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Providence
In "Deceptive Diagnosis," Syd (Melina Kanakaredes) may find herself second
guessing her medical expertise when she mistakenly believes a young patient to
be the victim of Munchausen's Syndrome. Meanwhile, Robbie (Seth Peterson) is on
a romantic quest and has his eyes set on one thing: Heather (guest star Dana
Daurey). Problem is, her old boyfriend is in town, putting the brakes on any
romantic tricks Robbie may have up his sleeve. --Torye Mullins
8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) NBC

Waking Ned Devine
Two elderly Irishmen scheme to claim the winnings of a villager who died of
shock at hitting a lottery jackpot. Stars Ian Bannen and David Kelly. 8:00
p.m. (ET/PT) Cinemax

The Nutty Professor
Goofy Professor Kelp's potion turns him into Buddy Love, a lounge singer at
ease with a coed and a crowd. Stars Jerry Lewis and Stella Stevens. 8:00 p.m.
(ET/PT) AMC

My Best Friend's Wedding
A writer tries to stop her former lover from marrying another woman, a
guileless heiress. Stars Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
TMC

Now and Again
Nothing to Fear, but Nothing to Fear - A series of strange behavior makes Theo
suspect that victims' brain chemistry is being altered; Heather pressures Lisa
to ask Michael on a date. Stars Eric Close and Dennis Haysbert. 9:00 p.m.
(ET/PT) CBS

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Boy Meets World
They're Killing Us - Cory and Topanga relate their wedding planning
experiences. Stars Ben Savage and William Daniels. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) ABC

Biography
Truman Capote: The Tiny Terror - Novelist Truman Capote. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) A&E

Louis Theroux Weird Weekends
Black Nationalists - In Harlem, black activists the Rev. Al Sharpton and Khalid
Muhammad lead protests. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Bravo!

Kids Say the Darndest Things
Cosby organizes a football game; sports trivia; Superbowl explanations. 8:00
p.m. (ET/PT) CBS

U.S. Mint
Various mints produce coins for other countries. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Discovery

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction?
A medical misdiagnosis from the 1800s could change history; a father's gift
saves his family's life; a man's dream comes true; mannequins take revenge on
an employee; host Jonathan Frakes; guest Kent McCord. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) FOX

The Siege
An FBI agent, a Middle East specialist and a power-mad general try to thwart
terrorists in New York City. Stars Denzel Washington and Annette Bening. 8:00
p.m. (ET/PT) HBO

History's Lost & Found
St. Valentine's Massacre wall; barbed wire; World War II ace's tin legs; Civil
War brothel; Alexander Graham Bell's bullet detector; first Delta Blues; golf
club, smuggled to the moon. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) The History Channel

True Life
I'm a Football Hero - The high-school football star phenomenon. 8:00 p.m.
(ET/PT) MTV

Farscape
Bone to Be Wild - Moya and her unsuspecting crew encounter a carnivorous alien.
Stars Ben Browder and Claudia Black. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Sci-Fi Channel

Senseless
An experimental drug wreaks havoc upon a hardworking college student by
altering his senses. Stars Marlon Wayans and David Spade. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Showtime

The Day of the Jackal
A master detective tracks a master assassin whose target is Charles de Gaulle.
Stars Edward Fox and Michel Lonsdale. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) TCM

Magic's Greatest Illusions
Don't Try This at Home - Rare footage; magic helped put down a rebellion;
India's magic city. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) The Learning Channel

I Dare You! The Ultimate Challenge
Daredevils perform stunts in Las Vegas; a driver attempts to jump monster truck
Bigfoot over seven automobiles and an 18-wheeler; a sky-diver attempts to land
on a hot-air balloon; host Lee Reherman. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) UPN

The 100 Greatest Songs of Rock 'n' Roll
60-41 - Songs 60-41. 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) VH1

The Jamie Foxx Show
I Believe I Can Fly - Jamie's commercial jingle is shot down; Fancy brings new
business to King's Tower. Stars Jamie Foxx and Garrett Morris. 8:00 p.m.
(ET/PT) The WB

