense) Nicolas Cage. A widow hires a man to identify a teen killed on film. Å FXM Presents Å FXM ›› “Along Came a Spider” (2001, Mystery) Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott. Å The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game The Newlywed Game GSN The Newlywed Game Little House on the Little House on the Prairie “Fight, Team, Fight” A star Little House on the Prairie “The Silent Cry” Boy runs Frasier Frasier tries to help Frasier Frasier directs a Frasier Martin and Sherry Frasier Martin and Sherry HALL Prairie “A New Beginning” coaches the football team. Å away with his brother. Å Roz get show. Å radio drama. ’ Å end their affair. end their affair. ●24/7 Mayweather/Cotto Veep “Frozen Yoghurt” ›› “Larry Crowne” (2011, Romance-Comedy) Tom Hanks. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Battleship: First Look Game of Thrones Tyrion is alerted to Joffrey’s plan. HBO ›› Date Night (2010) Celebrities at Home (N) Million Dollar Rooms (N) The White Room Challenge (N) Å House Hunters (N) Å Hunters Int’l Celebrities at Home Million Dollar Rooms H&G House Hunters Å Targeting Bin Laden Å Pawn Stars Speedboat; Pawn Stars “Harrison for Swamp People “Under Siege” R.J. and Jay Paul go af- Top Shot “The Ultimate Prize” (Season Finale) Four Top Shot “Season 4 Behind the Bullet” The marksmen HIST 1901 Edison phonograph. President” Å ter Pas Tout La. Å marksmen enter the home stretch. (N) Å return for a discussion. (N) Å Dance Moms: Miami “Moms Making Waves” Å Dance Moms: Miami “Don’t Judge Me!” Å Dance Moms: Miami “Your Duet Can Take a Bow” The Client List A law student comes to the spa. LIFE Wife Swap ’ Å ›› “Cheaper by the Dozen” (2003, Comedy) Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo. ’ ‘PG’ Å ››› “John Grisham’s The Rainmaker” (1997, Drama) Matt Damon, Claire Danes. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX ››› Speed (1994) ‘R’ Edge of War “Castro’s Revolution” ’ Å Edge of War “Saddam vs. the Ayotollah” ’ Å Edge of War British/ Argentinian war for islands. (N) Edge of War “Castro’s Revolution” ’ Å MILIT Edge of War ’ Å Money From Strangers The Pauly D Project ’ 16 and Pregnant ’ Å 16 and Pregnant “Myranda” (N) ’ Å Savage U “UIC” (N) ’ 16 and Pregnant Å MTV Ridiculousness ’ American Transgender (N) Amish: Out of Order “Amish 101” Amish: Out of Order “Can’t Go Home Again” (N) American Transgender NGEO Wild Justice My Wife and Kids Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants My Wife and Kids Å SCIENCE How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ The Borgias Cesare recruits mercenaries. ’ Å The Big C ’ Å Nurse Jackie ’ Å The Borgias Cesare recruits mercenaries. ’ Å The Big C ’ Å Nurse Jackie ’ Å SHOW ›› Powder (1995) Å Days of our Lives ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å Days of our Lives ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless ●NASCAR Race Hub Battle of the Supercars Battle of the Supercars Pimp My Ride ’ Pimp My Ride ’ Å My Ride Rules (N) My Ride Rules SPEED ●Pass Time Big Easy Justice Å Big Easy Justice Å Big Easy Justice Å Big Easy Justice (N) ’ Big Easy Justice (N) ’ Big Easy Justice Å Repo Games ’ Repo Games (N) ’ SPIKE Jail ’ Å ●Braves Live! Postgame ●Braves Live! Postgame MLB Baseball: Phillies at Braves SPSO ●MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves. From Turner Field in Atlanta. (N) (Live) Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files Å Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (N) Dream Machines “Autotrader.com’s Mars Rover” Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files SYFY Dream Machines Behind the Scenes Å Joyce Meyer John Hagee Today Å Breakthrough W/Parsley Praise the Lord (Live). TBN The Potter’s