Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Best bets: What's on TV tonight



Gannett News Service

Must-see

Karen Sisco, 10 p.m., Channels 9, 2.

Here's another example of why this is one of TV's best new shows. Sleekly filmed and smartly written, it pulls us in.

Karen, the federal marshal, is supposed to meet a cop and a prisoner at an airport. The cop is dead on the plane and the prisoner is missing, and she has big problems, which expand when a guy suddenly bails out of the witness protection program.

Other shows worth watching

Ed, 8 p.m., Channels 5, 22. Carol has been hiding some old love letters. When Ed finds them he decides to meet the guy. Meanwhile, Eli tries to get Jennifer to warm up to him.

Churchill, 8-11 p.m., Channels 48, 16. Winston Churchill's life seemed made for PBS. Here's a three-hour documentary.

The West Wing, 9 p.m., Channels 5, 22. President Bartlet's staff is hoping to get its vice-presidential candidate approved unanimously. A new problem erupts when a Korean pianist hands Bartlet a note saying he wants to defect.

King of Queens, 9 p.m., Channels 12, 7. Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie (Leah Remini)plan to renew their wedding vows. That, it turns out, is just about as difficult as planning the original wedding.

Lying Eyes (1996), 9 p.m., Lifetime. Cassidy Rae stars as a young woman who has a doting suitor. Alas, the guy's a liar and somebody is stalking her.

Law & Order, 10 p.m., Channels 5, 22. A young actress has been stabbed to death in the apartment of a Tony-winning songwriter (John Shea). Cops talk to her therapist (Robert Foxworth), assuming the killer was from her therapy group. Then the investigation shifts direction.




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Smart mouth
Paprika punches up BBQ sauce
Childhood treat recipes difficult to duplicate
Zippy pizza with peppers perfect for party
Trade Secrets

HEALTH
Blood pressure control - naturally
Body and Mind

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Eastwood mystery roils with tension
TV networks improve marks for diversity
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TELEVISION
Best bets: What's on TV tonight

PLANNING AHEAD
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