Straight Talk
A folksy Arkansas dancer turns radio psychologist and charms a Chicago newsman
out to expose her. Stars Dolly Parton and James Woods. 8:05 p.m. (ET/PT) TBS

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Boy Meets World
It's About Time - Eric replaces Shawn as best man in Cory and Topanga's
wedding. Stars Ben Savage and William Daniels. 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) ABC

Cosby
Chilly Scenes of Winter Golf - Erica begins beating Ruth at golf, creating a
mother-daughter rivalry. Stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad. 8:30 p.m.
(ET/PT) CBS

Mysteries & Scandals
Howard Hughes - Howard Hughes fights drug addiction and mental instability.
8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) E!

The Steve Harvey Show
Steve Don't Get Nun - At an alumni benefit, Steve sets his sights on his
high-school sweetheart. Stars Steve Harvey and Cedric The Entertainer. 8:30
p.m. (ET/PT) The WB

The Next Karate Kid
Mr. Miyagi teaches karate to an angry orphan being bullied at her high school.
Stars Hilary Swank and Noriyuki ``Pat'' Morita. 8:55 p.m. (ET/PT) The Disney
Channel

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Super Hero - A zap from a magic squirt-gun gives Harvey unreliable superpowers.
Stars Melissa Joan Hart and Caroline Rhea. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) ABC

Investigative Reports
The Junkie Next Door: Women and Heroin - Young women are turning to heroin and
other drugs at increasing rates. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) A&E

Orlando
The hero/heroine of Virginia Woolf's novel lives about 400 years, from the time
of Queen Elizabeth I. Stars Tilda Swinton and Billy Zane. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Bravo!

Boxing
Friday Night Fights - From Chicago. James Toney (58-4-2, 37 KOs) takes on Terry
McGroom (18-1-2, 9 KOs) in this 10-round cruiserweight bout. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
ESPN2

The Stalking and Murder of Rebecca Schaeffer: The E! True Hollywood Story
A stalker kills the young actress. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) E!

Greed: The Series
Teams of contestants compete for more than $2 million; host Chuck Woolery. 9:00
p.m. (ET/PT) FOX

An Officer and a Gentleman
A scruffy hotshot shapes up for a Navy drill sergeant and a factory girl from
town. Stars Richard Gere and Debra Winger. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) HBO Signature

Nazi America: A Secret History
A fairly benign organization of immigrants becomes a hate-spewing, radical
paramilitary group. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) The History Channel

Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter
An 11-year-old accuses her father of incest, posing a question of truth to be
decided in court. Stars Art Hindle and Vanessa King. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Lifetime

Sliders
Dust - The Sliders find Los Angeles under a desert; Rembrandt is worshiped as
an ancient deity. Stars Jerry O'Connell and Cleavant Derricks. 9:00 p.m.
(ET/PT) Sci-Fi Channel

Magic's Greatest Illusions
Nothing Up My Sleeve - Seven principles of magic; baffling illusions; Doug
Henning's brush with death. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) The Learning Channel

My Best Friend's Wedding
A writer tries to stop her former lover from marrying another woman, a
guileless heiress. Stars Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
TMC

Shasta
Bed Worthy - Dennis baby-sits the landlord's children to delay rent. Stars
Carmine Giovinazzo and Dale Godboldo. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) UPN

Tremors
Four big worms with multiple tongues dig high-speed around people in the middle
of nowhere. Stars Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) USA

The 100 Greatest Songs of Rock 'n' Roll
40-21 - Songs 40-21. 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) VH1

The Steve Harvey Show
Boy Trouble - Steve contends with a sexist school-board member who shoots down
Regina's proposals. Stars Steve Harvey and Cedric The Entertainer. 9:00 p.m.
(ET/PT) The WB

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The Hughleys
Death Takes a Three Day Holiday - Darryl believes he is at death's door when
the results of a physical are delayed. Stars D.L. Hughley and Elise Neal. 9:30
p.m. (ET/PT) ABC