Touch Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan Actress Sofía Vergara. Å TBS Seinfeld Å ››› “Dear Heart” (1965) ››› “Man’s Favorite Sport?” (1964, Comedy) Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy. A self-styled ››› “The Old Man and the Sea” (1958, Adventure) Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver. HemingTCM Glenn Ford. Å fisherman is forced to enter a competition. Å way’s Cuban fisherman relives his youth as he fights marlin. Å The Little Couple Å The Little Couple Å The Little Couple (N) ’ The Little Couple Å William & Kate: One Year Later ’ Å TLC Long Island Medium ’ William & Kate: One Year Later ’ Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å Bones The death of a TNT truck company employee. Level Up Adventure Time King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON World of Gumball Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Happily Divorced Å Hot in Cleveland Å The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H “Springtime” Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Care” ’ Å Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Rooftop” Å Law & Order: Special Victims Unit “Redemption” CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ’ Å USA Law & Order: SVU Uprising: Hip Hop & the LA Riots The riots in Los Angeles in 1992. (N) ’ ››› “Boyz N the Hood” (1991, Drama) Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube. ’ VH1 ››› “Boyz N the Hood” (1991, Drama) Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube. ’ CABLE NEWS 60 Minutes on CNBC “Our Digital Lives” 60 Minutes on CNBC “Working in America” Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) Crime Inc. The counterfeit goods industry. Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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Complex Abby is given an opportunity. ’ Bonanza Cheers ’ Å Cheers ’ Å TV24 News at Nine Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS The Lucy Show Wheel of Fortune “Going The Middle “The Guidance Suburgatory “Hear No Modern Family Phil buys Don’t Trust the B---- in Revenge “Absolution” Daniel’s release approaches. (N) ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å H WJSU Green” (N) Å Counselor” (N) ’ Evil” (N) ’ Å a car without Claire. (N) Apartment 23 (N) Å ’Å (N) Entertainment Tonight (N) Survivor: One World (N) ’ Å Criminal Minds “Divining Rod” An infamous killer in- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation “Dune and Gloom” A CBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å spires a copycat. (N) ’ Å (DVS) bomb kills a driver during a race. (N) Å (DVS) Letterman (N) ’ Å Cold Case Disc jockey was murdered in 1958. Å Cold Case “The Key” 1979 murder case re-opens. Criminal Minds “Compromising Positions” ’ Å Criminal Minds “Safe Haven” ’ Å L WPXH Cold Case ’ Å Burn Notice A robbery at a fashion house. ’ Å Burn Notice A paranoid kidnapper. ’ Å The King of Queens American Dad Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld ’ Å CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight Storage Wars Å Storage Wars Å Dog the Bounty Hunter Dog the Bounty Hunter Duck Dynasty (N) Å Duck Dynasty Å Duck Dynasty Å Duck Dynasty Å A&E Storage Wars Å CSI: Miami “Death Pool ››› “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003, Science Fiction) Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss. Freedom fighters revolt against machines. ››› “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003) Keanu Reeves. AMC 100” ’ Å Freedom fighters revolt against machines. Tanked Tranquil tanks to soothe the nerves. ’ River Monsters “Asian Slayer” ’ Å River Monsters: Killer Sharks and Rays ’ Tanked Tranquil tanks to soothe the nerves. ’ ANPL Tanked “Good Karma” Top