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Hilfiger visits U.S. landmarks

Fri., Oct. 3, 2008

Tonight’s must-see

“Iconic Ironic America,” 8 p.m., Bravo. This jaunty hour leaps cheerily between landmarks. One moment, we’re at Niagara Falls or Mount Rushmore; the next, we’re at a candy-heart factory.

Rippling through are odd details. This was assembled by Tommy Hilfiger, the fashion guy, who knows how to use photogenic people. The mono-named Rives and model Bar Refaeli make great guides.

Tonight’s might-see

“The Ex List,” 9 p.m., CBS. On one level, this debut hour glows with a sunny, California look. On the other, its story is so-so, at best.

Elizabeth Reaser, who was great as the Jane Doe in “Grey’s Anatomy,” stars. A psychic says one of her former boyfriends is her intended mate; she has a year to find him.

There are a few strong moments, plus some lame ones.

Other choices include:

“Friday Night Smackdown,” 8-10 p.m., MyNetwork. This show jumps over from CW. Tonight it’s headlined by a “triple-threat match” between Chris Jericho and Matt Hardy.

“Everybody Hates Chris,” 8 p.m., CW. If you thought junior high was tough on Chris, try this season opener. He starts high school, as the only black kid in a homeroom with a bigoted teacher.

“Ghost Whisperer,” 8 p.m., CBS. A young professor can hear dead people but can’t see them. Melinda tries to help him, in a fairly good episode.

“Sanctuary” debut, 9-11 p.m., Sci Fi Channel. At first, this seems like a drab crime show, but with nastier deaths. A young forensic psychiatrist (Robin Dunne) meets an all-knowing person (Amanda Tapping of “Stargate”). Stick around, though. We’ll meet a tough teen and a scary guy. This all fits together in intriguing ways.

“Numb3rs,” 10 p.m., CBS. A new agent (Sophina Brown) joins the team and Edgerton (Lou Diamond Phillips) helps.

Reach Mike Hughes at mhughes@lsj.com.

 

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