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On TV this weekend, April 17-19

On TV this weekend


True Lies, 6 p.m., FX If you're actually at home on a Friday, watch the best James Cameron film not called Aliens, Terminator or Titanic. It's the only time we liked Tom Arnold.

Prison Break, 9 p.m., Fox Enjoy a couple of new episodes the next few weeks, before the announced finale. We wonder if they end up back in prison.

SERIES PREMIERE Stranger Among Bears, 10 p.m., Animal Planet Our advice for strangers among bears: Walk away slowly.


Grey Gardens, 8 p.m., HBO A retelling of the 1975 documentary about Jackie O's crazy family. Why would we watch Drew Barrymore do something that we could see the actual person do onscreen? That would be like reading a history book when you have a time machine.

SERIES PREMIERE World's Strictest Parents, 9 p.m., CMT Like Wife Swap, but they send their spoiled brats to live with other parents. Because kids don't understand that TV shows are temporary.


SERIES PREMIERE Sit Down, Shut Up, 8:30 p.m., Fox Another cartoon on Sunday night? Fox, there's already a cartoon network. It's called Cartoon Network.

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, 9 p.m., CBS Anna Paquin plays the woman who saved thousands in the Holocaust. Wow, she's really stepping up her game, isn't she?

Knights of Bloodsteel, 9 p.m., Sci Fi Who cares what this two-part miniseries is about? It's got dragons, swordfights and Christopher Lloyd!

— Joshua Gillin

On TV this weekend, April 17-19 04/16/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:22pm]
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