Gear The world’s greatest four seat car. Å Kitchen Nightmares “Grasshopper Also” ’ Å Whitechapel The myth of The Bogeyman. (N) Å Kitchen Nightmares Struggling eatery in California. BBC Top Gear Å ›› “All About the Benjamins” (2002, Action) Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Eva Mendes. Å BET “35 & Ticking” (2011) Nicole Ari Parker, Tamala Jones, Kevin Hart. Friends try to figure out where their lives are heading. Å Mobsters Frank Nitti. Outlaw Bikers Å Outlaw Bikers Å Outlaw Bikers Å Gang World Å BIO The Real Housewives of Orange County Å Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis “Mismatched” (N) Million Dollar Listing New York (N) What Happens Interior Therapy BRAVO Million Dollar Listing ›› “Rock Star” (2001, Drama) Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston. A singer lands a gig with his heavy-metal heroes. ’ Å ›› “Road House” (1989, Action) Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch. ’ Å CMTV Trading Spouses Key & Peele South Park “Goobacks” South Park Å South Park Å South Park Å Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock “The Aftermath” Chappelle’s Show Å American Guns ’ Å American Guns (N) ’ Å Auction Kings (N) Å Auction Kings (N) Å American Guns ’ Å DISC American Guns ’ Å Good Luck Charlie “Ditch Shake It Up! A phantom Austin & Ally “Burglaries Jessie Jessie tries to A.N.T. Farm Olive’s pet ro- Austin & Ally Trish books A.N.T. Farm Chyna, Olive Good Luck Charlie “Battle Shake It Up! CeCe and DISN Day” ’ Å makes a threat. ’ Å & Boobytraps” ’ Å unglue hands. ’ Å bot no longer works. a gig for Austin. and Fletcher meet Zanko. of the Bands” Å Rocky seek advice. Å E! News (N) Ice Loves Coco Ice Loves Coco Khloe and Lamar Khloe and Lamar The Soup (N) The Soup Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN ●MLB Baseball Teams TBA. (N Subject to Blackout) (Live) Å ●SportsNation Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle. World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man ●SportsNation Colin Cowherd and Michelle Beadle. ESPN2 ●NFL Live (N) Å ››› “Remember the Titans” (2000) Denzel Washington, Will Patton. A black man coaches high-school football after integration. The 700 Club “David Cook” Author David L. Cook. FAM ››› “Glory Road” (2006, Drama) Josh Lucas. Restaurant: Impossible “Pelican Grill” Restaurant: Impossible “Mama Lee’s” (N) Chopped All-Stars “All Stars: Judge Remix” FOOD Restaurant: Impossible Restaurant: Impossible “County Fare” World Poker Tour: Season 10 World Poker Tour: Season 10 FOXSS ●College Baseball Davidson at South Carolina. (N) (Live) Two and a Half Men ’ ››› “Avatar” (2009, Science Fiction) Sam Worthington, Voice of Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. A former Marine falls in love with a native of a lush alien world. Hellboy-Army FX FXM Presents Å › “All About Steve” (2009, Romance-Comedy) Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church. Å › “All About Steve” (2009) Sandra Bullock. Å FXM › “Date Movie” (2006) Alyson Hannigan. Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å Family Feud ’ Å GSN Family Feud ’ Å Little House on the Little House on the Prairie “Dearest Albert, I’ll Miss Little House on the Prairie “The In-Laws” Charles and Frasier Sherry plans Frasier Niles gives a mari- Frasier Niles seeks mar- Frasier Strange message HALL Prairie Å You” Albert tells pen pal he is athletic. Å Almanzo run a race. Å Daphne’s social life. ’ tal ultimatum. Å riage advice. ’ Å intrigues Frasier. Å Veep “Frozen Yoghurt” Girls ’ Å Game of Thrones Tyrion is alerted to Joffrey’s plan. Real Time With Bill Maher ’ Å HBO ›› “Water for Elephants” (2011) Reese Witherspoon. