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Published Sep. 18, 2009


SERIES FINALE Guiding Light, 10 a.m., CBS So what if this soap has been on since it was a radio show during FDR's administration? This cancellation is all probably just so they can bring it back as a "reboot," since that's all the rage these days.

The 2009 ALMA Awards, 8 p.m., ABC Eva Longoria Parker and George Lopez host the annual celebration saluting Latino artistic achievement in U.S. film, TV and music. This year, there's a new sports category, because entertainment wasn't a wide-enough focus.

IndyCar Racing, 10:30 p.m., Versus Danica Patrick got her first career win last year at Motegi, so she's back to try it again before she jumps ship for NASCAR next year. Because it's the turns slowing her down, you see.

SEASON PREMIERE Crash, 10 p.m., Starz We get it: L.A. is a cesspool. We've been there.

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Dirty Dancing, 8 p.m., ABC Family Yes, it's on all the time, but you'll enjoy it much more this time around.

Georgia O'Keeffe, 9 p.m., Lifetime Joan Allen portrays the painter with proclivities toward prompting patrons to perceive privates.

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61st Primetime Emmy Awards, 8 p.m., CBS Even the presence of Neil Patrick Harris as host can't help us shake off the incredulity at there even being a category for reality shows.

SEASON PREMIERE Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9 p.m., HBO Who's this Jerry Seinfeld character we keep hearing about?

Clive Barker's Book of Blood, 9 p.m., Syfy You know, the titles of Clive Barker's stories don't sound so ridiculous when they're on a network called "Syfy."

SERIES PREMIERE Bored to Death, 9:30 p.m., HBO The kid from Rushmore and Ted Danson are detectives. Did Clive Barker write this, too?