Friday, January 30, 2004

TV Best Bets



Gannett News Service

Must-see

Ed, 9 p.m., Channels 5, 22.

There are sibling troubles for both lovers tonight.

For Carol, it's her sister Stella (Nicki Aycox). She's made another shaky romantic choice.

For Ed (Tom Cavanagh), it's his brother Lloyd (Timothy Busfield). Lloyd is in trouble again. This time he brings all his possessions and moves in. Busfield also has worked on the show as a director and a producer. Still, acting is his original game. He was an Emmy-winner on thirtysomething, and has a recurring role on The West Wing. Now he can step back into Lloyd's loser life.

Monk, 10 p.m., USA Network.

Billy Burke is a handsome guy who simply looks like a TV star. Last season, he was the evil husband in 24. Now, appropriately, Burke plays a TV star. His ex-wife has been killed and he's a logical suspect.

Monk and Sharona visit the set and start to have doubts. Things are complicated when a fan (Sarah Silverman) confesses.

Other shows worth watching

Joan of Arcadia, 8 p.m., Channels 12, 7. Joan - definitely not the cheerleader type - is told by God to try out for the cheerleading squad.

The Cell (2000), 8p.m., Channel 25. Jennifer Lopez plays a psychologist who can enter the minds of criminals. That's a scary place to be, especially when it's the mind of a serial killer. Ironically, he's played by Vincent D'Onofrio, who usually catches killers on Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

The Client 8 p.m. FX, and Stepmom (1998), 10:15 p.m., TBS. Choose a Susan Sarandon film here. You can make it a double-feature, except that Client doesn't end until 10:30. Client has a terrific John Grisham story, with Sarandon as a lawyer representing a boy who becomes a crime witness. Stepmom has a so-so story, but great performances by Sarandon and Julia Roberts, as Ed Harris' former and current wives.

JAG, 9 p.m., Channels 12, 7. When a Marine loses his radio in Iraq, other soldiers are endangered.

Life With Bonnie, 9:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2. Bonnie and Mark get a surprise anniversary dinner - when they'd rather be bickering.



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