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Income Property (N) ’ Kitchen Cousins (N) Property Brothers A suburban home. Å House Hunters (N) Å Hunters Int’l Property Brothers A couple wants to escape noise. H&G House Hunters Å American Restoration American Restoration American Restoration Sold! “Fire Sale” Fire-fight- Sold! Baby bulldozer; Mis- American Restoration (N) American Restoration Å The Universe “How Big, How Far, How Fast” Biggest HIST “Grippin’ Mad” Å “Anchors Away” Å “Tall Order” Å ing veteran’s auction. souri mud bogger. (N) Å objects; farthest distances. Å Wife Swap A family lives a pioneer lifestyle. Å Wife Swap Two mothers switch places. ’ Å Wife Swap “Wife Swap Saved My Marriage” Å Wife Swap “Wife Swap Saved My Marriage” Å LIFE Wife Swap ’ Å ››› “X-Men 2” (2003) Patrick Stewart. A right-wing militarist pursues the mutants. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å MAX ›› Sanctum (2011) ‘R’ ›› “Hesher” (2010, Drama) Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson. ’ ‘R’ Å Inside the Kill Box: Fighting the Gulf War President Bush, Gen. Schwarzkopf and other key players. ’ Great Planes The C130 Hercules had many uses. Inside the Kill Box: Fighting the Gulf War ’ Å MILIT Greatest Tank Battles 16 and Pregnant ’ Å America’s Best Dance Crew America’s Best Dance Crew America’s Best Dance Crew MTV Ridiculousness ’ Drugs, Inc. The effects of methamphetamine. Locked Up Abroad “From Hollywood to Hell” Locked Up Abroad “The Juggler Smuggler” (N) Locked Up Abroad “The Juggler Smuggler” NGEO Wild Justice My Wife and Kids Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å Friends ’ Å Friends ’ Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants My Wife and Kids Å Curiosity “Why Is Sex Fun?” The female orgasm. Your Body on Drugs ’ Å Brave New World (Series Premiere) (N) ’ Å Curiosity “Why Is Sex Fun?” The female orgasm. SCIENCE Curiosity ’ Å ››› “Air Force One” (1997) Harrison Ford. A terrorist and his gang hijack the U.S. president’s plane. “The Family Tree” (2010, Comedy-Drama) Dermot Mulroney. Premiere. ‘R’ Last Night (2010) ‘R’ SHOW The King’s Speech ‘R’ Days of our Lives ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å Days of our Lives ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless ●NASCAR Race Hub Dumbest Stuff Dumbest Stuff Car Warriors “Nova” (N) ’ Å Stuntbusters Stuntbusters SPEED Pass Time Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters ’ Auction Hunters (N) ’ Auction Hunters ’ American Digger ’ American Digger ’ American Digger ’ American Digger ’ SPIKE Auction Hunters ’ ●Braves Live! Postgame ●Braves Live! Postgame MLB Baseball: Phillies at Braves SPSO ●MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves. From Turner Field in Atlanta. (N) (Live) Ghost Hunters “Best of Stanley Hotel” ’ Å Ghost Hunters “Haunted by Heroes” (N) ’ Å Total Blackout (N) Ghost Hunters “Haunted by Heroes” ’ Å SYFY Ghost Hunters ’ Å Behind the Scenes Å Turning Point-Jeremiah Joseph Prince Å End of the Age Praise the Lord (Live). TBN Billy Graham Crusade Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan Seth Rogen; Kid Cudi; Daryl Hall. Å TBS Seinfeld “The Strike” ’ Family Guy ’ Å ›››› “My Fair Lady” ›››› “Sullivan’s Travels” (1941, Comedy) Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert ›››› “The Palm Beach Story” (1942, Comedy) Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Rudy Vallee. A woman ››› “The More the MerTCM (1964) Å Warwick. Hollywood director turns hobo for social epic. leaves her husband to get money for his inventions. Å rier” (1943) Å Toddlers & Tiaras ’ Å Toddlers & Tiaras Diamonds are a girls best friend. Toddlers & Tiaras ’ Å TLC My Strange Addiction ’ My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding ’ Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å

