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On TV this week, Oct. 13-17

On TV this week


SEASON PREMIERE Little People, Big World: Operation Iraq, 8 p.m., TLC Papa Matt Roloff heads to Iraq to help a family that has three kids with dwarfism. What a serious way to start the week.

Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery, 9 p.m., HBO In keeping with the theme, this special examines the stories of the soldiers buried in this part of the cemetery — those who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

SEASON PREMIERE Samantha Who?, 9:30 p.m., ABC Christina Applegate is back from surgery for breast cancer and as sassy as ever. That should lighten things up a bit.

SERIES PREMIERE My Own Worst Enemy, 10 p.m., NBC Christian Slater talked some executive into letting him play a milquetoast suburbanite and a covert operative, who are the same person but don't know each other. Kind of like how you didn't know Slater was in both Heathers AND Gleaming the Cube.


90210, 8 p.m., CW High-schoolers sometimes don't complete assignments? You don't say, Next thing you know, they'll be drinking illegally and (gasp!) giving each other hickeys!

SEASON PREMIERE Frontline, 9 p.m., PBS Are you one of those undecided voters who say they don't know enough about the presidential candidates to make an informed decision? Watch these profiles of Obama and McCain and inform yourself already.

SEASON PREMIERE Eli Stone, 10 p.m., ABC We have to see if the aneurysm surgery worked. Something tells us that since the show came back, it probably didn't.


America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW Now that Clark and Lauren Brie are gone, all we're left with is beautiful control freak Elina, whose bisexual bent seems to have disappeared since somewhere around episode three. Don't count out awkward Marjorie, either, since they always pick people we don't think should win.

Dog the Bounty Hunter, 9 p.m., A&E It's a Halloween episode, which leads us to wonder just how long the lead time for this show really is.

Presidential Debate, 9 p.m., CBS Bob Schieffer plays ringmaster to the third and final debate, which we declare a draw, because all the partisan pundits automatically call it for their candidate anyway.


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 9 p.m., CBS A hypnotist uses her skills to rob banks. We guess she sits there and reads privacy information statements to the tellers.

Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force, 10 p.m., A&E Some nitwit takes his stolen car to a drive-through in Newark, N.J., and gets arrested, to which we can only say, what was he doing in Newark?

ER, 10 p.m., NBC We're watching this for two reasons: It's the final season, and frankly, Grey's Anatomy is making us angry lately.


Ghost Whisperer, 8 p.m., CBS A ghost is targeting girls on a social networking site. Sounds like he's taking the term "zombie profiles" a little too seriously.

SERIES PREMIERE Crusoe, 8 p.m., NBC For the kids, this is the original version of Lost.

NUMB3RS, 10 p.m., CBS Eight people, including two cops, are gunned down in a coffee shop, leading to a web of blackmail, corruption and romance. That reminds us, we already have L.A. Confidential on DVD.

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this week, Oct. 13-17 10/12/08 [Last modified: Monday, October 13, 2008 7:03pm]
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