Discover Magazine
The New Alcatraz - The Wisconsin Supermax is considered the new Alcatraz. 9:30
p.m. (ET/PT) Discovery

The Distinguished Gentleman
Armed with the same name as a late U.S. senator, a con man goes to Washington
and plays the game. Stars Eddie Murphy and Lane Smith. 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Cinemax

Dilbert
The Security Guard - Dilbert swaps jobs with the office guard for a day. Stars
Daniel Stern and Chris Elliott. 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) UPN

For Your Love
The Special Delivery - Dean and Mel's football weekend is interrupted when Mrs.
Gerard goes into labor. Stars James Lesure and Holly Robinson Peete. 9:30 p.m.
(ET/PT) The WB

What Dreams May Come: Showtime Movie News
Robin Williams stars. 9:40 p.m. (ET/PT) Showtime

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Poirot
The Mystery of the Spanish Chest - At the opera, a peeress confesses to Poirot
(David Suchet) fears about a friend's safety. Stars David Suchet and Hugh
Fraser. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) A&E

Nash Bridges
Girl Trouble - Nash must save Cassidy from drug dealers who mistake her for
another woman; Joe meets the person he has been flirting with online. Stars
Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) CBS

Storm Warning!
Jetstream Turbulence - Variance in the jet stream. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Discovery


Exploring the Unknown
Investigators and scientific experts make claims of the paranormal, the
supernatural and other unusual events. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Fox Family Channel

Toughman World Championship
From Jackson, Tenn. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) FX

Acts of Betrayal
An FBI agent and a protected witness evade her mobster husband's assassins in
an isolated Arizona town. Stars Maria Conchita Alonso and David Groh. 10:00
p.m. (ET/PT) HBO

Daria
The New Kid - Daria meets a home-schooled boy. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) MTV

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Russian Love Poem - A multimillionaire with a sordid sex life is found bound
and slain. Stars Chris Meloni and Mariska Hargitay. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) NBC

Lexx: The Series
Terminal - Zev must prevent a doctor from stealing the Lexx. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
Sci-Fi Channel

Stargate SG-1
Pretense - Shaara/Klorel face a life-or-death trial. Stars Richard Dean
Anderson and Michael Shanks. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Showtime

Magic's Greatest Illusions
Now You See It - Daredevil is thrown from an airplane; magician deceives Nazis;
Chinese linking rings. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) The Learning Channel

Rockin' Bowl
Sixteen universities and colleges compete in bowling events. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Nashville Network

The 100 Greatest Songs of Rock 'n' Roll
20-1 - Songs 20-1. 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) VH1

Hero
An anonymous loser sees another guy get credit for rescuing a TV newswoman and
others from a plane crash. Stars Dustin Hoffman and Geena Davis. 10:20 p.m.
(ET/PT) TBS

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Invaders From Mars
A boy tells a psychologist and an astronomer about a flying saucer and his
parents' strange behavior. Stars Helena Carter and Arthur Franz. 10:30 p.m.
(ET/PT) AMC

Daria
I Don't - Daria and her family attend a wedding. 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) MTV

Across the Pacific
An Army agent on a Japanese ship watches a spy and a fashion designer near the
Panama Canal. Stars Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) TCM

The Outer Limits
Judgment Day - A convicted killer tries to prove his innocence. 10:45 p.m.
(ET/PT) Showtime

The Favor
A wife asks her single friend to fulfill her longtime fantasy with a
high-school beau. Stars Harley Jane Kozak and Elizabeth McGovern. 10:45 p.m.
(ET/PT) TMC

Jay Leno/NBC/11:30 p.m.: Johnny Depp; Sarah Michelle Gellar; music by Sugar
Ray

Politically Incorrect/ABC/12:00 a.m.: Joey McIntyre; Joan Rivers; Stefan
Feller

Conan O'Brien/NBC/12:30 a.m.: Judd Nelson; Will Ferrell; music by Tori Amos

Craig Kilborn/CBS/12:30 a.m.: Freddie Prinze Jr.


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