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(N) Seinfeld “The Watch” 30 Rock “Sun Tea” ’ The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show 5 WTTO The Big Bang Theory ’ The Vampire Diaries “Before Sunset” (N) ’ Å The Lucy Show Å In. Gamecock The Andy Griffith Show Cheers ’ Å TV24 News at Nine Rick & Bubba Å 8 WJXS The Lucy Show Å Wheel of Fortune “Going Missing “Answers” Giancarlo and Becca pursue Azi- Grey’s Anatomy “Let the Bad Times Roll” The resiScandal “Crash and Burn” Amanda Tanner goes miss- ABC 33/40 News at 10PM Nightline (N) Å H WJSU Green” (N) Å moff. (N) ’ Å dents agonize over exam results. (N) ’ Å ing. (N) ’ Å (N) Entertainment Tonight (N) The Big Bang Theory (N) Rules of Engagement Person of Interest “Many Happy Returns” Finch gives The Mentalist “So Long, and Thanks for All the Red CBS 42 News at 10 (N) Late Show With David J WIAT ’ Å ’Å “Meat Wars” (N) Å Reese the day off. (N) ’ Å Snapper” A surfer is murdered. (N) ’ Å Letterman (N) ’ Å Cold Case “Stalker” An obsessed, suicidal killer. Cold Case Lilly returns to work after being shot. ’ Criminal Minds “Devil’s Night” ’ Å Criminal Minds “Middle Man” ’ Å L WPXH Cold Case “Fireflies” ’ Without a Trace Martin helps find his missing aunt. Without a Trace Husband vanishes after a quarrel. The King of Queens American Dad ’ Å House of Payne House of Payne ¥ WABM Seinfeld “The Caddy” CABLE ENTERTAINMENT Local Programming Action News Nightbeat Local Programming ^ TV-2 Entertainment Tonight The First 48 Murdered grandfather; drive-by victim. The First 48 An unarmed man is gunned down. (N) The First 48 Police probe a shooting death. (N) The First 48 A woman is shot and then immolated. A&E The First 48 Å CSI: Miami Bizarre inci›› “The Matrix Revolutions” (2003, Science Fiction) Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss. Neo, Morpheus and Trinity battle vicious machines. Å ›› “The Matrix Revolutions” (2003, Science Fiction) AMC dents in the CSI lab. ’ Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne. Å Wild Russia Wildlife on Kamchatka Peninsula. Å Wild Russia The land dividing Europe and Asia. ’ Wild Russia ’ Å Wild Russia Wildlife on Kamchatka Peninsula. Å ANPL Blue Planet: Seas/Life Top Gear The guys attempt to build motorhomes. Top Gear All about automobiles. Å Top Gear China’s ever-expanding car industry. Å Crash Course BBC Top Gear Å › “Half Past Dead” (2002) Steven Seagal. An undercover agent battles gold-hungry invaders in prison. BET ›› “Poetic Justice” (1993) Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur. A postal worker tries to win a reticent poet’s affections. Å Flip This House Å Flip This House Armando and Veronica face off. Flip This House Low-income neighborhood. Å Flip This House “Flip in Trouble” Å Flip This House “The Movie Star House” Å BIO Don’t Be Tardy Don’t Be Tardy Kathy (N) What Happens Don’t Be Tardy BRAVO The Real Housewives of New Jersey “Poker Face” Don’t Be Tardy ››› “A Few Good Men” (1992) Tom Cruise. ’ CMTV ›› Road House (1989) ››› “A Few Good Men” (1992, Drama) Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore. A Navy lawyer defends two Marines in a comrade’s death. ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å Futurama ’ Å ››› “Jackass 2.5” (2007) Johnny Knoxville. Daily Show/Jon Stewart The Colbert Report (N) COMEDY 30 Rock ’ Å American Chopper ’ Å American Chopper ’ Å Secrets of Bin Laden’s Lair ’ Å American Chopper ’ Å DISC American Chopper Å Good Luck Charlie Teddy Phineas and Ferb ’ Å ›››› “WALL-E” (2008, Adventure) Voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight. Animated. Fish Hooks Oscar asks A.N.T. Farm “clairvoyANT” Good Luck Charlie “The Shake It Up! Rocky’s dad DISN uses a self-tanner. A robot chases a