Monday, September 29, 2003

TV best bets

By John Kiesewetter
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Season premiere, Third Watch (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22). The fifth season picks up from the May finale with Fred Yokas (Chris Bauer) seeking revenge from the police officer who seriously wounded his wife, Faith (Molly Price), in a chaotic shoot-out during a drug arrest. In the paramedic squad, a badly burned firefighter (John Michael Bolger) begs Monte "Doc" Parker (Michael Beach) to end his life.

Series finale

Temptation Island 3 (8-10 p.m., Channels 19, 45) The four couples - Stephanie and Anthony; Melissa and Michael; Kara and Jason; and Kristin and Eric - get back together at the bonfire and decide whether they'll split up or stay together. Expect lots of tears.

Other shows worth watching

Angel (5 p.m., TNT) See how Angel began with David Boreanaz's 1999 pilot, as syndicated reruns start airing in chronological order.

Yes, Dear (8 p.m., Channels 12, 7) Greg's dad (Tim Conway) dresses like Superman. High jinks ensue.

7th Heaven (8 p.m., Channels 64, 26) Simon (David Gallagher) becomes friends with his school guidance counselor.

The Adventures of Robin Hood (8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies) Errol Flynn leads his band of Merry Men in this 1938 classic, to be followed by Welcome to Sherwood: The Story of the Adventures of Robin Hood (10 p.m., TCM) - all to promote Tuesday's DVD release, along with James Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy (11 p.m., TMC).

Everwood (9 p.m., Channels 64, 26) Dr. Linda Abbott (Marcia Cross, Melrose Place) returns home to join her brother's practice, while her niece Amy (Emily Van Camp) begins acting odd.

The Blues (9-11 p.m., Channels 48, 16) PBS' week-long documentary, produced by Martin Scorsese, looks at the music Blind Willie Johnson, J.B. Lenoir and Skip James, while their music is performed by Los Lobos, Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and others.

Las Vegas (9 p.m., Channels 5, 22) Big Ed (James Caan) hides a powerful, conservative politician from an investigative reporter while Danny (Josh Duhamel) suspects that his childhood friend was murdered by a loan shark.

Everybody Loves Raymond (9 p.m., Channels 12, 7) Brad Garrett returns for the second episode (after his salary holdout) in which Robert and Amy (Garrett, Monica Horan) are criticized by his mother for not sending out wedding gift thank-you notes.

House Wars (10 p.m., USA) Four families compete to decorate a house in this eight-week series.

Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m., Channels 12, 7) The New York Philharmonic performs on the roof of the 13-story Ed Sullivan Theater, where Bon Jovi and the Dave Matthews Band have played.

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