mechanical scout across the galaxy. ’ ‘G’ Å Angela to go steady. ’ ’Å Bob Duncan Experience” returns from his trip. E! News (N) The Soup › “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” (2007, Comedy) Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel. Chelsea Lately (N) E! News E! ●Baseball Tonight (N) (Live) Å ●SportsCenter (N) (Live) Å ESPN ››› “Catching Hell” (2011) Citizens of Chicago blame baseball fan Steve Bartman for a Cubs loss. ●MMA Live (N) World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man World’s Strongest Man ●NFL Live Å ESPN2 ●NFL Live (N) Å ›› “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” (2004) Anne Hathaway. A young princess must marry or give up the throne. The 700 Club America for Jesus 2012; addictions. FAM ›› “The Princess Diaries” (2001) Julie Andrews. Chopped Protein shocker; astronaut ice cream. Sweet Genius The chocolate test’s ingredients. (N) Sweet Genius Baby themed chocolate test. FOOD Chopped “Rattle & Roll” Chopped Canned cheese for appetizers. ●ACC All-Access ●UFC Ultimate Insider ●UFC Unleashed World Poker Tour: Season 10 Barfly Barfly FOXSS World Poker Tour Two and a Half Men ’ ››› “Avatar” (2009, Science Fiction) Sam Worthington, Voice of Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver. A former Marine falls in love with a native of a lush alien world. Underworld: Evolution FX ››› “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008, Comedy-Drama) Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal. Å FXM ››› “He Got Game” (1998, Drama) Denzel Washington, Ray Allen. A high-school basketball star faces his estranged father. Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å Deal or No Deal ’ Å GSN Deal or No Deal ’ Å Little House on the Little House on the Prairie “Oleson Versus Oleson” Little House on the Prairie “Come, Let Us Reason To- Frasier Frasier has a vaca- Frasier “The Gift Horse” Frasier Niles throws a Frasier Pregnant Roz inHALL Prairie “To See the Light” Women of Walnut Grove revolt. Å gether” Arguing over religion of the child. tion romance. ’ Å Martin’s birthday gift. ’ benefit costume party. forms the father. Å True Blood Sookie searches for Jason. ’ Å Katie Morgan’s Sex Tips Katie Morgan’s Sex Tips HBO ●24/7 Mayweather/Cotto ›› “Green Lantern” (2011) Ryan Reynolds. A test pilot joins a band of intergalactic warriors. ‘PG-13’ Selling New York Å Selling New York Å Selling LA Å Selling New York Å House Hunters (N) Å Hunters Int’l House Hunters Å Hunters Int’l H&G House Hunters Å Swamp People “Gates of Swamp People “Under Siege” R.J. and Jay Paul go af- Swamp People “Secret Weapons” Jacob looks for new Ax Men “Family Rivalry” Gabe’s two yarder sides are Top Shot “The Ultimate Prize” Four marksmen enter HIST Hell” Å ter Pas Tout La. Å territory. (N) Å reunited. Å the home stretch. Å Wife Swap ’ Å Wife Swap ’ Å 7 Days of Sex “James; Tipps” (N) Å The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet (N) LIFE Wife Swap ’ Å ›› “The A-Team” (2010) Liam Neeson. Former Special Forces soldiers form a rogue unit. ‘NR’ Å MAX ›› You Got Served ’ ›› “Love & Other Drugs” (2010, Drama) Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt. ’ ‘R’ Å Surviving the Cut Marines are pushed. ’ Å Surviving the Cut “Special Forces Diver” ’ Å Surviving the Cut Marine sniper training. ’ Å MILIT Wings Over Afghanistan Surviving the Cut Marine sniper training. ’ Å Ridiculousness ’ Money From Strangers The Pauly D Project ’ Punk’d ’ Å Punk’d Nick Cannon. (N) The Pauly D Project (N) Punk’d ’ Å The Pauly D Project ’ MTV Ridiculousness ’ The Decrypters “African Knight?” (N) James Cameron: Voyage James Cameron: Voyage Witness: Tornado Swarm The Decrypters “African Knight?” NGEO Wild Justice My Wife and Kids Å George Lopez ’ Å George Lopez ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å That ’70s Show ’ Å Friends Å Friends Å NICK SpongeBob SquarePants My Wife and Kids Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made (N) Å How It’s Made ’ Å How Do They Do It? ’ How Do They Do It? ’ How It’s Made ’ Å How It’s Made ’ Å SCIENCE How It’s Made ’ Å ›› “Beastly” (2011, Fantasy) Alex Pettyfer. ’ ‘PG-13’ Å Gigolos ’ Å Girls of Sunset Place (N) SHOW “Womb” (2010) Eva Green. Premiere. A woman gives birth to a clone of her dead lover. ’ ‘NR’ Å Days of our Lives ’ Å General Hospital ’ Å The Young and the Restless ’ Å Days of our Lives ’ Å SOAP Young & Restless ●NASCAR Race Hub Dangerous Drives Wrecked Wrecked American Trucker American Trucker SPEED ●Pass Time ●iMPACT Wrestling (N) ’ Å ●MMA Uncensored Live 1,000 Ways to Die ’ Jail ’ Å Jail ’ Å SPIKE Jail ’ Å ●ACC All-Access (N) Future Phenoms MLB Baseball: Phillies at Braves SPSO ●MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves. From Turner Field in Atlanta. ›› “Alien Resurrection” (1997) Winona Ryder SYFY ›› Alien Resurrection › “Dreamcatcher” (2003, Horror) Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee. Premiere. Four telepathic friends encounter malevolent aliens. Behind the Scenes Å Joel Osteen Å Joseph Prince Å Houston at Hillsong TV Praise the Lord (Live). Å TBN The Potter’s Touch Å The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ The Big Bang Theory ’ Conan Z. Galifianakis; A. Paul; Switchfoot. Å TBS Seinfeld “The Opposite” Family Guy “Petergeist” Family Guy ’ Å “The Wonderful World of ››› “In Cold Blood” (1967, Docudrama) Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe. Two ex-cons terrorize and murder an innocent farm ››› “The Boston Strangler” (1968, Crime Drama) Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda. TCM the Brothers Grimm” family. Å Premiere. The manhunt and capture of the infamous killer. 20/20 on TLC Serial rapist targets a dating website. 20/20 on TLC Teen love leads to murder. (N) Å 20/20 on TLC Followers of James Arthur Ray. (N) 20/20 on TLC Teen love leads to murder. ’ Å TLC 20/20 on TLC (N) Å ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å Bones A friend of Booth’s ●NBA Basketball Playoffs, First Round: Teams TBA. (N) (Live) Å TNT asks for help. ’ MAD Regular Show King of the Hill ’ Å King of the Hill ’ Å American Dad ’ Å American Dad ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å Family Guy ’ Å TOON Adventure Time Home Improvement ’ Home Improvement ’ Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The King of Queens ’ The King of Queens ’ TVLND M*A*S*H Å NCIS Gibbs hunts for the killer of a marine. Å NCIS A murderous psychopath taunts the team. ’ NCIS Gibbs second-guesses himself. ’ Å In Plain Sight Mary must find her father. Å USA NCIS “Heartland” Å ›› “Notorious” (2009) Angela Bassett, Derek Luke. Premiere. Based on the life of slain rapper Christopher Wallace. ’ ›› Notorious (2009) ’ VH1 Behind the Music “Notorious B.I.G.” Notorious B.I.G. ’ Å CABLE NEWS Cocaine Cowboys How Miami became the drug capital. Mad Money CNBC The Kudlow Report (N) Mexico’s Drug War Piers Morgan Tonight (N) Anderson Cooper 360 Å Erin Burnett OutFront CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) Å Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN House of Reps. Tonight From Washington Capital News Today CSPAN2 U.S. Senate Coverage The O’Reilly Factor (N) Å Hannity (N) On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) Å The O’Reilly Factor Å FNC FOX Report The Rachel Maddow Show (N) The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) The Ed Show MSNBC Hardball Chris Matthews The Ed Show (N)


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